Jo’s Journal

This little fella joins his colourful pals below, on his way to Granny’s Quilts – these squares were so much fun to stitch, there are a further 15 in the set that I plan to stitch later on….when I am caught up on a few other projects!!

Rainbow fish

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Been A.W.O.L from blog-land recently….do have a little stitchy progress to report though.

I finished this bookmark for my partner in the summer-themed swap – I thought these beach huts looked great fun!

UFO Tuesday saw a little progress on an old favourite – Oriental Beauty:

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And finally – I finished 2 more squares for the Granny’s Quilts group:

     

I am stitching one more of these (a fish) before I mail them, then it’s back to my Fruit Smoothie 🙂 Still waiting on my order for the fabric for Tut’, so at least that’s one temptation out of the way!! LOL

Makes Jack a dull boy, says my Quaker Gameboard – at least, I hope it will by tonight 😉 I decided to give this one an airing for UFO Tuesday, as I really am very close to finishing.

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I really enjoyed working on this again, and plan to stitch for a couple of hours each evening now until it is done.

My latest Ebay purchase arrived this morning….as a big fan of Harry Potter I have been tempted by this book in the past but it was always a little pricey due to popular demand. Worth waiting, I got it for £3.90 🙂

Harry Potter Cross Stitch Book

Well, so in awe am I of Rachael’s gorgeous progress on Tutankhamum, I decided to go ahead and order the supplies….a couple of the items (including the fabric) could take up 28 days for delivery, which is kind of a good thing, will stop me giving into temptation, and may even give me time to finish the Smoothie. I love Egyptian designs, especially Tutankhamun…I am hoping this might motivate me to get back to the equally beautiful ‘Boy King’ that I have had in very slow progress for about 10 years….

Fruit Smothie April 14th progress

I have the house to myself for the rest of the day, so hope to make some good progress this afternoon.

I am just dying to start the Cross Stitcher Tutankhamun….made much more difficult by the fact that Rachael is making excellent progress. I am going to order in the supplies I need, so that I can make it my next project after the Smoothie. Not that I need a new project, and I already have one Tut’ on the go…..

 

 

Still very much in stitch mode….but one of these days I swear I will finish the book I have been halfway through for many months now!

I finished the rest of the dinosaur set – I think they are such little cuties, I look forward to seeing how they look on a quilt, and hopefully the quilter will let me share a pic 🙂

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Been catching up on the Fruit Smoothie stitchalong piece:

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And not forgetting UFO Tuesday – I decided to join Cath on A Bouquet for Cheryl. I didn’t get a lot of progress as I only stitched for about an hour and a half, and part of that was frogging and restitching an area that had been wrongly stitched before:

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 I will be working mostly on the Fruit Smoothie piece for the rest of the week, hope to have a good progress pic for you soon!

A few finishes from recent weeks….first up, Blackwork Challenge 1 – I decided to finish a couple of rounds early so that I didn’t get too close to the fabric edge – my sister is going to make this into a cushion for our Gran:

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I finally finished the daffodil I was stitching for the Stitch Clubs charity stitchalong…such a pretty design, I really enjoyed it when I finally got down to it!

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 A few squares for Granny’s Quilts:

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Those little dinosaurs are part of a set of 5 – they only take a couple of hours to stitch, I will finish the rest tomorrow 🙂

Completed in 2008

22 X charity quilt squares
1 X biscornu
1 X vest for AIDS babies
1 X tiny stocking for Macmillan fundraiser
2 X cards
1 X keyring
2 X bookmarks
Blackwork Challenge 1
Fruit Smoothie

Works In Progress

Celtic Ferret Knot - WWS
Legolas - WWS
I Forsee - WWS
Elven Love - WWS
Celtic Christmas - L&L
Oriental Beauty - Joan Elliot
Boy King - Janlynn
Friends Picture - Candamar Designs
Quaker Game Board - Papillon Creations
Red Velvet - Blue Ribbon Designs
Poppy Kitten
Tutankhamun - Cross Stitcher
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