Archive | January 2011

Hampton Court Palace Finished

So 2 UFOs are now done and dusted. Hampton Court Palace didn’t take me very long to stitch, it was just a lot of… on and off stitching for the couple of days I was stitching it. Even when it came to the backstitch, I did about an hour then I stopped. Thinking about it, it might not have taken about 5 days of stitching if I just sat down and concentrated on it. But never mind, it’s done now.

I do apologies for the quality of the pic. This was what I did before I put it to one side and completely forgot about it. 

Here it is now finished:

 Hampton Court Palace, Textile Heritage Collection. Designed by Anne Orr.

So my next UFO to be worked on is the All Our Yesterday Family Walk on the Promenade.

Here is how much I did before putting it back into its packaging:

And here is how much I have done since Sunday:

It’s coming on nicely. I’m kind of hoping the Father will be finished within the next couple of days. Who knows, it might be finished this time next week…

Just a quick note to say thank you for the lovely comments. They do mean a lot to me.

Thanks for looking….

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Kevin Sorbo finished

At last!! My Kevin Sorbo photo conversion is FINISHED! To say I’m pleased is understatement. I’m extremely happy!! It took me a while to think how I was going to finish-finish him, but this morning I woke up and decided to make him a cushion so that’s what I did. 

 

Here’s the finished piece:

And here it is made up into a cushion:

Some how I don’t think I’m in any hurry to do another photo conversion!!

Thanks for looking…

With Love from Nelson and Tibs finished

It’s been a while since my last post. I do have at least two finishes to show you all. The first one is the Nelson and Tibs cover kit. So now that one has been crossed of my UFO list, but I have added a new one. While I was looking through my cross stitch corner I came across another UFO. It’s a small kit that I got when we went to visit Hampton Court Palace. I might stitch it tomorrow, it really depends on my mood.

Anyway here is the finished Nelson and Tibs:

And here is what I have done them:

I got the bag from my local Hobbycraft last year. (I don’t think they sell them any more. Well I haven’t seen any in the stores, maybe online?) So now I just need to do one more. It looks funny with one blank pocket. lol

Thanks for looking…

With love from Nelson and Tibs

I’ve started to work on my UFOs, starting with Nelson and Tibs. I seem to be stitching on them for about an hour a day so far, it’s really giving me a small break from all that colour changing on Kevin Sorbo/Dylan Hunt.

Here is what it will look like when it’s finished:

My progress in 2010, before it became a UFO:

Why did it become a UFO? I have no idea!!! Anyway, here’s the progress after spending at least 2 hours on it this week:

It’s getting there. Maybe a weekend worth of stitching on it would finish it? But don’t think that will happen…

I keep forgetting to thank you to those who visits, reads, and leave a comment on my blog. So thank you to each and every one of you!

Pen “Thanks” card No.2

 

Just thought I’d show you the second pen “thanks” card. As you can see I turned this one into an easel card. There’s hardly any difference within the stitching. But there is at least two differences. First, the colour of the word “thanks”.In my first one the ink colour was the lighter blue you can see on the pen. This one the ink colour is done in the darker blue. The other difference is the two dots. On the first one there was two dots at the end, this one there are not dots. Other than that it is the same design.

All I need to do now is write in them and send them out. After all, how many days has been since Christmas?? Better late then ever as they say.

A couple of things

To show you. I have now made the two thank you cards that I needed to make, I just need to write in them and send them out. I have also made a few ATCs. So now I can sit and enjoy stitching Kevin Sorbo. Finally! lol

At the moment I can only show you the first thank you card I’ve made. You have already seen the main design of the card, but here it is all assembled. The background is done on some calligraphy paper we found while sorting a few things out. I used the stamp set from Darkroom door Correspondence, the postcard logo. The text stamp came from Creative Expressions stamp sheet, Travel. When I stamped in random places with these stamps, I used distress ink antique linen and lightly applied the colour with cut ‘n dry foam.

Next, here’s the last lot of stitching I did before the new year. I’m currently stitching 10 rows at a time. First I deal with the black then I work on the other colours. At the moment with this little section, it’s a lot of colour changing so it’s taking a while to do but after this it’s very much straight forward.

Thanks for looking…

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2010. That’s about 3 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 45 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 374 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 98mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was October 4th with 74 views. The most popular post that day was Fantasia collection- Dance of the Hours .

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were cross-stitching.infopop.cc, twitter.com, refzip.com, thestampmanatcswaps.blogspot.com, and forum.westlife.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for kevin sorbo, westlife gravity, kian egan z gravity, westlife safe, and kasey smith wonderland.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Fantasia collection- Dance of the Hours August 2010

2

About April 2010

3

My ATC Swap July 2010
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4

My UFOs July 2010

5

Learning CSS Programming November 2010