Saturday, 3 October 2009

Some Stitching

As I've said in an earlier post there hasn't been a lot of stitching done since I got back from the lakes but I have made some progress with Celtic Autumn.

I have started to work on the letters. For some reason I found them quite frustrating, probably because I'm now having to use my scroll frame and I had them too high up it. I can see a stand for holding the frame being added to my Christmas list. I saw the perfect one late last year but really couldn't justify spending the money on it.

I have also started my Christmas sewing. I know I have plenty of other things to finish but you know what it's like. This will eventually become a Christmas card and having started it I'm wondering how many of them I will actually get stitched this year.

I have also committed myself to a private Christmas Ornament swap with Angela at Hooked on Stitches I must get started on that soon as well. Later today I'm heading out to Alfreton to visit my LNS as I need some supplies but I also want to take the time to have a really good browse around the shop. I hope I don't spend too much!! On the way I shall have to a pass the shop in Heage where I get some of my supplies from. It's really aimed at people who make curtains and clothes but I spotted some lovely Christmas ribbon in there earlier this year so I shall go and purchase some before it sells out.

Finally yesterday a surprise package arrived for me in the post. It contained a cap keeper for my lens cover. Bilbo had read about me losing my wide-angle lens cover when we were at the top of Knock Murton during our holiday. If you want to know why I didn't go back and look for it take a look at the steepness of the hill on my walking website.

Right, time to head out to my LNS.

Don't forget to sign up for my PIF which is two posts down and closes on Tuesday.


Karan said...

Yup. I'd have left it up there too! LOL
CA is looking great & I like your new start. Hope you had fun at the LNS's. :0)

Jennifer said...

I love the Celtic Autumn one you are working on! I have several L & L patterns but have not started one yet. I really feel inspired now to start one of them!!!
I'll be digging in my stash soon, maybe after the one I'm working on now for a Christmas project!

Feathers in the Nest

BilboWaggins said...
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BilboWaggins said...

Good luck with the Christmas stitching. Once again, I have no confidence I will get cards made this year! Not enough hours in the day

Jennifer said...

Celtic Autumn is looking lovely! And when we first got our camera, I was slightly annoyed by the strap holding the lens cap, but have since learned to greatly appreciate it!

Hazel said...

Great progress on your wips! Love Celtic Autumn. xx

Stitchingranny said...

Lovely stitchng Angela and I like the idea of the cap keeper - hubby is always leaving his cap cover about so this looks like an idea for Santa.

Brigitte said...

The Celtic Ladies are all so beautiful. Great progress on yours.