Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Life and Parking

So its Tuesday. Its 1 month ago since I got married.... (wha??) And real life is really starting to hit home. I just don't wanna be getting up at 5.45 am just to drive 26 miles in the pouring rain on the M4 and spend 8 hours trying desperately to get mywelf into my work. Meh.. If we had just won the lottery, I could be at home sleeping and stitching...
Ah well, guess there is no point dwelling too much. Besides, I probably have very few readers past this blog anyway without depressing them further!!!!
Yesterday I.... ah-hem.... bought the stash needed to start the HAED chart Blue Bird by Josephine Wall. I am quite excited actually. I might try tent stitching this time. There are 2 main advantages I can see for this. 1. being that its faster, 2. I can still use the loop method to start as I can do 2 theads on 28 ct (my so far fav fabric for HAEDs). I haven't mentioned it to Gareth yet. Not because he will be mad, he wont. But he will tease me about having far too much stitching to do and no where near finishing any of them Oh well :) Its a hobby, not an obligation! And a girl has gotta have something to do with the xmas holidays coming up!
In other stitching news I have nearly finished page 1 of Millennium Tree. I having been parking for most of the page and I have to say I love it! It did take a bit of getting used to and work out my own little method variation. Now I think I will be parking on all my BAPs. Now I just need to work out what method of gridding I prefer. I will post a photo of Millennium tree in the next couple of days when I have finished the page.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

HAED.... An obsession??

I have transferred by blog over to my new married name :) I got married just under a month ago and right now I must be the happiest girl in the world. The day itself was amazing. All our friends and family around us. Here is a piccie of us on our big day.

After the wedding we spend 10 nights in Canada for our honeymoon. We had the most amazing time and it was the best start to married life. We have now been back for about 1.5 weeks and I still think I am suffering from the jet lag.

Onto one of my other favourate topics... Cross stitch and HAED!!! I have bought a few more charts! In the last 10 days I have bought Blue bird by J. Wall, Euphoria by N. Thomas, Valkyrie by J. Galbreth and Butterfly Blue by L. Ravenscroft. Ooooooooops!!! They are all totally gorgeous. I now have 18 HAED charts and 1 GK chart with 2 HAEDs and the one GK as WIPS. If I was to live through 4 lifetimes I wouldnt have time to stitch all of these.... Nevermind! At least I can spend time drooling over them all :)

I am currently working on page 1 of millennium tree by J. Wall. The confetti is insane and it is taking me ages but I am loving how this is developing. I don't have a picture yet but I will take a picture when I finished page 1.

Queenie has had 4 pages complete and Tea Party has also had 4 pages complete althought the page format of the GK charts is much bigger. I can't decide which one to work on next. I will see which one shouts the loudest when I have completed page 1 of MT.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Queenie update

Its been a while since I updated my progress here :) I finished page 4 last night! I can't believe it! I have 4 pages done on my first ever HAED :) Isn't she looking lovely?

OK, so there still isn't much to look at yet but there will be! Not sure how much more time I will get to stitch her over the coming month as I get married in 10 days time and then we are off on our honeymoon.

Friday, May 28, 2010

I'm making good progress on Queenie. I hope to have the page finished tomorrow. Will post an update then :)

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I am torn between using blogger or WordPress for my blog. I really like both and I have people I follow on both. Hmmmmm... I guess I could post to both at the same time.  Thats What I will do until I decide.

I am nearly though page 2 of Queenie and I am itching now to return to my GK design - Tea Party. So obviously it is a good thing have a rotation of cross stitch projects. I have a 5-day weekend coming up so I hope to get lots of stitching done :) G and will be going to Ramsgate Saturday morning until Sunday evening but that still leaves me with 3 full days of stitching goodness! I am going to set myself the task of completing page 2 of Queenie and page 3 of Tea party. I am gonna be busy me thinks :)

Just a reminder that you can also follow my WIPs in my Flickr page (see the feed on the right had side) as I quite often post more frequently here. Here is the latest (and poor) shot of Queenie. Still not much to look at :(

HAED Queen of Hearts Update - nearly finished second page!

TTFN :-)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Blinkys, Queenies and Calories :)

I’ve had a little play around with the layout of my blog. Took advantage of a free website and got this rather snazzy background and banner with matching blinky :)

Anyways I had a break from stitching the Porsche logo for my Dad last night. I managed to get a few of lines into my HAED Queen of Hearts second page instead. No update picture because it’s really not worth the bother for maybe 10 lines of #310!!!! I think I might do a bit more tonight as I need to feel like I am seeing some progress I think. That is the only downside to doing these BAPs… The progress is so gradual you barely notice it.

I have been walking every day this week so far for around 2 miles. I have been going with my Mum which helps with my motivation. My Runkeeper app keeps track of where I have been other stats which is also really motivational. I find the calorie counter especially motivational :). I’m going again this evening with my Mum and I *think* I am actually looking forward to it. That’s an amazing turn-up for the books….

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Porsche logo

Hi everyone. Here is a quick update on where I am with the Porsche logo project for my Dad. I'm really not sure if this will turn out ok. I made the pattern using an image I found online and a free pattern generation website. For anyone worried about copyright I'm not going to be selling this. It's purely for a gift to my Dad.

Well let's see how it turns out.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Queenie - quick update

So just a quick update on my progress. Here is how dear Queenie looks today. I am hoping to get quite a bit of stitching in this weekend. Fingers crossed :)

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Testing posting from my iPhone :)

Just downloaded the blogpresd iPhone app. Just wanted to see if it works :)

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