Sunday, 26 October 2014

Sheep #1.8 and TUSAL (october one as I missed september)

Hello all,

Life is still extremely hectic. I am still moving (sigh). How long could it possibly take?! as well as the fact that most of my stuff is still up North! So I just don't understand. I am back in my old place for some pre-moving out cleaning, a shower and laundry.  So hence a post on time.

Internet in my new place will most likely take an extra 2 weeks to sort. Oh well the next update might be from my phone, and will be a massive failure.

800 stitches
Photo taken by my phone as my computer refuses to recognise the memory stick with the camera chip in it. Well annoying. So now I am wondering what all the pink is about. Last time I complained about grey, now its pink. 

Also my TUSAL update on all the orts I collected since moving down South:

Sarah, Anne, Kaye ... sorry girls I will need to catch up with your updates soon, but I am struggling at the moment with lack of internet (even on the phone ... signal is quite patchy at my new place) and also lots of work. I love my new job, and so excited for the overtime ... I just can't believe how the time flies. I was working along to the usual buzz of the office just to realise that it went dead quiet, no photocopying, no phones no chatting or typing. Everyone left for lunch! and I did not even notice.

Also thank you all for your wonderful comments, sorry for no replies or blog visits. Promise to try my best to improve.

Till soon I hope.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Sheep #1.6 and #1.7

Dear all,

Sorry for missing last Sunday's update ... but with this moving houses still on the go (yet again sigh) I end up spending more time at my new place, tidying, constructing furniture, and not enough time at the old place (where the internet is).

As I need to catch a train soon. This will have to be quite a short update. So here are the pictures...

600 stitches

700 stitches

Sarah's latest update could be found here. The quality of her photographs always puts mine to shame.

I still need to check Anne's and Kaye's progress. I better run for train. I will try to come back to my old place during the week ... so I can update on my other progress.

Till soon (I hope),

Monday, 6 October 2014

Wipocalypse - September 2014 report...

Oh dear ... almost October post time (2 days time!). So what I will do is post only one update for now (a photo I took before moving at the end of August ... that way it is fair and all the progress that belongs to October will be hopefully up soon.

Christmas Candle (HAED):

July 2014

September 2014
 I have essentially worked on filling in more hair.  And you can see most of it done here:

September 2014 closeup
Unfortunately I had to leave this wip behind up North due to its size. I will try to work on it the next time I visit, but not much progress will be done on this one for some time.

Till soon,

P.S. Who is your favourite person to stitch for, or do you prefer to keep your stitching yourself? I tend to mostly stitch for me or rather my box of finishes, but I do also stitch for mum (remember the Fizzy Moon bears, and attempt at Sara Moon for 2 birthdays ago that is still in progress), and also for selling (remember the gingerbread man?). 

Click HERE to see it on Etsy

Isn't he cute ... all ready for Christmas. Albeit it was last year that I stitched him (but a little too late for Christmas). There are some biscornus also available.  And just one more picture down the memory lane of my favourites (with the Snowflower Diaries design on that sold last October):

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Sheep #1.5

Dear all,

Today is just quick check in for my sheep progress. You can definitely see where I went wrong in this project [sigh]. I don't normally start out - in, but as I wanted to see how badly placed it would be I ended up stitching the boarder before anything else.

500 stitches

Sarah's progress can be found HERE. Somehow hers looks a lot more bright and cheery (I blame the sad positioning of mine).

I have had yet another adventure by the trains this weekend. I went to visit my sister. I got so excited that the train journey was meant to be 2.5 hours (from a station about 20 minutes away) - last time was 4.5 hours with the slower trains and minor delays. As if. It ended up being more like 7 hour trip there! I have been at about 6 or 7 different stations (sent from one to another in view of cancelled trains). To summarise there was a signal failure near Chichester (reason behind the 1st lot of trains getting cancelled), then electrical failure (the reason behind the rest of the trains to where  I was going getting cancelled), and how exciting when I got to the last directed station that was meant to have bus replacement services ... we were told no bus replacements were coming. In the end I had to get an exciting 2 hour something odd trip on the local bus ... squashed with my suitcase and legs criss crossed. The worst part was that as I was not settled for any part of the journey I didn't get any stitching done. But I made up on the way back, which for most part was direct and only had an hour wait till the next train along... I just popped into town and bought a lot of candles.

Anyhow I better disappear. Watch out for the progress on the 'Harmony' coming up soon.