Sunday, October 12, 2008

Quilted and finished!

Well, here it is, I am really chuffed with it, so drum roll please - Dreaded Pumpkins, now quilted:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pumpkin update

Hello everyone, I have finally finished the 'Dreaded Pumpkins'.

Thank you for the impetus, Melissa! And of course everyone else who participated in the Olympic Challenge!

Let me tell you a secret - every time I have typed pumpkin, I have had to correct it from pumkin. Sigh!

I cannot appear to upload the picture - it is over at my blog

Thanks all


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Medal Count

I medaled. See it here.

Thanks, Melissa, for making get off my ass and finish. I appreciate the boost.

Coral's Olympic update

So, here is the result of my Olympic stitching, before and after of the “Dreaded Pumpkins”

More of my stitching and life can be seen at

Thank you Melissa, for first of all challenging us, and secondly for setting up this blog.

Monday, August 18, 2008

In It to Win It

This weekend I got quite a bit done on my project. More info on my blog.

Best Laid Plans

So I had planned to stitch the hours away watching the Olympics. I do believe since the Olympics began I have put in about ten stitches.

What happens to my day? I realize that I have been in a cleaning frenzy lately. Of course my hosue looks worse now than it did before I started cleaning as there are piles of stuff to keep, to toss out, to give to Goodwill, well basically the clutter has shifted a little, so my house is still a wreck. But the old me would just sit and stitch and you know ignore the other stuff. These days I'm overcome with a sense of guilt about the piles. Not enough to do anything about them but enough to keep me from touching my needle.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that with the kids going back to school today I'll be able to stitch most of the day tomorrow and Wednesday, even if it's while sitting on top of piles of junk.

I need to stitch, I've kind of lost my mojo.

Friday, August 15, 2008

For the Olympic Stitching Challenge, I was stitching Random Thoughts but although I'm making progress, I'm enjoying it too much to want to stitch quickly and to a deadline, so I'm not pushing it.

Instead - and because I don't want to make errors when getting excited at British prospects in rowing, cycling and sailing - I've been hammering at my finishes.

Literally, in some cases - I've made my first floss tags! I got some rivets from my favourite haberdasher - they are 4mm - and in my tool kit was the perfect 'bodger' for that diameter, so I didn't need to make a slit, and it made the finish pretty neat - after I hammered the rivets in! I don't think I've ever that to be so violent with my needlework before... BTW the 'bodger' is a family name for a screwdriver like implement that is basically a pointed screwdriver - should I call it a stiletto?

I've also made a couple of mini pillows, and I'm just taking a break from stitching the backing onto My Favorite Things - which of course, I'm doing by hand, being averse to a sewing machine - and I wouldn't be able to hear the commentary over the noise, either!

I have picked fabrics for a whole slew of pinkeeps from my stash - I'm pleased with how many work well - not always perfectly, but near enough! I'm blessed that I have such resources. They are going to be my weekend projects, but right now I'm off to watch the streaming feed on my computer of the Team Cycling Pursuit - Team GB are in the Gold/Silver race off - Go Team GB!

edited to add:

**and we've done it!**Gold to GB!**