Thursday, 16 August 2007

Christmas Mystery Again!

Time for an update on Chatelaine Christmas Mystery IV! Part 9 is due out a week on Saturday so I thought I'd better get on and get part 8 stitched! Funny how when this mystery came out I was keeping up nicely and stitching on it as soon as each part came out but now I'm stitching close to when the next part is coming out! I think this design has now redeemed itself a little. You may remember after I stitched the little girl that I hated it but have to carry on with it as I can't afford not to. Well this month was snowflakes again and although I'm now extremely bored with stitching them I do like them and the effect. This picture shows the snowflakes from both parts on one side of the design. Not a very clear picture. I think I'd have done better scanning it.It will be interesting to see what the next 4 parts will be! Please no nutcrackers!

HAED Guardian is going OK although a little slow as there is lots of metallic in this page and I have been having bother with the thread splitting etc. I don't have any Thread Heaven and I'm not going to do an order just for that so I've tried using a needle with a bigger eye than I was using and it does seem to help. Last night I just concentrated on doing the non metallic stitches on about 20 rows and have some of the angel's hair done. Tonight I think I'll carry on doing that then do the metallic.

Abi's bedroom is coming along well. The polystyrene tiles came off without too much of a problem but the glue was a nightmare! We had to wet it several times and scrape it off! Yuck! Yesterday we sanded down all the paintwork, then glossed, and today Carl and Abi are painting the walls. Yes I did say Abi! She wanted to paint the walls ( infact she tried her hand at glossing with me yesterday) seen as it's her bedroom so we are letting her! The walls will need a couple of coats though so we may not get totally finished today.

Hopefully Jessica's new bed should arrive towards the end of next week so we'll be having great fun taking her old one to bits and scrapping it!

Only a week to go before Jessica gets her GCSE results and I think I'm more nervous than she is!

17 comments:

Kajsa said...

The snowflakes turned out really cool! I do really like them.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Jessica!

Julie said...

These snowflakes turned out pretty, still not sure about it though LOL

Itching To Stitch said...

This WIP is so pretty, keep going ;)

Stitchingranny said...

Well its certainly improving Sally. The little girl looked so big when you first did her and now you see things going round her she seems to be diminishing lol. Still not sure about it but glad you have persevered.

Will be keeping my fingers crossed for Jessica, do hope he gets the results shes looking for.

Stitchingranny said...

lol that should be she not he lol (dyslexic fingers)

Gill said...

A lot of people weren't keen on that Chatelaine, but I think once the girl becomes just a part of the 'bigger picture' it will be better.

Michele said...

I love the snowflakes .. definately a nice addition! Keeping my fingers cross for now nutcrackers lol

I bet Abi's have fun helping with her room :)

Michelle said...

Love those snowflakes. Congrats on your progress with the room!

Debs said...

This is beautiful, I am a fan of the snowflakes as well. :)

Karen said...

thats great Abi has been helping on her room

Extremlygentle1 said...

Your Chantlaine looks stunning, as much as it may be hard work. I do like the effect of the snow flakes.

Sam said...

Love those snowflakes Sally! Hope you will be sharing piccies of Abi's room when it's finished :o)

stitcherw said...

The snowflakes are really pretty. This whole piece will be so unique when it is done, I'm glad that you're starting to like it better. Good luck with finishing up the room, it sounds like quite a large project.
Sue

Carol said...

The pressure to keep up with a Chatelaine mystery sure can get to be a bit much - this one is a beauty, though!!

Paula said...

I love your Christmas Mystery Sally and I love the snowflakes, they are gorgeous.
Will we be getting to see a pic of Abi's bedroom when it's all done???
Huggles and Happy stitching...

Hazel said...

Those snowflakes are very pretty. They look like beads on them. xx

Mad Dixie said...

Great snowflakes, it's coming along lovely, it looks like hard work but I'm sure it'll be worth it when it's all finished, I'm still hiding from Egypt Garden, lol