Monday, December 05, 2011

Millennium Tree - Page 10 completed!

Last night I completed page 10 of Millennium tree! I am so chuffed with how this is turning out! The hands on the right hand side look really cool! Anyway just a quick photo update as I have to get on with my work now! Boooo to having a day job!!!!!

Millennium tree - 04 Dec 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Millennium Tree

Just wanted to post a mini update to Millennium Tree. I need to finish this page plus the next full page and the last final page to meet my yearly goals. Plus I also have 1 page of blue bird to finish... Me thinks I am not gonna make it this year :( Anyway here he is :) Millennium Tree - 23Nov2011

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Millenium Tree Page 9 and Queenie page 5

Hello everyone! I thought I would share with you the happy news that I finished page 9 of Millennium Tree :) I am really pleased with how it is stitching up. I love how you stitch a chuck, then step back and see the detail appear in front of your eyes :) Anyway here he is :

Millennium Tree - 06 Nov 2011

So I have put him away now to work on Queenie. Here she was the last time I left her:

Queen of hearts 18-Aug-2011

I have to finish this page of Queenie to meet 1 of my yearly goals on the HAED BB. My other goals are 2 full ad 1 partial pages of the tree, and 1 further page on Blue Bird. Me thinks it is going to be a tall

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Page 8 complete and IHSW

So I finally finished page 8 of millennium tree. I finished earlier in the week. Here is the whole piece after I finished the page: Millennium tree 12-Sep-2011 Annnnnnd I'm joining in with IHSW again this month. I'm gonna continue with millennium tree as I have my yearly goals for the HAED BB to complete. I still have pages 9, 10, 11, and 12 to complete before the end of the year... That's a lot of stitching!!!! Anyways this is where I was Friday evening before IHSW started. Millennium tree 15-Sep-2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Millennium tree update

Just thought I would update you all on where I got to after the confetti SAL on the HAED BB. The detail in this chart really is staggering. I am loving every stitch even though the confetti is really bad. I am going to continue to work on him for this week in the themed SAL. Hopefully listens head will appear!! Anyway here he is :)

Millennium Tree 25-Aug-2011

Hope everyone is stitching loads and enjoying their weekend xxx

Monday, August 22, 2011

Results from IHSW

I had a lovely weekend taking part in IHSW. It was GREAT to say to my husband, no sorry I can't help you with the weeding this weekend, its IHSW :D I must do this again! Anyway where is where I got to.

Millennium Tree 21 Aug 2011

I am going to continue to stitch this until Thursday eve as I am also stitching in the HAED BB detail/confetti SAL. Another update will follow on Thursday :)

Hope all is well with you all xxx

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

ISHW - International Hermit and Stitch Weekend

This will be my first weekend joining the IHSW organised my Joyce (see her blog here: Random Ramblings). I haven;t quite decided what I am going to stitch but I will probably tie it in with the detail/confetti SAL on the HAED bullitin board. So it will either be...

Millennium tree:

Millennium Tree - 13 May 2011

Or Blue Bird:

Blue bird - update #1

Both of these are part of my yearly goals so I don;t mind which. I am leaning towards the tree as I haven't worked on this since May and the next page would be the largest bird which will be fun to stitch.

Anyone else joining IHSW??

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A break from stitching...

Hello to all my lovely followers! The last few weeks have been so lovely for me. I thought I would update you all on my lovelyness because everyone loves to hear about lovelyness right??

The first lovely thing is..... we have a new family member! He is a 10 week old kitten called Clive. He is a gorgeous ginger tabby with tons of kitten energy and he is keeping us all on our toes. We aquired him from a work colleague of mine who decided he couldn't keep him as his son was allergic to him. He gets on great with the other 2 cats we already have. Although they don't quite see it that way!! Here is a photo of him.

I have also found out that I am gonna be an Aunty again!! My DH's sister is expecting in December :) So along with the other 2 friends that are also expecting, that's 3 babies this year!!! I finally decided what I was going to make them all (because buying something for a new baby when you a crafty person is out of the question right?). I decided that to do them all samplers would take to long and besides, after doing HAED charts they would feel a bit basic. So I am crocheting blankets!! I have made a good start on the first one. here is a picture of it as of now.

I hope to have the main body of the blanket done this week. Then I need to edge it and I have a plan to add the new arrivals initials to it once he or she has arrived :) Then it's onto the next 2!

So I have been having a little break from my stitching. Why do I feel guilty that I'm neglecting it? It is meant to be a hobby right? I I'll get back to it soon. Just enjoying the immediate satisfaction that crochet brings right now :)

Oh and another lovely thing.... I got an iPad for my birthday... YAY!!!

Thanks for reading my ramblings! By for now :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New start and Page 7 of Millennium Tree

Hi All!

I finally maanged to finish page 7 of millennium tree. I have to admit it was a bit of a struggle as the confetti was just insane! But I have to say I am very pleased with the results.

Millennium Tree - 13 May 2011

As a reward (and because I needed a project with more block colours), I decided to treat myself to a new start. This is Vanity by Marta Dahlig and its one of the 7 deadly sins. This pic is as of 22-May-2011.


I just love all the gorgeous purples in this one!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Brief update

Apologies for not updating more regularly. I am not used to having people following my blog.

I have been stitching over the last few weeks but I did loose my mojo for a bit. This and the fact that page 7 of millennium tree is some sort of confetti hell has contributed to the rather slow progress. However I AM getting there and thought I would post a mid-page update.

Millennium Tree - 29 March 2011

You can see the tip of the large white bird's wing appearing near the top of the page. I am enjoying watching the various parts of the immage appear as I make my way across the page.

I am still looking for a charity and/or agency with climate change interests to help publicize my project. As I have said before, once this baby is finished it will be auctioned off to raise money and awareness of climate change.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Millennium Tree - J. Wall - Page 5 & 6 complete - 24-Feb-2011

Yay! I finally finished the top row of pages last night. I have to admit that all that 310 towards the end was a bit dull but the end result looks good. The top right corner does look a bit darker than the original artwork but I guess thats just the price you pay for charting the design.

Millennium Tree - 24-Feb-2011

Anyways onto page 7 now!

I still need to find a charity to help me publicise my quest. I would love WWF to follow me. If anyone has any ideas or contacts please let me know :)

Monday, February 07, 2011

Nearly there!

I have nearly finished the first row of pages of millennium tree! I just have 4 more columns of 10 stitches to go. I hope to have it done before the weekend but I think that might be a little ambitious. Anywhere here it is as of yesterday afternoon :)

Millennium Tree - 06-Feb-2011

The Link is click-able to get a bigger view. Its not the best picture as I took it with my phone. I find that taking decent photos of my stitching is always quite hard to do anyway!

Now that I am well under way with this project, I really need to get some publicity going so I can find a charity who I can auction it off for. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

That's all for now folks!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Its been a long while since I updated here. Mainly because I wasn't sure that anyone was reading it!! But I have since found out that is not the case. I recently joined the lovely Our Friends' HAED SAL blog and when I posted my update there everyone was so complimentary and even mentioned that people read my blog *shock*. So here I am :)

Since my last update I have made loads of progress on Millennium Tree. I completed page 4 on 18-Jan-2011 and I have already made good progress through page 5. Page 6 is just a column about 11 stitches wide and 98 stitches long. After page 6 is complete I have finished the top row! How exciting! Here is is as of 18-Jan-2011:

HAED Millennium tree - page 4

As I think I have mentioned before I plan to auction this off for charity to raise awareness of climate change and the human impact on our planet. Any publicity I can get from anyone by re-posting on twitter, facebook, blogs etc would be greatly received!!

Thats all for now folkes!