WIPocalpyse 2012

Tuesday, 1 October 2013


Thanks for all the nice comments rr my twilight shimmer.  I am so pleased to have finished this. Now I just have to get round to getting it framed. .dont bank on that happening anytime soon. I'm dreadful for putting things away never to be seen again.

This month I'm going to work on a couple of wips. One for upstairs, my Mirabilia Maidens of the Seasons spring and one for downstairs, Ink Circles Bramble and the Rose ..

I'm desperate for a new start but am being very good and trying to get through my wips like a good girl.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

A momentous day

Just a quickie but I have actually finished a Haed. It took me a wee while (started in 2009 and worked on and off) but gosh darn it I got it done!
QS twilight shimmer 2 over 1 on 25ct.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Halfway there and a bit

Ok. I admit it. I am rubbish at keeping this blog up to date. I have great intentions and then it all goes to pot.  Anyways,  we are  past the halfway point of the year and I dont think ive made that much progress on wips but squeezed in another finish along the way.

First up was a birth announcement for a friend's baby. It has been framed and given to the the proud parents but forgot to take a picture of it framed.  Here it is unframed.

Next up we have QS twilight shimmer.
Getting close to a finish with this, even hubby has noticed and then commented that it wasnt really his thing. To which I politely explained that with the time it has taken me it would most definitely be going up on the wall.

Been on hols to Legoland Windsor and London which was fab. Gorgeous weather finished off with a boozy weekend in Bath with friends.  Perfect.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

A finish and a wee bit of stash enhancement

Well I have dd's moustache all finished up. Ready in time to add to her birthday box for her to take on her hols next week... it'll be strange her not being at home when she turns 13 but we will be having takeaway and cake on Saturday instead. .. we would have taken her out for a meal but it being Eurovision on Saturday night we just have to stay in. Me and Neve are total Eurovision fans lol.. the cheesier the better!

Been working on baby sampler as well and snuck a few stitches on a haed. Was getting withdrawal symptoms from not stitching on it. Managed to sneak in a couple of new charts in  their sale as well-Mini Captive,  Mini Frozen Heart and an ornie what I cant remember is called.

Oh and before I forget I won a give away from Jo over at  her Dimensions Travelling Memories chart. Thanks ever so much Jo.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

A couple of new starts

DD Neve's birthday is approaching in May and she is heading to France with her school that week (I thought I was going to be dead relaxed about this but the closer it is getting the more I am like omg my dd is going to a different country without me aah!) . Anyway, she isn't getting any pressies as she will be away and when I saw this I thought I would quickly stitch it up for her.  For some reason lost on me all 12 year olds seem to be obsessed with moustaches. . She has moustache bedding, jewellery ..  you get the picture..
Hopefully will get this finished up next time she is out the house.

Going to start another new start tonight for a friend who just had a gorgeous wee baby boy. Dad's always been a bit of a Guns and Roses fan so when I saw this I thought it was just ideal. .

Right off to get the washing in and start dinner. Oh my Saturday nights are so exciting these days lol...

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Where I'm at. March (and Feb) wips

I appear to have missed a couple of months That's generally how life feels at the moment.

So over the last few weeks I've dropped ny rotation and just worked on a couple of different wips as and when ive been feeling like it..quite liking this. Worked on haed Rapunzel and haed qs twilight shimmer. Here is where they all are.
Now I feel a bit of a Mirabilia week coming on

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Darth is good to go

Well here he is in all his glory.  I changed the original design slightly to make it more appropriate for us. We all love our empire biscuits here.

The design is a freebie from Dork Stitch

I have added a pic of some actual empire biscuits in case you are not familiar with them (amd and very delicious they were to. ..mmm...)

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Say hello to my friend Darth

I've got a day off tomorrow and I plan to spend it with Mr Vader. I love this time of year when you have to use up your annual leave and so end up with some wee sneaky day of.. kids are school, dh at work. Just me and some stitching and plenty of telly to catch up on.. lovely.   Here's where I'm at at so far.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

The last couple of weeks I have been working on a belated Christmas Ornament to replace one that went missing on first posting.  Forgot to take a snap before I popped it in the post though.  Also have done a bit more on my HAED mini sea of roses - I am really loving this mini but will now put it away for a wee bit to concentrate on other things.

With it being such a gorgeous just a hint of spring day today had a bit of a clear out, got some cd's boxed up ready for music magpie, books off to the charity shop and also updated what stitching mags I still have.  If anyone is interested in these please see link below, got a few Cross Stitch Gold and Collection etc - only looking to cover postage costs.

view magazines here

For each magazine -  UK £3.00
                               Europe £4.50
                               USA & rest of the world  £7.00

Happy to combine any magazines and will readjust p&p accordingly.

Off now for dinner and then some ironing - oh the joys!!

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Jan wip

Oops? have realised that january appears to have come and gone and I still haven't updated my blog. Great start to the year lol!
Well this month I have worked on haed twilight shimmer and my new start haed mini sea of roses as well as a bit on my Mirabilia and then this week I've started on another Christmas ornament to replace one I had sent and which unfortunately disappeared into the ether. No pics of that till its gone.

Had to have a little stash enhancement of course from Paine Free Crafts. A new company selling some fab designs. I had to give in and by this.

.So gorgeous! This week I am doing a bit of a mish mash of Haed, Christmas ornie, Darth Vader and hopefully start a wee baby gift..we'll see how it pans out.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

WIPacolapyse 2012

Well it appears that the end of the world seems to have past us by without too much fuss so I hereby present my sum up of my 2012 wipocalpyse stitching . Note the use of the word stitching not finishing as to be truthful there wasn't much of that happening this year but there's always next year. Warning - lots of pics!

1.  Pinoy - Don't Make Me Kill You
 Finished yay!
2. Chatelaine - White Nights in St Petersburg   -  part 4 done, part 5 started

3. HAED - SK Rapunzel
  page 1 completed
4. Artecy - Solar System

 Another finish

5. Mirabilia - Maidens of the Season Spring

6. HAED - QS Twilight Shimmer

7. CCN Joy

8. Victoria Sampler - Jazz Tuffet
 Finished (no start picture)
9. Ink Circles - Bramble and Rose

10. HAED QS Siberian Forest

11. Bent Creek Snapper - June Zooms

Started and finished

12. West End Embroidery - Tile
Didn't get a look in

So overall not too bad - have really enjoyed taking part in this and already planning for 2013!