Monday, 23 July 2012

July IHSW and tutorial post

So this IHSW once again Avarice got in there. I just love stitching this piece. And the bottom half of her face is now complete!

I started carrying threads/parking/whatever your preferred choice of name for this part hence the loose threads.

Isn't that face amazing? A testament to the talent of Marta Dahlig (original artist) and Michele Sayetta's charting.

Speaking of HAED I have been very fortunate. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have received a further 2 charts through the RAK programme. So to add to my stash I have Dahlig's Umbrella Sky and another piece called Cleaning House!. Some further Dahligs have been released and they are now already on my list LOL. That takes my Dahlig stash up to 5 with about 7 on the WL!

No new start this month. I am on holiday later on in August though so I might get the new one started up then!!

Oh and check out my Tutorial page - I uploaded the method for my framing of Wiz

Til the next update!


Thursday, 19 July 2012

July Tusal!

On time for once LOL

Been busy with Wiz and Avarice and there are a few grid threads in there too. Not been doing much stitching since I finished Avarice page 8. Need to get back on it so I can show more thread next month - and a out shot of how much the jar is filling up!

It looks like the thread is a looong way down!!

Till the next update...

Monday, 16 July 2012

Avarice page 8 done!

Well I surprised myself with this one.

Even though I was under pressure to complete Wiz I managed to crack through page 8 of Avarice. Page 9 sees the return of some confetti but that's ok.

Sorry the pic isn't all that great

I can get into rotation now. I am up to date with gift stitching. I have 3 current HAED WIPs and I want to start Firefly. The others I have on are Twilight Magic and Flower Bride storykeep. Might finish the storykeep before the new start tho...

I gave Wiz to my Sister last week. It was very well received and already has a place on her wall.

Until the next update xx

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Framed piece!

So I had to crack on today getting this piece washed and pressed and in a frame. I have also taken tutorial pics and I will sort out a post. I often get people asking how I wash and frame etc so I thought I would share,. Anyway, Here is the finished piece ready for presentation to the Birthday Girl tomorrow.

A final polish needed, the frame seems to attract grease.... Its in a recessed Box frame so its got dimension that is hard to depict here. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Woo hoo! A Wiz Finish!

<Does a happy dance>

I finally finished Wiz.. with 2 days to spare! I need to wash it and frame it but I think I can just about do that in the time left.

Wanna see? Of course you do :)

10,400 stitches, measuring approx 4 x 4 inches.

I plan on putting it in a square frame I bought specially for the occasion - one of those box type ones that adds depth. I have a framing plan so next post I will put a pic of it framed up on.

In other news... remember this? Aillidh

Sadly Aillidh passed away from complications post bone marrow transplant. She developed a lung infection and a pneumothorax and departed this world last Saturday 7/7/2012. RIP little one. Your spirit lives on. The legacy you left behind encouraging people to sign up for the registry lives on.

Til the next page finish... Avarice calls....

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Weekends, Wiz and a WIPocalypse!

Hello to new followers! Up to 150 now! <happy dance>

This weekend was busy for me for many reasons. It was my 15th wedding anniversary last Thursday 28th and my MIL's 65th birthday the day before. At the weekend we travelled to their home for a garden party as the In Laws are also celebrating 45 years married too.

We stayed overnight in a lovely hotel and it was great to catch up with some people I haven't seen in a long while - some even since I got married. I made a tub of plants for Mum in Law, some lovely alpines and a lavender and she was delighted.

So this WIPocalypse I think I have done rather well. I didn't have a stitch all weekend obviously with being away but I still managed from the last update to do quite a bit on my 2 major projects on the go, Wizard of Oz which I need to finish for my Sis' birthday in 10 days time (Eeeek!) and Avarice got a look in too because when I didn't feel like confetti I block stitched her. Anyway, on with the pictures.

Here is how Avarice stands this morning.

Quite a bit of the way through page 8. I think another 2 good stitchy sessions will finish this page.

Now for Wiz. I got the remaining floss I needed bar one colour which I thought I had but didn't (grr) so I have been filling in. I reckon half the 10 x 10 stitch squares are complete. It is quite hard going at times with the confetti and colour changes,,, especially on the lion!

I love how this one is turning out. My sister will be delighted I am sure. I see all the characters now. The image is better from a distance. I managed to find a square frame for it too. Its one of those deep box frame ones. Think I might mount it and fray the edges of the evenweave to display to give it some rustic charm.

Anyway, thats my lot for this post. Happy stitching!