Saturday, 23 April 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to everyone that celebrates. :-)
We are having a busy next two days with family. Today we are having a lunch at my in laws and tomorrow we are having lunch with my family. It is Tabitha's first Easter which is very exciting for us, I think the Easter bunny has brought her a special egg. Tabitha is exactly 3 months old today! Three months has flown.

I am happy to say I finished stitching a message on achoo for Mum and Dad and finished off Tabitha's birth sampler finishing in her details. They both look really good and I am going to wash them next week and hopefully take them to the framers sometime soon. I also ordered a baby sampler to stitch for my nephew Baxter. I ordered a tatty teddy design called 'powder baby' from 123 stitch which is very sweet. Now I am just waiting for it to arrive as it will be my next project.

I hope you all have a lovely long weekend and happy stitching. x

Thursday, 14 April 2011


Last night I finished Achoo! I am so happy he is all done, I wanted to post about it last night but it was getting late and I really needed to get to bed.
He is so cute, and I would love to keep him but he is for Mum and Dad and I can't wait to give him to them, I am excited about it. All I need to do now is date it and I want to write a little message in the corner.
Here he is here in all his glory.

I started achoo on the 10th of November 2010 and finished him on the 13th of April 2011. I think 5 months is pretty good, well good for me anyway. I am not the fastest stitcher there is out there. I found achoo a very easy stitch and I enjoyed it. Once all the cross stitches were done, the half stitch stitched up quickly and the backstitch took no time at all, so if anyone was wanting to stitch achoo at all one day, I recommend it.
He is stitched on 29 count jubilee evenweave and the brand is dimensions with their own dyed thread.
Here is a close up of achoo.
Isn't he cute? :-)
I think the backstitch really brought achoo to life so I've taken a photo of the backstitch to show you, even though you probably won't get a great view of it.
Now that he is done, I want to finish the details on Tabitha's birth sampler so I can then get the birth sampler and achoo washed, ironed and taken to the framers. I then want to start on my nephews birth sampler which I am going to have to order in the next few days.

Thank you for all your comments on my last post, you helped motivate me to finish achoo, and I am glad you all loved the photo of Tabitha. She is a cheeky girl, and that is one of my favourite photos of her.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and get some stitching done. I am off to a day spa on Saturday as Adrian bought me a day spa voucher for our first wedding anniversary back in March and I am going out for a few hours by myself to spoil myself, I am so excited!! :-) It's nice that he will be spending time with Tabitha on his own too.
happy stitching everyone. xx

Friday, 8 April 2011

Nearly done!

I have almost finished stitching Achoo!
I have finished all the cross stitches and just finished all the half stitches last night. I stayed up three hours after Tabitha went to bed to finish off the half stitch and thought to myself I will probably regret it since she will be up in a few hours and she was!! I was pretty tired when I woke up this morning after not getting enough sleep. But it was worth it really as I only have the backstitch to complete. This is where Achoo is at now.

I've really enjoyed stitching this little guy, he is very cute. And he's not taken me that long either. Tabitha has been going to bed at a reasonable hour at night and it's given me time to stay up for an extra hour or two to do my own thing, which is normally stitching or scrapbooking. I really want to get this finished for Mum and Dad so I can start on my nephews birth sampler. My nephew Baxter was born on the 5th of March, he is so cute! Only 6 weeks behind Tabitha. It's been nice stitching of a night again as I find it very relaxing and it's time to myself.

Tabitha will be 11 weeks old on Sunday, now I believe when people say how quick time flies, it really does. I can't believe she will be 3 months old soon. I don't want her to grow up too quickly. Here is a photo I took of Tabitha this week.

She is very smiley. I am so in love with this little girl. We are off to her first real birthday party on Sunday, it's her cousins Heidi's third birthday party.
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend, and of course happy stitching xx
I will post back when I've completed the backstitch.