Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Shout out for a friend of mine

A budding artist. Kelli is a friend of mine working on mural art. Followers gratefully appreciated for her and any suggestions for future work noted. Have a look at her brand new blog here

Monday, 19 September 2011


Well, its been a bit of an odd IHSW for me this month.

I had no computer due to Lauren meeting cold coffee for a fortnight so therefore have been busy around the homestead.

Got a fair way with the packing although we are not at exchange of contracts yet. Its a great excuse to declutter.

So what have I been doing?

Well, I ended up taking Avarice off the scroll frame. I really struggled with it although it was a little faster the bulk of it just got annoying so now it sits in an 8" hoop, the excess fabric gathered with clothes pegs! Doubtless it will be absolutely filthy by the time I finish stitching it!

This IHSW I did a little on Avarice. I didn't manage to sign up till Saturday for the stitchathon. I have also been sorting through my stash so really although I haven't stitched as much as I would like I have still dedicated my time to my hobby. Having said that little has been thrown away and after our move I really must downsize it. I have so, so many magazines its just not funny so I reckon come the new year ebay will have a few! I am planning to dedicate the first 6 months of 2012 to ebaying and downsizing as opposed to buying! The latter half I am hoping will be guilt free stitch time and as long as the world dosen't end in December I aim to have Avarice finished and at least another HAED started.

Anyway enough rambling. Here is a progress pic of page 3. I am almost halfway, the top of her hair is becoming visible. The black rectangle was 2 squares of stitching that were all the same colour so I did those while having an evening of not being able to concentrate much!!

Until the next update xx

Saturday, 17 September 2011

And again! Almost a fortnight!

Well I do have a good excuse.

She is 2 1/2

Lauren decided to pull down a cup of cold coffee and throw it all over my laptop just as it was shutting down. Needless to say I was not especially happy with her. It got no better.

She also manage to destroy my Golden Buddha piece. My eldest daughter brought her down one morning and Lauren rooted out my scissors and attacked the Golden Buddha. And there are now several holes in it where they cannot be patched or repaired.

In other news. I have been very busy with lots of stuff. Endless trips to banks and solicitors to sort out my house move. The good news is we are ready to exchange contracts once Hubs has signed the mortgage deed which should be the early part of the week.

While I have had no computer I have been sorting out and packing up this house where I can and also I have
put in some work on Avarice.

I am about halfway through page 3 of her now, half a skip of rubbish and clutter out of the house and more than a dozen boxes packed.

I actually feel like we are getting somewhere with this move now. Its so close I can almost reach out and touch it.

Stitchy update tomorrow maybe


Sunday, 4 September 2011

Another week goes by..

And I realised I have not blogged!!

Soon sort that out! I have been busy this week.

My girls go back to school on Tuesday so I have been shopping for school uniform for both the bigger girls and shoes for all 3. I daren't buy them any earlier because they grow so fast! Clothes I bought for them at new year are so small on them both and I bought them with room to grow!

I began packing up this house ready for our impending move too. I have been sorting books and magazines out and throwing the tatty stuff away. Might have to downsize my stash as at the moment the only stuff packed is stitchy stuff and I have more to do and its already a fair few boxes!!

Anyway - I have been busy working on Golden Buddha. I don't know how much more stitching I am going to get in before I move but I am sure going to try!

Here it is!