I have decided to have a fresh start. This blog is now closed… please drop in and see me on my new blog Merry Stitcher
I can’t believe I have been away for a whole year!!!!
It has been a full year but with little stitching I’m afraid. I did however manage to take part in one exchange
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And I have been slowly working on my little boys birth sampler
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We have moved to Manchester and we have another bump on the way. So I’ll have to get cracking with the first birth sampler as I’ll have another one to do soon.
I think I may have to rename my blog to “toddler hinderance” as the cats are no longer the reason I don’t manage to get much done
LOL it is November and I am posting my first Goals of the year so here goes:
My Goals for November are going to be:
- Alphabet of Stitches – 1 row
- Snow Queen Finish
- Christmas stitched Ornament Exchange- Stitch and Stash
- VS Birth Sampler – make a start
- Indigo Rose needlebook- make a start
So not challenging but with little one sleeping better, this should be possible now
Talking of little one, He weighed in at 14lbs 12oz last Thursday and a huge 67cm long. He’s 12 weeks and I’m having to think about his next size up clothes already, as he’s nearly out of his 3-6mth clothes, I haven’t organised his 6-9month size clothes yet… I have to get a move on now
We went to friends who have a 10mth old son (Kameron) on Friday for Halloween. We found this very cute skeleton suit. Then on Sunday we went to Kameron’s Christening as my husband is his Godfather so another birthday for me to remind him of lol
Copyright issues are still a big problem for many designers. Kirsten at TGOS has just posted the following which will help us all do what we need to do to keep within copyright and support designers who work hard to produce beautiful patterns for us. It informs us what we can and can’t do. I need to make minor adjustments to my finishing pages by adding year of copyright and check the resolution of the pictures. I have always tried to add as much info about the pieces so that everyone who likes a piece knows who designed it so they can get their own chart for their stash collection
Many cross stitch designers are now working together to fight this continuing battle. If you know of copyright infringements, please write to needleworkdesigners @gmail.com
We popped over to Crosby Breach to see ‘Another Place’ by Anthony Gormley.
For those who’ve not heard of this, ‘Another Place’ is 100 life sized cast iron male figures. They are visible on the beach and in the shallow water. They are said to be an exact replica of Gormley, even downstairs ahem, if you catch my drift.
Gormley was responsible for the Angel of the North in Gateshead in 1998 and has a extensive list of works.
The Iron men stretch from Seaforth docks right up to Formby point and it took a good hour or so to walk from one end to the other. Apparently at special times in the year the men are dressed by the locals in football kits, Father Christmas outfits or bathing costumes.
Don’t know if you all heard about the Spider in Liverpool. We made sure that we popped across the water to see it. Must say it was quite amazing
There were thousands of people lining the streets of Liverpool, to see the fifty-foot high spider dubbed ‘La Princesse’ by her creators, French theatrical engineers La Machine.
This was part of Liverpool’s City of Culture celebrations, the Spider hung about for 3 days, roamed the city a bit then finally disappeared down the Birkenhead Tunnel
A couple of piccies of my little chap