Sunday, 26 July 2015

Warning: This post contains cute-ness.

Back again for another post. I did try to have it up on Friday but I was a little distracted...

Meet Sebastian! Yes, I added a furry member to my little family.
He was not planned at all but my friend adopted his sister (whom she named Octavia) and was telling me that the shelter was worried they wouldn't find a home for her brother. Well, when I saw that he was Black, and very handsome, I couldn't say no. He is very cuddly and seems to be settling in very well. I do love animals but usually from a distance but for some reason we made a very quick connection at the shelter and he's been glued to me since.

Back to stitching!
I managed to get some more work done on 'Cut Thru Pirate Ship'. Here is a before and after:

Not too bad. I only worked on this for a few hours though as I also picked up my 'Halloween Town' by the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. Here is a before and after for that one:

Sorry that the after picture isn't so great. I finished the lettering underneath and started the left side of the chart. I'll get a better photo for the next update.

Also, my boyfriend saw the crazy Pokemon generation charts made by Servotron over on Deviantart and Sprite Stitch. You may have seen them on floss tube as they are pretty popular. Well, he gave me some puppy dog eyes and I agreed to attempt generation IV for him. I was looking online for some aida for it when I remembered that I had a huge piece of magic guide 18ct aida in my stash that I had started 'Treasure Hunt Book Shelf Mini' on. I decided to do the large version of this chart instead and so I had this sitting in my UFO box:

It's my mission tonight to pick this all out as this piece of fabric is the perfect size for this:

'Pokemon Generation IV' by Servotron. It's a free pattern that you can find in the link. It is also CRAZY! I'm going to stitch this one Pokemon at a time and I'm going to aim to get 4 Pokemon done each week between other projects. We shall see home that goes. Haha.

Well, I'm sorry this post was so long, I hadn't intended to be so chatty tonight. I hope you've all had great stitching weeks. Thank you all for reading and commenting. It's great to be back.
I'll leave you with a picture of my DS at the teddy bear's picnic this week.
Until next time,

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Busy weekends mean not enough stitching!

Hello again!
I must really be back if I've already got 3 posts for the month! Haha.

I had planned to have this up on Friday as I'd like to get back into my regular Friday posts but the Show/Carnival was in town Friday night and the rest of the weekend was spent catching up with friends and the dreaded House work. Bleaugh.

Here's what I managed to get done before the weekend.

Not too much but I was happy to get some of the brown and beige done. Unless you haven't seen the design before (though I'm sure most of you have as it's quite popular), it's the 'Cut Thru Pirate Ship' by Bothy Threads. Here is an image of the completed design.

I hope you all had a great weekend with friends or family or even at home with some stitching. I'll add some more photos of my Son from the weekend. Sorry to spam you all with photos of him lately but sometimes a Mum can't help herself and he can't object yet. ;)

 Until next time,

Tuesday, 14 July 2015


Hello again!
I am back as promised.
Let me start by saying thank you for you kind words about my Nan. Even though it's still pretty raw, I'm happy that she's at peace finally.

And now, onto happier things...
I stitched!
It's been a while and it felt so good to push that needle into some fabric.
I started a new project because I'm still unpacking and things are a bit of a mess around here and it was a kit so everything was all ready to go and it made it easy.
I decided to start on 'Cut Thru' Pirate Ship' by Bothy Threads. I love all of the Cut Thru' designs and I'm also working on Fairy Hill or at least I will be when I can pull it out of the box.
Anyway, enough rambling, here's what I managed to get done.

So not a whole lot but you can see the beginning of a Pirate. I'd like to get this finished before my Son thinks it's Lame. Haha.
Well that's all for now, I'll leave you with a picture of my DS eating in our new Unit. He's a bit of a grub.
Until next time,

Saturday, 11 July 2015

I'm Sorry, who are you again?

Have we met before? because you seem awfully familiar...

Hello again!
My goodness it has been much too long.
Let me start of by saying that I am sorry that I've been gone for so long. It really wasn't my intention but things snowballed after March and it's only now that everything is settling.
Where to begin?

Well, Unfortunately my Nan passed away in May. Her health deteriorated pretty rapidly after March and that's the main reason for my going missing. She left us in her sleep surrounded by family at home which is what she wanted. She taught me how to Cross stitch among a tonne of other crafts. We all miss her dearly.

Things looked up after that though. 
I decided to move back to the Northern Territory to be closer to my Mother and my Sister.
My Son's health has improved greatly.
I met someone... ;)

So all good things recently. Except one thing...My moving boxes haven't arrived yet and I stupidly packed ALL of my cross stitch. So naturally, for the last 3 weeks, all I've wanted to do is stitch. :(
The good news is that they arrive on Monday!

So hopefully I should be back on Tuesday with some progress on something. Haha. I'll also have some haul coming in soon too.

Thank you all for putting up with me. It's good to be back!
Until next time,