Friday, August 18, 2017

Gifted Gorgeous August

It's been a while, hasn't it.

Apologies.  I went away for a few days around the West of Ireland with hubby and then when I got home there was lots and lots of 'real life' to deal with.  I won't go into it here but trust me: it is not only a good excuse for not blogging, it would also justify me diving into the morphine pot.  I wouldn't though.  And I didn't, tempting though it was.

Then this week, I had a little visitor. My beautiful granddaughter came with my stunning daughter.  I really love my granddaughter. I'm sure she's the reason I'm still here.

Right, enough real life and onwards and upwards with crafting and gifted gorgeousness as hosted by Jo from Serendipitous Stitching! I'm sure you all know how it goes now: we get to post about anything gifted to us, or anything we gift to others. Today I'm going with the 'gifted to others' option.

I have two wizards to give you for the FREE Stitchers Anon Halloween SAL, 'A Worry of Wizards!'

Each wizard's chart comes with a few lines about them so you can get to know the kind of personality they are.  I'm afraid I can't put too much about them because frankly, they are pains in the ass. Wizards are a completely different kettle of fish compared to witches. In fact, they are a right nightmare to work with.  They seem to demand so much more!

I will put the links to the charts on my Free Chart page (see above on the top bar).

Wizard One; Draco Flamelove

 Wizard 2 - Grumpus Winglore

There's been lots of hospital visits blah de blah de blah so not much to show in the stitching manner but I've been crocheting.  The cupcake blanket is coming on beautifully though I don't fancy having to deal with all those loose ends!

I've also started a little boy's blanket for the Mayo Roscommon Hospice fundraiser

And finally, look who got a design mentioned in the World of Cross Stitch magazine!!  Yay, me.  I just wish I was well enough to design more!  Never mind.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and I'll pop back soon!

Friday, July 28, 2017

A Worry of Wizards

G'Morning all.

Thank you all for your kind comments.  It's really nice to be blogging again. I'm still a bit slow commenting but I'm struggling a bit healthwise at the mo.  No idea if it's the condition or the treatment...but we carry on regardless.

I've crocheted a little top for the Mayo/Roscommon Hopice Baby Event.  It was supposed to have sleeves. Then I lost the hook and forgot what size I'd used.  I do this all the time.  A sensible person would right down what hook they were using, on the pattern wouldn't then?  Maybe next time.

It's not a very good photo, it's actually a prettier pastel sage green and looks much nicer in real life.

The new Stitchers Anon Cross Stitch Design's FREE Halloween SAL is now ready for release.  The overlay is shown on Chromatic Alchemy Lazurite.  The colours for the final complete design will be based on this fabric and one other.  

The second fabric is by Fabric Flair, Fairy Dust Cloud Dark Blue, in this case, purchased from Lakeside Needlecraft.

I'm not sure Witchity Poo is convinced wizards are the way to go, judging by how she chose the title.

 A Worry of Wizards!

A Worry of Wizards part one is available HERE
While the design is given freely, I am accepting donations to my palliative care team which a service that is 50 percent charity funded.  You can find out more about what they do and how to donate (if you wish) here:


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