I've been working on my entry for the Cheshire show for the last month or so and a few days ago I realized I hadn't shared anything about it :( so it's time to put that right.
It took a while to first of all pick the colours for it and I had help and useful suggestions from Vicki at Spellbound Beads on a trip there. Then I spent an afternoon playing about with patterns on paper and they still got changed when I beaded them!
But this is the bit you really want to see, the pics :)
All 24 triangles will be the same 4 patterns although the solid one will be different each time so that the pattern does what I want it to do when it's finished
I'm actually about 3/4 finished now but will break up progress over a few posts so I don't bore you to much or overload on pics :)
Gifted Gorgeousness was the brilliant idea of Jo to encourage stitchers to use those items in our that have been gifted to us from the smallest charm to the biggest kit or projects that will once finished be gifted to someone.
The monthly challenge for April in the beading I'm a member of on Facebook was animals both 3D and flat so I decided it was high time I made the lizard that's been on my to do list for years now.
He's from Jill Oxton issue 68 and mine is the blue version but I may do the green version at some point and add the ruffle as well
His 2 pieces complete, the legs were the most fiddly bit to do
All sewn up with a pipe cleaner in his tail and stuffed with steel shot to give him some weight
Teejay saw me working on him and asked for a picture when he was finished so I sent one to Lucy for him and told her that he didn't have a name the reply I got was that Teejay loved him and I should call him George :)
For April I said
Start my Summer SAL project (and maybe the Spring one as well) No didn't start either one of them
Make good progress on my weekend project. I'm very happy with the amount I've got done
Start & finish the last of the LK sweet Tooth Boxers Done
Stitch the NH April Challenge It's stitched but once again I've not got round to finishing it
Hexie Flowers as ever Not done any at all :(
Sell some stash Yes more items have gone to loving new homes
For May I'd like to
Decide what I'm going to take to work on while I'm away on a stitching holiday
Make good progress on my Angel
Start my Birthday project
Start the Summer SAL project
Finish the Christmas Tree farm in Santa's Village
Sell some stash
I stitched for 75 hours 52 minutes in April which is about what I expected really since bowling season has started and I'm out 3 evenings a week with that. I had 4 new starts and 2 finishes both of which were new starts and I spent time with a needle every day