Saturday, 19 May 2018

A Twofer post....

Oh dear, I forgot to post my Friday Frolics last week but the good news is that this week is a Twofer post!

Last week, I picked up this negelected WIP, Winter Wonderland from a Better Homes and Gardens mag.

This is where I was up to.... (I cannot find anywhere that I have posted about this earlier, so I am not sure when I started it).

This is where I got up to after my Friday Frolic....

 .... and then I stitched on it for three more days (Tuesday to Thursday) and managed to get heaps more done  - the roof of the house is almost finished, I have started on the stonework around the ice skating pond and stared the ice.  The gentleman skater is almost finished, too, don't you just love his checked pants?

One day, in the not too distant future, I hope, it will look like this....

I must thank my dear stitchy friend, Brigitte, for inspiring me to find this design on Ebay  - I do love it so very much.

This past Friday, I picked up a BAP, 
"Spaziergang durch unser Dorf"or "Walk through our Village" by UB Design. (Apologies to any German-speaking readers, this is the translation that Google Translate gave me).

This is where I was up to when I picked it up on Friday...

... and here is my Friday progress...  

... and this is what it will look like one day!!!!!

I do have a favour to ask of any of you who speak German.  The instructions for this design is entirely in German (which I do not know) which is fine for the cross stitch part but for the back stitch I am all at sea as to what is what!  So, my favour is this, would any of you be willing to translate the instruction page for me if I email it to you?  I would be most grateful.

Anyway, that is my Friday Frolicking for me this week and last.  What did you stitch on?


P.S. I am having ANOTHER Girl's Nest Giveaway (#6), click on the pic below if you would like to enter.  Closes May 31st.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Another Friday, Another LHN Design!

Hello everyone! Here I am slightly late with my update from last Friday's stitching effort...

Last week I finally got around to starting Little House Needleworks "Old Glory".  This design was one of my Stitch Maynia starts, but it was mainly chosen to fit into another SAL on the Stitch Maynia group to celebrate the state of Texas.

I am stitching the design with the DMC conversion rather than the fancy floss, but that's ok because it will still be a gorgeous finish (one day!).  Fabric is 28ct Lugana "Dapple" from Picture This Plus.

I was really surprised with my progress on Friday night.... Border all done! :o)

Hugs x

Friday, 4 May 2018

Women making History....

This week I pulled out a WIP from January 2015 (the 12th to be precise), "Well Behaved Women" by Lizzie Kate.  

Now, I have absolutely no memory of ever stitching on this piece and there was only one skein of orange floss (the one used for the flower) in the project bag, so unfortunately a bit of frogging had to happen as I couldn't match the green to finish the word "History". I decided to change it up about anyway and used WDE Fire instead (different orange to the flower).  As I am going along I am actually changing a lot of the colours now as I dip into my WDW floss tin.  Quite a bit of progress has been made, as you can see.  

I hope to stitch on this a bit more today, Saturday, but who knows after that? Tomorrow is New Start Sundays and Monday is 'Merica Monday for the Americana SAL - so maybe, Tuesday?  It actually should only take a few more evenings of stitching to have a Happy Dance.



P.S. I am having ANOTHER Girl's Nest Giveaway (#6), click on the pic below if you would like to enter.  Closes May 31st.


Sunday, 29 April 2018

The Bookshelf...

Another Friday has come and gone... and this week I pulled out the same project as I stitched on last Friday. 

I was doing a SAL for Stitch Maynia last week and the daily challenge for Friday related to schools/school work - so my thought pattern went along the lines of what type of books that you would see at school.  I suspect that most literary classics are in the majority of school libraries still, so I thought that would be a nice segway (segue) to my "Bookshelf" WIP!

"The Bookshelf" - Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 28ct Opal Lugana "Gaia" - Under The Sea Fabrics
Threads: DMC as charted

I managed a good bit of progress this time round as I had Friday off work and was able to get more than my usual 1-2hrs a day stitching time in!!

Til next time, Happy Stitching
Hugs x

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Early posting for Friday Frolics this week...

As I knew that today is going to be a very busy day: Site meeting for "Grand Designs Eaglemont: Two House Project:Back House" with the builder and architect, then a catch up lunch with an old school friend and lastly, dinner and then a play at the Heidelberg Theatre Company - phew! I am exhausted just thinking about it - lol! - I shifted my Friday Night Frolics to Thursday and picked up Just Nan's Morning Song  - the last time I stitched on this was 6th January, 2017!!!!!!!



As you can see, I finished that dratted light green plait stitch on the bottom band and now have five (not all complete)sheep. There is still a bit to do on this band, Band 10 and after that there are still Bands 11, 12 (a big band) and 13 to go.  At the top, I managed to complete Bands 3 and 4 and I still have Bands 1 (a big band) and 2 to go.  So, altogether I have finished seven and a half bands out of 13 - so more than halfway.

I will probably keep stitching on it on Saturday, before New Start Sunday, and try to maybe get Band 10 finished before it is put away again - hopefully Morning Song will appear again sooner rather than later, I would really love a Happy Dance with this project.


P.S. I am having ANOTHER Girl's Nest Giveaway (#6) on my main blog, Kitten Stitching, click on the pic below if you would like to enter.  Closes May 31st.

Monday, 23 April 2018

I did it!!!

Guess what? I think this is my first Friday Frolics post for 2018!  That doesn't mean I haven't stitched on a Friday... it's just that I keep forgetting to post about it!!

So without further ado....

Friday 20th April 2018 - Friday Frolics
For my Friday Frolics I decided to pull out one of my many Little House Needleworks WIPs!  I didn't manage to get a lot done but progress is progress!  I originally started this design for the Jane Austen Reading and Stitching FB group SAL.  The first part of the SAL was related to "Sense and Sensibility"... hence the strange starting point! I now plan to add the author names before deciding which way to go from there.

"The Bookshelf" - Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 28ct Opal Lugana "Gaia" - Under The Sea Fabrics
Threads: DMC as charted

Have a great week
See you next time
Hugs x

Saturday, 21 April 2018

An "accidental" Happy Dance and checking the Temperature....

I started my Friday Frolics this week wrestling Furio for control of my stitching - lol!  He really is my stitching cat!

I am pleased to say that I won the tussle (yay! I could beat a cat a 100 times smaller than me - lol!) and managed a finish before my Friday morning coffee group.

Sorry, I did iron it but it still looks a little crumpled!  I made a few changes to the original  - see below - I hope that you like them.

Then it was onto my Temperature SAL.....



Pretty happy, quite a bit achieved on this SAL piece.

Of course, all of this qualifies for FNSI hosted by the wonderful Wendy.  

This is a virtual Sew-In held on the third Friday of every month.  If you want to see what all the other FNSIers got up to this month you can find out here.

What did you stitch on for Friday Frolics this week?


P.S. I am having ANOTHER Girl's Nest Giveaway (#6) on my main blog, Kitten Stitching, click on the pic below if you would like to enter.  Closes May 31st.