Sunday, 28 February 2016

A week of crafts...

Hello Everyone!

Thank you sooo much for your kind and supportive comments on my last post, and for your personal advice on how to get hold of cross stitch stash if you're on a very tight budget. It means so much to me that you took the time to comment, and it's comforting to know that I'm not alone in my crafty frustrations and limitations...! <3

So on to stitchy matters:)
My Cosy cushion is growing nicely...


...but as I mentioned last time I've now run out of the pink thread so unfortunately I'm not going to be able to finish it right now:( For once I've actually made quite a few changes to the original charts both when it comes to colour choices and to the patterns as you can see...

From Cross Stitcher issue 301
Designer: Felicity Hall
And I have to say that I'm very happy with my changes; I'm definitely more of a pink and purple kind of girl, rather than a blue and orange, if you know what I mean lol:)

This month I was very late starting my Christmas Ornament for Christmas Ornie SAL so I've had to work hard on my snowy small in the last couple of days.


Still, I had to take a break from this snowman today since I got really sick of those small fiddly backstitches around the hat. Especially when they are so small that you can hardly see them...so annoying! Of course that means I have to get the needle out tomorrow and make sure I finish him; fiddly backstitch or not...

Overall I have to say that my most enjoyable crafty project this week has been my leftover-yarn crochet blanket:) It is growing quite nicely and I took a picture of it today to show you how it looks...

 
 
At the moment it measures about 150 x 80 cm, but I plan to make it at least 150 x 150 cm. I hate blankets that are too small, don't you?! I'm very pleased with my progress; I didn't think I'd get this far this quickly! I must say that it is very nice not havíng to follow a pattern, and to just crochet with any colour I feel like for as long as I feel like... which is probably the reason why this project has grown so quickly:)
 
Now it's time for me to take my furbabies for a walk before I hit the sack:) I have to get a good night's sleep so I can tackle the backstitch with a clear head tomorrow:)
 
Hope you've all had a nice stitchy weekend!
 
Annie
 

7 comments:

  1. Aww, that snowman is so sweet.
    What a great blanket you are creating.

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  2. Cosy is looking wonderful and it looks great with the colour changes. Which pink thread do you need to finish it off?

    Your snowman is so cute - hope you manage to finish him tomorrow.

    Your blanket looks as though it will keep you warm and cosy while you are working on it and it's very pretty.

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    1. I've been using DMC 3805; love bright pink!!

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  3. Good luck with the backstitches everything looks great!

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  4. Nice progress Annie. I hate to say but I love to do backstitch.

    Linda

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  5. Beautiful stitching. And I think if you are going to that much work into a blanket you want it big enough to snuggle under:)

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  6. Beautiful stitching on your pillow. And this morning I have seen your little snowman finished on the Christmas Ornie Blog. Great stitching!

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