Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Thanks Lee

On Saturday our local embroidery Guild had it's work day and Lee showed us how to make her decorations. She told us we should finish one on the day - as long as we didn't talk too much... I left with not a lot done guessing I talked too much but tonight I have completed it.

I did manage to upend one of my buttons into my cup of tea!

Saturday, 6 December 2014

It's Christmas Time

Well eyes and 15 minutes a day has well proven to much for me and has gone by the way for the time being. Not much else has been stitched which beyond slack but hope to sort that out some time soon. I have been making dala horses and deer 'skulls' for the Christmas tree along with a pop corn garland

Friday, 26 September 2014

Day 39 - 41

Hmm once again I have been slack and this post is to catch up on the stitched eyes so far. Have not stitched yet today so will post that later. Have no idea what day I should be at so will make today day 42 and hope to have a clean run from now....

Monday, 22 September 2014

Day 36 - 38

Am having a shocker so will post pics on phone so far, I  gave missed a couple of days so end date is once again moved eck. Also posting pic of first 3 rows complete.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Day 32 - 35

Gosh I suck at blogging, there really is no excuse for the delay in actually posting!  So here are the last 4 days of work, not really seeing any progress in either how much is stitched or the quality but tomorrow sees the completion of 3 rows so will post the big picture then.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Day 31

Really pleased with today's effort, long and short on the white of the eye is one of my favorites and the transition between the white and the iris is improving.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Day 30

Not the greatest day today, a bit slow and a few gaps to be seen when I zoom in on the  picture - down side of the camera on the phone oh well will have to hope for better tomorrow.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Day 26 - 29

Gosh posting has been a disaster but at least the stitching has been achieved. A bit of a mixed bag really pleased with day 27 and 29, 28 was a tad ugly but am learning you get that.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Day 25

Hmm not sure what disaster happened here but caught a thread and created an ugly gap, really wanted to unpick but as that is not the rule had to leave it.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Day 24

Not that pleased with todays stitching.
Day 24
Some extremely ugly stitches.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Day 23

Progress on the 96 days challenge continues and tomorrow sees 2 rows complete and when I compare i am stitching alot more than when I began and on the whole i am getting happier with the stitching. My basic satin is going well and I have definitely speed up but the long and short still needs a lot of work good thing there are still plenty of days left.
Day 23
No other progress am doing some tiding today.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Day 21 and 22

Hmmm so not such good work yeaterday - got the stitching done but no post ohh well here it is today. Have managed to increase the amount of stitching so pleased with that.
Day 21 and 22
No real progress on quilt...

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Day 20

Am I on a roll with this or what!!! Have finally managed to get in the swing of stitching AND blogging on the same day!!! Stuck with yellow today - don't like stitching with yellow - and once again made good progress but there are still some very ugly stitches to be seen.

Day 20

Check out that ugly stitch in the top section of the 'white' eckkkk.
Still loving Royal Blood so will continue with that as soundtrack. Think it is time to get on with some other stitching projects so will keep updated with those, today I off to sew a quilt top in William Morris fabrics that I purchased in 2012 before the London trip so high time I started it me thinks.
Quilt progress

Friday, 29 August 2014

Day 19 a break through

Yippee today I got to stitch some iris, in order to achieve this though the 'white' stitching did suffer a tad but hopefully this will improve again.
Day 19

My goodness there are some ugly stitches in there!!!


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Day 18

Blue was not so bad today!! Progress is not improving so am beginning to think this may be as fast as I can stitch... But still quite a few days to go so who knows.
Day 18

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Day 17

Have stunned myself and stitched and posted all before morning tea!!! Wonder if I am able to repeat this. Shocking piece of stitching today, got a lot done but no idea what is happening on the left side of the 'white' where it meets the pupil took all my self control not to unpick and not happy with todays overall stitching. Maybe Royal Blood is not the right stitching soundtrack but as I love it so much will persevere.
Day 17

Maybe the colour choice had something to do with the final result cos I most definitely feel a tad blue about it! 

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Day 14,15 and 16

Attack of pinkeye for the last 3 days, strange colour choice for me!!! But progress is improving - although today I did not make it onto the pupil split stitch. New soundtrack is Royal Blood the ep is 2 seconds off 15 mins - perfect!!
Day 14, 15 and 16

Monday, 25 August 2014

Cake time again

Will post yesterdays and todays eye later but first is the Minecraft cake.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Day 12 and 13

Opps failed to post yesterday but did do the stitching and it appears I am speeding up as for the last 2 days have begun to split stitch the pupil so hope soon to be able to put some stitches in the pupil.
Day 12
Day 13
Even managed to get todays picture right way up!!!
Still listening to the Arctic Monkeys but think a new soundtrack is coming soon.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

I'm Back and its day 11

Yippee I've finally made it back to stitching for 15 minutes. Was good to get back have slowed down a wee bit from previous days but still pleased with the amount I achieved lets hope this is back on track now.
Day 11 

Monday, 18 August 2014

Cake interior

Posting is not proving to be my strong point but here is the cake interior. Have once again failed on 96 days...

Friday, 15 August 2014


Not sure if this is the cake my sister had in mind but its what we ended up with!!! Will post again when its cut as it will look its best then

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Epic Fail

Well I have had an epic fail - a 4 day class and then illness has meant I have not stitched for 15 mins for 2 weeks eckkkkk, but tomorrow I will get back in the groove and will also post about the class.....

Friday, 1 August 2014

Day 9 and 10

Hmmm not doing very well at posting stitching on the day but am at least doing the stitching!! Today I am off to New Plymouth for a post ANZEG conference class for 4 days with Hilary Hollingworth, I may not be cool enough for the class but will give it go - my set of water colour paints may finally get used!! Am yet to stitch todays eye but will do that tonight so on Tuesday will have a big post of eyes and class.
Day 9 and 10

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Catch upy

Am back from holiday - got back on Tuesday but have been feeling under the weather so a tad lazy posting. I have kept up with my 15 mins a day - though yet to do todays so will post that later. Am stitching faster but with speed comes a drop in the level of accuracy and overall 'niceness' but hope those will pick up as I gain better needle control for now will continue to look for speed and no unpicking as main targets. Football was fantastic even without Andy Carroll playing
Day 3
Football - Newcastle vs Nix
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Going Away

Hmmm bad planning to start this project when I am off away for a few days so no posts till Tuesday but have packed fabric so will keep up. Had hoped to stitch today's before I left but ran out of time so will do it in Wellington tonight. hope the football games are worth the trip but with Carroll injured I'm not so sure.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Day 2

Have discovered a small flaw in the plan, todays eye is nothing like yesterdays, so I think I will have to make a template of the official shape so I can accurately evaluate progress.Sound track for the project is Arctic Monkeys 2 tracks Fluorescent Adolescent and Kneesocks
 Hmmm sideways today

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

96 Days

Today is day one of my attempt to stitch for 15 mins a day with no unpicking - each day I will stitch an eye, well part of an eye with the hope that at the end of 96 days there will be some improvement in both speed and technique. This is an adaptation of the 100 days project, I am starting late and the frame only fitted 96 squares so thats what I'm doing.
Day 1 opps its upside down