Friday, 30 November 2012

WIPocalypse November

So I have done some stitching this month. I will start with what you haven't seen yet.
I spent yesterday stitching on Winter Fairy and made some good progress.

At the beginning of the month...
and now.
I'm really happy with my progress in one day of working on it!

Now Afternoon Tea ...
Last Month
This Month
Only a little bit of progress on this one mainly in the black but any little bit counts!

I also finished a couple of smalls

The Year of the Dragon by Dragon Dreams
Christmas Cow


and some progress on '99 which is awesome!

So there is my update. Surprising small until you add in my crochet but that doesn't belong in the WIPocalypse update!

Anyway I'm going to work :D

Happy Stitching
Caitlin



Wednesday, 28 November 2012

What I have been up to this week...

In between feeling like hell, I am happy to report that I have done SOME stitching. This little amount was a push. I started and finished a new ornament, I wanted the 2012 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Collection just for the dragon dreams ornament.

I finished it tonight.

It's done on 28ct polstitches fabric over one. It is tiny. Only about 2-3 inches wide.

Since I haven't been feeling the best I haven't been feeling great when stitching. My head has been hurting when I tried to concentrate so I turned around and started making crocheted Christmas ornaments from Planet June. I LOVE that website! So many cool patterns. I think I will be making a number of these.

I have added some sparkle in the middle one, I used DMC metallics one strand in the red. You can just see the glitter of gold.

There are seven all told that I have finished though I plan to do many more. They only take a couple of hours to finish and I think they will make good presents.

I am feeling much better today. Which is great! I hope I continue to feel better.

Happy Stitching
Caitlin

Monday, 26 November 2012

It's been a BAD week

I know on Tuesday I posted up my IHSW stuff and mentioned a really bad headache well it didn't go away. I was teaching all week didn't have the ability to take the time off and I was so tired. I ended up with a bad cold and when I get a cold it comes with a sinus infection which didn't help my headache.

Thankfully after collapsing Thursday afternoon and sleeping away the afternoon and night I was feeling a bit better by Friday.

I am still coughing, and I haven't been well again today. A bit of a tummy bug or something.

I will have some update photos another day I don't feel up to it today.

Monday, 19 November 2012

IHSW

I worked on this one some on Saturday morning and a bit this past week too. I don't think I've shown an update for a while.

Here is the latest photos from '99
One row plus one bottle done and another 5 really close. Only another 70 odd more to go!



And I finally finished the Christmas Cow :D

 I also worked a bit on Afternoon Tea :D I love working on this when I get a chance. Here is where it was...

And now :D ....

So a lot of black added and some fulling stitches done which aren't really noticeable but I know I did them!

Since my head is hurting with a splitting headache I will leave you with this progress and go to bed!

happy stitching,
Caitlin

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Twilight Breaking Dawn: Part 2

WOW!

I  went to see it last night and it was absolutely awesome!

I have to say I am glad twilight is now finished but what a way to go out. If you are a twilight fan I would highly recommend it to anyone. I don't really want to say more than that because I don't want to give it away but the ending was amazing.

Have fun :D

I signed up for IHSW

its the first time I have had time to join since last year. So really excited :D

Watch this space for updates at the end of the weekend :D

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Framed Finish!

Well I finally got it back from the framer and it is stunning!

We spent ages searching for the right frame. I first thought I wanted a wood frame but they were all too heavy. In the end we found this gold and silver gilt frame.

Here is a photo with flash better colours.

I love the job they did and they fixed their first mistake without a complaint. So happy with it.

I also received my Fabric of the Month from Colours of the Outback. Because of Hurricane Sandy her order of 32ct Lugana was delayed so instead of waiting she offered me 32ct opal instead without charging me extra. I love this piece. It's called Purple Army.

I also realised I forgot to show you last months fabric.

It's called Great Australian Bite.

I also bought some magazines this week.

I finally found a newsagent that had the Christmas ornament magazine. There are some awesome designs in there.

I know Christmas is only about 6 weeks away but it sure doesn't feel like it yet!

Happy Stitching :D
Caitlin 





Wednesday, 7 November 2012

so I'm pathetic!

I have bought tickets for Twilight Breaking Dawn: Part 2! I am so excited! My friend and I are going next Friday so not the first day but the second :D We booked deluxe tickets so we get the super comfy seats and seat service meaning they bring our meal into us during the movie. You can also have alcohol in there but I will be driving.

I know how sad it is to admit that I love the twilight movies. I don't go stupid over them because I am the first to admit that the books sucked! But something about them you couldn't put them down. I read all 4 books in about 24hrs. Also Kristen Stewart needs to learn how to smile and Robert Pattinson is not that handsome! So why do I love these movies? Maybe something to do with the stunningly gorgeous Jacob Black :D


I have never been team Jacob though because I want Bella to end up with Edward so I can get Jacob :D

I am really excited to see what the next instalment brings.
Caitlin

p.s. I lost another .9 making it 4kg total now :D which is 8 pounds :D

Monday, 5 November 2012

What I spent my weekend making...

I didn't have as much time to myself this weekend as I thought. Phill went sailing and then I spent the weekend chasing around after stuff and then up at his sailing!

So when all the fun was happening I couldn't actually do my secret stitching so instead I started another crobot. This one is the cosmic bot. He is so cute. All the designs in this book are only small. This one is about 6cm tall.

I put a loop on the top of his head so that it can be hung up as a Christmas ornament :D so it's another ornament off my list :D

Here is a slightly better view
He is the cutest little thing. Unfortunately I have to give it away.

Caitlin

Friday, 2 November 2012

WIPocalypse #11

Well I have been very very busy this update :D

Afternoon Tea looked like this last update

Then I managed a page finish
Of course this wasn't enough I have added a bit more since then :D

I am loving working on the purple in the chair :D Such pretty colours. I am so excited about this piece at the moment. It is really drawing me to work on it.

I do also have a pile of smalls that I have worked on.
And started a Christmas Cow :D
I have had a chance to work on Winter Fairy :D I love the fabric for this piece and it really doesn't photograph very easily.

Here is where I had left it
And now ...
Not that much done but it is some work on it so it hasn't been forgotten :D I would like to finish this at some point! It is redder than this photo shows though. The reds in the purple don't seem to want to photograph.

I think that is all I have been working on... except '99 but I can't show you an update for that one as Phill is sitting in the room with me. Another day :D I think I might spend the whole weekend working on it. Phill is going sailing so leaving me to my own devices.

Happy Stitching :D
Caitlin 








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