Sunday, 15 July 2012

Progress, Finishes and ' Bits and Pieces.'

What a surprise! It's so long since I've blogged everything is different.  It says it is now easier....... Well it may be for some of you ( probably most of you) but this is already the second attempt at posting.  It all vanished...I take it that it doesn't automatically save anymore....Boo Hoo.  Any way here's a little of what I've been up to.  I went to my niece's Wedding at Easter and it was absolutely beautiful ( am not putting pics on as I know that they have been all over the Web already) even the weather was sort of kind.
I have been sewing though slowly I must admit but Here are some pics to show you  my progress.

 This is one of my Halloweeny ones by Stony Creek  I have had a great deal of fun doing this and it helped me find my holidaying mojo!!!!
 Thought you may like to see our strawberry flowers.  The strawbs that appeared have now all been eaten but new ones are still coming.   I've just notice the date on the picture!!! That means my DH has been doing something to the camera and muddled up the date  HORROR of HORRORS
I just wish I had 'smelly web' these pinks smelt gorgeous as well as being so very pretty to see.
well here's my secret stitch as I like to call it it is taking a lot of doing but it is quite enjoyable....that is when I'm not pulling my hair out trying to work out where exactly I am up to and I said ages ago the colours as just so close in a great many places.  Must admit this photo looks abit washed out  perhaps it's all the rain!!
Now I want a LOUD FANFARE  I actually have a finish.  It's one of my African Ladies that I do enjoy doing.  I'm afraid that you'll have to see her lying down as for some reason the photo thingy won't let me turn her round (I'm having a bad time)  still she still looks good.
Currently I haven't done any sewing for the last few weeks.  We have emptied our loft and apart from eating dust I am on the BIG LEGO BUILD basically checking to see exactly how may pieces have been lost since the Lego last saw light of day about 30years ago. I can tell you the amount of 'stuff' that came out of the loft was quite amazing I'm not sure how the ceiling stayed up!!!  It's now a case of sorting and recycling etc.etc.etc.

Now for one the nicest things that has happened recently  my Eldest Grand-daughter reached the old age of 16years and like all others of the age attended her School Prom I know that this photo has been on the web but she looked so lovely I just wanted to share her again
Oops Guess I'm still getting it wrong.  Still just to prove she was lovely 16 years ago as well.

Hope all the other 'Prom' goers had a lovely time

Until next time happy stitching to you all and hope not to leave it so long.......


Monday, 13 February 2012

Here we are again...Happy as Can Be.........

Hi there everyone. Guess what, I've been trying to get my 'mojo'back after Christmas and what happened?????

You've guessed. I've had a virus. I thought it was a cold but whatever it was it wiped me out somewhat. I had it for just over a fortnight. It was strange as my head felt OK but my nose wouldn't stop running and I have coughed so much I had a great shortage of sleep. Sooo no volounteering at the schools and I couldn't get into stitching just wanted to sleep.
Still all better now and on a bit of a fitness kick. I am one the most sedentary people in the Universe but I am trying loose a little weight and get a bit fitter ( One can always hope). So I have started walking. Now I know that sounds a little strange because I learnt how to do that many years ago but I thought I'd better try using the talent more than I have been doing in recent years. I am strictly a fair weather walker and building it up and trying to walk faster than I did. Perhaps the fantastic 'Pear Shape ' that I am may just become a little less obvious. Wish me luck.
I have been back doing my grandchildren minding ( including getting frozen watching the old netball matches) dropping off and collecting from the school after whatever activites finish. I also now fit in collecting my eldest son from his work (he's a lorry driver) and delivering him home , not too sure how I do it but hey it's all good fun.
This last weekend I had three grandchildren over to stop. The middle one is doing a 'Creative badge' at scouts so he wanted to make some biscuity things and came armed with a recipe book. So we made some peppermint creams and a version of 'rice krispie' cakes using a crunchy cereal with strawberries in it. We weren't sure whether or not it would work but he gave it a go and the three young ones + my DH thought they were 'yummy'

I went in January to see the Village Panto again, this year it was Jack and Jill. The female part of my twin grandchildren was Jill and have to say she was good. One of her school friends played Jack. The girls never missed a line, I was very proud of both the girls, they had worked so hard for many months and both of them were tired out at the end of the four performances that were done. Congratulations to all the cast of the St James Players Lostock Hall.

Now at last to stitchy things. Firstly here are some pictures that I promised last time of some charts I got for Christmas. An odd selecion I suppose but that's me!!

As I said I have been trying to find my 'mojo' and although it's not completely lost getting back sewing has been quite hard. but here is what I have been doing.
I have been stitching another of the African Themed pieces that I enjoy doing this one is called 'Muthuguthi' - Dancing Warrior. Once again the colours are vibrant

This is how I am doing.
I am hoping the next time I blog to have almost completed it. Now that's a challenge for me.

The one that is causing me most headaches is my so named Secret Stitch ( if you remember it was supposed to be a surprise for Christmas 2011!!) I am really struggling trying to get my head round the colours and the total confetti covering that it is made up of. In the real it does look good and I am sure that when it's finished I'll be euphoric.
I am trying to catch up on Blog commenting but for some reason I still don't seem able to comment on some blogs I think the way of doing it has altered and I don't seem able to follow what I'm supposed to do. Something about signing in to some contact thingy or other. I'll have to get my DH to explain it to me.....that is of course if I can get him off the computer where he forgets time playing games!!!!!!! I figure the only time I can actually get on is the middle of the night and to be honest I'm not going to do that.

Anyhow that's it for now. I'll try and get my commenting sorted out because I so enjoy reading and seeing how you are all getting on with your different stitchy things. Until next time I am watching. Happy stitching to you all

Monday, 16 January 2012

Don't Faint. It.s Me!!!!!

Happy New Year to you all. My computer is now working.....hopefully. I know that it is an absolute age since I blogged. I've had a busy time. I went volunteering at Chirk castle before Christmas telling stories. I love doing this and I must have read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' about fifty times over a ten hour period split into two days. and also making up my version of 'Rudolf' I read to all age groups and had a Christmas sing song at the end of each story telling or reading. Takes days to gat the old voice back.
On a Christmas theme I did a little stitching for my sister in law and then forgot to take a photo. But I did some 'Bottle Aprons' a quick stitch but effective.
I decided that I'd make some coasters for my DH and I for our Christmas table

I also made the effort and finished off 'Starlite, Star Brite'. Must say it was good to see something actuallly finshed completely.

I had some lovely Christmas gifts from my family from clothing to smellies. I also had a beautiful cross stitched Christmas ornament and a scissor keep along with a frogging needle. ( Now I really can't imagine what you use a frogging needle for) it looks very pretty

I was also given some Charts. These are really great. I am now in the process of getting all the threads and fabric together. I have taken a pic. of some of them and next post I'll be showing you some more.

I didn't manage to finish my 'Surprise Christmas Gift' not that I'm so surprised. Still there is another Christmas. I am just starting to get back into stitching after getting hooked on playing 'Mystery Games' by Big Fish Hidden object Games they are and they are quite addictive. so it's a good job that our computer now seems to be happier.
Here's my Mystery Stitch
This is really hard to get 'you eyeback in' with this, as it is all one stitch here and one stitch there and the colours are all so very close.
I have also made a start on another piece but as I have forgotten to take a photo I'll leave you guessing.

My apologies to Cath at Stitching Chicken, I did try to contact you over the African designs but for some reason it was refused but thank you so much for thinking of me. I'm off now as my Mystery stitchiis awaiting me. See you all next time.