Thursday, October 30, 2014

A little help please?

Hi, First I would like to show you Zac's frame.

It's not a good photo but you see it.

Now I need help....
See I'm friends with a lady who has been a bit down on her luck for a while and I would like to stitch her something. 
Today I got to see her and asked what she is into. eg Angels, Fantasy, Oriental, animals. She told me colors.... mmmmm. She told me no one has asked her this question and she will think on it but in the meantime colors is all I have to work with. I don't what to stitch something big like most heaven and earth but I looked anyway here is what I've got so far

Iris Keeper Storykeep

Enchanted Manor Storykeep

Or a Free Fractal bookmark from XS Collectibles which I don't have yet, but I also don't think this idea will work.

Oh and no I don't have the charts above from HEAD. Just looking so far.

So I need help with idea's? Got any? Please 
Happy stitching!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Stitch From Stash October

It's been hard without my dog Zac. All the little things. Like the door bell, it was never used until now. I'm still watching were I walk around the house as he use to be right in the middle of a room and you always had to step over him. I''m still walking and so many people have asked me where my dog is and it's like who are you yet they know Zac's name. I'm sick of people asking me when we are going to get another one. It's tooooo soon people. 

Cross stitch has helped in a big way for me.

i've been stitching A Chaffinch In Summer and got it all done and even framed.

Before the backstitch

All Done and with beads

I also got my wip The Good Life out and finished it.  It's been a Wip for about a year. I''m going to put it with a photo of Zac that I love. 

Where I stopped stitching it

Before backstitch

All done

So now it's getting framed.

All the above was 14ct fabric so when I started stitching the PR Sal Steps 10 and 6 it was weird,
18ct is so small after 14ct, it took time to get use to again.

Again no beads yet. 

It was also my birthday on the 5th October and as it was only 5 days after Zac...... I did not feel like doing anything but I did get same very nice gifts.

# Money
# Chocolate
# Pandora bracelet and the 3 charms

# Secondhand book by Joan Elliott one I don't have so that was cool

# And I got a chart I've been after for many years it's called Once bitten and if I had the money I would buy everything for it and start as soon as I could. Maybe next year.

Soo even thou it was/is a sad time I did very well for my birthday.

Before I forget I did not spend any money for stash. 

Being October I would also like to wish everyone

 Happy Halloween! And that's it for this post.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Sad News

On the 30th September 2014 my family and I had to put our dog Zac to sleep. It's been very hard as he was so much a part of this family. He was not sick. He went for a run at the park like he does and he pulled a tendon on his front leg, and he did not have any feeling in his foot. His foot was also very cold. Vet could have amputated his leg but he had 2 bad back legs to began with, and he could not cope with 3 legs. He was home for 2 days after and just seeing the pain in his eyes and not being able to help him. It was best for him to let him go. God it's hard. I've been stitching like mad and watching DVD's to help me but I want him back so bad. He was 10 years old and he was everywhere in this house and even outside in the streets and shops. He had a GPS on him, he told us where to walk not us. He had a watch on him after breakfast and at 4pm it was time for his walk and he would come get you if you forgot. I will never look at chicken again without thinking about him as he would get the bits we don't eat. So many things. He was one of a kind and I will never forget him.

This was one of the last photo's we took of my Friend, my little bear ZAC.

I will miss you always.