Saturday, 27 February 2010

I won!

I very rarely win anything, so a big "Thank you" to Viv of Too Busy to Stitch blog who pulled my name out of the hat first :-) I've finally got round to taking a photo:
 From left top to bottom - a flip-flops beaded magnet, six Gentle Art fibres in autumnal colours, a pansies bookmark and a snowman bellpull. I love them all but especially the fibres as I have very few GAST threads.

Thanks again, Viv!

Stitching-wise, not a lot has been done over the last couple of weeks though I'm concentrating whatever stitching time I have on the Beatrix Potter sampler and still enjoying it. Tomorrow is  update day on the BPQS blog so I'll post a photo here too.

I've done a little bit of knitting, but not enough to really show off. I need to sew up one of the dog jumpers which I finished knitting a few weeks ago but keep putting that off as well...

I've also got big plans to spring clean the house, even if I just do a little bit here and there every day. One reason is that I'm planning a car boot/table top sale for the animal rescue some time in the summer so need to sort out a lot of stuff for that. Considering I've only been in the house for just over two years I really shouldn't have as much clutter as I do!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

February TUSAL

Not much fuller than a month ago...

More pics!

Now for the stitching. I have done more on Spanish Sampler but won't show a photo until I've finished the current part. I've done a bit more on the Brushstrokes butterfly:

The Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler has had a few more stitches in it too, though after taking this photo I realised that I'd missed a bit so had to frog some of the newest motif!

I'll post my TUSAL a bit later...

Some pics

First off, my knitting; both for Many Tears. Yes, the colours of the dog jacket are that bright!

This dog blanket was started a few years back for Battersea Dogs Home but it can go to Many Tears now, instead. It's a lovely soft DK and very easy to knit.

Saturday, 13 February 2010


I hadn't realised that it's been a month since I last posted!

Today has been good and bad - good, because Wales beat Scotland (just!!), bad because Southampton lost to Portsmouth in the FA Cup (sob!)

I also found a knitting UFO while I was half-heartedly tidying up the box room. It's a rust-coloured dog blanket, very simple k4, p4 pattern but it's looking good so far. Another item to be sold for the animal rescue, hopefully. I'll take a photo tomorrow in natural light.

I've done a bit of stitching over the last few weeks, too, including starting a new (large!) project.

Thoroughly enjoying this weekend's Poirot extravaganza on ITV3, even though I've seen them all before - some of them numerous times! How sad am I... :-)

Had a lovely surprise yesterday - I've won a giveaway on the Too Busy to Stitch blog! One of the reasons I was in the box room earlier was to find a couple of items for my own giveaway so I'll have to go back in there tomorrow and hopefully not get distracted by UFOs next time...