Sunday, January 25, 2015

Moving on to not so simple

This one is nowhere near as simple as Izabella's ballet leo; her Aunty Hannah has slightly more sophisticated tastes!



Size 14, all ready for Hannah's mum to bling to death before they leave for some competitions in the US.

Starting simply

First leo for the year:
A nice, simple practice leotard for ballet; in Izabella's favourite neon peach.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Progress Report

Now here's a blast from the past!  Bet you didn't think I get this one out again... but every Christmas break I do try to get some stitching done on it, and this time I've succeeded, YAY:
Marty Bell's The Abbey, from Pegasus Designs

This is the last progress photo I can find of it, but I was a lot further on with it than this - the house was complete, as was the front fence:
Even so, I'm very happy with progress.
I still have quite a ways to go: the last of the garden, then fill in the missing sky (just one colour), then the (urk) backstitching - of which there is lots... oh well.  I still really like the design, so it is not too hard to continue on with it. 
This is the biggest design I've ever attempted; I'm a very slow stitcher - which is why my UFO and stash pile is so big!  LOL.

Last one for 2014

This little cutie is a design I got from Kerry D when she was having a massive stash clearout in preparation for moving cities:
Pen-Gwen by Twisted Threads, DMC on aida.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Here's to the silly season


 Here's to everyone enjoying the Christmas festivities 
(which, you gotta admit, usually includes lots of food!)


Here's to a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year

Here's to having a fabulous holiday break.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The new addition

Like Jess several years ago, Tamsin was set some goals to earn a kitten.  She just missed (by 0.1) last year, so the the deal was reset for this year.
Please welcome the new addition, Trixibelle:


One year old, very talkative cat from the SPCA who loves chasing ping pong balls, affectionately known as fluffybum or prettykitty.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

It's not pink!!

A bit hard to see, but there are black swooshes on there...



Made for Tink to wear at her first "bounce up" this Friday - she started trampoline this term, just recreation level at this stage and bounce ups are when the kids show the routines they've learned and earn levels ribbons.  She is really looking forward to it.
You know me: any excuse to make a new leo!