Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Another Week - Another Update

It's that time of the week again (aren't these weeks disappearing fast?!) for another UFO Tuesday update. I had the intention of tackling a different UFO this week but Mother Earth was calling loudly for me to give Her a face. I stitched on Her both Tuesday and Wednesday night - one night's progress just doesn't look much on a HAED piece. So here She is:

The colours on Her face look a bit odd when working close up but it all seems to look OK when viewed at a distance. Maybe next week I'll get to one of those other UFO's! LOL

I've also been in stash heaven this week. My order from Sew & So arrived very quickly: ordered the goodies Monday evening, received confirmation of despatch email Tuesday tea time and it arrived Wednesday - just shy of 4pm. Honestly, RM get worse! DS is spitting pips now, as goods he ordered (within the UK) on Wednesday last week still haven't arrived. Great service from Sew & So once again though. :0) Oh, so you want to know what I got? LOL This nice little addition to my stash:

Whilst I have quite a few nice hand dyed fabrics in my stash now - courtesy of Jayne's Fabric Collectors Club - it was rather woefully short of neutral coloured fabrics. So I bought some fat quarters of 28ct Brittney evenweave in Ivory, Mushroom, Bone and Cream (with Antique White to come when it's back in stock) and 32ct Murano evenweave in Ivory and Antique White. My fabric stash is looking a little more "rounded out" now. I finally remembered to get some self-adhesive backed felt for finishing off the back of ornies that are stitched on plastic canvas or perforated paper, to avoid using wet glue - a nice Christmas green which is actually called Holly. While I was there the Just Nan needlebook fob chart just happened to hop into my basket - now how could I be so cruel as to put it back when it so obviously wanted to come and live here with me? LMAO

The Holly felt has been put to good use already, as I backed the plastic canvas Santa ornie early last night (the one I started stitching on holiday last month and completed after getting home). It's a lot quicker than gluing but it does have a tendency to gunge up the scissors....... though I'm quite happy to put up with that for the sake of speedier finishing. :0) I shall get the cold melt glue gun out later and christen it (bought it on holiday and not had chance to try it out yet) by gluing the plastic canvas pieces to the metal wording frame - if that's successful that'll be a pic to share another day. :0)

I also have a birthday card to make for FIL. I had a go at making one yesterday but stalled: I know the theme (snooker) and have a basic idea of what I want to achieve but things just weren't coming together. Am hoping a nights sleep and coming to it a bit fresher today will help the ideas start flowing. Weeeeell......... that's the theory, anyway. LOL

Tonight is Sea Stars turn again, so that's tonights stitching plans sorted. By the time I've got the rest of my jobs done today I'll probably be ready for a sit down this afternoon: wonder if I can fit another stitchy project in then? Best get on so I can have the chance to find out, hadn't I?

Whatever your plans are I hope you're all having a good day. Thank you for taking the time to visit. :0)


Lisa said...

Mother earth is coming along nicely Karan, good for you tackling your UFO's, something i really need to do
Lovely stash, I like Sew and so's service, especially when you need something quickly.
thanks for visiting my blog i really appreciate it - Lisa x

Julie said...

ME is looking lovely, shes got a beautiful face. Nice stash, the little JN is so cute, i've had that in and out of the basket that many times LOL

Lelia said...

Yes, good time of year for UFO stitching -- and you have selected a marvelous project to continue! Wow. Mother Earth is so detailed. Hats off to you.

My UFO pile is full of smallish stuff that I've have had TOO long.

Job well done.

jane said...

Love your stash Karan - I love using those neutral fabrics too, much as I love hand dyes. Sew and so do offer great service I agree. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog too - much appreciated

Sally said...

Mother Earth is looking lovely Karan. You're sticking to this better than I stuck to my HAED biggies. One I scrapped and one hasn't seen the light of day for months!

Lovely fabric there too. I think I prefer neutrel stuff these after going through a hand dyed phase!

Clare - Aimetu said...

I really like your Mother Earth.

Sew and So are excellent aren't they - shame about the PO service though, hope DS gets his goodies soon.

Angela said...

It kooks like you have made good progress with Mother Earth. I quite often find when I'm working on something I'm not keen on it but once I've put it down and come back to it I like what I have done.

That certainly looks like enough fabric to keep you going for a while.