Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Another page bites the dust!

I'm on a roll! I have devoted a lot of time to cross stitch this week including an all night session and I have completed another page...I decided to do an easy page which was the one next to the lion cub...well after doing that harder page to the bottom left, I figured I needed a break from all those colour changes!

I have already stared to do the small section to the right...and then I guess I'll have to tackle the second cub.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Lights of Home Update

The page on the left was very hard and took me 3-4 weeks to do. I have also done some of the page on the right to try and finish the next row that isn't complete. I am still missing DMC #370 but I will get that when I can.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Santa - Jolly Old Elf - Christmas Tree Decoration

As usual, the design is on the other side as well

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ebay Test Auction

I have a couple of my tree decorations up on ebay here. The auction has 2 days to go and there are three watchers on it so far! I wonder how much they will go for?

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Lights of Home Update

Please excuse the previous 2 posts. I'm experimenting with setting up a shopping cart on this blog so they were necessary for that! 

Anyway I have worked on The Lights of Home constantly all day yesterday and most of the night as well and I finished what I wanted to do about an hour ago. As you can see I have finished the small page on the right and the page with the second lion on it (except for a few stitches in the lion where I have run out of the DMC colour needed). I have been working on this on and off for the past week but I really put in the effort the last few hours!




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Friday, November 18, 2011

I'm back to the HAED

Just to let you know, I'm back to working on my HAED The Lights of Home. I am almost ready to update, I'm just working on some confetti on part of the second lion cub and I'll update then. I have some more small projects finished and scheduled to post but I am back working on the HAED now...

It's funny how HAEDs seem to call your name after a while....LOL

'Making a List' Santa Christmas Tree Decoration

The same design is on both sides

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Lights of Home - Row nearly done...

Completed another page. I just have a small section to do to finish the row of pages.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Christmas Tree Decorations

These are the Christmas tree decorations I made. They are now on ebay as I made them to sell on there. I have bought 20 of 2 colours (Christmas red and Christmas green) and I will make them next year (as well as doing my HAED) to sell at a local market in December 2012.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A bit of a break for Christmas

I have been taking a break from my HAED's since my last update and I have been making Christmas tree decorations. I have nearly done three (and halfway finished a fourth one!), I just have to buy the ribbon to make a loop so that they can hang on the tree.

I am buying the ribbon today so when they are finished I will post a picture...

Friday, October 7, 2011

More completed

I have completed another page of the back ground plus nearly finished the first lion.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Completed the cat

Finished the cat this morning and now it's all ready to go. This is for our Craft group Christmas present exchange. You give a gift in and get a gift back. So I don't know who this is going to. I hope its someone who likes cats! Now I can get back to The Lights of Home HAED. How I have missed doing it! I have decided to concentrate on the cubs and see if I can get that done...The Sanctuary of Knowledge can wait a while...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Do you remember this?

Long time readers will remember this cat cross stitch I started some time ago. The top picture is the previous update picture and the bottom one is what I have done so far. I need to finish it by December as I am giving it as a gift for Christmas. I haven't got far to go, I have completed the top part and just have to do the bottom section. This piece is quite hard and I have to keep changing thread with lots of colour changes...

I can't wait to get back to my HAED. When I do get back to it, I think I am going to focus on the lion cubs (The Lights of Home). I'm not really good at rotations, I prefer to focus on one HAED at a time...

Monday, September 5, 2011

Two picture update

I have almost completed a page on both 'The Lights of Home' and 'The Sanctuary of Knowledge' I usually post after I have completed full pages but I last posted on August 19 so it's time to post a new update even though I haven't quite finished the pages. I intend on thr Lights of Home to do the page underneath the one I have just done so I can get more of the lion cub done.

Till next time!


Friday, August 19, 2011

1st update - Sanctuary of Knowledge

I absolutely adore this chart, it's wonderful! I guess when I get sick of doing all the confetti in the books I'll go back to doing the lions but for now I'm having fun!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Started Sanctuary of Knowledge

Just a note to say that I started the Sanctuary of Knowledge on the 8th August. The threads came on the 7th and it took me quite a while to get them sorted and one of each colour wound onto mum helped LOL

Well, I gotta go, I'm attending a seminar tonight and tomorrow so no stitching for me until Sunday...

Friday, August 5, 2011

The hardest page yet!

WHEW! I've done it! Doesn't he look wonderful!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Where is that lion?

I know you are hanging out for my next update. I have been working on the page with most of one of the lion's face and it's slow going! I have almost completed the page so I should have an update fairly soon!



Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New chart: Sanctuary of Knowledge

Yesterday I bought the DMC floss from ebay for the Sanctuary of Knowledge by Randal Spangler. The floss will take about 2-4 weeks to come. I already have the Aida cloth, I found a huge piece of beige 18 count Aida that I bought for about $12 from a lady online. I was going to use linen but I don't feel confident enough when I am so used to Aida...

This is a huge project: 625 by 428 stitches! I look forward to starting it...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Page complete!

I bet you can't wait for me to complete the next page! You should be able to see most of the lion's face when I complete it...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Update - The Lights of Home

As you can see I have completed quite a bit more than a page! My son has been using the computer a lot and I haven't had a chance to update till now...

These lions are going to look awesome!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Lions start to appear!

You can see the corner of one of the lion's ears. They are going to look awesome!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

3rd row done!

I have completed the 3rd row of pages. I have done a page and a half since the last update...

It's starting to look good!

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Lights of Home Update

Just a quick post as my son wants the computer! I have completed another page so I thought I'd update...

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Page completed in record time!

I wanted to see how fast I could complete a page and I did it in 3 days and 10 hours. I stitched all day the first day, not as much the second day and then I stitched some yesterday, slept in the afternoon, I went out in the evening then came back and stitched all night and finished the page at 4am this morning!

If I kept up that pace I could have this finished in just over 3 months! I'm pretty sure I won't achieve that but its nice to think that its possible!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More of the cloud...

I just finished the 14th page this afternoon...I have also done some of the 15th page as I don't like to form a line of stitches at the edge of pages...the next page is more interesting with more colours in it, we will see what it looks like...that's if I can drag myself off facebook! Note to self, less time on computer...more time stitching!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

13th page done

It's just background but I do like the blues and the shading!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

11 days worth of progress

I have completed yet another page plus most of the rest of the row of pages...Gosh, I'm going to be posting a finished picture soon at this rate!!...well not quite LOL

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Lights of Home Progress

I have completed yet another page! It took me 6 days again. It took me about 9 days to complete a page on 'The Waiting' so I am much faster at the moment.

I would like to thank everyone for all their lovely comments. I do read them all and I do love getting them. It motivates me to keep going! So thank you!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Update on Lights of Home

I have completed another page! More of the cloud appears...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Update: The Lights of Home

I had a go at using linen a couple of days ago. A lady gave me a cross stitch kit that uses linen and I love it! In fact I briefly considered restarting The Lights of Home on linen but I have done too much to do that. But after this I will be using linen from now on for sure!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

'The Waiting' on its Easel

I bought a wrought iron easel off ebay last week as I thought the finished work was too heavy for my plaster walls so here it is... 'The Waiting' in pride of place in my loungeroom (I didn't use the flash this time):

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Earth finished

I have finished the earth plus completed some more background. The metallic thread shows up a bit more in this photo, in the cloud to the left of the earth...

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Waiting has been framed

I have just got back from the framer's and I am really pleased how it turned out. Please excuse the flash mark that is reflected in the glass!

Teddy Bear Gathering framed

I received the Teddy Bear Gathering cross stitch back from the framer's today. I think it looks good!