Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A Trio of Happy Dances

I have been rather busy with my stitching and have managed to complete three small projects.

Awake the Dawning Day
by Blackbird Designs
Summer Bird
by Heart In Hand Needleart
From A Year With Charm series by Lizzie*Kate
Part of the reason I have been trying to finish a few stitching projects is that I had my first quilting lesson last week and think I am already addicted so I need to clear out some space in my crafting stash cupboards to make way for quilting supplies. This weekend I am off to the Festival Of Quilts at the NEC and I do not see myself coming away from the show without a few (well truth be told several) purchases.

Monday, August 04, 2008

The Stitching Bug Has Bitten Again

I have well and truly been bitten by the stitching bug this weekend. The last few weeks have been rather frantic and stressful at work leading to me spending far too many hours in the office and several sleepless nights. So I decided to have a quiet weekend sitting on my sofa catching up with my TV watching. The end result is that I managed to stitch for 20 plus hours completing Spring Bird by Heart In Hand Needleart (just needed to add the button as I completed the stitching months ago but it is now ready to go to the framers), June from the Lizzie*Kate series a Year with Charm and the house from Awake the Dawning Day. I think I can now safely say that I am over my stitching slump.I also made a start on Summer Bird and sorted out all the threads and fabric for another couple of small designs which I hope to complete this month.
The only other thing that got done this weekend was a trip to my LNS to drop off a few things for framing. While there I purchased four new charts – September from the Lizzie*Kate series a Year with Charm, The Littles Bunny by Bent Creek, Autumn House by The Trilogy and Autumn Celebration by Heart in Hand Needleart. I was good and did not purchase the threads & fabric to stitch these just the charts and embellishments. Hopefully I will be able to kit them up using stashed fabric and threads.