Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Home Again

Dear Friends and fellow Bloggers

I am home again after an eight night stay in hospital having a much needed bowel repair. I have an update on my "Snowman and Friends" and am hoping to start a new piece soon.  Not quite up to stitching up a storm yet but am looking forward to healing and getting back to the grind stone.

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Monday, 19 March 2012

And so the snowman appears

I began "Snowman and Friends" a DMC Gold Collection "Petites" you would think it being only 5" X  7" that it would not post much of a challenge but fumble fingers here really did struggle with the white on white stitching so from now on I am stitching in natural light only but I am really enjoying it and the cute little snowman face is just adorable...well here he is so far

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

A stocking and a new project

I have finished stitching another of the Tiny Stockings but have yet time to sit and finish them.  I have been unwell the last few days and missed a days work today but really was not up to doing agreat deal.  I did however chase up a kit that a dear friend bought for me for my last borthday and I really have taken to it so I think that will be the next project I start...though I have two kits in the you never know I may end up with three new starts by next week.
Here is my little stocking all finished and paitiently waiting to be finished...

Here is the kit I was gifted "Gold Collections Petites"
Snowman and Friends

I love his friendly face

I am thinking in order to be able to get through my projects without neglectingany of them I will start stitching "Wintertime Wolves" at night and on the weekend evenings and continue with the goal of one Bucilla Tiny Stocking ornament per week and stitch on other projects during the day.

I am heading for surgery on the 28th of this month with at least a six week recovery period so there is plenty of time for stitching.

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Sunday, 11 March 2012

It's begining to feel a lot like Christmas

Blog finish number two is my little Christmas pillow.  I stitched him up today and found a little display stand to pop him on....he is my first Christmas finish and looks a little lonely so best be putting more finishes together. Here he is:-

I found a scrap of Christmas fabric adorned with holly leaves for the backing and two small red buttons from the local op-shop....that is also where I found the scrap of braid for the sides and the red ribbon which I fashioned into a bow.......

I took the Wolves outside for a little airing today it is sooo much easier to stitch in a natural light source...though mind you since I had to unpick an hour's stitching I really didn't acheive anything however that will teach me to concentrate.

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Saturday, 10 March 2012

The Monster is Out of Hibernation

As I mentioned in my last post I was going to dig my stitching frame out of the dungeons of my shed and resurrect it to put my "Wintertime Wolves" on.  Whilst struggling to help me put it together the floor frame was dubbed "the monster" by my friend.  However after a few whispered harsh words here she is all set up with the Wolves in attendance.

A close up of the progress on my wolf it is hard to see but I have finished the "snow drift" under his feet

Tonight I will be working on my next Bucilla Stocking and tomorrow I will devote to my wolves.

For those of you in Australia there is a charity stitching organisation that would be very grateful for cross stitch squares to make quilts for children who are terminally ill or have life long illness.  They have easy to follow guidelines and their website is:-

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Birds of a feather

I finished the stitching of my second Bucilla Stocking Ornament tonight.  These sweet little birds will make a fine decoration for our Christmas Centrepiece this year.  It is a three day long weekend here in Adelaide so I will get the chance to pull out the sewing machine Monday and sew these little lovelies together.  Here is stocking number two:-

My dear friend Miss Tegan photocopied and enlarged another two pages of the "Wintertime Wolves" for me this evening so I can get back to that now.  One of the few disadvantages of aging the eyesight is fading slowly and glasses for any stitching is now a neccessity and the enlargement of patterns also...well it could be worse.  Due to the size of Wintertime Wolves I am considering putting it up on my large floor stand to stitch which means I cannot take it out and about with me but it will be much easier to stitch and keep the fabric nice and taut.

Well it is nigh on 1 am here so off to bed for this little duck.

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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Australian Suppliers

For my fellow Australian Cross Stitchers

I have recenetly been drooling over some of the lovely patterns that I see some of the overseas bloggers have so readily available.  Of course we can order them from OS but I recently came across this Online Source which is based in Australia.  They have a large number of  Cross Stitch patterns that come from the US and other parts of the world.  They also stock many of the threads and fabrics needed.  Also being in Australia the time it takes for your parcel of goodies to arrive is reduced and if you are like me hopping from one foot to the other waiting for your cross stitch goodies to finally turn up on the doorstep this is quite a treat so here is the link

They also provide a phone number and if you are in WA their address and shop hours

Now for other supplies such as my magnetic board and stand to hold my Cross stitch patterns I use another Australian online source and what I love about this store is that they deliver so quickly I received my last order within 48 hours of payment so without further ado

Hope that this is helpful for some on my Aussie co-stitchers