Wednesday, 20 June 2012

June Tusal time!

My June ORT report goes something like this:

I like taking the photo looking into the jar.

Full of Avarice threads on the top as the last couple of days have been a major Avarice push since I needed some threads to complete Wiz.

They have arrived now and I will get cracking on it next time I get a stitchy session :D


Monday, 18 June 2012

IHSW June report

This IHSW I worked mainly on Avarice, but a little on Wiz too.

There is a  battle for computer supremacy over the weekend here and seeing as the weather hasn't been all that great the girls have spent their time indoors. Unfortunately my pattern for Wiz is on USB storage rather than hard copy so I can't stitch it up as much as I wanted. Anyway.

I finished page 7 on Avarice! Yippee!!!

This was very confetti heavy so I am looking forward to page 8 which is mainly block stitching. Some confetti comes back after that though with dress detail coming in.

Overall view:

But that was not the last of her this weekend... I got in a good 700 stitches on page 8 too.

I did those in around 3 hours. Very fast! Lots of black on it. I am really going to enjoy this page!!

And Wiz? Well. Lookiee here! Wiz is looking AMAZING. The lion has suddenly jumped out and Dorothy's face is starting to come in now.

I am rather enjoying the change into cross country stitching with this rather than the block work of Avarice.

Hope everyone had a great IHSW. TUSAL report tomorrow... ish.... :D


Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Official June WIPocalypse Post

This month I worked on Avarice and on Wiz. I said I wouldn't work on Avarice but having had computer troubles and unable to access my Wiz pattern Avarice got a rotation in. I am working it when I start to run out of steam too. Staves off the block.

So here is Avarice.

A good halfway through page 7. Still confetti heavy although the gems are getting smaller. The right hand side is black block work with confetti inbetween and the left is the border and gems. Again I switch from one to the other to stave off the block. That's why 2 needles threaded up in my work.

And a pic of Wiz progress

Dosen't look hugely different - I guess that's cos I am working this cross country. Having said that there are at least 3 complete 10 x 10 stitches squares on there and a few that are a couple of stitches from completion. I have more thread to buy to complete this and the next job is work out what exactly I need.

In other news: Check out this bad boy!

2100 metres of 310 loveliness. I am getting ready to start Firefly - well.. itching to start it! And I wanted the 310 to be the same lot number all the way through. The answer was buy a cone.... Oh dear.... I think I might have to get some blackwork charts... or even design some....

And so to the family:

Lauren is now fully recovered. No further problems from her pneumonia. Hannah the eldest, on the other hand, has fallen off her scooter and broken her collarbone! Geez if it weren't for bad luck we would have no luck at all! Fortunately she didn't need a surgical fix.. a sling and rest should sort it. If only she would rest it!
Victoria (the middle one) is walking around proudly telling people there's nothing wrong with her and she has never been in hospital! Don't tempt fate love....

We are preparing as a family too to go to my Mum In Law's house at the end of the month. Its her birthday and wedding anniversary and there is a bit of a surprise gathering for her (sshhh! Don't tell her!!) so I am busy looking at dresses online and choosing which one!

Phew! That was a long post in the end!