Sunday, 8 August 2010

WIPs and something to start

The lovely thing about being retired is that I can cross stitch
all day if I want to. I have got on really well with this and am loving it.
My houses are coming along too and I have done some of the back stitches as well as huge chunk of the trees. Still a lot to do but I still love this and am surging ahead to get it finished.
And something new although the colour of the cashel linen is pale yellow instead of what was suggested in the chart. It should be tobacco so I am going to use one of my dyes and darken it a bit. Hope it turns out ok!
And of course I had to buy the WDWs threads.
And they are lovely!
And this is to stitch Blackbirds 'Willow House' which I have loved for a long time so I am proud of myself that I haven't bought all the materials earlier and left my WIPs !

The sun is shining here today and I am home listening to The Archers although I listen to all the episodes each day in the week.,  but I am a 'Archerholic' and have been following the story since 1960!!
I have laughed and cried with this radio programme over the years and even looked up the synopsis to see what was happening when we were in Australia last year.
When Pat and Tony's son John was killed in a tractor accident I was listening as I was driving to see my daughter and had to stop and pull over I was crying so much.
I am still busy writing trying to get one of my stories published and have had my first rejection slip, I wasn't upset just put out that some body thought it wasn't suitable to be published in their magazine. But it has made me more determined and I am actually now plotting a novel which is the next assignmnet for my writing course.
Watch this space one day I will be a famous writer!!  LOL


Sally said...

Your WIPs are gorgeous and I'm looking forward to seeing you stitch your BBD design.

Parsley said...

AHHH...I'm drooling all over my keyboard. What yummy projects! What is the design of the first one with the blues and greens? What floss are you using?

Gayle said...

Love your WIP's. I like the color choices of the sampler and threads. Isn't nice to have time to be creative.
Happy Stitching!

Sue said...

Lovely stitching Chris, your WIPs are coming along really well. I love the BB design, I don't think I've seen that before so I'll look forward to seeing your progress on it.....Sue x

Parsley said...

Thanks for the link to the blog with the downloads. I'll be a stitching fool again!

Justflo said...

Gorgeous WIPs. Like the BBd. Will follow with interest.

Good luck with your writing.

Happy stitching to you.

Carolyn NC said...

Love your progress on your stitching! Good luck with the writing. :)

Katya said...

I really like your WIPs, especially the houses with the kitten. But what about your Celtic Lady project? It would be nice to see your update. :)))
Have a good time with your writing. Who knows, maybe you will be a famous writer one day.))

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on your WIPs. Can't wait to see your new start.

Julie said...

Lots of nice progress on both WIP's. Good Luck with getting your stories published.