It’s a wrap – July & August Goals

Golly it seems I really didn't get enough spare time to cross stitch this month, I blame that on the two weeks I spent making my dad a pair of socks!

Anyway July actually was a great month! I finally finished Part one of Frosty Forest and I made super head way on my Prancing Pony and the had the new start of my Vintage Cushion. What's not to like about that?!? I also made up the World of Cross Stitching Birthday card that came free with the most recent mag for my dentist. I think he was rather shy about it!

So August I have big plans for you, no wait MASSIVE plans for you!!! Next weekend I'm going away with my sister to Festival of Quilts and this time it's going to be amazing as I won't be in a wheelchair getting hit by everyone's backpacks, seriously people the bruises I came out with!!! Anyho, yep FOQ, I've already started a shopping list of things I'd like to get and of cause there will be Vegan food and Japanese treats abound. Looking forward to telling you all about it. Just unsure on what to take with me. I know I'll be taking an EPP project, just need to decide on whether to take a current cross stitch project or make up a new one, especially as we have a 3 hour boat trip and a train from Liverpool to Birmingham, and vice versa on the way back. Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Goals for August are very simple I'd really like to get the second part of Frosty Forest done and make headway on the third. I'd also like to continue with Prancing Pony and either finish of her tail or her head or magically both……..or not! I'd also like to finish one block on my Vintage Cushion at least.

I would also like to start 1 new start. What I am unsure of but I think if I continue on one new start a month, maybe just maybe I might start getting through my one day maybe I'll do them all pile. I've been considering getting up the supplies to start an ornament a month next year so will hopefully start writing up lists of what I need.

So what at your plans Stitchy or not for August? Will I see you at FOQ?


I’m back, back again – update

Hey so yeah, hello again!! I have no idea what happened but I do know now that I remember this little place I'm wanting to use it more. I find you cannot say enough on Instagram (and I hate hate hate trying to remember all the hashtags!) and I did try flosstubing but I just felt so silly talking to nothing, maybe one day I will re-start, maybe as a New Years resolution. We shall see.

So since we've last talked I've done a lot and the I haven't done a lot. I've worked on Prancing Pony when I get around to it but she's starting to become a desk job so I can work on her beading. I am really wanting to make the effort and have her finished by the end of September/early October as I'm away to the other half's parents and I would like to make the effort of getting my sisters Christmas presents done, you know on time lol.

I finished part 1 of Frosty Forest and loved every minute of it, I've moved straight onto the next one which is the deers to the right. Still very glad I autoshipped this!

I finished shed three card kits from the magazines I get on Subscription with the hedgehog coming from the most recent The World of Cross Stitching. I really love getting these monthly and think I will continue to if I find a good deal again. I'm hoping to give the hedgehog to my dentist for his birthday on Monday.

I started Just Big Enough for Love that's all. Currently lost steam as using a bigger sized linen that I'd like and even though it looks super pretty it's sucking up thread like no tomorrow. I'm already on my second WDW background thread and think I'd need a couple of more to finish it! On a plus point once this is finished I know it's instantly going in a frame (once I find one I'm happy with) and I'll be starting another one. Maybe a Christmas themed or Halloween themed or both so I can change them around as this is going to sit on our mantle not on a wall.

I also started this Vintage Style Cushion from The World of Cross Stitching. I'm pretty much in love with everything "granny chic" so it was a must for me to stitch, to be honest I thought I would be Stitching Wallace and Gromet first but I still cannot decide on background fabric!

So I think that's it! I've gotten lost of haul but think that's a post for another day and time. Though I have been thinking about having a master stash page on here of all my "pending" patterns as I'm really wanting to get a system up and running. So expect some heavy hitting info soon!

New Start – Hill House

Yay! New start. So excited by this one (sorry for the legs in the photo, it’s damn hot here so I have short shorts on lol), mainly because I call our little home Manx Cottage on the Hill! Unsure yet if I am going to change the writing but I feel like I’m probably 70% sure I probably will.

Pattern is Hill House from Little House Needleworks and I’m stitching it on 40ct Newcastle – Antique White. I’m finding this 40ct a hundred times better than the 40ct I used for Apple Picking, wonder if it’s because this one is white lol.

Oh and also wish I had all the colour, which I don’t! Just the chives for now but I have been paid so am going to get the others soon.

Apple Pickin

Oh I am so so so in love with this beauty, it did take a while to finish and half way to finishing I lost my stitching mojo, thankfully back now.

Pattern is called Apple Pickin by Little House Needleworks, hoping to finish into a small with some deep red rick rac around the edges. The pattern came with Wagon Wheel and Hayride by Classic Colorworks and suggested with Barn Door or Cherry Cobbler as a suitable red, of which I went with the later.

Already started anothe WIP around 10 seconds once this was of the q-snap lol!