Monday, 23 August 2010

In the Arms of an Angel Progress

Here is my progress picture for L&L's 'In the Arms of an Angel':

I've stitched the beads and gold Kreinik braid on the blue section, and I've started stitching the Krienik braid on the red section.  I haven't stitched on her much over the last few days, as we went to stay at a friend's house in Rye (Sussex), and I don't think this will stitch up as quickly as my Mermaid, as I'm going back to work next week...

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Happy Dance!!!

My mermaid is finally finished!

She has taken about 5 months to complete, and there are lots of beads on her, but I'm happy with the result!

I'm now stitching on L&L's In the Arms of an Angel:

I started this last year, but she has been in my UFO box since last summer, so I'm going to work on her now.  I'll upload a progress picture at the weekend...

Happy Stitching!

Monday, 16 August 2010

Almost there...

Well, after thinking that my Mermaid wouldn't get finished by the end of the month, I'm on the last section.  All the stitching has been completed, and lots of beads have been added - I just have a lot of cream coloured beads to add to the 'froth' from her arms:

I'm already thinking that I'll move back to my Guardian Angel once this is finished...

Tom and I have decided to go on holiday on our own next year.  We are calling it our Honeymoon, since we haven't ever been on a proper holiday alone before (it will only be 21 years late!)  We have decided to go to New York City, as it is the main place that I have always wanted to go to (there are plenty of other places in the USA that we want to go to, but NYC is the closest, and we haven't been on a plane for longer than an hour before!).  We did want to book an apartment for a week, but I've been told by one of the landlords that there is a new law coming in to NYC, banning the rental of apartments for less than a month, so we will have to go to a hotel instead... You may wonder why we would want to go to a busy city for a holiday, rather than a sandy beach somewhere in the Med... Well, we hate beach holidays - we love sightseeing and going to different places to look at the culture and architecture, and lying on a beach somewhere would really drive us mad!

Have a good week, and Happy Stitching!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

A Quick Mermaid of the Pearls Update

Here is an update picture of my Mermaid of the Pearls:
I have made a start on the rest of the beading, and have some stitching in the tail section to do, but I'm happy with how she's going...

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

A Late Update

It's been a couple of weeks since I posted anything - mainly due to being busy preparing resources for my new job, and through knitting a baby cardigan that I saw the pattern for at my local wool shop...

I've stitched another cat on my Astrocats piece:

This is Scorpio Cat, and I only have two more to do before the piece is finished: Sagittarius and Capricorn cats...

I haven't stitched any of my Mermaid for a couple of weeks...I really wanted to get her finished by the end of this month, but I can't see that happening now!

My daughters have had their pieces framed:

This is Rachel's 'Angelica', and it is quite large!  She is now stitching one of the L&L American Indians...

This is Sammy's Hummel design.  It was her first largish design, so I promised her I would get it professionally framed if she finished it...

Happy Stitching!