Finally Framed

Well the shop called and said that my Aurora Cabin had finally been framed so I went and collected it this week.  Wow, I love it!  It looks amazing and I still love this picture as much now as I did when I first set eyes on it at the craft exhibition several years ago.  Thanks mum for the birthday money that allowed me to get it done. 

I am still stitching the garland round the window on the Candy Cane Santa and it’s looking very festive!   Bought a new floor lamp to sit by my chair so that I can stitch easier at night (just a plain boring old floor lamp) and it’s making such a difference.  Can actually tell the difference between mid green and dark green now hehe.

And one final picture for this update, I got a tattoo for my birthday on my wrist.  It is a tattoo of my children’s initials (one of whom we lost at 8 hours old 17 years ago) so I thought I would let you see that too.  I know not everybody likes tattoos but I have been talking about getting one for several years now and only just got brave enough to do it.  Piccy was taken just an hour after I had it done.

 

 

 

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Christmas Bow

A few days late with my update on Candy Cane Santa but here it is at last, a lovely Christmas bow in the corner of the window garland.

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We had a busy weekend as we celebrated my 40th birthday early (it was yesterday) and then my husband was called away as his mum is in hospital down in England again.   Before he went away he let me pick a cross stitch kit for my birthday so I ordered an Anchor kit called Winters Sun that I absolutely fell in love with as soon as I saw it. 

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With some of my birthday money I took my Aurora Cabin that I stitched last year to the framers so I can finally get it put on my wall.  Ouch £95  but it will be worth it as I really don’t think I could frame that myself.   Should get it back next week so will post a picture when I do.

Candy Cane Santa

 

We have had quite a few frosty mornings over the past week or so and it has put me in the mood for some Christmas stitching, so I decided to make a start on Candy Cane Santa by Dimensions.  I absolutely love this design but I know I won’t have it finished for this Christmas, maybe next year hehe.  

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In the meantime I haven’t really done anything to Pleasures of Winter over the past few weeks.  It’s a bit rumpled after having been rolled but thought I would let you see how it looks at the moment.  I think I will work between these two for now and will get my threads ordered for some Christmas cards although I don’t plan on doing many this year, not everybody appreciates them unfortunately!

I have decided to buy different fabric for the Joan Elliot Ladybird Fairy that I had started.  Having looked at the beautiful fabrics that other people have stitched her on I thought I would wait till my birthday in a few weeks time and order myself something pretty as she is so gorgeous.

I am going to start updating this blog every weekend rather than it being as random as it has been of late.  Even if I haven’t stitched much I will post it anyway.

Forgot to mention that the threads came so I could finish off  Woodland Winter so that is now finally rolled up and put away till I find a frame for it.

Wishing you all a good weekend when it arrives.

Purple Haze

Well I had a fantastic weekend in Inverness, meeting with old friends, and making new ones from around the world.  We all came together to see one of our favourite bands and spent several days in each others company before all drifting back to our own corners of the globe.

Since I came back I didn’t really get a chance to stitch till this weekend but as you can see there have been many shades of purple going on.  The colours are stunning and I love the way the combined colours work but with so much of it being half cross stitch I wish there was just a wee bit more coverage of the fabric.  However, I know from previous kits that when everything is stitched it looks fine.    My Candy Cane Santa kit arrived, which has a LOT of black thread included in it.  Really looking forward to starting that one.  Whilst I was in Inverness I bought a small kit with a Scottish theme which I hope to stitch for a friend.  Will put up a picture in my next post. 

 

Quick Update

Apologies for the  picture quality but I took it on my mobile phone in poor light.  As you can see I  have made a start on the tree on the left and have reached the top of the picture with some of the sky.  The blending of the colours works really well but unfortunately you can’t see it in this picture.  Will get a decent close up next week with my camera.   I will be up north at an outdoor Runrig concert  this weekend so won’t get any more stitching done till Monday.  Hope you all have a good weekend yourself when it comes.  x  

Pleasures Of Winter

The Pleasures of Winter kit has made an appearance again.  Lots of colour in this kit compared to the Woodland Winter so I am enjoying the change.    Have made a lot of progress with the sky over the past few days, with pale orange, pink and pink/lavender combined.   Trying to resist the temptation to buy yet another Dimensions kit (I am definitely addicted) called Candy Cane Santa but I don’t think my willpower is that great! I feel a visit from my postman coming soon.

 

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99.9% Complete

Almost finished the Woodland Winter – I ran out of the final 2 colours for the outlining on the rest of the trees and some more of the grass tufts but I have ordered them from Dimensions so they should arrive soon and it won’t take more than a few hours to do.  

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Question now is what will I put back on my frame next !