Sunday, 27 January 2013

Summer Horse

I'm going to try to switch my update days to a Sunday now so that means I only have my weekday piece this time round. I've been working on my Permin Summer Horse kit last week. Have completed another chunk of green and got to break out two new shades of blue. Exciting! I always like it when I get to use a new colour.  The blues are quite hard to see in the photo but they are there, honest!

Monday, 21 January 2013

Cats and Snow

For the last week I have been working on two cat themed pieces. My weekday piece was the 2011 HAED SAL SK Phuan. I managed to get quite a bit done, helped by the fact I got snowed in on the Friday so didn't have to go to work. I actually have part of the cat done now, seems to have taken me ages to get to those ears! I wasn't the only one enjoying the snowfall - the horses loved it too!

My weekend project was the Design Works kit Southwest Cat. I think I've worked on this about 3 times since the last update for this one and I finally get to stop working on the green of the table and get to the the pot with the nice bird design on it.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Eternal Promise Page Finish

As previously mentioned in my TUSAL post I finished my second page on Eternal Promise. I have also done 600+ stitches on the next page and reached the center point of the top row of 10x10 blocks. I can tell because there is a pretty little flower marking the middle of the top border. Looks like there will be a lot more browns and greys and confetti on this page but there is also Aragorn's  head to start right at the bottom. I might finally be able to stop stitching background and work on the main focus of the design.

Friday, 11 January 2013

TUSAL Jan 2013

So it's time for the first TUSAL post of 2013. I'm continuing filling up my jar from last year. I hope one day to be able to fill it completely and start a new one but that may take a while. I have also made some progress  on Eternal Promise with a page finish but I'll update with that next week.

Monday, 7 January 2013

New Year Green

So I've been stitching lots of green for the last week. Mt last project of 2012 was the HAED SWIP Tickle my Tummy. Managed over 1000 stitches in 5 days bringing me up to about 2% complete. This one is working up quite fast as there are lots of blacks of 939 on the first page, just a shame I'm not a fan of the 939 shade.

My weekend project has been the 2013 SAL QS Mystic Garden. On this I have managed about 500 stitches. But as I only count my completion by 10x10 blocks I'm still only at 0.5% complete on this one.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

End of the Year

So this is my belated last post of 2012. Over Christmas I worked on Enchanting Pegasus. Very pleased to have reached the right hand edge of the design so that I now know it fits onto the fabric in three directions! hopefully that means the bottom will fit on too. never quite trust that the fabric will be the right size in kits or that I wont make a mistake centering the design when I start. Will be putting this one away for a while so I can work on more HAEDs on a regular basis.

Over the last weekend I was working on Tinker, from the same set of kits as Monty the cat I finished a few moths back. Had about 100 stitches done in Tinker before this weekend and made good progress on the little cat in two days.