Last week was not a good week for me... I left work early on Monday as I thought I had a migraine starting... but it was much more than that in the end!! I needed to take Tuesday and Wednesday off work and barely managed to drag myself out of bed on Thursday and Friday to go to work... (you must be sick when your boss tells you that you look terrible!) but Friday afternoon saw me visit the doctor and one iron infusion later I am slowly getting back to normal - even though my normal is not that fantastic at the best of times!!! Saturday and Sunday was spent veggie out on the couch again with my stitching as I could not do much more than that and today is the first day in over a week that I have started to feel better... Being a couch potato is not good for the size of my backside.... but great for my stitching!! :o)
But enough complaining.. you didn't come to visit my blog to hear me complain - you came to see some stitching so that let's get the show on the road!!
TUSAL / ORT Report & Stitching Updates:
So first up... one very late TUSAL photo....
I know a bit of a lazy TUSAL photo this month!! I decided that I had better empty the small tin of ORT's and couldn't get up the energy to take a photo so I decided to take a progress shot of my new start and the ORT's together!!
The new start is "Queen Anne's Lace" by Nora Corbett. This was a "free" design that was published in the Just Cross Stitch magazine (April 2016 issue). I started stitching this on 3rd or 4th April and this where I was when I took the photo on Saturday afternoon.
I haven't done much more as I spent the last couple of nights stitching on a card for my sister who is celebrating the big "50" on 25th April!
While I am showing one Nora Corbett... how about I show you an update on another Nora Corbett design...
I last showed you "Prancer" back in December 2015.... when he looked like this:
He now looks like this:
I have been stitching on "Prancer" over the last couple of weeks as one of the Nora Corbett FB groups has been doing a couple of SAL's and you know me with SAL's... I just have to give them a go!!! Once I have finished the Kreinik on the bottom my next step is the Whisper thread for his tail... I have never used that thread so I have been putting it off!!! Then it will be onto the border and bling - and with a little bit of luck he may be a finish in May!!
I have 2 new finishes to show you!!
First up is my Halloween Ornie SAL Blog design - the theme was "Ghosts". So here is my Blue Ribbon Designs "Ghost".
I continued on with my Blue Ribbon Designs stitching and stitched another small (insert quick) design from the Halloween Portraits" by Blue Ribbon Designs. This one took me the better part of Tuesday afternoon/evening last week when I was at home feeling sick and miserable!
I do think that he is a funny looking ghost... but a ghost he is! The bottom on the ghost is confusing me as he looks like he has way too many feet... or is that supposed to be a flowing ghostly robe??
My second finish last week was the April choice for the Christmas Ornie SAL Blog - theme for April was Ornaments/Decorations.
As soon as this month's choice came up on the stitching plan I knew exactly what I wanted to stitch... I found this design in the Cross Stitch Crazy magazine last year but wasn't sure what to stitch them on (perforated paper, plastic canvas or fabric) - I ended up choosing plastic canvas and once I have stitched a couple more of them I will cut them out and make them into felt backed ornies.
The Christmas Bauble is designed by Jody Rice from Satsuma Street. Love the colours! The pink/purple colour is just so lovely... This is the first time I have stitched anything from Jody/Satusma Street.... Another lovely easy quick stitch!
So that's it for now... all up to date once again. Next scheduled posting date is Friday when it will be GG update time again!
So til then, happy stitching!