Tuesday, 12 October 2010

More finishes!!!

Beautiful day today. Picture postcard sky and really warm. My DH and I went visiting my sister and her DH again last weekend. Lovely time had by all. My DH vanishes off on to the local golf course and generally comes back with throbbing feet from having gone round and round the course. (He says he has enjoyed himself though). While there this time I started my Waxing Moon Christmas Moon design and finished it. I haven't got a picture though as I left it with my sister to take it to 'The Nimble Thimble' for framing. Silly me, I'll put a picture on as soon as I get it backI.
I also did a little stash enhancing with anotherWaxing Moon Design 'Our family is like Fudge. Very Sweet with a few nuts.' This is Oh so true!! It's worked with Gentle Arts Threads and one Weeks Dye Works, this is a step into the unknown for me as this will be the first time I have ever used them. I have also bought the frame shown from the Poppy Designs so I'm looking forward to starting it. Must admit I still have to buy the fabric and I'll probably buy this from Sew and So.

I still haven't done anymore stitching on my 12 Days of Christmas but my 'Three Kings' is coming along well, just the top border and both the side pieces to finish. This time I have tried to get a better colour but in doing this I seem to have it an angle, Oh well I suppose you can't have everything. One out of two would be OK (even that seems to be difficult).

I've been browsing the web and have seen the new Jim Shore designs of the 'Playing Cards', being quite a Jim Shore fan I rather like these although I'm not too sure about the Queen's face. Perhaps these will have to go on my Christmas Wish List.
A pat on the back is deserved as I have finally put some more stitches into The Window Wreath poor thing it's be languishing a bit in a bag, not really forgotten just didn't have the inspiration needed to do it.

Been busy beading the Mill Hill Winter Wonderland but decided not to take a photo of it now until it's completed. The petite beads are a bit of a pain as so many of them will not allow the head of the beading needle through the hole. Am I the only person in the whole world that this happens to? Now I know I'm not but isn't it frustrating? I just hope that I'll have sufficient beads to complete it. Must admit I'm considering emailing Mill Hill to tell them of the problem.

My Christmas ornaments have moved on though and there are now only another two to do.

I am buying the round frames for them fromFramecraft having what has seemed to be a nightmare trying to find the size needed. They will pop up all over everywhere now and I'll see them on every website going.

In the past I have made and sold teddy bears. I haven't done it now for quite a while but it doesn't stop me enjoying the little furry beings and passing on any info. So to anyone who has a soft spot for bears there is an Autumn Giveaway onBearbits. Must say he looks a cute little one with her friend.

Off now to make some Flapjacks for one of my grandsons. My DH makes fudge and sends it to our grandchildren but one of the grandsons doesn't like it so he gets flapjacks and last week I forgot them so this week it's his turn for the goodies. (I'll probably be his 'best friend' for a short while.)

Again Thank you for popping in and leaving you friendly comments. They keep up my stitching needle going.
Until next time


Lesleyanne said...

Your new stash would be very appropriate for my family too. Lovely progress on your Kings and window piece. Love the ornaments - very cute.

Blu said...

Kings looks amazing! The ornies are very cute!

Bekca said...

Three Kings is looking great, keep it up. And well done for putting some stitches in the Window Wreath. I'm quite enjoying my Mill Hill piece, but it doesn't use as many petite beads. Happy stitching to you.

grannyanne said...

Lovely stitching. The ornaments are coming along well.

Jen said...

Great stitching. The overdyed threads are great to stitch with. I enjoy seeing the colour changes.

Siobhan said...

Kings looks great, and I love the ornaments!

loulee said...

Wow, the kings are looking stunning.
I know what you mean about the beads, it's so frustrating.

Elaine said...

The kings are looking fabulous and love the cute ornies.
The Gast and Weeks are lovely to stitch with, I;m sure you will enjoy them.

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too_busy_to_stitch said...

As you know - I LOVE those three kings :) I'm stitching the Queen of Hearts at the moment - just to see if I like stitching that enough to invest in the Three Kings myself. I think I do :) Also not 100% of the face - she looks a bit 'stuck-up' to me, but the colours/beading are so gorgeous. Will post a photo before the end of the week. Hopefully ;)