Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Some good reasons for not much progress?

So, the new project I decided to start was Little Witch from Shepherd's Bush. Just the right size for stitching in the car and I knew there was going to be a lot of travelling to come.  This is how much progress I made.

Not much for a week, I have to admit, but when you are travelling through scenery like this who can blame me for looking rather than stitching?

These are views of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye the latter being where I spent a few days last week. This was a surprise trip organised by my new BF, and it really was a surprise, I had no idea where we were going.

So I hope you can understand the reasons for the lack of progress.  \i'm carrying on with Little Witch this week so, hopefully, I will have more to show next time.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Witches Riding By

Working with children/teenagers has many rewards but it also has its downsides. One of them being that you can catch their diseases. In my case tonsillitis! Coupled with a very bad cold/cough the result has been over a week off work.  So, when I've felt up to it I have stitched on Witches Riding By from Lavender Wings. I am really pleased with the progress.

There is a little bit of backstitching still to do on the owl and the dress.  The unstitched section at the bottom is all white with a verse to be backstitched on top. The face and arms are done in one-over-one. This is my progress so far on her face.

Next week I'm going to start something new but for various reasons I don't know how much I will manage to do. Possibly more in the next post!

Happy stitching

By the way I am now fully recovered.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Pretty Winder Pocket

Earlier on today I finished the Pretty Winder Pocket from Just Nan.

I have really enjoyed stitiching this little project.  Tonight I'm hoping to rediscover Witches Riding By which will be my stitiching for next week.

Happy stitching

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

I chose ...

... Just Nan's Pretty Winder Pocket.

Shown with my stork scissors to give you an idea of the size and also, the beaded scissor fob happens to go perfectly with the colours in the design!  This has been stitched on the recommended overdyed fabric, 28ct zweigart opal angel song cashel linen.  The top square is complete, except for the beads and the majority of the middle square has been done. The final section is only half the size of the other sections so it shouldn't be too long before this one is finished!  I know it should have been Witches Riding By this week but after being in a really bad slump I want to get a finish under my belt so that will now reappear next week.