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Posts made in May, 2010

Back to the Train

Posted by on May 22, 2010 in Cross stitching, Train of Dreams | 0 comments

Back to the Train

It’s been a couple of weeks since I picked up the train, mostly because I was weak and started Faces of Faery after finishing the sunflowers, so it’s been nice to spend a week on it again.  I think I got more done than I expected especially as it’s been a busy week.  The front garden seems to sprout weeds every night and now the weather has improved I’ve got to get out there and water the plants that I do want to survive.  Grumpy cat has also been in the wars, the other...

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Giving in

Posted by on May 14, 2010 in Cross stitching, Faces of Faery 70 | 0 comments

Giving in

Last week I finished sunkissed and the sensible thing to do would have been to concentrate on Train of Dreams and the quick stitch of Fairy Tales.  Instead I gave in and started Faces of Faery 70, another Heaven and Earth Design by Jasmine Becket-Griffith.  I’ve spent a week on her so far and got half of the first page done, there are only two full A4 pages of chart on this one; the remaining four pages are just part pages.  I just got her eye finished last night, there’s just one...

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Finished

Posted by on May 5, 2010 in Cross stitching, Sunkissed | 0 comments

Finished

I knew it wouldn’t take long to finish Sunkissed but I didn’t think it would be that quick.  The last stitches went in last night and were completed well before midnight before taking a couple of quick pictures of it.  I had a count back through the rotation and it only took 8 weeks to complete which is quite good for me.  Now it goes onto the waiting to be framed pile, I’ve heard of a good framer so I might take it along and see what they suggest for the framing.  Personally...

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Trains and Gardens

Posted by on May 2, 2010 in Cross stitching, Train of Dreams | 0 comments

Trains and Gardens

I spent another week on the train this week, not a full week but I still had the time to get loads done.  The other half had been away for a couple of days the previous weekend and grumpy cat was so tired from having us around all the time that he didn’t really hang around much wanting the attention.  All that meant to me being able to spend hours just stitching.  So the train has really grown in the week, not as much as the previous week but there’s a wheel starting to appear and...

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