Tuesday, July 31, 2012

!!Another Happy Dance!!

Woo Hoo!!

I have finished Nora Corbetts letter "M"
Recommended Threads - Cresent Colours
Mill Hill Beads
32-count Linen

I have also been doing a bit on the Chatelaine "Tuscany Town"
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It's coming along nicely and if I'm very good I may have it finished by the end of the year! LOL!

Also a progress picture on the Enchantment of Winter
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(stitching is upside down by the way - oops my bad...)

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Just started on the 1 over 1 and not really enjoying that! Unfortunately there is quite a bit of it.

I have done a bit more on Mirabilia's "Goddess of Wisdom"

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Thanks to DMC changing the colours slightly, some of the blue is a different shade from the parts I have already done. GRRRRRR Not sure what I am going to do about that yet....

I hope you have been enjoying the Olympics, most of the live coverage here in New Zealand is on during the small hours of the morning, thank goodness for the Mysky recorder! Anyway I have watched and really enjoyed the 3 day eventing and I'm looking forward to watching the dressage on Wednesday.

Happy stitching!

Michelle

Monday, July 30, 2012

Exciting News...

Sorry no photos in this post! I have been a really slack lately, but that's because I have had other distractions - like my new boyfriend! BF (boyfriend, cos I'm too lazy to type out the whole word) I met a bit over 3 weeks ago has been taking me away from my stitching, oh well, I am not complaining! He doesn't ride a road bike like me but does ride a mountain bike (it's a hard road finding the perfect man...LOL) and the funniest thing is that he lives just 200 metres away from me, so he has been here the whole time!!! He is such a lovely guy and wants the same things as me, so fingers crossed he's a keeper.

On the stitching front, I haven't got much done, but I have been working on the Enchantment of Winter. I am trying to do a bit of the 1 over 1 and having problems seeing it! It's definitely not for the faint hearted! Does anybody have any tips on doing 1 over 1?

I have done a little bit on the 1 over 1 and you have to be careful you don't pull the threads too hard or they disappear into the fabric!

I am actually taking a sick day today, I was meant to start my new job today but ended up being really sick with a very nasty chesty cough and aching all over, I felt soooo bad about calling in sick on my first day but I can barely get out of bed! I'm hardly ever sick and it's so unpleasant and annoying. I guess I can only get better....I hope :)

Happy stitching!

Michelle