Sunday 29 November 2009

This and that

Its reveal day for The Monthly Challenge at the Stitch and Stash forum. This month we all stitched "Peace" by Elizabeth's Designs. Here is mine. I Christmassed the colours up a bit from the original and changed the flowers to snowflakes. The other finishes are in the album here.

Other than that I've finished and posted two ornaments for exchanges, that I can't show you yet, and recieved an absolutely exquisite one, that I also can't show you yet though I'm itching to.

What I can show you is this. They held a quiz night last week at the girls' school to raise money for prom (when did Eloise get old enough to be going to prom next year???) and "Team Wilkins" won!

By the way, my living room wall isn't really "inside of a submarine grey" its a nice soft antique sage colour, but it couldn't compete with the blinding glare from the trophy ;D

Monday 16 November 2009

Is there a teenager in the house?

In point of fact there are now TWO
(be afraid, be very afraid),
because Naomi is 13 today.....
Yes, my baby is all grown up
It only seems yesterday when she looked like this!
A good post day too. I won a door prize from Arachne's Silken Web at the Online Needlwork Show, and it came today. Isn't it lovely? Sadly I fear there is absolutely no chance whatsoever of this one being done by Christmas...

Tuesday 10 November 2009

I'm weak!

What can I say? Saw it, wanted it, bought it!
This is J'arrive from Tournicoton (available in the UK from HollieStitch) isn't it just gorgeous?
What do you think my chances are of having it done for Christmas?

Sunday 1 November 2009

Two scary things and a long awaited finish

Looking cute for Halloween is seriously uncool when you are 15 and nearly 13, so here are the two undead creatures that manifested themselves in our house last night.

I'm lucky I survived the night with my brains uneaten!

A couple of weeks ago Heidi posted a picture of a cushion she'd just made from something she'd stitched years before, and suggested we hunt out something similarly old and finish it.

Well I immediately thought of a piece from an old TGOSM that was languishing in the bottom of my stitching basket, and on Friday I dug it out.
At this point you need to take a pause and fully understand the scope of that statement. This was not merely a case of looking underneath a couple of charts, this was a major logistical excercise involving the painstaking movement of multiple teetering piles of magzines, fabrics, wool, patterns and books, the temporary loss of the study carpet, and a lot of very pithy words. Anyway, I got there in the end, and I now have a lovely new knitting bag to show for it.

Insert Happy Dance here ;D

Go on, find something old and finish it, you know you want to....