Tuesday, February 23, 2010

60th Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday we gathered at my sisters house to celebrate my Mum and Dad's 60th Wedding Anniversary. It was a lovely day. All the grandchildren and great grandchildren were there. The weather was perfect and not too hot. So here is a picture of the happy couple.

And here is a picture of Mum and Dad and we three kids. My sister is the littlest one in the photo and then my brother and then me at the back.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to one and all. My husabnd and I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day but that doesn't mean we don't love each other.

Anyway, I thought I would do an update again. Not promising that this will happen all the time but I have some stitching to show you. I have been stitching quite a bit this week. I saw an updated picture of a WIP of Rachel's on facebook and it gave me the urge to get mine of the same out. I haven't done very much on mine. Here's Rachel's WIP. It is stunning isn't it. And here's mine

As you can see mine has a bit to go before it gets to the stage that Rachel's is. I think I forgot to mention that it is a HAED chart of Turnadot by Kinuko Y. Craft. I think she is one of my favourite artists that HAED chart. I have a few of hers to stitch so I should be able to stay alive for a least 4 or 5 hundred years.

Here is my SK Enchanted which is also a chart done by HAED. I do believe they are very talented in converting artwork etc for stitching. If I have enough money in my bank account I am off to buy 1 more chart.

I also stitched on an exchange. It is a Christmas Exchange and unfortunately it went missing in post. So I am now doing another one. Actually I really like what I am stitching so I hope my exchange partner likes it too.

Well that is all from me this week.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

My Christmas Chook is finished and my January stitching on Enchanted Story Keep

This is my first finish for 2010. I am really pleased to announce that it is also something I started a few years ago so I have lessened the old pile of UFO/WIPS. Of course I have added to them already this year. I always plan on around 50 starts for the year. Have to so I can at least some of my stash started. I am not that fast a stitcher so I would never go anywhere near starting any of my stash if I waited to finish a few more. Besides I love starting projects. There is nothing like the kit up and the anticipation of a start. Anyway back to the chook project. I had hoped to get it finished last Sunday but I had to keep unpicking one of the snowflakes on the snippet tray. I will take a photo when I get the 3 items back from the finisher.

I have also taken a photo of my HAED SAL Storykeep. It is called Enchanted. The photo I am showing is my January stitching on it. I have found a fantastic way to stitch HAED projects thanks to my friend Liz. She colours all the stitches she wants to do with a the fluro yellow high lighter and then when they are done she colours over the top of them with another colour. I started doing this with this particular piece and wow what a difference it makes to the concentration and speed at which I can stitch. The only reason I haven't done more is that I just haven't had time. So here is said picture.