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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Part 1 completed, birthday girl and stocking update.

I’ve managed to complete Part 1 of the Halloween mystery SAL from The Primitive Hare today.  Part 2 came out last week so thankfully I’ve not fallen too far behind with this stitching.  I’m stitching it on some hand dyed fabric from The Crafty Kitten which is 16 count aida.  I’m working with one strand of cotton as I found it was too bulky looking with two strands – it looks more delicate to me.
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I took loads of pictures at Savannah’s birthday party on the 13th which includes this one of her with her Nanna Jane blowing out the candles on the Little Pony cake I’d made for her.  The cake by was no way perfect but it certainly brought a lovely smile to Savannah’s face.
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 I also love the photo of her playing at her dressing table pretending to put on her make up just like mummy does.  It was a fun afternoon with lots of bouncing on the trampoline (for the children) and party games.  I just can’t believe she is two already.
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The Christmas stocking for Elisha is coming along nicely and the penguin apart from his hat is complete.  I’m now working on the large Christmas present at the bottom of the stocking and then I’ll be able to work on the top half of the stocking.  I’m hoping I can keep the enthusiasm going on this one and get it finished within the next couple of months.  The problem with me is there are so many other distractions all the time including another trip down to Scrapbook Magic for a day of crafting tomorrow.
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Friday, 11 July 2014

Penguin update and a mystery

July seems to be flying by with lots of shift swaps at work and outpatient appointments going on throughout the month.   I’ve managed to spend a little time on the Christmas stocking and the penguin will soon be able to stand on his own two feet, although still a long way off from leaving the nest.  I might have got a lot more done if I had remembered to take my threads with me when I met up with a crafting friend earlier in the week LOL
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I have tried very hard not to start anything new but I couldn’t resist joining in with Isobel’s mystery Halloween SAL available from the Primitive Hare shop.  I’ve been working on this one before I go into work and I am trying hard to get part one completed before part two comes out – might just have to spend some additional time on it over the weekend.
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I’ve also got the next month in the Garden Journal series to start – have fallen slightly behind as June has gone and not a stitch put into June’s Honeysuckle so need to remedy that over the weekend too.  So many things to be done and never enough hours in the day to do them.  We have our granddaughter’s birthday party to look forward to on Sunday – DD asked me to make and decorate her cake.  It’s been a long time since I’ve made a children’s cake before so it will be interesting to see how well that turns out.  The request was a My Little Pony style cake – fingers crossed it will look something like a pony.