Saturday, 6 February 2010

Random Thoughts!

Although it’s been a while since I posted, it doesn’t mean that I haven’t been crafting! I suppose I could have blogged about life generally instead, but I haven’t really felt like it I suppose – I have been ‘lurking’ though and have been keeping up with all of my favourite blogs!

Anyway, just to prove (if I need to!) that I have been busy, here’s what I’m working on the moment.

It’s a cross-stitch called ‘Random Thoughts’ and it’s by ‘The Drawn Thread’ Company. I’d been on the look-out for a sampler for a while, and as soon as I saw this one on Andrea's blog, I knew that it was the one for me. Of course, there’s always a lot more work involved than you originally think isn’t there?!!! I started it just after Christmas and I’m nearly a third of the way through it.

It’s so hard on the old eye sight that I rarely feel like working on it after work under electric light, so it’s sort of become a weekend thing. By the way, had I mentioned that I’ll be 50 this year? Oh heck ..... it comes to us all!! Anyway, don’t worry, I'll remind you all nearer the time!! It would have been harder still had I stitched it on the suggested 32 count linen, rather than the 28 count that I chose instead!! I am enjoying watching it come together though and hope that I manage to finish it ..... let’s say, by the summer – there’s my challenge!!!!!!

Keep me to it!!

Don’t you just love my new scissors too? I bought them from Yuko in Japan. I see lovely antique looking scissors on lots of other blogs, but hadn’t seen anywhere I could buy them from until I came across Yuko’s blog – thanks Yuko!



Colleen said...

Such a cute sampler... I love it.. and I am 43 and the eyes are already going... sigh.

Catherine said...

I love the sampler!! I haven't seen that company before...methinks I'll have to go exploring! Cx

Deb said...

That sampler is beautiful Julia, but they do take a long time don't they. I was just saying last night I think an eye check is due as I held my stitching away from me....only the best of us are 1960 babies.
hugs Deb

Solstitches said...

That's a beautiful project Julia.
The Drawn Thread is one of my all time favourite designers.
I shall look forward to seeing more of it.
I have those very scissors from Yuko :)

Wendy K said...

Hi Julia,
Missed you!
Love the sampler, very intricate and beautiful colours...I like those cute scissors!
Love Wendy x

Catswhiskers said...

Beautiful sampler and cute scissor (could not get the link to Yuko. I would like one of those!
Your sampler is so delicate and I shall come back to see more of it.

Heckety said...

Its beautiful, it really is! And I like the scissors too- I could happily collect scissors if I had spare money, especially antique ones!