Sunday, 29 September 2019

QS Bubbles and A Few Other Things

Hello my kindreds, it’s been quite a while since my last post.

So what’s new in my stitching world?  Well I finished my 16th HaED page with 5689 stitches, my 17th HaED page with 5467 stitches and my 18th HaED page finish 2698 stitches, which means that QS Bubbles, stitched 2 over 1 on 20 count Lugana is done.

I just love this unhappy little fish.  He’s going to adorn my bathroom.

I also entered Generations into my local fair and guess what happened?

I also made a little bib for a new coworker who has gone off on maternity.  

I wish I’d had longer to make her something a little more fancy, but she did love it. Bibs always make a nice little baby gift.

And last but not least I finished the final stocking in a trio of stockings I made for my friend who so graciously hosted us when we were in England.

I tried to keep the theme the same as the stockings for her siblings, so I used the same snowball edging and polka dot tulle.  I hope they like the stocking. I will be mailing it on Monday.

So now you can see why it’s been so long since my last post, I’ve been stitching like mad. And now I’m finally back to my long neglected Wind Moon.  I plan on stitching her exclusively until the new year, but it might be a while since you see me again because becaus I will post an update on her once I have a row finish, which is 7 pages from now.  But I hope she is worth the wait.

Until then, happy stitching everyone.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

QS Bubble Row Finish


I know, I know, it’s been simply ages since I’ve last posted, but I have sold my house, bought a house and moved, so it’s been busy (read: hellish) for the past several weeks.

So first, QS Bubbles. 
13th HaED Page Finish was March 15 with 7840 stitches
14th HaED Page Finish was on June 5 with 7220 stitches
15th HaED Page Finish was on June 11 with 3620 stitches.

There are two other fish QS that I plan to stitch to hang in my en-suite. They will go perfect in there.

Speaking of en-suite, I can’t tell you how much I am in love with the new house. We sold and bought literally on the same weekend.  This house is so big and so pretty, I’m amazed that it was in our price point. 

I’ll just share a couple of photos with you. 
The kitchen

The door to the en-suite 

The tub in the en-suite ♥️♥️♥️

This amazing pantry which is the size if my first rental.
I can’t believe it’s really mine and I keep pinching myself.  But there is landscaping and curtains and lots to do, which will keep me busy. 

But I still manage to get a couple of hours of stitching in a night, 

Sunday, 7 April 2019

QS Bubbles, Page 2 and 3 are Complete.

This is Page 2 (7440 stitches) and page 3 (3626 stitches)This pages my 11th and 12th page finishes for this year.

This is such a fun little pattern.  It’s literally keeping me sane at this point in time.

On a personal note, the house is still for sale. We’ve had one of the slowest months in real estate in years.  I really thought this would be a quick process, but it drags on.  Fingers crossed that by my next update I will have a sale to report. Anybody want to buy my house?

Saturday, 16 March 2019

QS Bubbles Page 1 is complete,

This is my 10th HaED page finish of the year.  7840 stitches.
I can’t endorse Sulky Silver enough for gridding with.  It leaves no lines ince it’s pulled out, whichwas an issue for me when I used fishing line. I’m now obsessed with collecting every colour of Sulky Silver that I can find!

House is still for sale with no bites.  😞. Hopefully soon.   Hopefully.

Until then I will stitch the day away, with my helper.

Monday, 25 February 2019

Generations (mini) is complete

4 pages to this finish. One full page and 3 partials.  This is my 9th page finish of the year. (Partials included)

I had planned on getting back toWind Moon, but I currently have my house for sale and I packed it away, not anticipating I would complete Generations so quickly.  So I am going to start a little “quick stitch” to tie me over until after the move.  So my little interm project is going to  be...

QS Bubble by Linda Ravenscroft.  It’s 6 full pages and 3 partials.  Since I am currently participating in a Stitching Olympics where we are only allowed to have one project at a time, I will have to push this in front of Wind Moon.  But this should be fast and I should be back on to Wind Moon by early summer (I hope) and then she will have my full attention.  

I love this little Bubbles pattern. I also have the companion piece, with little sea horses and I hope to hang them in my main bathroom when I’m done. 

Well that’s all the news I have.  I will have to get to a desktop to add the new project to my list on the side, as I can’t seem to do it from an iPad.

Hopefully see you all soon with my first page finish of Bubbles. 

Saturday, 16 February 2019

2 More Pages Finished

Pages 4 (7938 stitches) and page 5 (1274 stitches) are complete.  Row 1 is now complete.  Just one more full page and three more partials and this baby is done, done, done.

It’s been snowing heavily here, which means that I’ve spent a lot of time stitching. I’m already well into the next pages and I hope to have a project finish in about 3 weeks.  It’s  an ambitious prediction, but I’m up for a good challenge.

There is t really much else to report on, so enjoy the pictures and I hope to see you in 3 weeks.

Friday, 25 January 2019

Generations Pages 8 and 13 are Ccomplete

This is my 3rd page (7315 stitches) and 4th page (1925 partial page) finish of the year.
I only have 2 more full pages and 3 partials and this project is done.  I started it as March so hopefully I will complete it around her anniversary.  The line you see on the piece is from the q snap. This will disappear long before framing. .

It’s been a real struggle to find time to stitch because we are putting the house on the market and moving to a smaller town about1/2 hour away.  I can’t believe what an incredible amount of work it is to get the house ready for market, not to mention time consuming.

And to add pressure I joined a group SAL with mini challenges, like a 90 day stitch every day challenge. So far I’ve managed to stitch daily, but it has been a challenge.

I’m looking forward to having this done and framed and I’m very much looking forward to getting back to Wind Moon.

73% done this project is like music to my ears!