Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I have finally finished it

Yes thats right...Its all done...what am I talking about??? My aran cardigan that I started a year ago. I finished at the weekend and it is so lovely and warm. It is knitted with 10 ply natural New Zealand wool - it took me ages to hand pick the blue sheep for the project LOL.

So now I am free to stitch. So many choices but for now I am going to finish the WIPs I mentioned in the last post, and think about what ornaments I will stitch for Christmas. I have managed to track down the 2003 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue from Wyndham Needleworks in America. (The only issue I don't have). That order shouldnt take long to arrive. I also ordered 2 Elizabeth Designs charts (Old Stone Church & Black Crow Cottage) and 1 Blackbird Designs Chart (Awake the Dawning Day). Thats a few more charts to add to the "want to do list" They give me the incentive to finish my WIPs first...but will I ????

Thursday, July 12, 2007

A gift for a dear friend

Gosh its been a while since I posted. No excuses really...just havent got round to it.

I finished this scissor fob and pincushion for dear stitchy friend Andie, who Ive known for a long time. A story goes with the reason for stitching these, but basically I did it because shes always just been there in times of trouble and because I wanted too. Also I ran a scissor fob exchange on my New Zealand Yahoo stitching group about 18 months ago, and Andies partner decided not to stitch anything after committing to the group - dont you just hate that! We all had mixed partners and Andie actually stitched a beautiful fob for me, so I thought I would make one in return for her, seeing she missed out.

I am still busy knitting that same aran cardi....almost finished - not much more to go.

Then when that it is finished, I will get back into serious stitching mode - famous last words huh? I have some WIPs to finish...Maxs Moon, Pukeko, a picture I designed for my DH listing his places of employment ( celebrating 14 years), and I also want to stitch TW Dragon petite (Above the clouds) picture for him as well, maybe for Christmas or his birthday in February. I also have this years Christmas ornaments to do, so I had better get cracking...what am I doing on here, when I could be knitting or stitching.