Tuesday, 20 August 2013

August IHSW

When I had the time, I worked on HAED Mini Curl up with a good book. 

Mini curl up with a good book as of 19/08/2013
I am enjoying working on this one and you can already see the width of this page (9) which is the bottom right hand corner.

I will have to start the first square from the Art of Crochet again as there a few mistakes which are making it difficult to carry on with. These things just take time so patience is certainly a virtue. 

I hope your weekend went well.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Just a little catch up :)

I've caught up on reading blog posts and have just started replying to comments left on a couple of blog posts. I may not always comment on people's blogs but I do enjoy reading them and seeing all of the wonderful things you have been making.

I was involved in a lovely exchange with Steph, head over to Show and Tell to see better photos of the wonderful items sent and for a reminder of the package I received. The items missing from my photo are the Simply Crochet magazine and a postcard.
The items I sent to Steph
I have enjoyed stitching these past few days (I've not had much time recently) and have started one of my crazy 15 which was Gorjuss Laundry Day.

Laundry day with her dress completed.
Mystic Garden seems to be taking shape on the left hand side.

Mystic Garden at 800+ stitches.

Here is the photo I had promised of my small start on HAED Mini Curl up with a good book.

HAED Mini.
I'm pleased that I tried crochet again. Although the flower is not perfect this is the first time I've managed to get 5 petals rather than 4 which does help in the overall flower look. I'm not sure how I managed it!

I'm now working on the first square from the Art of Crochet and admittedly it's looking better than the first time I tried the square. 

This weekend is International Hermit and Stitch Weekend which I'm hoping to make use of providing I don't get too distracted by Rayman Origins. 

Friday, 9 August 2013

TUSAL and a winner :)

I'm happy to announce we have a winner of the £10 craft shop voucher giveaway...


Annie if you could please send me an email: emmylou[DOT]9223[AT]gmail[DOT]com
Thank you for those who commented and to everyone who reads my blog :)

Here's my ORT jar for this month's TUSAL

Sorry for the short post but I'm without internet and have been relying on my phone. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

1 year ago today...

I took the plunge in setting up a blog and wrote my first post. I've made a couple of good friends through this blog as well as others and I'm very grateful. I love reading your blogs, you all create lovely items. I've decided that I'll have a giveaway. The prize will be a £10 (or equivalent) gift voucher to a craft shop of your choice. This is open to followers of my blog, just leave a comment if you'd like to be entered. The winner will be announced in a week's time.

Can you believe I've finished one of my Cross Stitch Crazy Challenges? I certainly can't! 

E-type Jaguar completed 30/07/2013 from an issue of Cross Stitcher.

As time goes on, I highly doubt I'll finish many more if any and there are quite a few that haven't even been started. I've realised with HAEDs that a completed page, no matter how big or small will count as a completed goal. It's also the same with SALs, one part will count as a completed goal. For the 2013 challenge which in all fairness was my first time participating, I've set my goals too high and I'm keeping that in mind for the 2014 challenge. For now a goal is to start a couple more projects on the list. 

I have started Mini Curl up with a good book, I've started well and will share a photo when there's a bit more progress.

Take care.