Monday, 5 September 2016

Lakeside Fantasy SAL 2016/17

I've been awol again, I do apologise.

I have been enabled and have started the Lakeside Fantasy SAL 2016/17.

I thought about it when they were releasing the border back in July, but I thought, no I might not like the designs.  I saw the August release and thought, that's pretty but still held off, but when Septembers came out, I thought what the heck I'm going to do it.

So I'm playing catch up at the moment and I'm going to work on this an hour a day after today alongside my Witching Hour and Kingdom of Books WIP's, which I must put updates to on here.

I hope you all have a lovely stitching week.
Happy Stitching
Shazie C

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Sorry for my absence

It's it been a while since I posted. 

A lot has gone on in my life mainly my dad came to live with me a month ago because he was diagnosed with terminal cancer we thought we could give him the best end of life care. Which we did. 

But sadly he passed away on Tuesday 5th July 2016. RIP Dad, miss you terribly. Will always love you. Thank you for the month together. 

On a happier note here is my latest Witching Hour Update. 

I also treated myself to a new lowery Workstand and long frame adapter. I used to have the lowery a couple of years ago but sold it. 

But I wanted a stand that was compact and unsightly so I went back to one. 

With having the adapter I'm not limited to what size frame I can have on my stand. 

I'll try and post more often. 

Happy Stitching
Hugs Shazie C

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

HAED Witching Hour update

I'm getting there slowly, but I must be half way now, this was on Monday 23rd May 2016, it has taken me 463 hours to get this far.

This below is where I was at last night, we have an eye!!!

 I would love to have this one finished this year but we shall see how we go on with it.  The colours are so cheeful, love it.

Love with an Open Heart by Stoney Creek

Where have a I been for the past 20+ years, I'd never taken any notice of Stoney Creek Designs, oh and now I'm in love with a good amount of them.

I stitched this one over the weekend.  I am thinking of doing the set of starting an RR to do them.

I have just mounted it on a magnet board behind it, so I can change the design.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Celtic Summer Update

Here is Celtic Summer. I've accidental changed a colour but I like it. 

I'm also liking invisible thread because it saves time changing threads to the corresponding DMC. 

Slow going but I'm happy.

Before above. 

And below where I'm at. 

Saturday, 16 April 2016

FFO - Touching the Autumn Sky

I pushed myself and went to Bury on my own to pick some shopping up and my frame, fought through my anxiety. While poor Don goes to the emergency dentist to try and get his tooth pulled out. 

Look at this beauty, so chuffed I can't put it into words and I've got my tiny white feather in there that fluttered down from the sky a month ago today.  You may need to zoom in to see it in the bottom right corner. 

Friday, 15 April 2016

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Witching Hour - HAED Update - possible challenge 2

Here is my witching hour update.

I wasn't going to enter the next HAED challenge, the cross country one as I already stitch cross country but not normally on colour across the page in one go. 

But I had completed my page a couple of weeks ago and thought I might do it. 

I would normally use the App Goodreader on my iPad, but I thought I would try again EZpdf app but, it's draining my battery and crashing a few times. I'm preserving with it because I so love the search feature for one symbol at a time. So hopefully no missed confetti stitch here and there. 

Do any of my readers use this app and have you had the same problems. 

Monday, 11 April 2016

Touching The Autumn Sky Finished

After a gruelling 1.5 hours of beading with invisible thread, she is complete. She should be fully finished on Saturday.

I just need to stitch the year on her too. 

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Autumn Sky Update - OMG hate invisible thread.

OMG that invisible thread is a nightmare. I can't see it to thread my needle then where I have to stitch. 

That was heard work. Top beads done. Top part finished so not long now to the finish line. At 42 hours now I think. 

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Touching the Autumn Sky Upate

Just a quick update, Now on 39 hours. Still a bit to go yet.  Not managed that much stitching today as we went out to Bury Market today.

I'm having the frame made and it'll be ready next weekend for £22, bit dearer than I thought. Had a price of £28 for each of the Celtic ladies. 

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Autumn Sky update

Today's progress. 29 hours. Don't think it'll be finished by Friday but I can still take it in Saturday to find a double mount and frame I think. I know the design area size.

Grime Guards from the UK

Whippey woo. Just got my first grime guard from Sandra. They are for the next size down Millienium frame but I don't have anything on that one but they work equally as good on the 20" frame. Love them. I'll be getting more. 

I've now moved my needle minders and ORT bag onto my grime guard. Even better. 

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Another Fully Finished Project

Another very, very old finish, which is fully finished. This one could by 2003 or before when it was stitched. I'll have to find my list of old pieces.

We bought the frame from a charity shop a couple of months ago. It seems perfect. 

Monday, 4 April 2016

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Touching the Autumn Sky

I'm really loving this project. I've managed 7 hours stitching so far and this is where I've got to.

Fully Finished Projects

I've had the iron out, done as best I could to get the creases out. Note to self. Don't fold your work.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Fully Finished Pieces - Need Ironing mind

Well I asked my other half if he could see if he could get some frames for these 2 pieces that have been in a box for years and I'm so pleased, over the moon, I just need to get the iron out and iron them and put back and label the dates on them.

I may even try and get the Celtic Ladies framed, well the 2 I have finished, which will spur me on for getting the others completed.

Really bargain on Bury Market these were £17.50 for the pair, not each the pair, amazing.

I will take a photo tomorrow once I've got the iron out.  Chuffed to pieces.  Love my other half.

Friday, 1 April 2016

A New Start - Touching the Autumn Sky

My fabric finally arrived today. Tonight I've managed to stitch 2 hours on it.

45 minutes stitching below

And now 2 hours. Not sure I like the dark brown but looking at photos online it looks right. 

Chatterbox Stitchers Facebook Group - open for new members - open

I have just opened up my little Facebook stitchers group for a short time. 

If you would like to join a small group then please visit here

If it's no longer available, then please feel free to contact me from the contact section on the right side. 

I do have a forum too but everybody seems to prefer Facebook. 

Happy stitching. 

It's been a while!!

I'm I know it's been a while, a lot has happened in the past 6 weeks.

We've unexpectedly had to move house. 

So 3 weeks ago we moved and are now just settling in. 

So I will try and catch up with my stitching updates for you now. 

Here we go.....

HAED The Witching Hour

Next is HAED Gemini

I have picked up Cottage Window and I so want to get this finished but I'm finding it very boring. 

So I picked HAED Cat Tales back up, mainly because now I've moved I've found a local Stitch n Chat group at the library which meets today Friday and I needed something small to take along on my Aristo Frame, so here is my progress, I think I only have 2 pages to go now and this will be complete. 

But I'm going to have a new start this weekend, a very rare chart called Touching the Autum Sky by Nora Corbet, I can't wait to get started. 

I've also caught up and made my next Flosstube video. Yay

Love flosstube. If you are a flosstuber, please feel free to post a comment with your link so I can subscribe. 

I hope you all have a great stitching day/ week and I'll try to update more often. 

Happy stitching, till next time. 

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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

HAED Witching Hour - 332 hours

I forgot to add an update on the 1st February on The Witching Hour, this was where I was at then at 332 hours of stitching, similar to HAED Gemini but a much quicker time scale as I only started this in August 2015 but I have been spending most of my time stitching on it.

I will add another update soon on this one.

HAED Gemini - Top part complete

OMG this last page near the end was gruelling with confetti but I carried on and did it. So this has taken me 347 hours so and I started it 12th July 2012 but didn't do that much in the early years.