Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Jewellery making

Here, as promised, are the photo's of the jewellery I've made:

 The first things I made at my first Jewellery Making Class - a bracelet and necklace set.

 A double bracelet and a memory wire bracelet.

 A handbag charm and teardrop earrings.

A scissor keep that I made using a charm from my cross stitch stash, and beads etc from a starter kit from the jewellery shop.

Monday, 28 March 2011

A little bit of Faith

A Happy Dance this week!

'Faith' is finished - quite a quick stitch, as it only took a couple of weeks to do.  I think I'll get it framed, as it is stitched with overdyed silk, so could run if I wash it.

I've also stitched another chick on 'Chorus Line', so I only have one more to do now:

It's the turn of my 'Wilbur' tapestry again this week - that's the design that was drawn out this weekend by my husband.

We watched a couple of films at the weekend.  'Buried', with Ryan Reynolds as the only actual person in the film, and 'Robin Hood' with Russell Crowe.  Buried was quite good - a "thinking man's film" as my husband says...  Robin Hood annoyed me slightly, as it is nothing like the actual story of Robin Hood!  I actually started to fall asleep through it...

I've started to make jewellery, as I have started going to classes at the local shop.  It is actually quite easy, even though it's quite fiddley to do...  I'll try to remember to post some pictures of the things I make next time!

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Patience is a virtue...

A late post this week...

I was stitching on 'Noelle' by Mystic Stitch last week, but I just didn't have the patience for all the confetti stitches...

Not much progress there, then!  Due to my inability to concentrate on this, I ended up stitching on two other designs that are not on my UFO list as they are quite new.  'Faith' by My Big Toe designs is a lovely stitch, using Northern Lights silk:

I would have finished this, but I ran out of thread, so I'm waiting for a new one from the ONS.

The other design I have started stitching is ByGone Stitches' 'One Nation'.  I love this design, even though I'm not American, and it's a BAP!  I'm stitching it on a metre length of 28ct fabric, using Crescent Colours threads...

I'm back on 'Chorus Line' this week, so I'll hopefully finish it... I'll update at the weekend.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Meetings, Training and Stitching

I've not had much time to stitch this week, due to all the meetings and events going on, but I have finished 'Sagittarius Cat' by Margaret Sherry:

I only have one more Astrocat to do (Capricorn) and then the whole Astrocats piece will be finished...  However, I'm going to be stitching on 'Noelle' by Mystic Stitch next week.

Over the last week, I've been to meetings to sort things out for next school year at work, and been on training sessions for work too.  I've also been to various meetings about Guides, and Sammy wants to do her Queen's Guide award, so we had a meeting about that, too... It was a chaotic week, but it flew by!

Have a good week, and Happy Stitching!

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Busy Bees...

I'm quite impressed with my progress on one of my HAED UFOs this week:

'QS Plum Gothic' is slowly coming to life...but it will be a while until it is actually finished..

My youngest daughter, Sammy, has also been busy finishing some of her UFOs this week.  She has finished two designs:

Dragon Dreams: 'Messy But Mine'

Garfield design - 'Eat No Calories, Burn No Calories'

She is now stitching a 'Stitch a Star' design of Robert Pattinson (Twilight)  from Cross Stitcher magazine...My next UFO to work on is 'Astrocats' by Margaret Sherry.  Hopefully I'll finish it this week, as I only have two star signs left to do...

A busy week awaits for me next week - lots of meetings and travelling between here and Burnley, sorting out what I'm doing next Term, and next school well as organising a Guide Camp in June...

Have a good week, and Happy Stitching!