Archive | November 2011

Another Page Finish

Hello everyone. Hope the weather is being good to you all. The wind has picked up around here and it is getting colder by the day. Just hope no real bad weather will come until 11th December.

It’s been a while since my last post. I have been meaning to update but sometimes I just couldn’t find the enthusiasm to. Since my last post I have finished page 3 Leonardo. He’s been put a side since I didn’t think it was worth starting page 4, mainly because we’re on holiday next week. But last week I was thinking, was it a good idea to leave Leonardo? I tried to stitch something for a Christmas present but I kept going wrong  and gave up. I ran out of B5200 for nothing! 

Page 4 will be started when we come back from holiday. For now, after the bad and only start on the Christmas stitching, I have started to stitch a small Lickle Ted cover ted that came from an issue of The World Of Cross Stitching. I just love stitching this lickle bear and I might be taking one of my few kits with me next week. The question is, which one?

If you love Westlife and you like to read fanfiction, then please feel free to explore my website: stitchingwolf. There you will be able to read all of my short stories from August 2010 onwards. Also you can read one of my many long fiction stories, No More Heroes. I am currently writing another long fiction called Hourglass School which I am posting chapter by chapter on my website. So read along as I write! 

Now… How do I sort out the albums on my MP3 player? I know I have done it before…

Thanks for looking… 


Art Journal Card

Hello everyone. Hope you are well. I seem to be posting later and later these days. Oh well…

Yesterday (Saturday 12th) we celebrated mum’s birthday. It’s hard to just say mum’s birthday when both my late sister and my mum shared the same birthday. No one’s birthday is the same in this house. My birthday is a month before my late sister died, dad’s birthday is a day before the funeral and mum shares the same birthday. Can imagine how hard yesterday was. The nearer we got to Epping Forest, the harder it was for me not to cry. Then the flowers were put in the vase and a little while later, I was crying. Not for very long but still. I tried not to but there’s nothing I could do to prevent the tears.
It’s a little late, but Happy Birthday Emma. She would have been 25 if she had lived.

Second birthday without her and it’s still odd not buying or making two lots of birthday presents. Back in 2009 I had made 4 birthday cards. Two sets for me and two sets for dad. This year, I only made one. Doesn’t feel right. But anyway, mum loved her art journal inspired card.

This year I brought mum two art journal books. One for me to give her and the other one dad to give her. She has already read one and it seems to be a good choice. She enjoyed it and there was a lot of inspiration. Along with the art journal books, I got her a Beryl Cook calendar, and her favourite cappuccino chocolates from Thornton’s.

Because the chocolate was 2 for £5 I thought it would be best to get two of the same and let dad give her one as well.

One of the books include a DVD. We haven’t watched it yet but during the week we will do. I’m guessing it will go on for an hour but we don’t actually know how long it goes on for. So we will have to watch it and find out.

Also yesterday I got my two new pairs of glasses. Both of which have got a little bling on them. One of them is purple and the other is kind of like a reddish-purple kind of colour. Still getting used to them since my distance has changed.
It’s taken a while but the starlings have now found the fatballs in our garden. At least two where eating from them on Friday.

And of course the sparrows are as busy as ever in our garden!

Now onto stitching. I’ve been working on the canvas of page three of Leonardo the last two weeks. It seems to be going on for a while considering it’s mainly halfstitch. But it’s not too long before I’m doing the backstitch and the page is finished. Perhaps by Wednesday I can see the page finish. Just a little to much wishful thinking I think!

Once this page is finished I will make a start on the Christmas stitching. I already know what I’m going to stitch and have got the thread that I need. Just need to work out the fabric that I’m going to use…

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