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A second successful ISHW

Hello everyone! I hope that your weekend was as productive and awesome as mine, whether you took part in ISHW or did anything else. I spent the Saturday (around taking the bike back to the shop again, and going food shopping!) stitching on the butterfly. And the border is more than half-way finished now(the bottom part is half way done, and the top more than)! Yay! I cannot wait to see this finished!


Then, on Sunday I was struck by my conscience of ‘I’m doing a Phd, so let’s do it already!’,and so I spent a fair few hours working. I did get quite a bit of stitching done as well- I did a smidgen more on my butterfly, before remembering that Mother’s Day is coming up (it’s March 15, for those in the UK), and therefore I should maybe start making a card for my mum (quick question: how do people keep track of various holidays necessitating cards? I would love to hear about any way you remember?)…Which naturally necessitated a look through my big book of cross stitched cards.

Big mistake. Half an hour later, I escaped from inside there. There are just so many pretties, I want to make them all! The Mothers Day cards are right at the beginning, so at least I’m not in danger of ‘falling in’ again! I’m planning a quite simple pattern- just a flower in a glass of water. I’ve made a good start already, and I’ll be concentrating on this until it gets finished 🙂


Also, I recently got this utterly adorable miniature scroll frame 🙂 And I think it needs a name- any ideas? My hoop is called Lark, from the Circle of Magic books, where the character who has control of thread +weaving etc is called Lark. I’m thinking that I would like to use another female character from another book/series for this scroll frame (my two ‘normal’ sized scroll frames don’t have names… maybe they should as well). Does anyone have any ideas? Or maybe you name your props as well? I would love to hear what you’re names for things are, as well 🙂

As well as all my stitching, I’ve been doing quite a lot of knitting, but I’ll update all of that later on in a knitting post, rather than derail this stitching one 🙂

Also, I’ve been nominated (again) for the Liebster award. I’m not going to go through the whole rigmarole again, but thanks to The Redhead Stitcher for nominating me! I’m very happy that she did, her blog looks awesome. And she has regular book reviews, which is awesome since my local library recently reopened, and I want to start using it more.And again, I would love for all my followers to accept it and answer the questions I posed in the previous post 🙂

Comments on: "A second successful ISHW" (7)

  1. Your butterfly is looking great and that card is going to be lovely. I have a tendency to get lost in books when I’m looking for something too. The pages just call to me 😛

    I haven’t named my craft stuff, but my MacBook is called Mabel. It just seemed to fit 🙂

  2. wow.. the butterfly is looking magnificent.. 😉 well done.. i love your sewing frame.. where did u get it from?

    • From my local haberdashery shop 🙂 Having a quick look at their online store, they’re called Diddy frames, so you might be able to find one online somewhere 🙂

  3. Coveting your scroll frame .. No clue for a name though! 🙂

  4. What a nice idea for a Mother’s Day card! It’s a card and a gift, all in one! And I think it’s so smart to have a craft to do, as a break from working on a PhD–I know I needed that kind of outlet when I was working on mine!

  5. Lovely stitching and great progress.

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