WIPocalpyse 2012

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Olympic/Holiday stitching

Well it is hard to believe that after all the build up  that the 2012 Olympics have been and gone.. I am so pleased though that I took my leave over those two weeks as I just couldn't get enough of them, though at times it was all getting a bit too much emotionally lol!  Well done team GB  though - you did your country proud.  Roll on 2014 when the commonwealth games are coming to Glasgow, definitely  need to get me some tickets for that..

I did leave the house at some points though, we did a couple of day trips with the kids. Headed down to The Cocoa Bean Factory which I think the kids thoroughly enjoyed. Chocolate  heaven...

Also went over to Edinburgh for the day which was fun but very busy as the festival is on and it was actually  hot. Can't remember ever being in Edinburgh  before when it was warm...

Looking over to the Scottish Parliament and Calton Hill in the distance

As for stitching I finished page 1 of my Haed QS Rapunzel.. feeling very pleased with myself for that as it was one of my goals for this year. I am desperate to start another haed but have decided that can only have three on the go at a time or they will never get done..

This week has been smalls week so dug out a biscornu I started back in the midsts of time ...this is my first go at one, really quite pleased with how it turned out.. (this is an adaptation of Victoria Sample's Jazz Tuffet pincushion, same on both sides)

Off for my morning walk now, I think a stroll down the beach seems in order.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Cross stitch magazines

I've been having a bit of a sort out of stash and have a selection of mags now up for sale including Cross Stitch Collection, Cross Stitch Gold, Cross Stitcher and World of Cross Stitch - full list on my for sale page here which has a link to pics of same.  Happy to send anywhere.. Any queries please just get in touch.



Wednesday, 1 August 2012


Last week I worked on my Maidens of the Season spring - I am so loving stitching this but decided to put it down to work on one of my haeds over the next couple of weeks - if finishing was an olmpyic sport I am afraid I wouldn't be getting any gold medals soon lol..

Finished up at work on Friday there for a couple of weeks, so far so nice - just pottering about and pretty much wall to wall olympic watching going on, this is proving well for stitching time thankfully.

Spent a nice day shopping in Glasgow with dd Neve yesterday - managed not to spend too much money! Planning on painting my bedroom next week (or more likely just buying the paint..)  and very excited as getting new bedroom doors fitted over the weekend.  We have been in this house for 9 years now and this will be the first time we actually have had a door in every room that you can actually close - it's these little things that make me happy lol!

Leave you with a picture of my mirabilia wip..