Friday, 19 November 2010

Weekend of 19th November - 21st November 2010

This weekend I aim to stitch More of Fireside Fairytales. I have just over 800 stitches completed.  Each red box holds 400 teeny tiny stitches so I aim to complete a minimum of 2 red boxes and a maximum of 4 red boxes (1,600 stitches) ... I wonder if i can?

At the start of a good stitching session (19th November)

Fireside Fairytales at the moment.  I hope to get back to it this weekend.  Just a few things I need to do first!

Just over 1600 stitches done and 2 threads parked!  I have not touched Fireside for over a week and now for the life of me cannot remember what colours I parked ... no parking for me I think!!

Dictionary of Homes RR

In just over 24 hours of receiving I have stitched and posted on ...

I love cuckoo clocks!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Fireside Fairytales Started

I finally started the Heaven and Earth design Fireside Fairytails.

I have so far done about 450 stitches ... not many to go to complete then!!  It looks like I have stitched a lot of the design until I hold the fabric up and see about 22 inches of fabric underneath which needs to be stitched on!  The design is 18 inches by 23 1/2 inches so yes there is still a good few stitches left to do!

So far I have had 3 colour changes in the design!

Not bad after one day of stitching.  It did take me a while to get the hang of the tiny stitches ....

Before starting to stitch on the 17 November 2010

Friday, 12 November 2010

Seasons Biscornu Exchange

Ruth organised a seasons biscornu exchange on OM and this is what I made for my partner and she loves it!

This is the Biscornu I received from my partner.  I totally love it, as do my children!!  I must put it up high so the kiddies do not wonder off with it!!

Thank you Ruth for all your organising of exchanges!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

For My Children

I have promised for many months to stitch things for my children but I was so snowed under with Round Robins and exchanges that I just did not have time. Now I am all caught up, for the moment, I have actually started on the children's gifts!!  Yahoooooo!!

Mickey Mouse Ornie for Katie

Sheep biscornu for Conor.

Thomas Ornie for Mark

Ryan's Biscornu.  He is delighted!

Still have Cara's Ornie to do and the children will have a nice stitched piece each.  Now I am just waiting for the 2 eldest kiddies to ask for something!

Monday, 1 November 2010

The weekends stitching

I spent a wonderful weekend stitching away the hours.  I had my seasons biscornu and OM Christmas Hanger to complete and the OM 1st Anniversary exchange to put together.  I have now completed all the OM exchanges for this year and I am delighted because I am one step closer to stitching my own projects.

Since what I stitched at the weekend is for exchanges I cannot show you a photo because that will spoil the surprise for my partners!

Happy stitching all

Halloween Exchanges

I just really really love exchanges ....

On OM we do a number of Exchanges and this is what I sent to my exchange partner ...

This is what I received ... thank you sooooo very much, I love my pressie!

I also did an exchange with my my friend.  This what I sent to her.

This is my exchange that I received from my lovely friend