Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL: Part 47

Welcome back for part 47 of the Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL! I'm sorry about the delay! I'd completely forgotten it was Tuesday - it's been so busy I'm messing up days. And that so close to the end of it all too - I bet you have all been chomping at the bit to get to this post.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL: Part 46

Welcome back for part 46 of the Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL! There is so little left of this pattern now I bet those of you who have had time to do the patterns as they were released can smell the end! I'm going to be mean though and stick to the schedule! Not much longer to wait though as the last part will be given before the end of this month - so if you are up to date (or still have a few weeks to do) there is still time to finish before Christmas!

Friday, 9 November 2018

Friday Freebie: Fob a Month - November

Welcome to the eleventh edition of the Fob a Month for 2018! While it might be a given to do the poppy in November because of Remembrance Day I won't be doing that because I did the poppy in August. I did however choose another of my favourite flowers instead: the Anemone. I love the white ones the most with the big purple-black centre so that's the one I designed.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL: Part 45

Welcome back for part 45 of the Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL! This week the first part of the last band. I do hope you enjoy this last band too! As some people showed in the past that they didn't like the partial beasts I am giving a second picture below to show how you can stitch the beasts instead to have no partial beasts.

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Friday Freebie: Ornament of the Month - November

Welcome back for the eleventh Ornament of the Month! Now it's November, some of you may already be thinking about Christmas decorating - maybe some of you even have trees out! Personally I wait until after Sinterklaas (the Dutch "Santa") has been on December 5th before getting my tree up but that's mostly because with kids it's easier to do one holiday before the other rather than mixing them up. Now it's a family tradition to do it like this and the one time I did it a few days sooner as the kids no longer believed in Sinterklaas it felt really weird to have it up "that early" so I haven't done that again. I'd love to hear what your family or personal traditions are in this respect!

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL: Part 44

Welcome back for part 44 of the Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL! So... if you are in the USA or any other part of the world that didn't change to winter time last weekend this post is only a little late... if you are in Europe, where the clocks changed to winter time last weekend, this post is more than an hour late - sorry about that! All I can say in my defence is that I got caught up watching Heston Blumenthal first making a Gothic Horror dinner for six unsuspecting diners and then he made chicken tikka masala though I did manage to drag myself away before he started making the naan bread.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL: Part 43

Welcome back for part 43 of the Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL! This week you get the "missing" bits from last week's pattern section as well as this week's ten lines of stitching for a total of twelve lines of stitching. I'm very glad I realised what day of the week it was just in time to post this as I was busy stressing about my oldest son who just arrived in Italy for a school exchange trip - he will be fine but I always stress during the flight.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL: Part 42

Welcome back for part 42 of the Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL! This week is a little exciting as it's the end of the band - and shorter than usual as well for that very same reason! As always I like to round off the band with the separating band and not do any part of the following band just because one or two lines of stitching isn't nice to try and work in, especially if you are using multiple colours.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Friday Freebie: Fob a Month - October

Welcome to the tenth edition of the Fob a Month for 2018! This month is all about Halloween for many people and although my fob a month series has been flower themed I did sneak in a little Halloween anyway. One of my favourite autumn flowers is the humble dahlia. It's not always appreciated for what it is: a blaze of colour towards the end of the gardening season brightening things up with the many shapes and colours the flowers come in.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL: Part 41

Welcome back for part 41 of the Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL! I'm so sorry this is delayed! I had a parent's evening and expected to be home on time so I could get this post made before it was time to go up - as you can tell I didn't.