Tuesday, February 27, 2007
- 2 x Sugar Maple Fabrics - Anita / High Noon
- 3 x Polstitches Fabrics - Fruit Punch / Pot Pourri / Buttercup
- 2 x Sassy's Fabbys - Into The Sky / Pistachio Mint
Also 5 of the new Dinky Dyes silks. They're yummy.
Posted by Jacqui at 9:03 pm
Saturday, February 24, 2007
On Wednesday we went to Woodhorn Colliery Museum. We got there for 10am and left by 11am as the twins were bored out of their skulls and wanted to go home. We went via a couple of shops to buy stuff for tea. The kids then spent the rest of the day pestering Ian, while Kathy and I stitched the afternoon away.
On Thursday Kathy and I went over to Jayne's Attic for half an hour and ended up staying about 5 hours. Neither of us had taken any stitching with us, so we were press ganged into doing some model stitching for Jayne. Nothing new there then. She can be very persuasive, can Jayne. LOL. We eventually got back in time for tea.
Friday saw us driving down the A1 to Washington, Tyne & Wear to go to Dainty Supplies, which sells all sort of craft stuff. Guy and Mark had some of their little finished projects with them for me to make into cushion for them, but we ran out of stuffing so we had to go and get some...any excuse. I ended up spending £40, but all on stuff I NEEDED! :o) We dropped in for coffee at my friend June's house on the way home.
Today we've been across to the Attic again, taking some of our own stitching with us this time. We both took the Ozark Sampler SAL. I had already started this month's section of it, so I just got on and did a bit more and now it's finished. The blue isn't really as bright as this, it's more of a pastel colour.
Yesterday I finished a Blackbird Designs thing that I started on Tuesday while I was waiting for Kathy and the boys to arrive. This is Thistle Manor, stitched on Polstitches Northern Lights Fabric, with Carrie's Creation Lagoon Green stranded cotton.
Now I'm knackered and am going to spend as long as possible in bed tomorrow to try and catch up on some sleep. I will catch up with everyone else's blogs tomorrow. Nite Nite! And Kathy...it was great to see you all again and to have you stay with us. Roll on March.
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Monday, February 19, 2007
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Saturday, February 17, 2007
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Thursday, February 15, 2007
I finished this earlier today, it's called Needle and Thread and it's a 4 My Boys design. I'm thinking about turning some of these smaller finishes into quilt blocks...what do you think?
This is stitched on Dragon Fabric Mummies Curse, with all Dragon Floss threads, apart from the writing which is an Ozark Sampler thread called Mistletoe.
Now I have to think of something else to start tomorrow. I have a few more 4MB designs I could do, but I think they're mostly snowman related, or I have some Bent Creek, Lizzie*Kate and over 5000 other charts. What to do, what to do...???
Time for bed. Nite nite.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007
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Sunday, February 11, 2007
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Saturday, February 10, 2007
It's been a horrible day here. The rain has never stopped and I've had to have the lamp on all day to stitch as it doesn't seem to have got any lighter AT ALL at any point. Dull, wet, windy and generally miserable. But at least it wasn't snowing.
My cousin Michelle came over today with her 7 year old son Jordan, who I haven't seen for a while. He seems to be getting taller and he sounds really funny calling me Jacqueline. Him and Michelle have just left their old house and moved somewhere else, don't know where and I didn't ask. Her husband Trevor was my driving instructor, but they haven't been getting on and she's finally left him. Craig took them to see this bloke he knows who has some kittens, and she came away with one that is about 16 weeks old. Molly wasn't impressed when they brought the carrier into the house. The kitten was hissing at her, and she was growling at it. It was so funny.
Posted by Jacqui at 8:11 pm
Friday, February 09, 2007
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Wednesday, February 07, 2007
- Issue 142 - November 2005
- Issue 146 - March 2006
- Issue 147 - April 2006
- Issue 148 - May 2006
- Issue 149 - June 2006
- Issue 150 - July 2006
- Issue 151 - August 2006
- Issue 152 - September 2006
- Issue 153 - October 2006
- Issue 154 - November 2006
- Issue 155 - December 2006
- Issue 116 - November 2006 - Taken
- Issue 120
- Issue 178 - October 2006
- Issue 180 - November 2006
- Jan/Feb 2006
- Mar/Apr 2006
- Jul/Aug 2006
- Sep/Oct 2006 - Taken
- Jan/Feb 2007 - Taken
- Christmas 2006 - Issue 92
- December 2006 - Issue 93 - Taken
- January 2007 - Issue 94 - Taken
- All Our Yesterdays - Summer Rain (K764)
- All Our Yesterdays - Spinning Hoops (K886)
- WOCS Flower Fairies Calendar 2007
- WOCS Bonus Charts 2007 (came in same pack as above calendar)
- WOCS Blue Tits Chart
- Giant Sunshine Flowers Chart (from Cross Stitcher magazine)
- Cattitudes Calendar 2005 (From Card Making & Papercraft magazine)
- DMC Christmas Decorations (P5059)
- Stoney Creek - Mythical Fantasies (Book 292)
- Stitch A Year Of Cuddles 2006 Calendar (from Cross Stitcher)
- WOCS Farmyard Friends chart
- Textile Heritage Collection - Pansies
- Cross My Heart (CSB192) - Spellbinders
- All Our Yesterdays (K3880) - 3 Cards Kit
- Anchor Design Studio - Farm Animals
- WOCS - 101 Charts
- Sampler Quilts magazine #57 - Taken
- All Our Yesterdays 0-9 booklet
- All Our Yesterdays Alphabet booklet
- Anchor Newtons Law - Roses Are Red (NL117)
- Taj Mahal chart from CSC114/Feb 2005
- Bucilla - Two By Two Growth Chart
If you're interested, my email address is at the bottom of the page, just drop me a line.
Posted by Jacqui at 3:43 pm
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
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Monday, February 05, 2007
Here's 'The Earth...' after working on it for most of today. There's nothing really recognisable about it this week, I was just working my way through the threads and stitching where I could. That red bit is a fish. The yellow bit at the top will be a dolphin, and the orange bit at the left hand side is gonna be a walrus. I'm getting there slowly. Every little helps right?
Tomorrow Craig is taking my car to Kwikfit to get the tyre fixed that he should have done a few days ago when he knew it had a slow puncture. He's had to put the space saver tyre on it tonight as there's a screw in the back nearside tyre and he still has to have a trip to Kwikfit in the morning. Then we're off to the Ford showroom to order my new car. Apparently I will be getting a voucher for £250 from Ford as a Loyalty Payment for getting another Ford, and Paul, the nice, good looking Motability specialist at the Ford showroom, will sort it out for me tomorrow. I'm going to get another Focus C-Max, which is what I'm used to, and what I passed my test in. Hopefully it'll be available for me to pick up on 5th May, the day after we get back from our holiday in Cornwall.
After the car thing, we're off to the Attic, where hopefully my framing will be ready for me to pick up...and I might just have to buy some other stuff, though I WILL try to resist. How successful that is is debatable, but we shall see.
Kate is at a concert tonight. Shayne Ward. He won the X-Factor last year. Teenagers these days have no taste. When I was a teenager it was the Bay City Rollers, The Osmonds, The Jackson Five, Mud, Slade...oh those were the days. Songs that had lyrics that you could sing along to cos you knew what they were saying. Slade might not have been good spellers, but come on...Cum On Feel The Noize?...a classic. And I always have the BCR CD in the car. It really pisses the kids off when I put that one on, full blast, and sing along at the top of my voice. They love it! NOT!!!
Posted by Jacqui at 10:00 pm
Sunday, February 04, 2007
I finished this today after a trip to Hobbycraft for some beads and Kreinik, and lunch out at a carvery restaurant. It was lovely - there were loads of people waiting for tables and no seats, which meant I had to stand. The nice man who was giving tables out brought me a chair to sit on while we were waiting, and then when he took us to our table he gave us one with a comfy seat for me. How thoughtful is that! Most people don't bother, even when I specially ask for a comfy seat. And lunch was scrummy. Though I was stuffed before I could finish my syrup sponge and custard.
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Saturday, February 03, 2007
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Thursday, February 01, 2007
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