Hi, not a long post today. I seemed to fizzle out after the show through sheer tiredness and for a few days lost some va va voom. Today I wrote a list of what needs doing and I am concentrating on that rather than the sore throat I am pretending isnt there.
I finally got Season and Time Framed. I can't trust local framers: I've been caught out before by framers insisting they know how to frame stitching and then when I have brought it home and checked it they have used glue guns. Glue doesn't maintain the tension of the fabric so needs must: I have to frame it myself.
This was quite a big one so I had to resort to Wispy's biggest frame which set me back a whole 19.99 euros. Bargain really.
Sorry about the light reflecting: I meant to take a photo before I put the glass in but forgot. Still, it's done now!
I've decided on my goals for 2013. Best to be organised for important crafty things I think lol.
1. Stitching Santa's Village with Vonna's Stitching Santa's Village SAL blog.
Material and charts have been ordered. Here is a piccie of what we're allowed to see so far!
2. I am having a problem following knitting patterns at the moment but I love to knit, especially this time of the year when the light is too dim for stitching. So, rather than punish myself by struggling with patterns I have bought 200 knitted blocks. I am going to knit each and every block and make an afghan/blanket. No pressure and nice small patterns to follow. Even I should be able to do this! I am just waiting for my wool to arrive.
3. My Needlework Masters Monthly SAL. Two items using two different techniques each month and put into a stitchy journal. I am so excited about this one! I am really looking forwards to trying new stitchy crafts.
4.Spring exchange with Parsley. I have already benefitted from this: did you know that you can make a wish list through 123 stitch and other people can see it? How cool is that?? Really handy for my final challenge.
5. RAKs. I will be limiting exchanges in 2013; I want to concentrate on things for my own family and learning more techniques etc so instead I will be sending out RAKS. You won't know if you are the chosen one until it arrives. Each person who has sent me their details will be put into a hat each time and drawn at random. If you would like to be considered see the last post.
Right, that's it: me done. Have a great week xx