Thursday, March 15, 2012

Diamond Jubilee Cross Stitch Kits and Doll Club

Latest Diamond Jubilee kit to arrive is this design from Bothy Threads. I think it will be easier and more fun to stitch than it looks. The charts are easty to follow with a seperate chart for the backs stitch. Beads and sequins are included to give a bit more sparkle. I bought my kit on the net from http://www.artsanddesigns.com/ their service and prices are first class and they take paypal.

Also from Artsanddesigns is this John Clayton kit of the Queen. I've made a start on this one but am very tempted to put it aside and do the Bothy Threads first. Twilleys have also just released a very pretty Jubilee design, I think I must have that one too. Picture bottom right.  I want to screeeeeeeaaaaaaaam, am i the only one having trouble with blogger's new format??? Words and pictures all over the place**^*^^##**              Next is Tempest Tapestry which would be finished but I am waiting for blue wool. Is there no blue wool #8684 in this country. I feel I am living in the colony of 200 years ago when all the blue wool was taken for British Army uniforms.      I don't dare start a new paragraph as my whole blog might vanish.  Picture on left is my 3rd prize certificate from Doll Club last Saturday. The section was'a set of coasters' and I entered my Silver Jubilee set I bought from a garage sale years ago. I also won Easter chocs. in the raffle but ate them before I remembered to take a photo. Yes I did share.                     I am about to press publish,    as they say in the classics.......Publish and be damned......here goes.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Tempest Tapestry, Riverdrift Update and More

The Riverdrift House cross stitch is finished and I managed to fit in a couple of corgis from the second chart. Love the corgis, should be more of them. Square frames are hard to find so for now I have placed it on an artist board.
The Tempest Tapestry is looking good. This one has silver highlights and the right silver thread is on the way to me via ebay. The silver is included in the kit but I have only the chart. Very easy to stitch and can be a cushion or framed. I think I'll frame mine.


Op. shopping again, I bought this very pretty sheeting. Wide enough for a queen size bed I have lost count of how many metres I have. I kept going back to the shop and they had more and more of this brand new fabric at a giveaway price. Now I have enough to make sheets, doona covers, some curtains and even a nightie for me so I can be lost in plain sight and Chatlotte and Emily won't be able to find me in bed.



Stop plotting against me girls!! no, you can't stop me op shopping, I'm going again tomorrow.

I'm sure there'll be enough of the fabric left to make you something pretty to wear. I know you run when you see me coming toward you with a tape meassure in my hand, but perhaps you'd like a little apron to wear at meal times??


Half price day at the op shop and I bought this pretty pink doll chair.

All the bears wanted to sit in the chair but Emily rightly chose a Diamond Jubilee bear. Good thinking Emily, the other bears can have a turn next year.


Never one to resist a bargain, I found this Tower of London Beefeater on ebay. I already had 2 cows from Cow Parade, a china Golden Jubilee cow and a Bovingham Palace cow. The Beefeater is from Cow Parade too and a lot cheaper than the china ones.

Yesterday I had a break from cats, bears, sewing and ebay and had one of my favourite days out, lunch and a matinee with friends.The actors didn't go quite the Full Monty, but enough to give us a lot of laughs.

I wore a blue sparkly top straight from the op shop with my op shop brooch.

I saw the Queen on TV this week shopping in Fortnum and Mason's and wearing an almost identical brooch. We both have good taste. I wonder where she buys her clothes? or which op shop they are donated to????? I think we are almost the same size!!!