Wednesday, 29 August 2012

WOYWW #169 - I’m in Stitches!

It’s time for the Wednesday Desk reveal and as Julia tries to keep her stalkers, sorry, I mean followers in line over at The Stamping Ground, I’ve taken a photo of my desk this morning and it’s looking very different.

As you can see, I’ve been sorting out some threads for my latest cross stitch project and my table is covered with threads, colour charts and some pieces that are already stitched and ready to be stitched together.

When I saw this Advent Wall Hanging in a copy of Cross Stitcher I decided that it was

something I would like to stitch for one of the Kids Company Centres that I help stitch the cushions for, but if the truth be known, that was probably more than two years ago and I only managed to stitch about two of the little squares before having the trouble with my eyes, so it was put in a bag at the bottom of one of the cupboards in my craft room and forgotten about for a while.

I always fully intended to finish it, but when I pulled the bag out a week or so ago I discovered that the chart wasn’t with the stitching I’d already done and I couldn’t find it anywhere.

Luckily eBay came up trumps though and I managed to find a copy of the magazine, so yesterday I started sorting out some more threads to use.

The nice thing about the project is that everything I’m using has been donated.

All the threads you can see are either from the enormous gift from Sew and So  or my lovely friend Nicki in Switzerland and the fabric I’m using was given to me be my equally lovely friend Lythan.
The only thing I might have to buy is the beads and fine ribbon I will need but I’ll have a look in my own stash first to see if I have anything before I go out shopping.

Thanks for stopping by this week.

I’m off to make a coffee now and then I'll settle down for a spot of desk hopping to see what you’re up to, via The Stamping Ground,

Happy Crafting!




Annie said...

Wow that looks amazing Sue. Before you go out to buy supplies let me know what you are looking for cos I'd be happy to check my supplies here first :-)
A x #68

lisa said...

Thread colour charts are beautiful to look at aren't they. Although i don't stitch as much as I'd like, they still fascinate me.
Your advent calander will be stunning and such a keepsake. How great that all the things you are using were donated.
Have fun with it, it's certainly the perfect weather, raining again today!!
Hugs Lisax 93

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a fab project to be doing for the Kids Company - it's going to be terrific, well done you!
And I know this is really sad..but I could happily live with those colour charts on my wall!! I love the patterns. I know, I'm plain weird.... but I can live with that, lol!!
Hugs, LLJ #71 xx

butterfly said...

What a fantastic project, and amazing to hear it's all from donations, and all for such a great cause - brilliant! Wishing you so much luck with it, and a happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Cath Davidson said...

what a great project, something that will last for years. i'd have loved to have made something like that for the kids when they were young.



Trish Latimer said...

if its beads you need, then i'm your woman...just shout when the time comes and i'll see what I can find!!!
Trish xxx#89

Twiglet said...

Well done you - that will be a beautiful advent calendar. Your colour charts are lovely as a backdrop too - so cheery on this foul wet day - although as I type I can spy a bit of blue sky!!! x Jo

House of Bears said...

How lovely. We used to cross stitch but our paws were just useless for such small stitches.

okienurse said...

very nice! I love that they now make color charts cause back in the day it was just by guess or by golly! Having the internet has made life so much easier! Looking forward to seeing the finished advent calendar no matter how long it takes. Such an awesome project! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #67

Anonymous said...

Gosh Sue, I can see why it would take forever to complete a project like that, but it will be beautiful when it's finished. I love the look of the thread colour charts, they look like a work of art themselves! I'm a new knitter, learning to make the socks was such a big thing for me this year!

Brenda 18

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

Your desk looks fascinating with all those charts. Not a cross stitcher myself but admire others that can do it.

Gita said...

Have fun with your stitching project!!! Brigita # 124

VonnyK said...

What a lovely thing to do. It will be cherished I'm sure. You really do get some beautiful colours in those threads, the colour chart is fabulous. Needles and I don't get along, so I'll just enjoy your sewing.
Have a great week and thanks for the lovely comment you gave me.
Von #44

jan spencer said...

What a beautiful project Sue, you are so talented.
Jan S 152

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Wow that is going to be a lot of work!! It is looking good so far. Thanks for the well wishes for my Cruise to Alaska... I am leaving today!! SO Excited! and Thanks for coming by my desk and saying Hi!! I am going to start following you!!

Shirley Pumpkin #75

Tertia said...

What a wonderful labour of love! It must take very long, but I am sure it will be loved.
Happy very belated WOYWW!
Tertia #49