Friday, 20 September 2013

I have been bold....

Very bold!
First you show my Tree of Stitch by Abi from TSS Yahoo Group. I have caught up with all the parts of this SAL, so very proud of myself. Everytime I read in the instructions 'place the thread and give a gentle tug' I know my stitches will look bad. I did my best and that's what is all about right. This is a learning piece and so far Im doing very well
Summer Tree of Stitches - TSS Yahoo Group SAL

Another thing this week was a card for a friend who had a baby girl a couple of weeks ago. Im very late on this one but better late than never

Dont you just love Lili of the Valley images? I know I do.

And now for the bold part. Maud went to US on hols and you know, we, mortals who live in Ireland and dont have Joans or Michaels to browse around, gave her a list of I-want-but-do-not-need-stash. My list only had a couple of items but already made my day when she gave me a bag with my goodies. I got a Martha Stewart scoring board (the big one, 12x12), 2 Memento Ink Pads and some skeins for a new stitching project.
Then, when I was inquiring about rock-a-blocks on the cardmaking group, Clare told me she had one and wasnt using it so I could have it. BINGO! And she was selling her stamp collections, so off I went and bought 5 stamps. I see this as 'I'm helping a friend to de-clutter her house...' even if it means clutterng mine lol
And last, Lili of the Valley emailed on Monday a quick sale of 10%off everything until Wed noon. Got 3 stamps and still waiting on them to arrive. And I bought a Promarker too to try a new combo combination.

This week I will work on blankets for the hospital again. I wish I could make at least one blanket a month. Lets see if I can stick with that.

Talk soon


Thursday, 12 September 2013

Part 6 finished.. FINALLY

This one took ages!!!! Part 6 of Birds Sampler is finished. Next part is out on the 25th Sep and Im not looking forward to touch this again so soon....
I guess it will sit on my basket for a while. But it does look lovely....

Talk soon


Sunday, 8 September 2013

Autumn is here....

The cold days are back... and Im kinda glad to be honest.
Myself and Eddie have very bad heat rashes and my Hay fever was really bad this season, so roll on Autumn!

I have no updates on my WIPs but I managed to make a card this week. It is for a card swap that I run and I hope my partner is not a follower or surprise will be spoiled. Theme is Autumn and I had these coloured leaves that I was dying to use.

I forgot how fun it is to heat emboss. Had a blast doing the leaf and the sentiment (Note to self - Need to buy more embossing powder)

The paper doily has leaves and flowers embossed and it is a shame photo doesnt show it...

Talk soon