Somewhere I can let out my inner crafter without being labeled as even more insane.

I found my camera :)

So now you can all see the lovely photos of all the things I’ve been doing. Okay, so there’s only been two things. But still, it’s all lovely.

First off, I’m still working on my butterfly. I have a little over a week to finish it before Uni starts again properly, and I actually think I’m gonna make it…

That damned staring contest is really starting to get on my nerves…

The amount I have left to do took me about a week for the other side. This mean that I’ve squished 7 weeks work for the right hand side into 3 weeks work on the left hand side. and I don’t even like the left hand side! I much prefer working patterns left to right, which is crazy, because knitting charts are more often right to left than left to right… *shrugs* I’m not gonna complain, especially if it means this is ready before Uni starts, rather than having to be put onto a back burner until all my Christmas presents are done.

Yeah, I made the start of Uni (or the completion of my butterfly, whichever comes sooner…) the start date for Christmas presents. I’ve already got the threads I need for everything, and most of the other materials, I’d just really like to get the butterfly done first :). and it looks like it’s gonna happen, so *squeeeeeeeee

I did take a couple of days out to work on my Grandpa’s birthday card, since his birthday is at the beginning of October, and I think he’s going away, so I need to finish it up and get it in the post pronto!

This is what I sewed for him

My grandpa’s birthday card

The main fairy was really nice to do, and the backstitch wasn’t as painful as I thought it was going to be. I had to keep repeating to myself ‘backstitch is nice, backstitch is your friend’, especially when it got to the metallic thread for her wings and October, but it really worked! It probably helped that most of it was straight lines from one hole to another, rather than that randomness of ‘the thread will go through here, even though it’s about a third of the way up and some way along, so it’s really hard to make the lines line up’. There was a bit of that for her face, but even that was relatively nice. I really liked this fairy, and want to do the entire set now! And ideas on framing them???

Unfortunately, this has mean that I haven’t been doing any knitting :/, which really is a bit of a bummer. Hopefully I’ll be able to get into it soon, as a couple of my Christmas presents are knitted things rather than cross stitch, but I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see. Which means no knitting picture for you 😦

Well, I think that’s everything for now (isn’t cross stitch monogamy such a bore for all my readers 😛 ). I did see a wonderful idea for a cross stitch rotation, where each cross stitch piece was given a week, and then sent to the back of the queue again; is this a common thing? Or do people prefer working on one thing at a time, and being able to remember where you were up to? If you do work on more than one thing at a time, how do you remember where you’re up to, or is it just a skill that comes with time?

Okay, that is me done for now, probably talk to you all next Saturday, when (fingers crossed, eh?), my butterfly will be cross stitched, washed and de-wastefied. See ya then!

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