Sunday, 25 March 2012

Sunday Update 25 March

Well, its that time of the year and in our back garden at the moment is our resident pheasant together with his harem of ladies.

This year however, he has a hybrid in tow. She has a golden tripe round her head and a very dark brown/light brown striped body. The picture isn't brilliant so I'll try to do better next time.

Onto stitching; I've finally finished Hilary's Calender of Cats.  I really thought this was going to be a quick stitch but was amazed at how long it took (sorry Hilary).  However, its finished now and will be winging its way home on Wednesday.

Finally, having seen how wonderfully well Kerry is doing with her HAED, I was motivated to get mine out.  It was started in 2007 and I had only done 6 pages so if I want to get it finished this century it was time to begin again.  I have so far managed to do pages 7 and 8 and am just starting on page 9 so all seems to be progressing steadily.

So that appears to be it for this week.  I'm still working on my SALs and hopefully will have something to post next week.  The forecast here is fine for the week so hope everyone has a good week.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Its officially Spring

so its time I did actually start this blog. 
The weather has been great so far although cold at night so at least we can get on with sowing seeds and getting the garden ready to plant veggies.

On the stitching front I've almost finished Hilary's Cats (picture to come soon) and the three SALs that I'm doing are progressing well.

1. Angie's Sweet Flowers.  This is Part 1.  The original is pretty monocoloured so I thought I'd jazz it up a bit.  Its stitched in Carries threads. 

2. Windows a SAL on the Sticklounge group.  This is up to Part 3, stitched mainly in DMC.

3. Tribute to Ackworth also a Sticklounge SAL.  I think this is my favourite.  Its stitched on a hand dyed called African Daisy in DD Illawong and Desert Plum.

and the fourth is Mask of Colours by HAED but pic will also be coming later.