Top Row Complete!

i have finally completed a row.


this includes any HAED that i have done i was going to swap and go onto something else but i might do the next page its really full of  blocks  of colour so might only take me a couple of  weeks. think i made a mistake with marking the chart off when stitching the ship  though so i may have to fix it depends how much you can tell when i have done all of the ship.
its forecast snow this weekend so hoping for loads so i can get more stitching in.

TUSAL,Lovers and Mermaid

just a quick update not as much progress as i would have liked but life gets in the way. it always takes me ages filling the pages in.


i also remembered to take a photo of what i managed to get done in this months QS Lovers SAL.


and finally TUSAL for this month i may be late as i can’t get to read any blogs having to use my phone which to be honest is awful is really doing my head in.


thanks for all your comments and for letting me know the picture is ok

Speedy Needles At Work

Its been an age since i did any work on Mermaid. So after swooning over Orlando while watching At World’s End i picked her up  on her Friday night and have loved working on her again and i  did loads more than expected for ISHW  (can’t link it as i am writing this in the dentists waiting room).
i was going to also show my update for the SAL but forgot to take a photo. i was going to go onto something else as i was going to have some kind of rotation going but i want to try (and i did say try) and finish the top row as this is the furthest i have got with a HEAD.


hoping the photo isn’t too bad as i took it with my phone (laptop completely dead now hoping some computer whiz can get my charts off it) will show a picture of all of it when i finish these  two pages.

Did You Know That I Cant Crochet To Save My Life?

Well i cant, its seems for all my efforts of trying. I was huffing and puffing, by the end I was tempted to ask for a stiff drink when they went round with the coffee.

2 hours it took me to stitch something that should have looked like this…

but ended up looking like this…

yes ok you can stop laughing now, i know i was the worst in the class, i hated the bloody crochet wool and i am sure everyone rolled there eyes when i was asking for help, so this week i am going to try and do no stitching ( but oh i so want to finish a page on Mermaid  – see further down for pics) as i REALLY need to improve before next weeks class.

I also stitched this bookmark that winged his way over to Canada


and finally, I can see the Ship! but i still havent finished this bleeding page and i have gone onto page 6 too.


The photo really doesn’t do this justice, but she is such slow going. I am going to spend the weekend catching up on blogs, since August i have been having a hectic time, so i am hoping things calm down now, just waiting for the next half term.

To Tent or Not To Tent, That Is The Question

My stitching at the best of times is slow, and just cant get an faster. Mind you if i didnt have any interuptions

  • Mum, what’s for tea?
  • Mum, Callum/Lauren/Nicole is annoying me!
  • Mum i cant go my homework, can  you do it for me help?
  • I cant find my clothes/shoes/homework/phone/bed * delete as appropriate
  • Where’s my car keys ( in the place you have just looked, honestly are all men useless as looking for ANYTHING or is it just mine?)
  • The phones ringing! (sorry can’t anyone else answer it!)
  • MUMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!

The list could go on and on, and since i would love to stitch as fast as Rachel ( super speedy) but will never, i am pondering whether to try and have another go at tenting, on the HAED BB there is a picture that has been tented and it looks amazing, so should i try it on a new start, I mean i have loads of charts and loads i want  (i have finally updated my stash and wishlist pages) so i could try it, or do i just plod on.

Speaking of plodding on, im sure this bleeding ship has sailed off as i cant see it anywhere, yes i know its a crap amount of stitching i have done, but i have had all the above thrown at me in one night, so if i grab a full 30 minutes it is a blessing,.

and i did a bit of Rapunzel last night, and this is it, you can count the stitches they are that few.

I am hoping that i get a bit in today, but not sure what to stitch i need to see really which is shouting at me, to stop me buying LADY GODIVA as i REALLY REALLY want this chart.

p.s dont forget Thursday is the last day for sign up for the giveaway

New Start For A New Home?

Well I made the decision, and it will take me a while to get used to everything, but my way of thinking is. New home, new job, new body (pfft like that will ever happen, I ain’t wee lol) So I have got a new blog instead.  I never said that my reasoning made sense 😀

Over on the HAED BB  there is a new starting on the 24th June and i chose…… ( drum roll please)


It was a hard decision, to be honest it would have been easier not to sign up, but what they hell! It is also Bingo time on the board too, and if my luck is like anything i will get a few and then nothing.

And finally she hasn’t been out for a while, but Mermmie is here, this is where I got up to before my 20 stitches this week.