Hello lovely friends....
I missed Friday .. I know I am sorry :( I was being productive, see I was that busy sorting all my threads I lost track of time. Told you all I had no concept of time!! Its now 2.27 am!! ha ha yes it really is as I am typing this up!
I have had some loose threads about for a while now and thought I really should put them into my boxes. I really did not grasp actually how long it would take me!!
Here are the Anchor ones...
Here are the DMC ones...
I have now run out of cardboard bobbins and space in my boxes!! Eeek!! Jon is on the look out for alternative storage for them all :)
I also managed some sewing today!! I kind of got side tracked :(
For a while now I have been wanting to try to sew a circle... on my sewing machine! I must be crazy I think!! So I stitched something and then went about pinning it to stitch.
Hmmm what can I say... for me it was not easy at all... the sewing machine was going like a snail pace and still could not get it round. There obviously must me a trick to it? Or is it just a case of practice makes perfect? All in all its not bad Han and Jon think for my first attempt!
Here is what I made..
A rather odd shape!! I tried!! But made with love! ha ha ha a
I will leave it a while and maybe try it again another time now. If anyone has any tips or suggestions on making circles I would be most interested :)
No other stitching today as the circle and thread sorting took all my day up! Terrible I know!
Later.. ha ha when I have been to bed then got up again.. I will be doing more on my Garden Sampler...
This Blue Ribbon Design...
Ideally I would like the house and the next square done... we shall see?!
I have had a few magazines delivered recently and wanted to share them as I dont know what it is about magazines but I really love them. I like how they are all different and the fact they have such great things in them... ha ha lets not get started on the book collection!! I guess I like to collect!
A new Patchwork magazine out.. something if I had more confidence I would like to make more ... patchwork things that is!
The freebie gift with this magazine... oooh I love the freebies!!
This magazine I now subscribe to as I really like it.. its an American magazine we order specially.
This was a 'treat' for me!! I just seem to collect them! This is part of a range of 'ultimate' magazines being released.. I have all the others, this one is new out.
I hope I am not the only one that hoards cross stitch magazines and books!? There may be something in them I want to stitch one day! I know I am terrible!
Well I look at it this way... I dont drink, or smoke... I dont go out, well only to food shop and appointments! So anything cross stitching I like! We dont have a lot of money as you all know so I am lucky that Jon looks about for the best deals and bargains. And it really is only sale, cheap items and bargains we buy .
I have taken up enough of your time !!
Off I go to bed then when I get up more stitching!!
So miles to you all....
Take care :)
xxx :) xxx