Monday, February 29, 2016

It's a marvelous night for a moon dance!

Hello dear friends...thank you for popping by! I hope you have your dancing shoes on so that you can join me in my moon dance happy dance. :) Yes, Twilight Silhouette, or twilight fairy as I usually call her, is finished......

....doesn't she look gorgeous? can see the textures created with the different stitches and the french knots...

....and if you look can just see some of the sparkles in the fairy dust!

I love her....but I'm so glad she's finished! Now I just have to get her framed....that could take a while!

So with Twilight fairy finished it was time to get back to working on Max the cat...remember him? This is how he looked last time I did any work on him...

...and this is him now....

I seem to have been able to get loads done......don't think that I'll be able to keep this pace up does seem to get in the way of stitching time.....unfortunately!

Until next time...happy stitching!


Monday, February 22, 2016

Almost finished!

I have finished the back stitching and french knots on the left hand side of Twilight fairy....only the right hand side to so!!! Can you feel my excitement? 

Unfortunately, no matter what angle I try to take the pictures from, the sparkle just doesn't show up....but the cat hairs do!

I think dinner just might be put on hold tonight so that I can get this finished!

Can you blame me? :)

Until next time...happy stitching!


Monday, February 15, 2016

A few stars and some waves

For various reasons, I haven't managed to get very much stitching or crocheting done this week....nothing exciting has been going on, just the usual boring Mum stuff that takes up valuable crafting time! 

Twilight Fairy has a few stars shining in the sky now.....

...there's still lots of back stitch to do around the fairy and the grasses...and, of course, more stars!

My crochet afghan is rolled up in my basket out of the prying paws of a very curious cat who seems to think that the blanket is for her! She loves to snuggle underneath it while I'm working on it....she's too cute!

Here's the front of it......all those lovely sea waves patterns...

....still lots to do to get this to the length I want.....if I can find some free time to do it!!!

Until next time....happy stitching!


Monday, February 8, 2016

Back stitching and missing stitches....

....that's what I have been working on! Here's the back stitching that I did....

...what a difference it makes! This cute little bear really did come to life......and here he is all made up as a card...

.....just in time for valentine's day!

And the missing stitches? Well I brushed off all the dust form twilight fairy (again!) and really got to work on her. There seemed to be quite a few odd stitches that were 'missing' know the ones when you have three or four stitches left to do in one colour but have only an inch or so of thread and no matter how hard you try, you just can't get them all done with the last bit of thread. I always leave them and start another colour....a new colour seems much more exciting than finishing off two or three stitches with the old colour you were using. Anyone else like that? Anyway, I decided to do all those missing stitches....

It's probably hard to see any difference from the last time I showed pictures of this design, but there are fewer gaps now! :)

The end really is in sight for this beautiful design....I can't wait to add the sparkly thread and bring this design to life.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time....happy stitching!


Monday, February 1, 2016

Almost a finish!

I was hoping to have this little freebie finished in time to post pictures today.....but it just didn't happen!

Hopefully the back stitching won't take too long and then I can add another card to my stash for use throughout the year.

I have been busy crocheting my's such an addictive that I have worked it all out and can see the repeats etc.

Unfortunately the colours don't look as pretty as they do in real life. I'm also struggling to figure out a way to photograph it so that it looks more interesting than  this...

I've also just realized that I have photographed it upside down.....what a dope!!!

I really must get my act together!!!

Until next time...happy stitching!