Wednesday, 27 May 2015

WIP Wednesday


So I've been stitching on my Afternoon Tea - HAED. I've managed to get half way down one column but I know I will hit a snag soon as I hit the confetti of the purple seat thingy. I'm still finally working on this again ... which is a big step for me. I'm loving working on it.



And here is the close up. It's so much fun to work on.


 And my granny stripe is slowly moving forward. I just love the colours of this.


Happy Stitching,
Caitlin

Thursday, 21 May 2015

My Favourite Posts



It's one of those funny things. This was Tuesdays prompt but I wasn't in the mood to post but I don't really have much to say about my camera today so I'm going digging through my archives. I looked at my most popular posts but the most popular is me talking about the labels of moda vera changing to four seasons. Which is something that is interesting but it's definitely not my favourite post.

Then I thought about it some more and my favourite posts are quite often my tutorial or teaching posts so here they are.

I love this post where I go through how to finish your bookmark. 



Or this one where I showed how to make the fabric book covers that I used for my journal. I LOVE these covers and will have to make more of them.


And I love these mug cosies that I made for Christmas gifts.



Wow I have many different crafts that I do! But I sure had fun looking through my archives.

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin

WIP Wednesday



So this week has been an awesome week. Not much cross stitch happening but that's because it's been cold and I've been wanting to curl up under my blanket and crochet.



I'm so happy with the way this is going. Though I think I have to tighten up my stitches again it's starting to buckle a little I seem to go through stages because it takes so long to do so I'm not as consistent over long periods of time.

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin

P.S. I know this is a day late but I'm pretending it is still Wednesday.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Hello Monday



So today hasn't gone as planned. I've had two pathetically sick children home all day. They weren't dying sick but they were sick enough that I didn't want them going to school on a wet day but they were well enough to be annoying. Hopefully though the lazy day has helped them to get better.

So how was my weekend? Fairly laid back.

On Saturday morning we went shopping to ALDI to shop their snow sale. We needed some thermal underwear for the kids and that was a great way to stock up on warm stuff ready for camping. The days will be pleasant but I know the mornings/evenings will be freezing.

I had a rehearsal on Saturday afternoon for my concert coming up next weekend but other than that I haven't had much to do. I'm getting really nervous and excited. I'm the one in charge of the brass band that we've put together and it's making me just a little nervous.

Then Sunday we visited the Library and then headed over to my parents for Sunday night dinner. I love having dinner over at my parents house. Mum cooked up a double roast and some spaghetti and cheese. It was absolutely delicious. A great way to end the weekend.

Oh and with all the lovely cold weather I have had lots of fun and managed to get more rows of my granny stripes done. I've also been quilting as the deadline for my chevron quilt is getting closer. The baby shower is next month and I'd love to have it finished in time. I'll show you pictures later this week... I'm hoping to get better light.

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin

Saturday, 16 May 2015

In my feeds this week....



This week I've been reading all sorts of fun stuff. I found an awesome article about Nerd vs. Geek and what makes it. It's a really interesting article with a cool graph... which makes it all worthwhile. And that is my nerd coming out in me as I found out I'm more nerd than geek.

I have been going crazy for crochet which you would know if you follow my pinterest at all... I've been finding and pinning all sorts of cool projects. I am currently lusting over the Sophie's universe CAL. I really want to do it but I need to finish the blanket I've got going first.

I've also gone planner crazy. I follow a couple of youtubers that vlog about their planners and how they stay motivated. You can check them out at Strange & Charmed and Paper & Glam. I find them both fascinating and absolutely wonderful though I mainly listen to them on their youtube.

I don't know what it is at the moment but I find planners and washi tape fascinating I think because it means sorting out what I'm doing and giving my days that seem endless a bit of purpose. I really need to find some solid work, being jobless is not helping me at all.

The next week will be absolutely crazy, I have a performance next weekend and I've been in charge of getting the brass section ready for it. I think we are there but it's the first time we've had a brass choir perform and I hope we're up to the standard.


Happy Stitching,
Caitlin


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