Friday, January 28, 2011
Please help a great cause. Sarah London has a Crochet a Rainbow started where you make 5 row granny squares and send them to her. She will be making them into blankets for all the victims of the Floods in Brisbane. Please help if you can. To find out more about this please visit this website.
Sarah London Textiles
Thursday, January 27, 2011
First is a finish for the crazy challenge. This is a Christmas card and one of many I hope to do over the year. I have a few photo insert cards that Im using for this purpose, just need to decide what finishing touches I might add to the card or maybe leave it at that.
Another crazy challenge finish, here is a pic of the first block for the Ackworth Friendship book. Im using 28ct linen and dmc floss 4140. My friends Sherri and Donna are doing this project with me so Im putting their initials on the blocks.
Finally here is a square I crocheted for my friend in the states, she is making a comfortghan for her nieces children and I thought I would help with a square or two. Going to make another one tonight I hope.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Now that I have done a bit more on Arnotts its time to revisit all those new wips I have and get a bit more done on them.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Day 15 wow the last day, can you believe that, I cant. I dont want it to end LOL. Hey lets do this again soon, what do you all say to that. ITs a yes thats fantastic. Any way my final project is a Easter banner, I have this idea to have table that reflects the months we are in so say Valentines day, Easter, Halloween, Xmas to name a few so I thought a Easter Banner would look great wrapped around a basket full of easter eggs. My friend Sherri found a great bunnies cross stitch for me to use and I have started this with the words Happy Easter. I hear ya its only January hello Easter is months away but you know it will be here before you can say Hot Cross Bun... So here is my pic of the banner Im afraid it doesnt show much at the moment.
So now what to do. Its all over rover, I guess its time to revisit all those wips and do some more work. I will continue with the floss tag I think as thats pretty close to finishing.
I hope everyone else that went in the Crazy January Challenge completed it and had as much fun as I did. I look forward to seeing all your projects develop into a finish.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Day 13 and it was supposed to be the Cats stamped cross stitch kit but boy I dont like the stamped part at all. I couldnt get my stitches to look the same and it just didnt flow quickly if that makes sense. So I decided to not go ahead with it, I knew I would never finish it. Best to either do the kit another way or gift it to someone that likes this sort of thing. So i had to scramble for another project and of course I dont have a lot of new kits and charts laying around but I did buy the Baby Galah kit last week which is so cute so I have started that one. Alas I have only done a few stitches so I might do a bit more on it today and then add a photo in here and thats if I remember how to add a photo after the post has been done.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Day 11 and I got to start the Cats Cats Cats kit by Janlynn. By now you must realise Im into cats and I have a few cross stitches going at the moment involving cats. Here is a pic of my progress so far.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Day 9 was Cats in the Kitchen kit by Janlynn. Although I spent a bit of time on it it doesnt look like I did much, probably because I put in 30 stitches of a color only to find I had used the wrong color. Dont ask me how I did that. LOL.... Here is the pic, see I told ya its not much of a start. I cant wait to get back to this one though.
Day 10 and it was Christmas stocking time. This kit was a Jan Lynn one called Crafters Corner. Here is my pic showing a near finished Santa.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Here are the pics of Mum's latch hooks.
Oh and I also had some canvas and Dad has plenty of rug yarn and so Im now going to do a Quaker January Cross stitch as a latch hook.
So stay tuned for the Cross stitch that becomes a latch hook and two latch hooks that become a cross stitch, confused. LOL
Day 8 was the chance to start the other Mouse pad kit I had called Put on your Big Girl Panties and deal with it.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Day 6 and I started the October Quaker pattern. Im doing all 12 of these and so far I have done September and November with December already started as well. I love these as they are just one color and using a varigated yarn you can get some really nice effects from the changes in the colors.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Im now dreading the Majestic Peacock which is on the list as well as its also a Dimensions kit. Although this one was gifted to me, please remind me never to buy a Dimensions kit again.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Day 2 was the start of Friendship book, I am using 28 ct linen and dmc floss 4030 and I just love this varigated color. This is the first of ten blocks and I am going to do one each month leaving the last two months of the year to put it all together into a book. Im hoping that part wont be too hard to do.Day 3 of the January saw me dive into a Mouse Pad Kit called Busy Cat. Oh this one was a joy to do and I got quite a bit done on it. Its done on vinyl canvas, never used it before but I find it easy to roll the sides up so I can get to the middle. I didnt want to use a frame on this as I dont know how bad the marks would be and if you could even iron them out later on.
So far so good with the new starts, today I had to work so haven't started day 4 yet but after I have my coffee I plan to get the next kit out and get it started. At least I only have to work tomorrow and then I am off till the 12th...woohoo
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Happy New Year to you all. I hope 2011 will be a fantastic year.
So now that its January 1st I get to start the Crazy January 15 Cross stitch Challenge. Im so excited, I have been waiting for ages for this to start. Am I mad wanting so many projects at once...nahhhhh course not, I love a challenge and finishing them all by the end of the year will be a piece of cake. Ok so according to my list I can now start the 12 days of christmas project.