Friday 26 February 2016

End of February catch up

I realised I haven't blogged for a couple of weeks - it looks like 2016 is passing as quickly as 2015 did!

We're off to Cardiff in about 15 minutes so this is a very quick update for the end of the month. We're staying with our lovely daughter and tonight we're all going to see Wales v France in the 6 Nations rugby international tournament at the Millennium Principality Stadium. We're very lucky that she has invited us along - she works for Welsh rugby.

I have completed February's Round in Circles - I did miscount but it's turned out ok. I'm still not sure what I want to do with them all but I'll continue in pink for all 12 and decide at then end.

The photo is quite odd - I've stitched on white. I use my phone to take photos as even with an anti shake on my camera I still only manage to take blurred photos. Having said that I think my phone camera is past it's best so apologies to all.

I started the beautiful Joyful World SAL - a little late but I had other stuff to stitch and I had to order a new piece of fabric. I really enjoy doing this but when it came to stitching the white it didn't look right, in fact you couldn't see it. I tried using a light shade of other colours but nothing worked so I have ordered a new piece of fabric in a darker colour, hopefully this time it will be ok.

This fabric is actually cream 
My new fabric is light taupe so fingers crossed
I completed the 4th part of my Challenge walk last Saturday - you can catch up with the route on my blog Clare's Challenge 50 (and see a bit of London)

And if you are interested in my wine and travel blog that has a post about the latest wine tasting with our scouting friends - you can read about it at Aimetu's 

Time to hit the road - sorry again for a rushed post and terrible photos !! Have a good weekend everyone x x


Kerryp77 said...

The hardanger is lovely. It's one embroidery style I've never tried, but quite fancy a go at. Hope you had a lovely weekend in Cardiff.

Christine said...

Lovely stitching Clare. Enjoy your weekend

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Hope you enjoyed the rugby and I hope you like your new fabric for the Joyful World SAL.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Hope you are having a great weekend. The hardanger is looking lovely.

I have the same problem with white fabric if I take photos during the day, they come out blue! I have to draw the curtains and put the lights on.

FlashinScissors said...

Hope you enjoyed the rugby!

Your hardanger looks lovely - something I haven't tried! I've known people cut out the wrong sections, very annoying for them!

Your new fabric looks much easier for photographing - did you buy it by mail order? I'm still thinking I might join this stitch along.

Hope you are having a great break.

Barbara xx