Sunday, 29 December 2013

Baby Afghan squirrel Block #3

Hi All :)
Hope everyone had a happy Christmas,
baby squirrel is done on my baby afghan on block 3
block 4 is baby chipmunk :)

stoney creek, woodland babies, squirrel
stoney creek, woodland babies

happy stitching :)

Sunday, 15 December 2013

My Cushion is done

Hi all :)
Well my cushion is done and the back sewn on and it was my first project on my sewing machine, I think I need to find some small projects to sew so I can get used to the feel of the machine.
it was nice to see it all come together and be a cushion

pansies latch hook cushion
pansies latch hook cushion

happy stitching :)

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Nearly There

I'm nearly there with making my first cushion in latch hook :) I've found it very relaxing and rewarding. the way I'm going it will be finished by the weekend 

the cushion and cushion back turned up today so all I have to do is get to grips with my new sewing machine and stitch it together :)

I haven't used a sewing machine before so am a bit nervous lol

 happy stitching :)

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Beautiful colors

making progress on my cushion and the colours are bright and beautiful on cold dark December days.
I'm really enjoying making this project, its fun and easy.

happy stitching :)

Saturday, 7 December 2013

beautiful pansies

pansies are always full of cheer be they winter or spring ones,
this is a cushion I plan to make, its not cross stitch its latch hook,
something I've never done before so its new to me but it looks fun and these cheery flowers will make sure its fun :)
my kit turned up today but when I get time to get started is another matter... lol 

happy stitching :)

Say Hello to baby Squirrel

This is baby Squirrel :)
and is block three in the baby afghan, this project is a joy to make and I'm finding it hard to stick to my winter cat project because I keep coming back to the afghan :)
but progress is being made but it wont be finished this side of Christmas.

happy stitching :)

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Winter Holiday

Happy December to all :)
Here is the second ornament i've made for this year,
Kittys Gift.

beaded christmas ornament

happy stitching :)

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Christmas Jewels

Hi all you bloggers in blogland :)
This year I thought I would make a few Christmas cross stitch ornaments for my tree, only a few because i'm still working on my winter cat that I hope to finish by Christmas...this year
here is the first one

  Golden Tannenbaum 

happy stitching :)

Thursday, 14 November 2013

What a cutie Block #2

Baby Frog is finished and what a cutie and a joy to stitch,
I really enjoyed this one :)

stoney creek, woodland babies, frog
stoney creek, woodland babies

happy stitching :)

Sunday, 10 November 2013

baby afghan

Hi Bloggers
just a quick update on the baby afghan, I'm still working on the baby frog and doing the outlining now, it says in the chart booklet long stitch as well as back stitch BUT I have left out ALL the long stitch and I'm just doing tiny back stitches

so there is no chance of baby getting their tiny fingers caught in the stitches.

There is still a bit more to do on baby frog, finish the outline and there's a cute butterfly and ladybird to do.
another update on this cutie next week,

happy stitching

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Winter Cat update 6

just a quick update on winter cat, this is how it looks today, I'll be working on this one for awhile just to get it finished so I can get on with my English Rose that's waiting in my stash drawer :)

 happy stitching :)

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

baby afghan update frog

Hi all, this is baby frog :) cute or what :) this is the second block and woodland baby on the afghan. I'm enjoying this project very much, although the fabric is very thick and the holes are very large which makes the stitching loose, it makes you think.. will it all fall apart when baby plays with it..so, I have knotted all the threads at the back so that wont happen, it doesn't matter if you have knots (in fact I'd recommend it) as there will be a backing on it. also I'm using 3strands of thread not 2 and 2 for the back stitch not 1 as stated in the booklet. another update soon when baby frog is finished :)

 happy stitching :)

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Baby Owl is finished Block #1

stoney creek, woodland babies, owl
stoney creek, woodland babies

Hi everyone :) Thank you for your comments on my previous posts, its always lovely to see you have visited and any input or tips you might have :)
talking of tips... I have one for anyone using the plastic snap frames, I've been using it for the first time on my baby afghan blanket, I really like the frame but where it snaps onto your fabric it can pull and snag the stitches so I bought some thin but strong cleaning cloths and cut them to size and put them in between the fabric and the piece of plastic that snaps on... it works a treat :) no more snagged stitches or pulled material.

I've finished the first woodland baby, the baby owl :)
he was a treat to stitch. yesterday I realised this blanket will need a backing as you cant leave all the threads exposed to baby... and do I have a sewing machine.. NO
So onto the Internet I went ( its a wonderful thing) :)
and ordered a sewing machine, that's being delivered on Tuesday, its been years and years since I touched a sewing machine..but a new adventure awaits :) maybe new hobbies will come from my new toy lol
you never know!!

happy stitching :)

Monday, 21 October 2013

A Start on the baby blanket

Hi Everyone in blogland :) I've made a start on the baby afghan blanket and love the little woodland babies :) The owl is the first to do so have got started on that one.

I'm using the new plastic clip frame for the first time that I bought and I have to say it took me a few days to get used to it but now I have and am enjoying using it and I like the way it doesn't leave any marks on the fabric when you take it off.
another update on this little baby next week :)
happy stitching :)

happy stitching :)

Monday, 14 October 2013

The postman knocks

Today the postman delivered my baby afghan and chart :) it looks very nice.

 I also ordered one of these plastic clip together frames, I've never used one before and wonder if any of you have and what are they like to use? I thought it may be better than a hoop, I usually use a frame but don't think I'll get all the baby blanket on there lol well only time will tell how I get on with the clip frame but please feel free to let me know what YOUR experiences are.

happy stitching :)

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