Sunday, 30 January 2011


This is the 5th post in one month - unheard of from me!

Anyway, here's my progress on Beatrix:

I want to get this brushstroke butterfly UFO done as well. I started it last year but I think that doing the pink one has reminded me how much I enjoy stitching this design. I'm definitely going to do more and I did like the one made in all different shades of pink so I'm tempted to do more like that in blues, oranges and purples. That's the plan, anyway...

Both these pictured here are on my Up 4 a Challenge list so hopefully I'll get two done and dusted in the next couple of months.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

First finish of 2011!

Mid (ish) January and I've actually finished something! This butterfly will be on its way to Love Quilts UK on Monday. Now, back to Beatrix...

I stayed up until 4:30 this morning to watch Andy Murray in the Australian Open - disappointing match as he won far too easily!! His opponent hardly made him break sweat but the next round should be more exciting. I'd love to see him win this Open...

Thursday, 20 January 2011

A quick update

I'm stitching this Brushstrokes Butterfly in a SAL with some of the girls from Stitch Clubs (see the link thingie on the top right) and I'm killing two birds with one stone because I signed up to stitch a pink square for Love Quilts UK. I was going to stitch it in vareigated pinks but didn't have any - what I had was a bit too orangey for my liking so I'm just using different shades of Anchor pinks instead.

I've also joined the 2011 Up 4 a Challenge SAL ( where I've listed 15 UFOs/WIPs which I want to at least work on, if not finish, in 2011. Top of the list is Beatrix which I haven't picked up for a couple of weeks. I know I won't finish all of them because some are pretty big with very few stitches in, but it's a start!

Here's my list...

1. Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler (large)
2. Spanish Sampler (Periphaeria free 2008 project) (large)
3. Juggy Bug 2008 Year Sampler (medium)
4. Brushstroke butterfly ( (smallish) Not the one above, I've got another one started!!
5. Duck in rain (Cyberstitchers, I think, though I can't find it!) (medium)
6. Cameo Silk hardanger by Judy Dixon (medium)
7. A Garden in Blue by The Design Connection (medium)
8. Spots of Fun by Debbie Draper (11 stitches in - a long way to go!) (medium)
9. Spanish Rouge by Sampler Cove (1 line stitched!) (extra large!!)
10. Un-named freebie hardanger piece, cutting to be done (small)
11. A Walk on the Beach by Dimensions (smallish)
12. Cottage by Janlynn (small)
13. Blue Waters by Heritage Stitchcraft (medium, but it's got those stupid side-ways half stitches)
14. Hardanger Diamond by Suzanne Parnell (small)
15. Musical Comfort by Janlynn (medium)

Ummm... help!! :-)

Saturday, 8 January 2011

First progress of 2011!

I very rarely make new year's resolutions (and if I do, I never stick to them) but this year I do hope to update this blog more often. So, hoping to start as I go on... here's my latest photo of Beatrix, taken at the end of December and I have stitched a bit more on her.

I also took a photo of the Spanish Sampler which I haven't worked on for a while but hope to finish this year:

My last finish of 2010 was a square for Love Quilts UK, for a little girl called Laura.

I really enjoyed stitching this, even though there are large blocks of one colour. It was a good one to stitch while watching TV.

Friday, 7 January 2011


Typical me, I take the photo then forget to post it!! Anyway, here's the first TUSAL of 2011. I decided to empty the 2010 one and start again, just to see how much I stitch in a year. Not much so far, as you can see...

This is where I finished off in 2010, next to a cute Christmas card :-)