Monday, March 19, 2018

Almost done!

Oooh, the excitement! I'm almost done with the blue birds!

Can you feel my relief that there won't be too much more blue threads in my life? (Watch me pick a new project that has loads of blues in it!!!!)
Anyhoo, the main part of the stitching is completed...yayyy! I just have to decide if I want to stitch the border all around the design.....not sure If I'm up to any more blue threads.  So with just the back stitching to do, this design is almost....dare I say it.....finished!!!

Soooo....what's your honest opinion....border or no border? Part of me thinks 'Just suck it up and do the border' and the other part says 'Why bother? It looks fine like that'....which part of me do I listen to? 😃

And you can tell that it was a real dilemma  as I voluntarily went to the pile of shame and did some finishing....yeah, that's how much of a quandary I'm in about these damn birds!

So here's the finishing that I did....(it's not much so don't get too excited!)

The embroidered cushion for my daughter and her 'pre-husband', as she calls him!

.....and the scroll for my daughter's professor....

So that's two down several hundred ahem, one or two more to go!

Until next time...happy stitching!


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

More blue!

Blue, blue, blue.......arghhhh, it's beginning to get to me, all that blue and no other colour to break up the monotony.

Not much progress to show as there were a few nights that I didn't manage to stitch and nothing at all done over the unlike me!

Here's how the blue birds are looking now....

I'll be glad when this one is completed!

A few evenings I didn't manage to get any stitching done for one reason or another, and I really missed stitching. I really felt like I had wasted the time (even though I am moaning about the blue threads!)  I guess our stitching hobby really is addictive that this happens....

....... you see a waffle chip and think "I can stitch that!"

This, I must add, was not my doing. This was from a Facebook post by a page called  'I Craft Because Punching People Is Frowned Upon' which I wanted to share with you as I thought it was so funny. Hope you do to.😏

Until next time....happy stitching!


Monday, March 5, 2018

Ooohhh.....look what I got!

This was a gift from my hubby.....for Christmas 😊....

.......guess DMC didn't make enough of these tins to keep up with the demand at Christmas time when he placed the order. I'm not complaining.... a gift at any time is always wonderful....and new threads (or anything to do with cross stitching) is always appreciated!  I'm torn between ripping the threads out of the tin and using them or just leaving them in there, in all their glory, all colour graded and in numerical order......oh what to do, what to do?!!!! 😏

Well the blues are still firmly here, but that's a good's the blue threads.....nothing else. Slowly but surely I'm getting on with those blue birds....well, technically it's the background as the birds are finished! I'm beginning to wonder whether or not to do the border round this design....the thought of even more blues is just too much!

The cardinal design also has blues in it, so I thought I should try to do some of the blue while there are some of the reds and pinks still to stitch, so that I don't go completely crazy stitching blues at the end, but I didn't get far with that's where I was last post....

....and here's where I am today.....

Now I'm going to go back and look lovingly at all those glorious new colours of DMC threads....and maybe get some blue stitching done!

Until next time....happy stitching!