Fragile Heart Page 3

So I finally finished page 3, ok not finished but the outline for the top of the design is all done. I was hoping to get page 4 done as well, but we were lucky enough to get tickets to see Harry Potter before its general release so I didn’t have time to start it before i moved on.

I also have stitched some more outline of a chart that i am doing for someone, not saying which is just yet, (but you might be able to tell as it grows) stitched on 28ct i wanted to get all the black done on this page before I moved onto something else, but yet again NO TIME ARGH!!!

and finally…

I have to stitch an christmas ornament for a exchange of facebook I have not done one in years so i thought i would give it another go, anyway after WEEKS of changing my mind, not knowing what i am going to stitch i have finally made my mind up, but its not everyones cup of tea so hoping i have made the right decision,

I was going to stitch on plastic canvas then i was going to make it into an actual ball but i was not sure that it would get  here in time, so i am going to stitch it on 28ct ( i think) and decide how i am going to finish it later on.

will post a picture of it tomorrow… still not sure though

So what’s Your Goals for This Year?

Well its the Freebie SAL on the HAED BB so Fragile Heart is out, i am hoping to see if i can get all the black stitched, we had page 4 emailed to us this week, and i was so hoping that i would be able to keep up with her as the year went on, but i will be happy if I can get it all done, before Friday, or until something else starts screaming at me.

On the BB i also put in my half yearly goals, and after seeing that i am going to fail the yearly goals i have decided to stick with managble ones,So by 31st December I need to have done…

  • 1 page of QS Daffodil Springs by Hannah Lynn
  • 1 page of Corsair Daemira by Nene Thomas
  • 1 page of Rapunzel by Jasmine Becket Griffith.

 

told you they were short, so i was thinking what is your goals, what would you like to have started, finished or done by 31st December?

Will update picture of Fragile Heart tomorrow when i find what i did with the camera, it is in a safe place, somewhere in the house.

 

Attention of a Fish

 

Yes that is me, i get distracted easily, bored quick and would change the house around every week if i could. Yes i know i said i wanted to stick to my blog style for a whole year, but i did six months, instead of six days, so hey i am getting better.

Anyway on to the stitchyness.

This week on the HAED BB it is Freebie SAL week, so i got out Fragile Heart and i have done a bit on her, but now my mind is a wandering to another piece, it seems I do 4 days then want to change.

Yes i know i will never finish anything but as a wise woman said on the HAED BB stitching is supposed to be fun and not  a chore SO i am actually listenening to those wise words and putting her away till next SAL, or when she screams at me again, Yes i know 4 days of stitching a month wont finish her this year and i will fail  my yearly goals i set myself but sod it, i made ’em i can break ’em!  ( besides im going to fail on most of them anyway)

Well at least you can see what i did this time 🙂

Finally does anyone know where i can get the basics on where to learnt to crochet, I bought  the new magazine Mollie Makes and have subscribed for the next 3 issues.

so far its a huge thumbs up, and i would love to have a dabble at learning to crochet, but i dont know one end of a pointy thingy from the other (edited to add learnt it is called a hook, see I’m learning!)
I was even going to buy a mag on crochet, but thought better of it. i mean i could buy tools to get started and still have change for the price it was!

I am also hoping that i will get a chance of making the cover kit on the next issue, as my youngest decided that she would have this issues and is in the process of making her phone cover, charming i know, honestly my kids will take anything of mine!

Crap photo but i am falling out with blogger tonight so it can stop, honestly i really need to stop shouting at my laptop

TUSAL and 4 Days On Corsair

 

Yes i have finally managed to actually get my TUSAL in on time, not much going on with it, but i am so tight with my threads but it is growing slowly.
Here is four days stitching on Corsair, she is growing but i didnt put a stitch in her today, as i was making the most out of no internet connection and getting the kids to help me outside. I don’t really want to put it down but i need to spend a few extra days on Fragile Heart as i am falling way behind, if i want to actually finish a HAED this year.
This is what she looks like now…

and this is what she looked like before the May SAL…

i know what your thinking, wow she can stitch fast lol hoping i can redeem myself, but i am looking after my niece tomorrow so hoping this weekend will be better, will try and post a mid week update.

>Fragile Heart

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Crap photo I know!

Page 3 was emailed to us this week so i really need to pull my socks out as i really want to finish a HAED this year. It is the SAL tomorrow so this I took a photo to show where I am at the moment, I should at least finish this page this week.  Looking forward to seeing her eye come alive.

>Updates

>I  have made little progress of anything since i moved, as you will see, but I MUST finish the baby sampler, as last weekend was the Christening, and Charlottes first Birthday was today, so I really need to get it done.

As for my others well, I am still on page one of Fragile Heart, even though the second page has been mailed out to us.

I did make a start on Marilyn, but alas you cant tell which part it is yet, i think its near her face.

I am still on page one of DOTF, i think my goals are going to fail miserably this year!

Here is my start of Daffodil Springs, another Hannah Lynn which was my treat for moving, yes like i need ANOTHER new start.

And finally here is a piccie of the cupcakes i made for my nieces christening/birthday, not happy with some of them as my hubby was complaining saying i was getting the buttercream was too near the edge, but i prefer them that way, but i have got to make some more, for a child’s birthday that was at the christening, so i will do it my way this time!

>Didn’t Manage to Get As Much Done

>Yay, i finally finished all the black on Fragile Heart, but boy did the last 1/4 of black take some doing. I have been playing taxi service with the kids and only have managed to stitch here and there but i will have to wait till next month to fill the bits in, i have seen a page stitched already on the HAED BB and the pinks just pop.
Will post a piccie tomorrow. Grumpy git (AKA the husband) has gone to bed and the camera is upstairs and its just peaceful with him asleep. should really go to bed since i am at work in 6 hours but I am drooling over Johnny Depp, yummy lol

>TUSAL and monotone stitching

>Well what can i say, black, black and more black and i am still only 3/4 of the page through, i am hoping to finish with all the black tomorrow as i am wanting to ‘colour’ in before i put it away on Friday.

And here is my TUSAL, on time too, woop woop ( lets see how long it lasts) most of my things are packed up so my orts are in a Baileys glass until i move and unpack and find something better to put them in. Can you see what’s left of the candle – hubby didn’t think to move it away from the fire, the dope!

>New Start for the New Year

>Well first of all, a Happy New Year to everybody! I hope everyone had good christmas, I am debating wether to take down the christmazs decorations today or not, i know my mum says it is bad luck but hell, im going to be homeless soon so im buggered anyway lol

I have decided to not do stupid resolutions that wont last( well not many of them anyway)
but i Do want to do the following:
try and read as many blogs as possible and keep up to date with them
reply to mail asap – as i tend to forget to reply
not change my avatars all the time, i am going to see if i can keep little miss mermaid for a whole year and not change my blog ( well after i have choosen a theme that i like)
NOT buy any more stitching patterns (this one may be hard when HAED keep releasing patterns to die for)

also i am wanting to take things as they ome and make the best of what i have got, there are people worse off than me
and be happy so any moaning posts you can offically kick my but!!

Now for the updates, been stitching Fragile Heart for the HAED SAL and have managed to do half a page of all the black, might do a bit more of her, would really like to get all the black out of the way.

She is stitched on 18ct 2 x1 and i really need to fray check the sides as there is not much room around the edges.
next I started a bit of Mermaid again, but i think i went into stitching overdrive and got fed up of stitching so went looking for a house to live, found nothing and went to bed depressed, i think i should have just carried on stitching.

Now i have to tidy the house up before i can do any mores stitching. i may be a while…

>It’s Beginning To Look A Bit Like Christmas

>My news years resolution should be do finish something i start. As blogging everyday didn’t go to plan. But thats Christmas for you.
Anyway i am showing the very little progress i have done on Mermaid, can you see them 20 stitches? No, well honestly they are there!

Took the photo on my new christmas present, well to be honest hubby bought a camera and said it was a joint present for both of us to each other. Now i know i shouldn’t be ungrateful but he wanted a camera so got it i didn’t want it, yes its better than our old camera but it wasn’t high on my list of ‘must get’, so will i get to unwrap a handbag, purse even some glovers or slippers on christmas day, No as i have it now, yes i am feeling in a very selfish mood tonight, bloody men well it could have been worse, it could have been some tool or kitchen appliance i got.

Grumpy Bev has now left the building, so back to normal service…
The 2011 Weekly Stitch-A-Long Blog is now up and people can join in and i have put on to carry on with mermaid, but i bought this chart from Celtic Rose Needlecraft,

some of you will know that i have stitched Marilyn before in the 2009 SAL blog. So i am not bot sure which to put forward for the blog.

There is also another SAL i am doing on the HAED BB. From the 5 charts i chose Hannah Lynn Fragile Heart, I have got the floss list emailed through to me so i know have to get my fabby sorted out and make sure i have all the floss, as this also starts on the 1st Jan 2011.

Will i finish a design next year, who knows i managed to finish 2 UFO’s this year, i am hoping to finish at least one next year, and as for reaching my yearly goal on the HAED BB of finishing 4 pages of Mermaid, well that is looking less likely all the time