Wednesday, 25 October 2006

Stitching Progress

I am working on this picture 2 nights a week. Monday and Tuesday. This is 2 weeks progress, so I am pleased with how it is going.

I think seeing how quick it can stitch up, gives me a bit of a boost to keep at it...I wonder if it can be done by Xmas??
This is the photo I took on the 17th October...



and this is the photo I took this morning....almost 1/4 of the way through! :)

Tuesday, 17 October 2006

Floral Bouquet UFO


Very slowly I am working on this picture. It has been about 4 months since I stitched on it. But now I am making an effort to work on it every Monday night...in the hope that it will get finished one day soon...
I am currently working on the top right half of the picture. My saving grace is that there is no backstitching to this picture. It is not my favourite piece....but I am determined to get it finished. I have no idea what I will do with it once it is completed, I do not like it very much. I won it in a competition, and I just want it to be crossed off my "things to do" list!

Wednesday, 11 October 2006

Knit 1 Purl 1


Here is the current status of the scarf I am knitting for ********* (can't say the name..just in case)
It is for a man, and mum says it is better to knit one, purl one, knit one, purl one. Th wool is from Australia, and a friend of my brothers hand dyes the wool, it is lovely to knit with.

Wow, this is taking a long time to knit up. I am using size 4 needles? maybe 5 at the most.....

Normally i make girly scarfs with fluffy wool on size 8-10 needles. They knit up really quickly. I can whip up a girly scarf in 2 nights.

In an evening, I can knit about 3 inches if I am lucky! I hope i can get it finished by Xmas.

I wish I could knit as fast as this lady!
click on the link to watch this really cool video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6ZjMWLqJvM&eurl

# 7 Angel - Wisdom and Q Snaps



This one came all the way to Australia with me, and I only got half of her done. Last night, I put the last french knots in and she is now complete.





Here is the entire piece so far....
Working on Number 8 now, and then 4 more to go.

Some one asked me about QSnaps the other day, here is a picture of what they look like......I love using them, the tension is perfect every time you put them on.
Here is the link to the QSnap home page if you want to look. If I was a hand quilter, I would be getting one of these quilting frames! Click on Needlework products to see the hand held range.
http://www.qsnap.com/


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