Sunday, May 29, 2011

All sewn up

I would really like to thank you all for the lovely comments from my last post. It is really nice to know that someone out there is reading my blog. You have made my week.

At long last I used my 'Be Merry' from Shepherds Bush and stitched it to the 'Christmas' wall wearable from Trail Creek Farm. I stitched it on Klostern 7ct so it is a bit bigger than intended. I also used Wisper 88 for the beard, I find using it on the 7ct is really easy as you can use a large eye needle for threading.

I have had a good stitching day today as both my boys are studying for their exams next week so DH and I sat and watched some tv and of course I can't sit and just watch tv so I got to stitch at the same time.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

My Craft room

As promised before, here are two of the other walls in my craft room.

This is on the opposite side of the wall that has all the framed stitches on. This houses my cross stitch and patchwork magazines. The red boxes mainly contain linen in them and I keep my 14/28 counts in one box and my 16/32 counts in another and so on.

This cupboard is mainly to do with patchwork, and the the ladder shelving on the right has all my Liberty Hill collection on it, along with my spools.

This corner is my cross stitch leaflets in alphabetical order of course and some designers even get a folder of their own
This is just some shelving for those little bits and pieces.
Back to my box shelving but this time you can see my suitcase under and that has a lot of my flannel material in it, though not all of it! I have a built in wardrobe that is to the left of this cupboard and in it I keep most of my patchwork kits boxed up and my roll of wading and other craft things that don't look so neat out and about.
These next two photos are of some of my cotton fabrics on the shelves and how I like to keep all the colours together.

So now you have a little insight as to what keeps me going and inspired. I love my room but I can't stay in there once the family is home as I love them more and like being around them.
If you have read this latest post I would love that you leave a comment sometime, just to let me know that there is someone out there that does read it!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Latest finish and Happy Mothers Day

This is a Marie Suarez kit that I had bought a while back and I had finished the stitching some time ago but like normal, just hadn't quite finished it. I was tired of the spool sitting there by itself so I pulled my socks up and got on with it. Oh and can you tell DH is back to the photography? The Pattern is called 'My Dear Bobbin'.

I do hope all you Mum's out there are having a wonderful day. We went out for breakfast at our local organic cafe, the eggs always taste better and so does the milk in my coffee. We don't celebrate by giving presents but since our boys were born we have always made it that we trace around their hands on the card for both Mothers Day and Fathers Day and then we can look back as to how much they have grown over each year.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My Craft room wall

So much has happened since my last post. I was going to post my Easter cross stitch bunnies, but Easter came and went, so that didn't happen.
I like a couple of billion people watched the Royal Wedding and thought they both looked fantastic. The highlight for me was probably when they came out in the Aston Martin with the balloons on the back. This next generation of Royals appear to be a tad more light heated, probably a lot to do with Harry.

These next photo's are of my cross stitch wall in my study. As I may have said before we have now have such a modern house that to put all my cross stitches out just doesn't seem to go at the moment. I know they will eventually as I make the house my own but for the moment they are delegated to my craft room.

You can see the fine clear hanging system which we chose so as not to put a lot of holes in the wall. There is a main strip across the top of the wall which hides the hangers and the screws in which it is hung. It is the same system that they use in a lot of Art Galleries and it seems to work well. We have used this system also in our study where we have a lot of black and white photo's of our boys up and since that wall continues to grow it is easy to add another rung and more photo's.

Next time I should show you photo's of my cupboards in my craft room and then I hope to show you the project I am currently working on, it is so close to being finished. You know that feeling when you are about to finish one and you get all excited about starting another one, aghhh, patience, patience.