Sunday, 24 February 2013

#75 So Many Stitches So Little Time...

I think we all feel a bit like that some time, cross stitch is so rewarding but there just never seems enough hours in the day to get everything we want to do done.

But, at least this week I got to stitch, which is an improvement on last week!

First, I worked on my YOTA piece but as you know by now you have to wait until the first Saturday of the month to see that, so next Saturday I can share with you (yes - next weekend we are in March!!!)

I also used a little of my very sparse spare time this week to work on the Wedding project. Here was the last time you saw it...

Then

Here it is now
As of 24-02-13

I got the date ribbon done and the middle of the wheel along with the pink trim of her dress, I am trying to avoid doing the white for as long as possible.

Stash enhancement wise my week was much more productive!

First, my goodies arrived from Loretta - I won her Grow Your Blog Giveaway! She was so generous to send six santa charts - I love them! Now its just a case of finding time to stitch them (where there's a will there's a way right?)


Secondly my second chart for Santa's village arrived, each new one I am loving more than the previous - they are just so cute! I can't decide if to do them all separate or together on one piece of fabric, but for now I will collect them I decide closer to when the time comes to stitch them :)


Finally a new kit - I am holding Katy over at Just A Little Stitchin' responsible for this! I love seeing her progress and I always wanted to stitch the Disney Dream Collection! The only problem was the price - they are so expensive over here in the UK but luckily I had a £10 voucher I could use against it! The voucher wasn't valid for much longer so I figured I may as well get it used up on something I know I want in my stash so its there when I decide to stitch it.

I finally caught up on my blog reading, but to do this my comments on your blogs were very few and far between, which I apologise for. Fingers crossed this week will be peaceful!

There is now less than a week left on my Giveaway so make sure you get your entries in - I will be picking a winner next weekend!

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I hope you all have a great week :)

Emma xo

54 comments:

  1. You're a busy lady .....
    I'm so looking forward to seeing your finished wedding project - it looks fabulous already.

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    1. Thank you :) Hopefully this week I can get more done!

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  2. Beauty and the beast looks very complicated!I love the Santas.AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. Yes - I think Beauty and the Beast will take me a very long time but I think it is so pretty :)

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  3. I agree that Katy is a bad influence with that kit!Great stash:)

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    1. Indeed! It is already calling me to start it but I really can't have any more wips!

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    2. No such thing as a bad influence when it comes to stash! :-)

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  4. Lovely prizes you won Emma!! Great progress too. Isn't it terrible how we all enable each other to buy more charts?!! Heheeee

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  5. Having no time is the only problem of my stitching. Sometimes I think I ought to give up it but I can't.
    I look forward to having more information about your wedding project.
    Very nice prizes, you lucky girl!

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    1. Thanks Fiore! I hope you don't give up, your stitching is always so lovely :) x

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  6. You made some good progress Emma. Love your new stash. I have that Disney kit.

    Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda! No idea when I will start it though!

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  7. Great start on your stitching, and wonderful stash, hugs.

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  8. Great progress on your stitching. Gorgeous new stash.

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  9. Great start on your wip. And lovely new stash. I look forward to seeing your stitching on the Disney chart:) love Annette

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    1. Thanks Annette, I really want to start it but I need to get some of these wips done first! x

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  10. great projects to come =D
    and a beautiful progress...
    happy stitching sweetie
    we are still working on the machine to stop time for a while =D
    Big hugs
    xxxx

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    1. If you ever figure it out let me know :D hehe x

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  11. Great progress on your stitching.sweet new stash.

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  12. No matter how much time we have, it's never enough for all we want to make, there's always something more we want to stitch :p hehehe Looking good sweetie!
    Enjoy your goodies :D
    hugs&smiles

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    1. You are so right :) I am on countdown until I have some time off work, fingers crossed I will get some time then! xx

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  13. Whatever happens, there is never enough time for stitching!!! Love your new stash & great progress on the wedding project! Can't wait to see more of this one, it's really sweet x

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    1. Thanks Mii, I am really enjoying it so far :)

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  14. Great progress on the wedding picture :) I love that one, it's really cute!

    Great stash week too! I love the Disney Dreams kits too, like you, I find them so expensive but I will get one some day :)

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    1. Thank you! It is a lot of money but I figure the amount of time it is going to take then it is worth it :)

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  15. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, its so nice to have new peole say hello. I've added you to my reader so i'll be back here to see what you are up to.

    Love the Prairie Schooler santas you won, they are such fun to stitch. I'm sure you'll enjoy stitching Santa Village, i loved doing mine.

    Happy stitching ....

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog Julie, I hope to stitch these up soon, they are lovely :)

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  16. I agree You for 100%,there is never enough time for stitching..
    The wedding WIP will be happy and lovely when finished..
    The new patterns are all pretty !
    Enjoy Your stitching ! :)

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  17. You have some great stash enhancements and you made beautiful progress on the Wedding project. Please include me in your give away it I'm not already.

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    1. Thanks Minnie, no you haven't entered already so added you to the list now :) Good luck!

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  18. oooo I know all about not enough time to stitch at the moment ... but you have made good progress ... well done on the win too and love your excuse to buy the kit heheheh :) love mouse xxxxx

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    1. It is a good excuse :D hehe! Progress is progress I guess :) xxx

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  19. Just found your lovely blog and thought I would say "hello!" You are definitely right about not enough time to stitch--how nice it would be if we needed just four hours of sleep a night :)

    Love your new PS Santas--I am a PS addict of sorts!!

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    1. oh yes! I cannot wait for my week holiday in March, I hope we do not have too much planned so I can at least have one stitch day :)

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  20. I will happily take the responsibility for your new Disney kit! I can't wait to see your progress on it! It's been a lot of fun to stitch, it's one of my favorite pieces in my rotation!

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    1. I love them! I really want the Little Mermaid one too - that was the first movie I ever went to see at the cinema hehe :)

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  21. You have some wonderful projects on the go. I have never seen the disney chart before, I know a little chap that I ought to stitch it for.

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    1. The Disney Dream charts are gorgeous - but in the UK quite pricey however I just couldn't resist! x

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  22. Great stashing! Can't wait to see your progress on all of them :D

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  23. Wedding Ride looks great! Congrats on winning all those PS Santa charts! The Disney Dreams kits are lovely. I have bought several at a store here with a 40% off coupon so they are only $25. I bought them for a friend but haven't bought one for me yet. I want to get The Little Mermaid.

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    1. Ohhh how lucky! I am thinking of searching the craft stores when I visit USA in the summer, perhaps pick a couple up :) Little Mermaid is my other "must get" out of the collection x

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  24. Your cross stitch looks lovely! Yes, you are right; we keep on stitching for hrs but only a little patch gets completed. But it is the end reward that keeps us going :)

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    1. You are so right :) If only we lived to 200 years old then we might get them all done! x

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  25. Great start! I've awarded you the Liebster award. Information is on my blog :)

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