Thursday, 18 April 2013


First of all, Poppy over at Poppy's Stitching is having a giveaway of an absolutely adorable owl, which you should definitely go check out :)

These last two days of my rotation haven't gone as well as I'd hoped. Tigger was Wednesday's target, while Mae Govannen was today's, and I'm really just not feeling it at the moment.

Tigger was started a while ago and because of my failure to count properly, there are several small but vital mistakes that still haven't been picked out. Unfortunately for me, I've forgotten where they are, so it'll only be when it messes up my stitching that they get fixed. Equally the project is slightly too small to conveniently sit in my Q Snaps, so I've had to go back to the hoop, which has a history of distorting. I got about 300 stitches done, the results of which you can see below:

Mae Govannen is really getting on my nerves. I like the effect of the evenweave fabric, but stitches keep slipping somehow, so a nice diagonal half-cross that I make will periodically turn into a vertical line, and I am not happy. More than anything, though, is the fact that, apparently, the thread is crap. I don't know if Anchor produced a dud batch, or if they're just crap, but I'm getting really fed up of my threads snapping on me, especially since I've been having the same problems with the Anchor threads in my Tatty Teddy kit. I'm starting to regret stitching this now, and I have a HAED Storykeep which is much bigger that I've started on the same fabric (albeit in DMC). Nevertheless, here's the progress:

And as I said, this coming weekend is IHSW! I have plans to stitch so many things, and I'll likely start IHSW tomorrow, since my day is weird - I have classes 11-1 and then nothing until 4, then I head home at 5, so essentially, my weekend start early in a weird sort of way. Other than Peter Rabbit and the BAP I haven't revealed my plans, but I currently have a Post-It on my wall with everything I'm hoping to work on over the weekend, and I have to say, I'm very excited to share it with you.

Unfortunately, that means I won't be posting again until the weekend is over, so you'll have to wait a whole three days this time. Yeah, dreadful, I know. But the good news is hopefully I'll have loads to show you by the end of the weekend.

I'd also like to say a massive thank you to my followers, who now number at twenty! I'm very touched, and I've been following you back if I can - but if I've missed you, for some reason, just leave me link to your blog in the comments, and I'll follow as soon as I can. I love seeing other people's stitching, and it really keeps me motivated :)

Until Sunday, then. Happy stitching!


  1. Hi Heather

    Lovely stitching, hope you don't have to unpick too much on Tigger!
    Thanks for mentioning my giveaway and hope you have a good stitchy weekend!

    1. Haha, thanks - I hope not too! Been up to plenty of stitching this IHSW; I hope it's been just as good for you too :)