I’ve been very quiet this month, due to being so busy at work. Things are extremely hectic there at the moment and I haven’t been able to stitch every night because I’ve been so tired. I have managed to finish part 4 of Celtic Mystery, as you can see.
After last months part I was hoping for something a little easier, unfortuntely I didn’t get it LOL. This part was a real pain in the you know what. It involved backstitching using perle thread on 32 count fabric. The result was awful. I stitched, unpicked, stitched again, about four times before I decided that I just could not use that thread and made a substitution of my own. I used some Dinky Dyes silks in a sort of similar colour which looks much nicer. It’s the first time I have felt like throwing a Chatelaine through the window LOL. I love Martina’s designs and the threads she uses in them, but this time the perle just didn’t work for me.
Fingers crossed for a far easier part 5!
I have also been working on a needleroll for an exchange on Jayne’s Attic Stitch and Stash forum. I found a very pretty chart and am pleased with the way it’s turning out. I can’t show you a pic yet as it is a secret exchange. I’ve never made a needleroll before so am a bit nervous about finishing, but I’ve found a couple of really good tutorials to help me through.
I also nearly had a new start this week but managed to control myself. I was browsing on the Just A Thought site and saw this gorgeous needlebook. I have been dying to start it ever since the chart was emailed to me, but I really want to finish my needleroll first.
Well, I have to work again today so no stitching for me until this evening, if I can keep my eyes open. Phill is out in the garage working on his Jeep so I have peace and quiet in the house today to get my work done. Hopefully today should be the last weekend I have to work for a while – hooray!!