Monday, 27 July 2009

Happy Dance

Wow I have actually finished Drawn Threads Wildflower Garden. Not sure why it took so long maybe because of the mistake on the chart and me not noticing it until after I had stitched it! I will have to re-charge the battery for the camera to show you it all but here is the last part.

You cannot see the flowers around the house but I'm not happy with the yellow beads that came with the kit so I might change them for brighter ones.

Off to find a quick Halloween one to do.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Teacher's Apple

WOW talk about cutting it close. LOL I finished this last night and nearly did not get to scan it. Just as I was going to scan it we had a thunderstorm and it lasted until after midnight. I had to remember to scan it this morning before Tom went to school. The chart is from the World of Cross Stitching Popcorn Calendar 2009.

I made a 3D decoupage Popcorn card to go with it

I used the Popcorn CD from Crafters Companion to make the card. I was beginig to think I would not get this finished now to get back to the Wildflower Garden.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Popcorn Bear

Well last Monday after I posted I received a phone call from Jack's school. They said as he is on immunosuppressive medication they felt he should have the rest of the term off. He is on Azathioprine for his Crohns. Schools are not being closed now if they have swine flu but apparently there are cases at his school. Tom was not impressed, he is still at his school until this Friday. I have not finished the present for his teacher yet so I'm pleased he is still at school. I was going to stitch a Sweetheart tree Heart, a school one that one of the girls on the SanMan board sent me but he does not want it, he wants a popcorn bear for her. I love the Sweetheart Tree Hearts so I will stitch it for my eldest girlfriend she is a teacher and I have stitched some of the hearts for her already.

Here is the Popcorn Bear so far

Must get it finished tomorrow well at least the stitching part of it. It will have to be made into an ornament as the frame I brought for the heart will not be big enough for the bear.

Still stitching on the Wildflower Garden, here it is so far........

Sunday, 5 July 2009


It is so hot here and not really stitching weather. I have stitched a bit more of The Wildflower Garden.

Only two more sections to go and also the words that I have missed on some of the previous sections. They say it is going to be a lot cooler next week so hopefully I will get back to stitching more.

Nearly time for the schools to break up for the summer. Jack is 12 and goes to Dane Court Grammar, he finishes on the 15th July and Tom who is still at priamry school finishes on the 17th. Tom is not happy that Jack is finishing two days before him even though he has had extra teacher training days earlier in the year.