Thursday, 31 December 2009

Just wanted to say...

Happy New Year
I wish you all a wonderful 2010

Monday, 28 December 2009

That bit inbetween week!!

I do hope you all had a fabulous Christmas, We did, lots of lovely pressies, and lots of overeating.
I got some gorgeous cards from all over the world Thank you.
Here are some of the lovely pressies I got off my stitchy friends
Thank you so much (You know who you are)

Here are two ornies I made I couldn't show you until after christmas as they were gifts.

We have been into Derby today, as the children wanted to spend their christmas money. So that was fun! Off to the Inlaws for tea( Oh Joy) in a bit so may take my stitching or a book to read.
Have a Happy New Year

Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas

I hope you all have a lovely Christmas see you all soon.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Hardanger Santa

I have finished this Hardanger Santa I was stitching for Col's Creations, he nearly didn't get finished as I was struggling with the doves eyes, and I gave it back to Colly, but I decided to give him another go and he was finished last night.
Colly has said I can show you as she is having trouble find the heads and hands here in the UK, so he may be released next year. So if anyone knows where they can be purchased in bulk I am sure Colly would be most grateful they have to be the porcelain not plastic.
He isn't actually finished properly I just put some pins in to see what he would look like all together, I need to get some pipe cleaners so I can put his hands on,padding and cover the cone in fabric.
Isn't he fabulous. Colly also did him white on white which is stunning, oh what about white thread on red fabric the possibilities are endless, you could even get Angel/Fairy head and hands and make one for your christmas tree. keep a look out next year!

Hardanger Santa
Thanks for looking

I have a finish

I started this when I got the JCS ornie mag, it was one that jumped out at me.
But with losing my stitchy bug it has been put aside.

I just have to show you these pics of Tango, here he is in my chair playing with the baubles on the tree whilst relaxing...LOL

and this one is in the tree in our garden, the cats have found an empty nest and keep climbing up to sit in it, but watching the cats get down the tree is hilarious, Tango seems to tumble down!

Friday, 18 December 2009

2010 Stitch-a-long

I just wanted to let you know about a new stitch-a-long for 2010, It is for Ink Circles designs, Do you have any Ink Circles Charts you really need to stitch on that have been sat in your stitching bag, or is there a new start you have been just itching to start. Well why not come over to Ink Circle Stitchers and join in, if you post 10 out of 12 months progress you will be entered into a draw to win a gift.
Any one who has a Ink Circles Project can come on over and join.
I look forward to seeing you there, even if it's just to comment and offer encouragement to those stitching.

Not long now

Well did everyone in the UK see the snow yesterday, well it's gone here although I hope those in the South East are ok ,I here you have had a lot of it. Only A week to Christmas...Oh I am excited, not sure why really maybe it's getting to spend some fun time with my kids and Hubby. Only a bit of stitching has been done here, can't show you yet though.

If I don't get the chance again I want to Wish you all a Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you all.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009


Apparently it is going to snow later here...yay I hope so!!!

Well I can show you two ornie's I have made up, one was a finish last year that just needed finishing and the other was a little kit on the front of a magazine.

The finishing on the Bluetit is not brilliant,but it is for myself so I don't mind.

I just love the button for his nose

I have rescued the other one I did for a friend, I am hoping you can't tell!Just got to send it now and hope it gets there in time.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Damn machinery!!

Having issues with my sewing machine at the moment, I was making a gift for a friend when it decided to chew it up a little, so I need to stitch something else.

 I have got in to the the festive stitchy bug, typical I had planned on stitching an ornament a month but that fell by the wayside as well as stitching on other things, I did quite well on Beatrix Potter SAL only missed two months.

Well only 11 days to go, I am looking forward to this christmas, not sure why, I just am!
The kids have one week left at school and then they break up, DH finishes on the 18th as well.
Hopefully I will have some piccy's to show soon
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, 11 December 2009

CindyMae's Giveaway

CindyMae is having a wonderful giveaway,so go on and take a look!

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

PIF's and an Exchange sent out

I have some pics I can share with you. I have heard that both PIF's I sent out have arrived.
Here is the PIF I sent to Angela, it is from the Black Velvet Inscription Sampler,Letter'A'
As an ornament on Red fabric, with green and gold thread.

And here is the PIF for Lisa

I just realised it looks wonky in this picture, Sorry Lisa if it is wonky, I may of overstuffed it!!
Sorry to both Ladies I was late in posting both of these, it was way over 365 days!

 I took part in a Christmas Ornament exchange over on the Cross stitch group on Stitcher's showcase and mine has arrived with Cindymae

Thank you for stopping by I really appreiciate it.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Autumn Exchange

Here is the finished Autumn exchnge piece I sent Sarah

Saturday, 5 December 2009

*Giveaway* winner is.....

Elisa !!!!
I have your address so I will get it out to you before the end of the year!!

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

December 2nd

(This is not my tree)
Yesterday I put up my two trees and decorated them, also my smaller stitchy ornaments tree.
Have you thought about your decorations yet? When do you and your family put up your decorations?

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Autumn Exchange

I have just realised I have some items I can share,
These are from the Autumn Exchange over at A Crafty Natter
This is the gorgeous exchange I received from Tammy,she gave it to me on Sunday.
Thank you Tammy I love it!!

This is a photo of what I stitched for Sarah, I know it isn't a finished item photo, but that picture is on the camera DH took to Milan with him so when he gets back I'll swap it. I made it into a tray.

December 1st

Advent Calender

Advent Calender Games

Thursday, 26 November 2009


Ok it is time for the giveaway I promised in aid of my move and getting over 33,000 visits to my other blog.
I am offering this Brittercup Designs chart booklet.Which has four lovely designs in it.

If you would like a chance to win this chart just leave a comment on this post only, it is open to anyone.
If you would mention this giveaway on your blog/site and leave me another comment saying where you have posted. I will add your name in again.
I will keep this open until midnight(UK time)December 4th, and I'll draw a winner the following day.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Just got this in an email and had to share!

Why Parents Drink

The boss wondered why one of his most valued employees was absent but had not phoned in sick one day. Needing to have an urgent problem with one of the main computers resolved, he dialed the employee's home phone number and was greeted with a child's whisper. ' Hello ? '

'Is your daddy home?' he asked.

' Yes ,' whispered the small voice.

May I talk with him?'

The child whispered, ' No .'

Surprised and wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, 'Is your Mummy there?'

' Yes '

'May I talk with her?' Again the small voice whispered, ' No '

Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the boss asked, 'Is anybody else there?'

' Yes , ' whispered the child, ' a policeman . '

Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home, the boss asked, 'May I speak with the policeman?'

' No, he's busy , ' whispered the child.

'Busy doing what?'

' Talking to Daddy and Mummy and the Fireman , ' came the whispered answer.

Growing more worried as he heard a loud noise in the background through the ear piece on the phone, the boss asked, 'What is that noise?'

' A helicopter ' answered the whispering voice.

'What is going on there?' demanded the boss, now truly apprehensive. Again, whispering, the child answered,

' The search team just landed a helicopter '

Alarmed, concerned and a little frustrated the boss asked, 'What are they searching for?'

Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled giggle...

' ME . '

No stitching yet!

What a miserable day we are having here, Wet and windy.I hope everyone in the UK is dry and safe!
No stitching to show as of yet. Maybe in a few days, as I have started a project I was asked to stitch by my MIL, it is of the Island of Sark.( I think the maps are a pet hate of mine as well )
No pics so here is another of our felines Tango and Bella

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Friday, 20 November 2009


Erynne is having a 2nd Blogoversary giveaway on her blog, so head on over,I have to say she also has some fabulous freebie charts!!

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Ahh Sweet!

Look what my 12 year old son made me, in his Tech(Textiles) lesson.

Not bad for his first attempt at making something.


With two more jars when this is full

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Friday, 13 November 2009

Lace Elegance

To move or not to move!!

Just going to test out blogger again before I decide if I am gonna make the move back over!

Thursday, 12 November 2009

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