Monday, 30 July 2012

King Henry 30th July

Ups, I've nearly forgot to give you an update of King Henry today. Thanks for your lovely comments yesterday. By the way it is not for my boy (way too racy for him LOL) He was just complaining about the missing eyes and wanted me to add them asap. I think I will be updating every two days from now on... It's kinder on my SD card ;-)

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Update 29th July King Henry

Here is today's update. As you can see Henry has got eyes now. So my little boy is pleased ;-) So far I am still enjoying it and am not showing any sign of getting bored of it yet. It really does help to cross out every symbol on the chart as I go along :-)

Saturday, 28 July 2012

King Henry Update 28th July 2012

Here it is today:

I have been told to add the eyes. So I am hoping to do this today but certain little troublemakers are rather cheeky today. So we'll have to see what we'll manage to do tonight ;-)

Friday, 27 July 2012

King Henry Update 27th July

Here is todays update. I'll be watching the Olympic Opening later. So I don't know if it is too great to stitch to or if I can do both.

I don't know if I have mentioned it before but I am going to London in a month. The Embassy is requesting my presence. Well, I have made an appointment for my new passport (not that I'm planning to go anywhere). I don't really do Cities but I've gotta because they'll need my fingerprints and I can't send them in the post. So I thought why not go and have a peep in the palace too (I know there are more than one but I mean the big one). So I have booked my ticket for a peep round the state rooms and am getting excited :-)

Thursday, 26 July 2012

King Henry Update 26th July 2012

As you can see, henry still has got scary eyes but he must have enjoyed his tea last night because he's grown a belly ;-)

I'm actually looking forward to doing his coat. Let's see how much I manage today....?

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

King Henry Update 25th July 2012

It is way too humid to stitch but I have given Henry a face. looks scary without his eyes but he looks a lot better now he's got a head ;-) . I'm not sure if I manage a lot of stitching today because as I said: it's too hot:

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

King Henry Update 24th July 2012

As predicted it is going slowly or better slower than usual. But this is mainly because I have made a working copy of the chart and am crossing out the symbols as I go along. The frame is rather big as well which makes my back hurt when I lean forward to stitch but I think I have found a solution to this....
It doesn't look much as a whole ;-)

The close up looks a little better :-)

Monday, 23 July 2012

King Henry

You know I have told you about King Henry? Well I am really scared of it. There are 8 pages. EIGHT!!!!! So I have decided I'll blog every day (unless I forget) and put on a picture. Here's todays:

Okay, You are right there is nothing  on it yet. Nothing but a couple of lines to mark the middle but I was a bit busy today. Lets hope there is something to show tomorrow.


I have taken part in a SAL. Everyone was to stitch the exact same design. I don't know why but somehow I was racing teeny weeny bit. So it is finished already. It's a design in the All Our Yesterdays (or is it yesteryears?) series by Faye Whittaker. It's "Come Skip with me" from the blue book:

Saturday, 21 July 2012

My new BIG project

I must be mad but this is my new big project. It was a present from my OH for our 16th anniversary which is a teeny bit funny if you'll think about it which we won't ;-)

Anyway this is massive 14 x 17 inches. So I'll doubt I'll stitch it in one go but the colours are just amazing and educational. I'll keep updated but first of all I'll need to find a frame big enough for this

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Tatty Teddy

Yeah! I have finished this big sampler: A Day in the Life of Tatty Teddy. It was much bigger than I thought. All 6 teddies are normal sized and the border..... but I have finished:

The picture doesn't do it justice though. I'll get a better one when I get time

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Round Robins

Round Robins: They are a fun idea and in theory a great way to do things you would not think of before. But I must say, I've had enough of them. So I am announcing my retirement from them ;-)

I have taken part in four. The first one has had a Christmas Theme and everyone had a sub-theme. Mine was Flowers. There were 4 members. Anyway we had really tight time schedule because it was to be ready for Christmas. I was quite new to stitching and the lady before me send late because she was a slow stitcher and had a lot on. So I felt like I had to make up for it and injured my hand... in the end my RR got lost but was found again months later. The members of the group kindly stitched lots of birds for me. Which really was nice. Thanks again girls!

The second one was a free theme. Mine was the magic of childhood. This one went really well and I enjoyed it. But it's still the time pressure which I felt. I don't like the idea of people waiting for me.

The third was between 9 members and organized by me. The theme was free again and mine was African animals and then Cute Things. Why two themes? Well, because one member decided to quietely keep three of the pieces and unfriend all of us. So I had to start a new one. Now I am waiting for my finished piece. The lady who is stitching on it at the moment "has just the backstitch to do". At least that's what she's said a month ago. Do people not know that I am not the most patient person?

The fourth was the Seasonal chairs. Don't get me wrong I will LOVE the finished picture but stitching them was no fun. I might even burn the chart. Hehe. But today I have done the last stitch on the last chair and I am sooooooo relieved. As I say I did not chose the chart. My friend thought it would be neat to have the same pictures in four different countries on three continents. And now I have finished I have to agree. It is going to be amazing! What a wonderful idea! Anyway now I just have to sit back, relax and wait patiently until my chairs come back. I do do patience here because I have seen all four chairs and know they look wonderful :-)

It is going to NZ next where the last chair will be added :-)