I've created an album of showing finished projects that are waiting to be framed. Some of them go back 20 years!! When I win the lottery I'll get them all framed and have a house big enough to display them in!!
This one of the Tiger is a very recent finish and I have the Lion one to do from the same series.
I hate the fact that weekends go so quickly, that by the time I done washing, ironing, housework and bullied my daughter into doing her homework, the weekend is gone and back to Monday morning. Still I did pick up the latest issue of Cross Stitch Crazy and my daughter has already put in her request for the four seasonal fairies that came as an extra chart with it!
I am pleased to say I did get some stitching done at the weekend and have done more to birdtable design and started one of the card designs from Enjoy Cross Stitch at Christmas. I am hoping to do some more work on birdtable this evening after tea is done and dusted.
I've finally done some stitching today, after 2 days of no stitching, and managed to finish one of Margaret Sherry's Culinary Cat. This is for the Margaret Sherry Group's SAL. I love this cheeky little cat holding a lovely wobbly jelly, a really treat for a birthday.
I'm really pleased to have spent the last 2 days getting a bit better organised. All my charts are now neatly filed in a whole series of folders and all threads replaced in my 4 large floss boxes.
Going to start another Margaret Sherry design now, another cheeky cat in a Santa hat.
I can't believe I've gone all day and not done any stitching at all!!! Instead I started by doing boring stuff like housework and ironing, then moved on to a big sort out of my cross stitch charts and magazines. I now have a nice collection of orderly files full of charts and another nice pile still to be filed, as I ran out of files and need to get some more. Now I have a rather large pile of threads on various project cards, which I am transferring back on to the floss cards in my four large (and rather tightly packed) floss boxes. Think this may take a few days to finish!!
Monday again tomorrow, comes round far to quickly, and got a job application to complete and another to ring up about, so guess not much stitching tomorrow either - yuck!!!
I finished the free Margaret Sherry kit from the latest WOCS. I love the design but found it difficult working all the half cross stitches on 16 count material, found it easier to use the sharper embroidery needle for all the stitching. I am pleased with how it turned out and I love the card mount that came with the kit. Another lovely design from my favourite designer.
I finally finished this Country Cottage design in 2010 and it only took me 15 years to complete - definitely my longest UFO ever. It's 12" x 12" and every inch is stitched. I loved working on the design as it was easy to stitch. My best friend Jenni got this framed for my Christmas present, and it's got to be my favourite large design.
I always seem to have too many projects on the go, at the moment I am swapping between Tinkerbell ABC, Train at Station (large design in last years Cross Stitch Collection), Birdtable (from latest Cross Stitch Collection) and Christmas cards. I wish I had more time to stitch!!