Sunday, 23 March 2014

IHSW - March Report

This week I have stash to show as well as stitching.  Yesterday I went to the NEC in Birmingham with my Mum and two other friends to visit the Sewing for Pleasure/Hobbycrafts/Fashion Embroidery & Stitch show.

 I didn't buy a lot, but thought that I would show you anyway.  The threads are for my Chatelaine Medieval Town Mandala that is on my To Do list - I need a lot more than this, but at least I've made a start.  I bought the evenweave just because, and it really does glow in the dark - now I need to decide what to stitch on it.  And the needle threaders - well, you can never have enough needle threaders.

And now for the stitching.  I have made good progress on April.  The angel now has a head and her wings are beginning to emerge.  I would like to get her finished and backstitched by the end of the month, so that I would only be left with the lettering to sort out.

Progress also on Corgi.  The faint line on the left hand side is the edge of this piece.  The halfway point on this page is 5 rows further up than the current grey area.  I also need to have a confetti session to fill in all the odds and sods.  I think that finishing the half page is do-able so long as I don't let myself get distracted.

Another 2 blocks on Carnation this week means that I have completed my month's target of 6 blocks, so I'm quite pleased with myself.  Anything more this month will be a bonus.

A similar situation with Train of Dreams - the 2 blocks completed this morning mean that my monthly target on this one has been hit as well.  So next week is bonus ball week.

In other news, I maintained at Slimming World so am still weighing in at 11 stone 6.5lb.  Just have to try harder this week.

Feeling tired - yesterday was a long day, especially as I drove both ways in my Mum's car which is very different from mine - so will leave you now.  All the best to you and yours, and may the frog stay well away from your stitching.


  1. Nice progress again and nice purchases as well - this Medieval Mandala is surely going to look great, and glow in the dark-fabric sounds really awesome :D

  2. You got a lot done! I wish I had anything remotely close to a needlework show near me! I'm so jealous!

  3. Never saw glow in the dark fabric, can't wait to see what you stitch on it! Train of Dreams looks great!