Sunday, 19 May 2013
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Saturday, 16 February 2013
Friday, 15 February 2013
Todays update you can see the bottom of the nose appearing, hoping that it will look like a face soon
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Monday, 11 February 2013
However I picked the needle up again this weekend and had progress!
First I found a way of stitching comfy with my millennium frame making it so I can stitch with both hands( very important with me being such a slow stitcher) and I started a piece called All That Remains , not sure if you can make out what it is yet but it's part if the eye and face, so tonight I am just going to relax and stitch for the evening, and I can see how much I get done with my new found way :)
Happy stitching everyone!
Monday, 17 December 2012
Had to wait for mum mum to email me the picture before I could blog about it. I have not been well again so I am sticking with that excuse as why I keep forgetting things
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Stitching has been non existent lately its been work, parents evenings, careers evenings, this evening, that evening etc it goes on and on, so last night with the WHOLE night to myself i sat on watched White Christmas, didnt pick up a needle just sat and vegged out.
On the stitching front i did a tiny amount on mermaid, but nothing to shout about. i love the frame but it took some getting used to with the size of it.
I have also had a review done by Gizzimomo AKA Thea HERE and it better than I thought it would be.
And since its December i am have 25% off everything on the website HERE, and have two fantastic artists that are joining us in the new year that you will love.
And finally having another giveaway, This time you receive a chart just for entering, these are just simple charts, which you can choose from. then the winner will win 3 charts of their choosing from the site as well, so its a win win situation, To enter just comment and mention in your blog, or go the the Facebook page HERE, Dont forget if you want the free chart that is only available to the people that enter let me know your email address either on the comment or email myself at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know the chart you would like Christmas Cupcake,Under The Mistletoe or Snowflake. Competition ends on 24th December.
Thursday, 22 November 2012
So stitching was the last thing on my mind.
I have however completely reworked the website which took me longer to do than I thought from making banners that looked professional to templates etc, anyway I have a few more charts to upload then it will be completely finished, I asked my husband if he had any comments good or bad as I like to know where I have to improve on , and do you know what he said .... " have you changed it?" Honestly !
So any feedback good or bad would be GREATLY appreciated ( www.lovethythread.com )
And finally I have ignored my husbands sulking and I am going to the stitch Nd knit show in Harrogate on Saturday. I can not wait, I am praying they have a millennium frame and it's not too expensive and I am going to see about some hand dyed fabric too so I am going to be there when the doors open to make sure I don't miss out, if your going you will recognise me as the one on my own as no one wants to come with me. So iPhone charged up music on and shopping can't wait!
Sunday, 4 November 2012
Saturday, 3 November 2012
Dark nights = more stitching + Birthday + Christmas, yes I can finally stitch for Christmas without anyone going, its JUNE!!
Wether I just stick with the while christmas theme all way though remains to be seen, since i have the patience of a fish it is highly unlikely, but last night i started doodling in photoshop and this is how it turned out this morning.
I wasn't really sure which way to do it, so MERRY had a different colour red in each letter, Christmas had 5 different colours in each letter.
I thought the green looked so much better, anyway i posted the picture on the Facebook page and this is what the end result looks like now
Yes the feedback was that the green looked better, so i have found a scrap bit of white 28ct so will start stitching this today, I asked hubby for a kindle Fire HD for my birthday but i think some fabric would also be in order ( whats betting i dont get either lol)
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
But I am back now, the website is now all cleaned up and looking a lot better and i am holding aHalloween giveaway!
The Winner will win 12 charts, one to be picked every month for a year from the website!
I am also going to give a second and third prize if i get over 100 entries.
All you have to do is either go to the Love Thy Thread Facebook page and like and share the competition post or post a comment on this post and share on your blog, and thats it!
On the stitching front I have been stitching the Halloween freebie that I did unfortunately I didn't take a photo of it before I posted it to a relative and I have been working in a Christmas freebie too, and here is a small progress I made on mini Sundae Delight.
It's my birthday next week so I am hoping I can get a millennium frame so I can stitch better as I am not liking the tension I get with Q snaps.
Forgot to mention its a short giveaway and the winners will be drawn out on the 6th November, good luck!
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Sunday, 9 September 2012
Don't forget to look at my previous post for what you have to do.
Saturday, 8 September 2012
So for a bit of fun i have decided to have a little competition.
This is a chart from my website but can you guess which it is?
I will keep posting small updates to see if you can figure which one it is.
All you have to do it comment when you think you know which one it is, simple!
The first person who can tell me which one it is can choose any chart that they like from my site. You can have it sent as a PDF or through the mail.
A clue and I don't think it will help at all is it is DMC 934
Sunday, 2 September 2012
hmmmm maybe not...
Am I talking to myself? Well if I am I should be used to it,
Yes after over a year away from blogger when i moved over to the other side ( wordpress)
it seems that it has locked me out, wont let me renew my domain name ( well it would for a stupid price and i would have to restart the blog again)
so i am going to see if i can get this working, and see if there is anyone still out there that remembers me lol
OK the short version is, my stitchy bug buggered off for quite a while, then i started designing my own charts, sold a few on Etsy bought better software that Bothy Threads use, and started getting a few artists involved, now i have four already on the site, three more that i am working on their artwork at the moment, and five that are in various stages of talks with.
I have learnt so much, but there is also a lot more to learn, I started stitching again, and I was asked by a magazine IF they could use my pumpkin in a where to buy section, wether they use it or not i don't know, but in case they did i stitched it myself and this is what it turned out like.
I am contemplating what to do next, do i continue on my HAED, Snowman by Ruth Sanderson...
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
I may be making a mistake moving, but life is for making mistakes so I am jumping to the other side.
My new blog address is www.weestitchy.com yes i have my own domain, so yes im sorry you will have to update your blogroll, which if blogger is playing up, is a pain but i am holding a giveaway to celebrate my new space on the net...come on what are you waiting for?!?!?
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Will give details tomorrow of new blog as i am waiting to finalise my web address, yes I am going Dot Com :) and i cant set google friends up till i have my web address done,
And to celebrate i will be having a giveaway. Where the winner can choose there prize, between, a HAED chart, a £15 gift voucher to spend at sewandso, or a donation to their favourite charity ( we know how a caring lot us stitcher's are -for us, that have so much stash we will never live to see the day when we are able to stitch it all), plus a copy of new Magazine Mollie Makes.
Just don't tell the hubby :D
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Blogger is really peeing me off lately, not uploading pictures, not saving ( which it is currently saying error occcured as i type again!) the list goes on so i am thinking about switching to wordpress, but not sure of the interface, could really do with some help here since i have been on here for 4 years, not sure really if wordpress or any others are good, so come on peeps spill the beans and let me now pleaseeeee.
.... oh i could show my stitching but pfft i got 20 stitches in total this week, damn work, damn my boss for deciding to moniter me this week, and damn me for not putting the lottery numbers on last night as i would have been a few more notes better off today. pah, i think i need to start this week again. If only we had a rewind button.
Monday, 6 June 2011
Yes that is me, i get distracted easily, bored quick and would change the house around every week if i could. Yes i know i said i wanted to stick to my blog style for a whole year, but i did six months, instead of six days, so hey i am getting better.
Anyway on to the stitchyness.
This week on the HAED BB it is Freebie SAL week, so i got out Fragile Heart and i have done a bit on her, but now my mind is a wandering to another piece, it seems I do 4 days then want to change.
Yes i know i will never finish anything but as a wise woman said on the HAED BB stitching is supposed to be fun and not a chore SO i am actually listenening to those wise words and putting her away till next SAL, or when she screams at me again, Yes i know 4 days of stitching a month wont finish her this year and i will fail my yearly goals i set myself but sod it, i made 'em i can break 'em! ( besides im going to fail on most of them anyway)
Well at least you can see what i did this time :)
Finally does anyone know where i can get the basics on where to learnt to crochet, I bought the new magazine Mollie Makes and have subscribed for the next 3 issues.
so far its a huge thumbs up, and i would love to have a dabble at learning to crochet, but i dont know one end of a pointy thingy from the other (edited to add learnt it is called a hook, see I'm learning!)
I was even going to buy a mag on crochet, but thought better of it. i mean i could buy tools to get started and still have change for the price it was!
I am also hoping that i will get a chance of making the cover kit on the next issue, as my youngest decided that she would have this issues and is in the process of making her phone cover, charming i know, honestly my kids will take anything of mine!
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
On my previous post, WENDY asked me what the red lines are on my fabric. I dont like gridding much as i am slow and always have to double and triple check the lines so i thought i would give Magic Guide by DMC a go. Now its no where near as nice to stitch on as Jazlyn but it saves me time but i had not seen any that some one had used it and washed the red lines out, so i cut some off my fabric and followed the instructions on DMC's web site, which to be honest were not very good, wash at 40. That was it.
So i did that i put it into a bowl at 40 and what happened.... nothing, i left it for a bit longer, still nothing. Panic was now starting to rise and hubby tried to rub it together. By this time i was on the edge of hysterical, all that work for nothing. I then put some washing powder in and it started to disappear. Hysteria abated i left if for another few minutes and this is the end, but very tatty product( lesson learnt not to let hubby had hold of my fabric again.)
you can faintly see the lines when you hold the fabric up to the light, maybe more soaking would eradicate it completely and i wouldnt use it if you could see the fabric but for HAED its perfect.
Now onto a mid week update on Corsair Daemira. I started stitching her on Saturday morning while having a marathon DVD session and by Sunday night I had got this far...
and that was stitching most of Saturday and Sunday, I wish I could stitch faster. I finally finished all the blue and by Monday night i had got this far...
I may even get half a page finished before the end of this week as niext week is the HAED SAL so i will be working on Fragile Heart, and i am not enjoying stitching on 18ct no more it feels too big, if that makes sense.
Hope everyone is having a productive week
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Now must get back to planning this menu out for school, hubby back soon and i said i wouldnt touch the computer and my stitching, will be glad when its next week and i get 5 days off work!
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
CORSAIR DAEMIRA, by Nene Thomas
I have also been looking for something quick to stitch so i could stitch when i am out, so looking for a mermaid or pirate theme to stitch.