Friday, 28 March 2014

I'm A Winner!

Remember a wee while ago I gave a shout out to my friend who creates beautiful rainbow crafts? She also makes rainbow coasters and keyrings using her fabulous crochet skills. I am sure I mentioned her facebook page. Well, she held a giveaway since she reached 200 followers and I was lucky enough to be one of the winners. I got this lovely keyring. I am in two minds whether or not to attach it to my keys because I don't want it to get ruined.

As if I don't have enough projects on the go I started another. I should probably mention that I still haven't finished any. I fell in love with this bee cross stitch as soon as I saw it. Who doesn't love a bumble bee? I also needed some spring like colours as I am feeling the winter blues. All the nice days seem to fall on my shift days so it feels like winter is never ending. I thought these yellows would brighten me up a little. It's supposed to be a birthday card but I'm not sure I will be doing that. Mainly because I'm not sure I can part with it but partly because it is huge. It's a lot bigger than I thought it would be. Which shouldn't surprise me as that's often the case with projects from Cross Stitch Card Shop. I am a little concerned though that the bees at the top are bigger than their home. Maybe it's a perspective thing and in reality those bees are very near and the hives are very far away. Or maybe I'm thinking about it too much.

I did start watching American Horror Story while stitching this. I have a fear that this project will forever be a reminder of the creepiest house in the world. Anyone else watched this? I have a feeling that the second series is even scarier. Have I mentioned that I am a big wimp?

Speaking of spring I am still enjoying making this throw for my sister. I think it's the spring green colour that I like. It is growing although it doesn't feel like it. It now takes me an hour to do one round. However, it does cover my legs when I am working on it (as shown above). As my sister is shorter than me I don't think it will be long before it is finished.

Well, as I said I haven't finished anything. I did think about starting another pair of socks even though I have two pairs to finish. That's is what happens when you have only one set off DPNs in each size. The colour work socks are on the pins I need to finish another pair. The half finished pair will take very little time to finish but the colour work I haven't touched in ages and I'm still on the leg. I either need to buy another set of DPNs or get a move on. I am swaying towards the second set.

Tonight though I plan to relax a little. I have bought the latest copy of one of my favourite magazines. It has loads of crafting ideas for around the home as well as some recipes in there. I love it for it's diversity. A little bit of everything. This will be what I will be reading and with any luck there will also be a cheeky wee glass of wine on the cards.

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