Wonderful Wednesday – four

Hello folks, lovely of you to pop in again to read my ramblings and see what I have been up to.

Knitting – I hit a stumbling block at the end of the blue panel.  There was just not enough room on my needle to add 20 more stitches with any comfort,  I needed a round needle.  As it was Thursday then and no way we were going into the city to buy a needle over the busy weekend, it was Monday before we got there.  The journey exhausted me so apart from transferring the work onto my new needle it was Tuesday (yesterday) before any progress was made.  Here it is and on the round needle its easier to see how the shaping is working:-


Stitching – still struggling with Garden Alphabet,  I thought a change may help.  I think it did, although I didn’t get a lot done (it was time rather than mojo that got in the way).   I am now at the half way mark (apart from a little b/s) on the dolls.  I am going to go back to GA as soon as that backstitching is done, and see how I get on this time.DSCF5981 - Copy

Cards –  just half a dozen of my favourites to share today.  The first was for a challenge at the “Make One Christmas Card Ever Week Throughout 2018” lol, its a bit of a mouthful but its a lovely and fun group.  To keep you motivated they have weekly and monthly challenges going on, although no one has to take part, they are just for fun and inspiration.  The week the challenge was a card with sweets or chocolates.  Here is the one I made:  27 - Copy

I also made this one, the stamp being from a set of two Christmas card stamps I sent for from one of the unbranded sites.

DSCF5978 - Copy  I did not

notice until after the picture was taken that I had forgotten the little black gem for his eye.  This has now been rectified so try and imagine him with a lovely glossy black eye please.

Next two fun, but sweet baby cards:   DSCF5976 - CopyDSCF5977 - Copy and lastly a couple more fairy cards.  I am beginning to feel far more confident with blending the backgrounds and stamping now and I love these two.

DSCF5979 - CopyDSCF5982 - Copy this last one has one of my economic backgrounds – it was made from a wall paper sample.  All helps to keep the price of your cards down and saves throwing them into the bin.  I cannot go into a diy store these days without coming home with a couple of samples.

Have fun whatever you do and I hope you will leave a comment and pop back again for another visit next week.





About stitchingranny

I am one of those people who need to have busy hands so whether its stitching or papercrafting, I am always doing something. I also love being in the garden, though hubby does most of the work there these days.
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7 Responses to Wonderful Wednesday – four

  1. So many pretty projects! I love the soft colors in your knitting as well as the bright colors in your cross stitch. Sometimes moving between several projects helps to keep me moving forward on a project.

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  2. Margaret Avril Baxter says:

    you have certainly been busy. Love the colours of the scarf and can certainly see why you needed that needle


  3. Thank you for your encouragement Margaret, I did not realise what a struggle I had with the normal needles until I moved onto the round one. Its is so much easier now.


  4. claire93 says:

    looks to me like you’ve been very busy!
    gorgeous knitting, stitching and cards ^^


  5. kathyreeves says:

    Round needles are a wonderful tool, aren’t they? I am really impressed with how your blending is progressing, those look amazing to me! So many neat things in your project bag right now! Those dolls are so cute, a great change when you need it from your sampler (which I love!)

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  6. rosejasm says:

    Very impressed with your scarf, can’t wait to see it when it’s finished


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