WIPocalpyse 2012

Monday, 23 March 2015

Spring has sprung (kind of)

Spring is trying to appear here in Scotland, the daffodils are peeking through and the nights are definitely lighter but having just been out in town I fear that winter is hanging on for a few days yet.

So exciting stuff - I have a finish - yay!! My Leicester City Football Club badge is now done and framed to boot.  This is for my husband's uncle who we will be seeing in April at a family wedding so that's one more thing of my list to get done before we go

I've got a couple others of these to do for hubby's friends but will get to these after I finish the wedding sampler I am doing for a friend - it's all go this year..

Other than that I've been carrying on with some wips but nothing much to show as yet.  I'm off now to enjoy my last day of leave for this year, thankfully my new leave year starts next week so I don't actually have any full weeks now till end of April - result...

Sunday, 15 February 2015

What I did in January (and a bit of February..)

Well January has come and gone and we are now well into February. I celebrated another birthday and my boy also turned 11.

I've had a couple of trips to Edinburgh - one to see the Britain's Got Talent auditions (a lot more fun than I thought it would be) and one to the zoo (again much more enjoyable) for Joe's birthday.

I've had some good competition wins of vouchers so treated ourselves to a shiny new TV, a chromebook and some smart new clothes for hubby  but karma can come back to bite you in the backside with a heart-attack inducing car bill... I've only just got over the shock lol!  But we need our car so it lives to see another year..

Stitching wise been plugging away on my WIPS,  and hope to get a finish soon with my Leicester City badge.  A friend has asked me to do a cross stitch for her nephew's wedding so we had fun last week deciding over colour schemes, I'm looking forward to see how it will look in the end.

So here is some pics for you

Haed Mini Sea of Roses

Leicester City FC Badge

Before & After - four pages to go 

Ink Circles - The Bramble and Rose
(honest there is a tiny bit more in the bottom right..)

Chatelaine White Nights in St Petersburg (one more house finished and another started)

This was my new start for the year - to be truthful it hasn't seen much daylight yet  

And finally some of the gorgeous creatures from Edinburgh Zoo (and my darling son and his pal engrossed in conversation lol)

Saturday, 10 January 2015

New year new starts

So I spent the last few days of 2014  finishing off some pages on my WIPS so I am starting the new year with lots of nice new page starts as well as one completely new start.  So these will be my projects for 2015 - which are very familiar as they were my projects for 2014 and before that lol!

HAED Mini Sea of Roses - two pages done, four to go

Leicester City FC Badge - five pages done, five to go 

Haed Rapunzel - two pages done, two to go

Chatelaine White Nights in St Petersburg,  5 parts done, 7 to go 

Ink Circles - Bramble and Rose, six pages done, three to go

And this is going to be my new start for the year, I have had this design for years, literally years (it was from a Crossstitcher mag from about 2005) and thought it would go nice in my new bathroom so have got it all kitted up ready to go