Here it is after the girls attempts to derail my stitching time this week. I have guessed that I will be finished some time at the end of April/start of May. Maybe earlier if I can somehow convince the girls that they don't need me to cook and my DH that I don't need to clean lol.
I also managed to finish these two Barbie dresses this week for a friends daughter.
Those wonderful people over at HEAD have had a coupe of sales over the last week and these got added to my one day pile.
QS Blissful Halloween - Hannah Lynn
And As Good As Ever- Arthur John Elsley
Very different charts. The last one is 81 pages in regular format!
And to make room for them these are going into this weeks giveaway.
For a Joan Elliot fan there is a mini book full of Oriental charts and issue 191 of Cross Stitch Collection with her Air Goddess as well as some other beautiful charts from other designers.
If you would like to enter just leave a comment under this post and I will announce the winner next Friday Aussie time.
Here they are and I'm going to have to take of the date stamp I think as it keeps covering the stitching:)
Bella(who it's for) spotted this last night and said wow look how much you have done in one night. Me- Actually I started it last year babe. Bella- Looking at it then me Oh.
On to the Santa ornament
And that is my weekend break from Faery Tales which will back into my hands tonight when my ladies are in bed. The stash clean out continues and I will be having another giveaway this Friday.
Finally started the backstitch on Floral Beauty last night. I'm going to leave the G where it is for now and wait till the end of the project and see how I'm feeling about it then.
Faery Tales is coming along nicely.
Now I can see the end I'm thinking how I'm going to frame it. At the moment I think it will be either be an older gothic style frame or a simple silver frame. I am undecided about matts but if I do have one it would probably be navy blue...with a silver matt under that... or maybe...
After watching everyone elso making awesome new starts I finally got to make one to. This is Up On The Rooftop ornament by HAED. It also marks the first time I have used anything other then aida. I am doing this on 25ct lagauna 1 over 1. I will say after stitching on that then moving back to the 20ct aida I'm using on Izzy the aida and using 2 threads felt huge.
So here is my measly start.
And for a small ornie it still has 4 pages to work so fingers crossed it will be done for Christmas and look like this
Izzy still grows a little more each week.
I got a few more charts to add to the stash pile.
From HAED I got The Game Is On. I'm thinking of doing this on a hand dyed blue.
I don't think I will be doing the writing when I do start it but who knows by then lol.
And from Tilton crafts ( Tilton Crafts ) this is called Champ by Judith Gibson
They have lots of awesome charts and are well worth a check out since at the moment they also have a sale on.
I also got my prize from Ewa this week which was a nice big piece of 18ct aida, needles and a tin to keep them in(the needles that is lol). Thankyou Ewa!
And don't forget if you want to enter my giveaway just check out the previous post and I will draw a winner on Friday sometime.
Finished my page last night and got a small start on the next page.
I noticed that I also have some new followers which kicked me above 150. Thankyou to everyone that stops by and leaves a comment and welcome to my new followers. To celebrate I'm giving away a $15 gift certificate to your choice of 123 stitch or Heaven And Earth designs. Just leave a comment with which you prefer and your email address. I will announce the winner next Friday Aussie time.