Saturday, 31 December 2011

Goodbye 2011

Here is the baby sampler, I have made some progress when I was at Lorna's yesterday.
We had a lovely day yesterday, some fab home made soup,lots of yummy bread, and some Mulled wine and great company!!

 Thank you to all who voted in the polls in my sidebar

So here is the list for my WIPocalyspe 2012

Well it's a joint tie between
  • Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler 12votes
  • A Quaker Christmas.12 votes
And then it is
  • Cat lessons 9v
  • Winter Mandala 8v
  • The Garden Chair 6v
  • 2 x Tribal butterfly 5v
  • I'm not Fat I'm fluffy 5v
  • Needle in a garden 5v
  • Cirque des Triangles 4v
  • Chinese design 3v
  • Garden Stars 3v
  • x2 Bramble and the rose 3v
  • Blackstone Garden 2v
  • Roses in the garden 2v
  • Growth Rings 1v
  • None of these 3v
I was going to get the family decide between the two, but I can only find BP so BP it is

I hope you all have a wonderful 2012!!!!

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Another pressie and friends who lunch!!

Look at what Lorna gave me today when we did our 'Ladies who lunch!'
I also got a bottle of Mulled wine and some Hello Kitty pressie for Lucy from Polly!

We went to a place in Notts that was very reasonably priced!!
I had so much fun!! Thank you so much Ladies!

Here we are

L to R Christine, Polly, Jo, Me and Lorna

Borrowed the photo from Lorna
Now from this bunch!Wendy is missing, but she has guests at home so had to miss today
But when we meet on Friday, we will more than make up for her missing today!!

Monday, 26 December 2011

WIPocalypse 2012

This is my list of projects I would like to see finished in 2012, Maybe I am thinking too big with my list, but the more I put the better chance I have of getting something done!!

A Quaker Christmas By Bygone stitches
Cats lesson for people
Blackstone Fantasy Garden
Beatrix Potter Quaker sampler
2x Tribal butterfly By sparklies
Winter Mandala
The Garden Chair By the cats whiskers
I'm not Fat, I'm fluffy By
Needle in a garden by Just nan
Chinese design
Treasure Hunt
Growth rings
x2 Bramble and the rose by Ink circles
Cirque des Triangles by Ink Circles
Garden Stars by Ink circles
Roses in the garden by Loopylou

I do have some polls in the side bar for people to vote which ones they would like me to stitch on first, and the most votes will be the one that I stitch on until it is finished!and so on and so on!
Only 4 days left to vote.

The first update for this WIPocalypse 2012 is the 9th January!


Here are my Advent gifts all together, what a great lot of gifts I received,
Thank you so much Maria!!
 This is my pressie for christmas day.
LOL anyone would think I was Cat mad LOL(I am )

Here is a pressie I received from my lovely Friend Wendy, A adorable Ginger puddy cat!!

Thank you so much Wendy!!

We have a lovely day christmas day, the kids were happy so we were too!!
I do hope you all had a fabulous time!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Sorry Santa, I have been naughty!!!

As I haven't shared my stitching, well the little bit I did do!!
Here are two of the reindeers designed by Sharon at It's Daffycat.

 They are just adorable, I do have the two others to do as well.

Here is the second baby sampler I have been asked to do for a friend of my sisters, I really need to crack on with it soon!!

Updating my advent!!

Here is the gift from the 21st, some fab feathers and I love magnets which have towns,cities etc on them!
For the 22nd & 23rd, I received some yummy ribbon and some fab fabric, in beautiful purple colour!!
 And what can I say for today!, I just LOVE this so much a Canadian brass tree ornament.
I want to say now that I have truly enjoyed everything that maria has given me, Thank you so Much Maria xxx

I do have another to open for tomorrow, which I am so looking forward to!!!

I just hope that my partner liked everything I gave her, I cannot see as I am not a member of that forum anymore at my request. Sarah if you do read this I hope you liked it all!!

I want to wish you all an absolutely fabulous Christmas!!!

Rachael xx

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Dec 22nd

Just time to post in time for today's advent.
Been to London with hubby and the kids.
Will show you what hubby has treated us all to for early crimbo presents tomorrow.

But I received a spool of lovely purple ribbon from Maria, Thank you!!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Just a quick post!

To say thank you to Maria for my Day 21 advent some crafting feathers and a I LOVE EDMONTON fridge magnet LOL I love it!!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Lily Tree!

Had to share this of our Lily in the tree tonight!! She was forever doing it last year,(the heading is her last year) but this is the first time we have caught her doing it this year!!

Excuse my Mommy talking to puddy cat voice!!

Kris Kringle

I wanted to share this fella with you, some of you will recognise him from when I stitched him as a Model stitch for a designer. I have only got him back in November.

(which is lucky as that person has decided to drop me as a friend( No loss there) not long after)

But I had to wait as the Polystyrene cone I bought was not returned so I had to order one from my local Haberdashery. But here it is again. I so want to make him a little hat!! LOL

Advent Day 20!!

Today I received a cute little kitten Calender!!

Thank you Maria!!

Only 5 sleeps!!!!

Hugs Rachael xx

Monday, 19 December 2011

Advent 19th Dec

Today I opened my gift to find some pretty jewel stickers and some Plastic bags, now these are useful!!!!

Thank you Maria!!

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Advent 17th and 18th December

Saturday I opened my gift to find a big tube of pretty beads theyare blue/purple in colour, Oooh !!!

Pretty Beads!!!

Today I opened my gift to find.
A bead nabber, I have never seen these before. But it will come in handy!!

Thank you Maria!!!

Friday, 16 December 2011

3 Posts in one day OMGOSH!!

Well today I opened my parcel to find another Canadian postcard(love these) and an absolutely fabulous button set .....Puddy cats, lol you should of heard me when I saw them, lol I love them Thank you so much Maria!! xxx

Also I received my Aleksandr Meerkat fom Compare the

For some reason I am struggling to comment on a lot of blogs at the moment, it says I don't have permission so I am using my wordpress account to comment!

Advent Calender Door no 16

Today I am sharing with you a christmas pic and christmas traditions

The Lovely Jo has been hosting a advent calender where each day a blogger posts on that day!!
What a great idea, I had to join in!!

My favourite Christmas stitching has to be Father Christmas, I am so proud of the way I finished this thanks to a friend's instructions.
Santa Wall Hanging

A new christmas tradition in our house is that we do a Secret Santa, the five of us puts our names in a pot and draw out a name, and with a limit of £2 have to buy something for their partner, The kids love to do this, and want to carry this on every year!!

Have a wonderful Christmas!!!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

15th and my hoard!

Today I have received a cute matching Needle case to go with the pin cushion.
It is lovely Thank you Maria


My hoard, well I am a hoarder I can't help myself sometimes, only I have emptied the attic, yes I know scary thing to do when you are a hoarder. But I have been sorting it all out as it all has to go, so I have one box of rubbish and the rest will be going to the car boot on sunday.

But I wanted you to see what I have been hoarding!!

Okay here goes.
these two boxes are full of Teddies, but I am keeping Zippy and Bagpuss
 Here are some of the teddies that have accumulated over the last fourteen years of valentines,birthday etc, we did put a stop to them and said we have too many that is when some of them were packed away and forgotten in the attic.
I am not showing you the ones I have in my bedroom!! LOL

This one I am so unsure of getting rid of because it was given to me by my workmates when I had Lucy, so really it is Lucy's!!

I will have some stitching to show you soon!!

Thank you to all of you who are still here reading my blog, I hope to do more stitching next year, so you will get to read about the subject this blog is meant for!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

12th,13th & 14th Advent

I am a little behind on posting these
Here is a fab gift some cookie stensils, perfect for adding choco dust to my latte!!
I just love Mary Engelbriet and look  at these ME Emery boards fantastic!!
 Today's gift is some 28 size needles,( I am in need of new ones so perfect timing!!) and some DMC you can never have too much floss!!
Thank you so much Maria xxx

Tuesday, 13 December 2011


I am going to be joining in with this for this weekend, I need to get some stitching done. So this is a great time for me to get cracking on it!!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Fab Crafty day

I do love meeting with my friends, we chat. stitch, craft and laugh!!

Today we had a secret santa exchange, although I had two to do as Lucy wanted to take part, but I only get one back as Lucy has the other, (doesn't seem fair does it !! LOL)

Look some do get something done

Here are the gift exchanges all together

I got a bottle of champers, and Lucy got a Hello kitty gift set!
We also took bits for the buffet, which was scrummy!!! Bang goes my diet!!

I managed to get some hexies flowers done today!!

Thank you my friends for a wonderful day!!
Roll on next year!!

If anyone is in the Melton Mowbray area or want to travel and would like to join us see HERE 
Melton is only 30 mins away from Derby Hazel!!

Advent 10th and 11th

Here we have a cute felt pin cushion

and for the 11th some yummy polstitches fabric

oh can't wait till I can open the next one LOL

Friday, 9 December 2011

Advent, December 9th

Today I opened to find two pin wheels fab, these are always useful!!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Advent December 8th

Today I received a very pretty pink pen!!
Love it!!!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Advent Dec 7th

Ooo I just love today's gift, I love anything that is personalised!!

It's a pack of notecards with my initial on them!! <3

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Advent, Dec 6th

Today I opened to find this pretty bookmark ready to be stitched on, some yummy threads.
Also a Canadian Mountie postcard, which has disappeared somewhere!!

I have decided to join Hazel in the WIPocalypse so I will definitely be stitching on my WIP's next year!!

Monday, 5 December 2011

Advent,Dec 5th

Today I opened my parcel to find a pack of needle threaders, these will come in handy especially as they have thread cutters on two of them, so they will go in my little bits and bobs tin I take with me.

My xmas trees are up here is the one with just lights and tinsel

And here is my new ornament tree, (the old one is the pink one next to it!)

Thank you for stopping by!!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Advent Exchange Dec 4th

OH NO these have to be hidden otherwise my DD will try and claim them. LOL

Thank you so much Maria

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Advent Exchange Dec 3rd

Today I opened to find some yummy cherry lipbalm and a lovely postcard!!

Thank you Maria I love cherries and Love postcards!!

I have been stitching stayed tuned for an update soon!!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Advent Exchange , Dec 2nd

LOL I just love today's gift
 I have them on already, I just love jazzy socks!!!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Advent Calender Dec 1st

Here is my advent all the way from Canada!!
Look at this box that is a present all in it's self!! Pretty!!!

Oh look at all these presents!!

Okay I have to be good and only open day 1

Woo hoo , look what I have a mug cosy , I have seen these and love it,
I will have to try the Hot chocolate at christmas!!

 it fits my favourite mug!!

Ohh Thank you Maria!!!!