Sunday, 26 December 2010


Here is my christmas day present from my advent exchange
Lots of lovely fabric
Thank you Polly!!!!
 This is from Helen
Thank you Helen
 This is an exchange christmas ornament from Moll in Norway, isn't it just gorgeous
Here is the one I sent to Maddy

This is from Karan Thank you so much
(oops sorry the picture is turned)

This is from Colly

and I did buy myself some fabric and threads

So I hope to be able to share some stitching in the new year!!
Hope everyone is safe warm and Happy!!

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Christmas Day

I hope everyone had a lovely day, and got what they asked Santa for, I did! I asked for a Kindle and got one!! Woohoo! I have had some lovely pressies from friends Thank you, and I will post pics when things are little less frantic here .
Enjoy Boxing day!

Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas to you all

I know I have been slack with the posting but I am hoping to do more stitching in the new year, I am getting on with A Quaker Christmas, it won't be done this year but maybe next year. I am also going to get cracking on with my Ink circles mandala's and NBPQuaker.

You may know that I am going to be trying to beat the bulge starting Jan 1st, I will be doing another blog for my own personal diary of it and to encourage myself, also I am raising money for the Cats Protection Derby adoption centre, they currently have 163 cats and kitten waiting for homes at the moment with many more they cannot take in yet, which fosterer's are looking after. I have rehomed 3 myself :0)

I am hoping to lose about 4 stone. So please wish me luck!!!

Monday, 20 December 2010

Advent 19 & 20

Here is Tango taking a liking to my presents
 Day 19 another Yummy!!
Day 20
I love this a Cath Kidson pin cushion!!!!!

And here is an early pressie from Wendy(no blog) the cat one, as the blue one I won in the raffle at the crop also made by wendy. Aren't they just fab!!
Had a lovely day out at a stitchy friends house yesterday and a fun time was had, and she stuffed us with lovely food!!

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Photos post

I bought a baby santa hat and couldn't resist trying it out,Tango wasn't too keen so I waited till he was dozing!!

 Bella just let me put it on whilst giving me the evils

Lil lily was asleep and stayed asleep
Lil Lily will be going in for a visit to the Vets on Thurs, as she has become hormonal!! and keeps trying to get out, we don't need any more kittens

Here is DH with his Secret santa gift from work, it's a 2 and a half pint glass, I said it'd make a perfect vase.LOL
See the tree in the back ground, well it is back in it's box as I found my new ornament smashed on the floor, thanks to the tree cat!!
I have done alternate decorations where she can't reach. If you look there is a dark wooden shelf going around the top of the wall, I have pinned the lights up there and added the baubles. It looks quite pretty if I do say so myself. I still have my small stitchy tree up.

I haven't been great at the moment, I have a sore neck the Doctor said that it is similar to whiplash, and has given me Diazapam, which with that I cannot drive, so I have had to catch the bus, which is a pain!!

Off out tomorrow to Peterborough, I was supposed to be driving, but a friends husband will take us instead.
If I don't get back before the day Have a wonderful Christmas!!!

Day 16, 17 & 18

Day 16 was a red berries candle in a glass.
Day 17 was this cardboard trinket box
Day 18 is this brill pen with my name on it

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Day 15

Was a small box of Maltesers...yum yum!!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Day 14

Here is day 14, I just love this!!!

Here is Helen being watched by Lily!!

On Sunday I went to the crop at Melton Mowbray, and Look what I painted
Not decided what to put on the top bit so left it blank

and I have stitched on Quaker Christmas!! The top right corner

Finally some stitching for the stitchy blog LMAO!!!

Monday, 13 December 2010

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Advent Day 9

A measuring tape in a tin, what a great idea as mine are always unraveling
                      Sorry for the pic but I haven't any batteries for my camera, this is using my phone.

                  I got a lovely handmade card today,I will take a picture when I can use my camera

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Advent day 8

Yummy!! These were gone by dinnertime LOL I love Rowntrees!!

Here is a poorly girl, she has been blowing hot and cold all day the poor thing!

And here is our newest tree ornament, she curls herself around the middle of the tree and plays with the baubles,the little scamp.
I have some stitching to show you,but that can wait till tomorrow.
See you all tomorrow.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Christmas exchange and Advent 6 & 7

I took part in a private exchange with Hazel and she has received the one I made, and I hers.
This is what I sent Hazel, it is my design.

and this lovely one is from Hazel and it's hanging on my tree

I love it Thank you Hazel.
It's from the JCS mag, isn't it great.
And here is my Day 6 & 7 advent
an easel and photo frame :0)

Totally useless stitchalong

Daffycat is doing it for this year, if you would like to take part head on over to her Blog It's Daffycat she has a giveaway !!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

A bit of stitching..

Not a very good pic,
 but here is something I started last week
I have two more cats to add
you can find the design HERE

Advent days 4 and 5

Day four's advent was a fridge magnet!
And Day five is a trinket box

Both are so me!!!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Advent Day Three

Day three brings a cute candle in a tin, aww look at that lid!!!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Advent Day Two

Here is Day Two's advent
A lovely storage box

Advent Day One

With a small group of friends I have took part in another Advent exchange so each day I will have something to open and show you.
Here is Day one
A lovely photo frame and the saying is 'Everything seems sweeter when the world is full of flowers'

Wednesday, 1 December 2010


Bramble and the rose, on black one over one!

See a little stitching!
And of course I have to show you our snow pics!

With it snowing, I want to get out the tree and decorations!!!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Stitching,stitching where's the stitching???

Well I may just have some to show you soon :0)!!!!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Weight loss Challenge

In the New year I am hoping to lose weight, after numerous tries I have failed or put it back on, So I am gonna try again, Only this time I will have incentive I am doing a weight loss challenge for Charity. I am going lose weight for sponsorship.
And of course the charity is gonna be...Cats Protection.
The mad cat lady says If you would like to donate please do. HERE.
I will keep you updated with how I get on over the year, Only four stone to go and I'll be happy!

Saturday, 6 November 2010


I have been hooked on Vampires for a while, I love The Lost boys, it is one of my favourite films of all time, and I have read all the Twilight Saga books and watched the films that have been made so far. I have read the Morganville vampire books By Rachel Cain which is aimed at teens but I am a teen at heart! LOL

Recently I have been watching the Buffy and Angels got most of them on DVD didn't watch it when it was on TV didn't appeal to me then, But I do love it now. Oh and I do like 'Being Human', Blade, Vampires Assistant, Van Heilsing, Underworld, Interview with a Vampire.
I haven't got into that other series True Blood, maybe it was the slow dim witted blonde in it that put me off
Now I am watching series one of the Vampire diaries which is another series I am now hooked on

So what is it about these Mythical creaures I like so much, The hunky actors that play them, umm maybe, or the great stories, umm maybe.....or maybe I should stop analysing myself and just enjoy them!! ;0)

Anyone else like these type of stories? Do you know of any I haven't mentioned or forgotten about??

Monday, 1 November 2010

New addition to the household.

Meet Lily our new kitten,
I couldn't resist her! 
She was found at the JCB plant and one of the employees brought her in to the Cat's Protection when she was approx 6 weeks old she was so tiny.
She is approx 12 weeks now and a little madam, we went to fetch her on Thursday. So far Tango has been okay with her, but Bella was hissing and growling at her at first, although she is getting used to her, she's not hissing or growling at all now, still wary of her though.
When she is playing with Tango she bounces round like Tigger.
But you want to see my stitching don't you, here is Winter Mandala so far.

 And here is Beatrix potter quaker sampler, I did the brown bit at the top.

I did also do an Ornie from the JCS Christmas Ornament mag, but it is for an exchage so can't show you just yet. There are a few I like out of the magazine, so hopefully I will have some to show you.

Ooo nearly forgot, postie delivered Woodland Enchantress today I asked Amanda if she still had it in stock, a while back but with my Mum being in hospital forgot to send payment.But she is here!
As for starting her LOL well could I cope with another WIP???

Monday, 18 October 2010


Here are the photo's I promised, This one is a new start called 'I am not fat, I'm Fluffy' which is a Margaret Sherry cat design
 And here is my Winter Mandala I finished the black outline at the first meet up, and started doing more colour at the recent meet up
I haven't any photo's of the meet up but if you see Julie's Blog she had taken some