Sunday, May 06, 2012

Catch up

Here's what I've got on the go at the moment -

Bluebird by Blackbird designs.  I stitched it on a scrap of fabric I had tea and coffee dyed.  My sister has some shell-like buttons which I am going to look at to see if they will be suitable to finish this off.

I have now stitched all four of Just Nan's seasonal humbugs.  These two just need the beads attached.  I had a favourite beading needle, but I just cannot find what I did with it.  I purchased some new ones, but they are nothing like the one I had - which was quite long and thin (and perfect to work with).

Autumn -

Winter (which is prettier in person, it hasn't photographed very well at all).

I have only got a little further with Curly-Q Ewe.  I'll keep putting a few stitches in here and there when the mood takes me.  Eventually it will get finished.

Here is Growing Like a Tree as I last left it.  It's been a while since I stitched on this.

To finish up, here is what is currently receiving all of my attention.  I was a bit disappointed at first that the recommended threads don't really match the photo of the design - but the more I stitch the more I love how it is turning out.

Thanks to those who answered my question about stitching in public.  I have to do jury service in the near future, and my sister suggested taking my stitching to help pass the waiting time.  It has been many, many years since I stitched in public - so I was wondering how many of you do it.  It seems quite a few.  Many years ago I would take my stitching to work and do it in my lunchbreak and I also stitched in an airport or two, but these days it's always at home in my favourite spot.

Friday, May 04, 2012

It's been a while

Unfortunately, I haven't felt like blogging lately - but this has had an upside, I've spent more time stitching.  I'll share more stitching photos soon, but for now will leave you with this little noticeboard hanger I made for my Mum.

My Mum called us up last Friday night and said she and my sister, and some other members of the community, had seen some strange lights in the sky.  This had us all very intrigued as to what it could have been.

Of course, a few days later the UFOs turned out to be IFOs (identified flying objects) - Chinese lanterns from a small local gathering.

I haven't spoken to my Mum yet to find out what she thought of it, but hopefully it gave her a laugh and will remind her in the future of the frenzy of excitement she whipped up around these parts.  lol

A question for you now - do you feel comfortable stitching in public?  I look forward to hearing your answers.