Thursday, November 23, 2017

Monday night progress

I'm almost at the end of part one now but have to admit that it's had a little more attention this last week than just Monday evening.
It's seen a little progress in the hospital while I waited for Mum to have her physio and a little more while I waited at the Docs

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WIP Wednesday

I had to move the frame so thought I'd share a pic

I think I'm in with a decent chance of finishing the border this week never mind just getting across the bottom

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The complete train

As promised pics of the completed train

it's about 10 inches in length

there may well be more carriages next year, people have been asking (inc me) 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Major happy dance time

At 11.30 pm last night I put the last stitch into CdC and just in case your wondering it was the one in the top right corner :)

Started on Jan 1st 2011 and left in the PHD drawer for most the time until August 3rd when it became my weekend project.

I'd seen lots of these done on dark fabric with colourful thread and I wanted to be a little different so went with bright fabric (Opal sunflowers from Sparklies) and black thread.

Ink Circles
Cirque des Cercles

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The goods for the goods carriage

First I made the Candy cane (thread heaven lid for scale)

then I made the present (well guessed Jo)

and lastly I made the lollipop

here they are in the goods carriage

What I forgot to do was take a pic of the entire train but I will

Saturday, November 18, 2017


Yes right folks it's time to post pictures of rubbish once more and for the first time all year I'm on time!! Please don't fall off your seat in shock.

First my stitching orts and I've added ones from the family tree sampler, CdC, snowman, mini poppies and my Monday night freebie since last time

And my beading orts 
It was lovely to use black thread for a change and although you can't see it there is some apple green in there as well unfortunately I'm back to white thread 

If after all this time you have no idea what the TUSAL is all about click here

Friday, November 17, 2017

Family sampler progress

My aim for this week was to get to the bottom of this one and not only did I do that but I've made a small start on the bottom of the border and the flowers along the bottom of the centre panel

Overall it's looking like this now

Next week I'd like to make it all the way across the bottom at the very least but would love to finish the border completely

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The goods carriage is finished

I did the last few rows of the outside body 

then finished off the insert

Joined the 2 pieces together and added the wheels

Now I'm working on the goods to go in it 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Monday night stitching

A little more progress was made on Monday night at bowls and with any luck I'll finish part one next week

Overall view

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Weekend progress

I finished the last bit of the large circle. got 2 more full circle done as well as lots of smaller ones last weekend 

And as you can see I'm very close to finishing it completey

I'd love to be able to say it'll be finished this weekend but it's unlikely to happen which is a shame as I would of loved to have it done to take to Harrogate knitting and Stitching with me to show it off on Sparklies stand