Sunday, 26 June 2011

Progress

Recently I have made quite a lot of progress on PS's May, here's where it stands at the moment. I have had to buy a new skein of DMC 842 and have found that the new one is a touch darker than the old. Fortunately it's used for the sheep and I have managed not to have to mix the two skeins in the same sheep, so hopefully it won't notice too much.


I thought I'd share with you all a wonderful little gadget that I bought from Lakeland. It's called a Rock Recipe Holder and when I saw it just knew it would be great for holding my charts. I used to perch them, propped up with a remote control so that I could read them, on the big, squishy arm on my leather chair  My stitching chart holder and magnet board had too large a footprint and had a habit of falling off as the arm slopes slightly. This little holder only has a small footprint - two and a half inches, and does the job admirably holding the charts on with the magnet ball you can see on the front of it. It's the best £7.99 I've spent!


I'll finish this post off with a photo of some of our sweet peas that we're growing. Sadly they don't last long in water, but do need picking off to encourage the plants to flower more.



Many thanks for your continued visits to my blog and especially for the very much appreciated comments that you leave.

Nicola

12 comments:

Gabi said...

PS May looks lovely. I don't think it will show that you're using 2 different shades of the same color. Or even if it will show it will look as if it should be that way.
What a nifty new chart holder. Really great idea.

Karen said...

Your PS is looking great! Love the sweet little flowers... good that you can enjoy a little at least.

happy stitching....

Christine said...

Your PS is lovely.
The recipe/chart holder looks ideal, and the sweet peas are beautiful

Yiotas Cross Stitch said...

stitching looks great! thanks so much for the tip regarding the holder, I was looking for something similar. Thanks again.

Carol said...

That looks like a great solution for holding charts--thanks for the suggestion. And your PS May sampler is darling--I just love those sheep :)

Andrea said...

PS May is looking lovely. Great idea for holding your chart.

Edgar said...

Your PS WIP is looking great!!!

Michelle said...

Its lovely well done. I adore Sweet Peas also xx

Sally said...

Your PS looks lovely Nicola. I must get back to mine soon.

Valerie said...

I am new to your blog and have thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts. You have beautiful WIP's and your PS May is lovely. I look forward to keeping up with your progress. I love the recipe/chart holder...what a great idea!

Julie said...

This PS design is to lovely, the sheepies are so adorable.

A great gadget, thanks for sharing where it came from

Our sweet peas are blooming too, the scent inside the house is lovely even if only for a couple of days

Siobhan said...

Your PS looks great! What a neat idea for the chart holder. I am near sighted so have to have the chart up close to me or I can't see it too well! I end up with it jammed between my arm and the arm of the love seat, since my big Daylight lamp with chart clamp broke.