Thursday, 2 July 2015

All the Fiery Cross Stitches

Well today I have a few stitches to show you :).
First I have an update for my Height chart - here he is at 12 and a half hours (I think lol). Starting to take shape now, but only another four to do after this one! More hours needed in the day hehe.
He does look a little bit off centre at the moment doesn't he - maybe the heat of the sun has gotten to him!

Now for my latest completion from the Joan Elliott Calender:
This little froggie took me 14.5 hours to complete but luckily my slight mistake is not noticeable.
I would like to enter him into the following challenges:
TPE305 Anything Goes


I was supposed to be doing every months design in the allocated month, however I discovered that I only had room for 8 of the 12 designs on my piece of fabric. This does mean I have that little extra time to make some designs for cards etc also when it is the month that I am not added to my fabric. Here is the piece so far, with 4 designs on it:


Anyway - It is the first of the month, which means there is a new challenge over on my facebook page. See the post below for the full details of my DT card, but here is a reminder:
This month is a colour theme - FIERY.
Do join us on our facebook page:

Audio book review
All The Dead Voices by Declan Hughes
This is a drug crime story based in Northern Ireland. A private detective is hired to look into an old murder case after the initial suspect is released from prison, and this over-laps somewhat with another case he is doing for a friend. The PI gets much more than he bargained for during his quest for the truth.

This book seems to use swearing and sex to hide the fact that it is quite lacking in plot and story direction. There is a lot about the history of the IRA and a lot that does not seem to be necessary for the book. Furthermore, the reader, although very good at getting across the emotional quality of the story, has a very droning voice pitch which makes it difficult to concentrate on the story for the first few, very slow discs. I thought that this sotry only really picked up in the last 2 or 3 discs and if I had been reading this book I probably would not have completed it. To make matters worse, the outcome of the cold case is not presented although the identity of the true killer is established. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow that is a super cross stitch image! Very fun! Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Anything Goes Challenge!

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