Saturday, 29 December 2012

Nearly the year end, almost a page end?

I had two things I wanted to achieve before the end of 2012, the first was to finish the latest section on my Pet Portrait Course, which I finally did last night, this is the latest piece, which together with eye studies make up the second section of my course, I will send them all in on January 2nd and will keep my fingers crossed that I do well.

The other thing I really wanted to do was finish my current page on Night Queen, I've just done a quick stitch count and I have 2587 stitches left to able? I think so, as long as I don't get too distracted by housework lol

So needles at the ready, and a quick prayer to the thread fairy in the hopes I do not run out of any colours, here I go!

Saturday, 15 December 2012


I'm so chuffed, I had thought I would suffer the usual new page blues and pop her away for a few weeks, but thankfully not, I have carried on stitching the next page and am about a third of the way through already, hopefully bang on track to finishing this page by the end of the year.

I'm also trying to find the time to finish my current submissions for my art course, I finished these wolf eyes in pastel yesterday:

This is the last piece I need to finish this part of the course, Tiger again in pastels, I think it will take a lot of hours to get the layers of fur and all the details right, this is the underpainting stage, with a little detail added in the top right corner

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Another Quick Thread Count

This is just for me to try to keep tabs on how many skeins I have brought so far for this project, including the 10 I ordered last week, and the 40 more I ordered today, we are now upto 296 skeins of DMC threads...............

Wednesday, 5 December 2012


Finally! I do not know what it was about this page, I just seemed to get a massive block with it, I dread to think how long I spent on it, it must have been over 6 months.

But I am so pleased I stuck it out and I am hopefully over the block now and ready to keep going with this project, first few stitches are already into page number 9.  If I really stick with it, I am wondering if I can complete another page before the end of the year?

The page has 7220 stitches, that would mean an average of 277 stitches per day, every day until 31st December...............I reckon I can do it! Watch this space lol

So here she is:

 And with my kitty cat for scale :)

Now I am off to do a quick thread inventory and order for the page ahead, then on with the stitching!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Christmas Crafting Giveaway x

Still waiting on threads, postie is not my friend this week, bringing me nothing but bills so far!

But while I wait I am doing some updates on my Gothic Yarns sock wools and have just added a big crafting stash giveaway on my facebook page,  I thought I would share it with you guys, in case anyone fancies joining in the fun x

Here is a piccie of all the goodies :)

And here is the linky link: