My obsession with HAED and crochet and yarn and stuff . . . . .

Friday, 16 December 2011

December IHSW

It's that time of the month already - yay!  Hermit and stitch for all you are worth :-)  I'm hoping to get some major stitchy time in as DH isn't home yet so it's just me and the girls.  Just click on the hermie link to the right and that'll take you right to where you need to be!

Happy hermitting everyone! 

Thursday, 15 December 2011

... and the blogging is still behind!

I don't seem to be getting the hang of this, do I? ;-)

I am waaaay behind with my stitchy questions and I have now received the travelling pattern and a really lovely Christmas card from Jo.  I really must get my stitch on with that pattern!  Life has rather got in the way with school finishing and Christmas coming but I am very conscious that I need to get it done - sorry everyone!  I am still in two minds what to do, whether to follow the pattern or go for something small and different - I think something different might win.

Anyway back to the questions for now:
Day 5: How long did it take from the time to learned to stitch, to finish your first project?
eeek, can't remember how long that first piece took me .. it must have been a few weeks.  Well it was 20 odd years ago and didn't make a note then of how long things took me.

Day 6: What is your favourite piece that you've stitched?
It's a toss up between the birth sampler I did for my DD2 or my HAED finish, Porthole of Fantasy.  The sampler for sentimental reasons and the HAED, well because it's a HAED!

Day 7: Your least favourite?

Well, it's one of my UFOs.  It's a picture of Valentino Rossi on his bike that I decided to stitch for DH for our wedding anniversary about 4 years ago.  There is 27 different shades on blue and it's on 14ct aida *shudder* needless to say, that's why it's a UFO! 

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Advent Calendar 14 December 2011

Hello everyone joining in the fun with the blogging advent calendar!  Today is my turn and I have chosen a picture of a cushion I completed last year to add to our Christmas decorations.  He was really quick to stitch and the pillow came ready made but I think he looks great!

Our tree has been up for some time, my three girls couldn't wait.  Since then our two kitties have been making whoopie with my ornaments - luckily the precious ones at at the top :-)

As the girls are still quite young, we are still 'developing' our traditions.  Some things that I have continued from when I was are a present at the end of the bed (keeps them quiet for a bit in the morning) and waiting until they have eaten breakfast before opening presents - mean I know but let's face it once they get started it all seems to be over in minutes!

Best wishes for the Christmas season to you all!