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Posts made in August, 2011

Little Princess Update

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 in Cross stitching, Little Princess | 1 comment

Little Princess Update

Thought I’d do a quick update on Little Princess.  Having had a couple of stay at home stitching days I’ve really gotten on well with the next page and with luck should have the page finished by the end of the weekend.  Next Thursday I swap over to the freebie sal piece for a week before swapping back and by that time I should be into the full page. Thinking positively about it there are two pages coming up which are almost entirely stitched after that it’s all shaped and...

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Concentration Rotation

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in Cross stitching, Little Princess | 0 comments

Concentration Rotation

Two pages in a week!  Not often I can say that but the beauty of working on Little Princess is that the lack of background can leave some rather small pages.  I’m still pleased that I managed to get one page done in a week because of the amount of colour changing that there is in this pattern.  It’s no surprise with all of the detail in her dress, I loved the little house and trees that I’ve stitched on one panel.  Her sleeves have taken shape now and there’s the top of...

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Stitch Along Update

Posted by on Aug 14, 2011 in Cross stitching, Curl Up With A Good Book | 0 comments

Stitch Along Update

This week has been the August stitch along week so it was back to my little dragon.  It was quite a simple page really with all of the yellow cushions.  I did have a small disaster though when I found out I had put a colour back in the wrong place on my shade card.  Luckily there wasn’t too many stitches to unpick, it could have been a lot worse.  I had this problem with the last sitch along too I must be thinking too much about the next colour before I’ve put the old colour away....

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Page 8 finished

Posted by on Aug 6, 2011 in Cross stitching, Whispers | 0 comments

Page 8 finished

Yes another page on Whispers is finished, that’s 8 pages done now just another 48 to go.  The last bit took days as I was filling in a block of black stitches.  Logically it should be the confetti that feels like it takes forever to stitch but big blocks drag.  Perhaps it’s because I’m concentrating more when I’m following a colour around, I find myself much more easily distracted with blocks of colour.  But it’s done now and on the next page I can look forward to...

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Stealing the Comfy Seat

Posted by on Aug 1, 2011 in grumpy cat, Website news, Whispers | 0 comments

Stealing the Comfy Seat

Grumpy cat has a new game called the “Well if you’re not sitting there” game.  The second you stand up from the chair he has to jump in there, curl up and act like he’s been sitting there all the time.  The game used to exclusively belong to the sofa because he would be sitting there anyway and moving would just be slinking across once another seat became free.  Just recently he has decided that my stitching chair is also part of the game although I had finished...

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