Friday, June 18, 2010

Have Suitcase will travel

Will be having a blogging break for a couple of weeks as am off to the beautiful Lake District for my hols.

I'm sure I'll have plenty of pictures to share when I get back. Hope you all enjoy the next couple of weeks whatever you may be up to.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


We've had some wonderful weather again this week but who knew you could buy sunshine at the supermarket? These beautiful roses were in the reduced section as according to the seller they were past their best. They look pretty spectacular to me and as they are all my favourite colours they just had to come home with me.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Don't pass out but look 2 stitch related posts in just a few days, I know I can't quite believe it myself either.
The border has now been added to the hexagons pillow. I've never worked with a larger hexagon piece and wasn't sure the best way to add a border but rather than go off and do some research, I'm so impatient, I just dived right in.

There are a few dodgy bits and lots of room for improvement but it'll do. Now I just have to add a back. I've seen in a couple of magazines recently the idea of using an old shirt to do a back using the buttons as a fastener rather than having to put in a zip and I fancy trying that out so as soon as I can hunt out an old shirt I'll get this one done.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hearts in a Vase Bookmark

Finally something creative to share, and a finished something at that :0) My Michael Powell bookmark is done
I really love the design, and it came together quite quickly in the end when I found a few spare hours to sit and concentrate on it. Perfect for marking my progress through this wonderful book that I treated myself to recently.
This design would be loved by the red queen I'm sure :)

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Voodoo Union

Over the last couple of months I've been out and about watching lots of live music, as I've been pretty poor at keeping up with things blog wise this is a catch up post with a who array of snaps taken at various gigs. Am still struggling to get any particularly clear pictures in low light conditions with my little compact but it's fun trying. So in no particular order .....

Alabama 3

Mike Dawes
Seth Lakeman
The Last Republic

The Levellers

Voodoo Six

The Union

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Secret Stitching Started

Had a day off work yesterday but was feeling a little off colour. Had planned to do lots of sorting and packing but just didn't have the energy. The only thing accomplished all day was to lie on the sofa and do a few stitches here and there on the secret project. Speaking of secret projects the one I was working on a few weeks ago should be arriving with it's new owner any day now so hopefully I'll be able to share that on my blog soon :)

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

List Mania May/June

  • Tyvek postcards - They are started but I'm running a few days behind on the posting deadline, hope to have them done soon though :)
  • Needle felted postcards - This swap was cancelled

  • Siberian Gold - Done
  • Hexagons Pillow - add border - border is cut and stitching has started, again hoping this will be done soon

  • Doll Swap - Done
  • Cat Cushion - join the squares, have this all laid out, just need to get it to the sewing machine

  • Sheep Sampler - the felted sheep is finished :)
  • Nan's Quilt - Absolutely nothing done on this one

So not much creative happening round here way too many reds and oranges on the list this month, meaning goals are only halfway met or not even touched :( But I did make another start that wasn't on the list - the hearts bookmark.

I'm on holiday for 2 weeks in June and things with my house move are starting to gather momentum so there really will be a distinct lack of stitching time this month. I am planning on taking some stitching on hols with me though in case I get a spare half hour here and there, but I'm going to keep the list quite short this month.

  • Babushka postcards - need to be in the mail by 20th June
  • Siberian Gold - just keep plodding on
  • Finish Hearts bookmark
  • Secret Project - this is for my Pay It Forward.