|PROGRESS||May 15, ’06 11:14 AM
Well, I haven’t updated this blog for a while so here goes.
I’ve manged to finish page 8 of my doors project now – quite quick on this page, only took about 3 weeks. I’ve now done 47571 stitches (that’s 47%) in 43 weeks!!!
Started a new weekend project. It was a pattern I bought ages ago and found when I was looking through all my downloaded patterns. The fabric is a chocolate 28 count linen and the thread was some I had in my stash for ages, I think I got it off EBay. It’s coming along really nicely. I am trying to manipulate the variegation of the thread to show up the over and under parts of the knotwork, it seems to be working so far.
Finally, I managed to complete 2 of the Names of Allah for our round robin project. I have another 2 to do but haven’t started them yet.
Stash-wise, I bought Alphebetissimo from Papillon Creatons. I bought some cream evenweave and some hand-dyed threads from Six Strand Sweets (Butterscotch and Buttermint). No photo of that yet but I’ll put it up when I can.
Just a quick update.
I managed 1600 stitches on the Kabaa Doors – so close to half way now!
Also just finished my little weekend project, and put up a picture. I’m really pleased with how it came out as I wasn’t sure about the colours to start with.
On the home-selling front, we have been having a few problems with our buyers solicitors, asking for all sorts of information/papers. Not sure if they are trying to drag this out for some reason but I hope things will get moving soon.
|Weekly update||May 29, ’06 8:15 PM
Not much stitching done this weekend as we had lots of visits and visitors. But I did start a new weekend project. This one is for my 3 year old son, who is a Thomas the Tank Engine fanatic. When I was looking at Vicki’s site (India Grace Designs), he saw this and went mad for it.
On my big project I managed 1010 stitches – still not quite reached the half way point, maybe this week.
On the house sale front, it looks like we have to jump through a few more hoops yet. We need to get an amendment to our deeds, which looks like it will cost at least another £1000, so our profit margin is shrinking rapidly. But we did go and look at some new plasma TVs and laptop computers on Saturday, don’t you love window shopping!