Friday, June 29, 2018

Fun Finds Friday.....a tiny one!

It's amazing what you find when you decide to clear out your sewing basket! 

This was a little project that I started many, many, moons ago and since the chart is still available as a freebie it seems perfect for today's FFF post!

Yeah....told you it was tiny! And just to add some perspective on how tiny it is, here's it next to a quarter...

So although the chart is a free, you might need to buy a magnifyer or at least have have good eyes!

You can find the chart here.

I don't know why I didn't finish this (maybe, just maybe, it had something to do with the size of the stitches!) but looking at it again, I think I should try to finish this one - after Monday's post, I have no excuses not to! 

Until next time....happy stitching!


Monday, June 25, 2018

I'm back!

It's been a month since I last posted, well disappeared really, and what a month it has been. 

The reason everything went quiet on the blog was that my Dad suddenly passed away. As many of you know, we live not only in different countries, but different continents, so things were a bit crazy to say the least for getting back to Scotland. It was a very sad and emotional trip back home. I did take my stitching with me but didn't really have much time to stitch and on the evenings when we did have some free time, I didn't feel like doing anything.

I did buy a cross stitch magazine for on the plane back to the US (CrossStitcher magazine issue 332) and started working on one of the free gifts. In the magazine it states that it would take about 5 hours to complete....ha! Even on a seven hour flight, I still didn't mange to finish it .....proof that I am still the reigning queen of slow stitching :)

But this next part will surprise you.....not only have I completed the stitching (this is where you want to make sure you are sitting down)....I have completely finished, finished it....yes stitched, sewn, stuffed and all the little paraphernalia attached....yay me!

Ribbons, bows and bunting all sewn on - isn't it cute? This one didn't even make it to the pile of shame.....just straight off to the sewing machine and all done and dusted in a day....good job you were sitting down, wasn't it?!!

I have done some more stitching on the seashells design as you can see from the before and after shots....

....gosh.......way more than I thought.....

Even though I didn't get much stitching done while I was back in Scotland, it's amazing how comforting the hobby of cross stitching can be, don't you agree?

So things are back to normal (well Blog wise anyway) so check back on Friday to find out this week's Fun Finds!

Until next time...happy stitching!