Thursday, 27 September 2012


 It has been a while, I haven't had time for any stitching, been busy with my volunteer roles with Cats Protection. I even haven't had time to update my CP blog either.
Looked at my googlereader I am so behind on reading blogs.
over 1000 waiting to be read! oh dear.
But I am here because I will be stitching soon, I have two things I need to do, a Speciality stitches RR, and my name which I bought from Nia cross stitch.
Hopefully I will have pictures to show you soon.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Over a month

Gee it has been that long since I posted, also I haven't been reading blogs
This is how many I have waiting, I will try and read them I just won't be able to comment on many.

I have been so busy with my two new roles at Cats Protection, I haven't stitched or crocheted, I have done a little sewing on my friendship quilt though. Maybe when things settle down I will be able to find the time.

But for now, Thank you for stopping by


Thursday, 7 June 2012

Diamond Jubilee Exchange Part two

Clare has received what I made so I can now share what I have been stitching with you.
This design is available from Nia Cross stitch

I hope you can see the union jack uneath the white fabric it shows up better in real life

And here is the fabric I used to back the cushion.

I will be stitching myself one of these, it was hard to let it go LOL

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Diamond Jubilee Exchange

I joined an exchange with Clare for a Jubilee Exchange.
All was going well, and then I realised I had made a mistake on the design, and it would mean loads of back counting to find out where the mistake was, and I couldn't lose any time as I was late with this exchange as it was!

This is the design I WAS stitching.
It was available in CrossStitcher Issue 250
By pottery designer Emma Bridgewater.

So I decided to stitch the design I had bought for myself, and I am rather pleased with it, and I can always stitch it again for myself.

Watch this space
But I won't share my photo yet as I have done something special with it, just in case Clare reads this, that can be a surprise.

From Clare I received an apron that she glitzed up with some Made in Britain ribbon which I just love, and the patch of cross stitch on the front.

and a close up of the stitching

This is too good to put to real use. I may just hang it on the kitchen door and warn everyone not to touch it LOL.

Yes I am late in sending! so will have to wait until Clare receives my exchange piece before I can share with you!

Thank you for stopping by

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

I love...

Handmade cards, well I love all cards really
but I just love these

This one came today, from Joanne
Thank you soo much!

And this one is from Julie, isn't it fabulous!

These are just a few of my birthdays cards, I do love them all honestly, but when I get a handmade one

You know anyone would think I like Cats LOL

Sunday, 20 May 2012

May 20th part two

Sorry this mornings post was a quicky as I was going to the Scout Hut craft day.
Thank you to all who have wished me a Happy Birthday here or somewhere else. (hugs)

My Blogoversary is tomorrow but what is in a day! I think it is five years this year that I have been blogging!

Some more cards these are from NH Thread Birthday exchange
 and a few more at SHCrafters

Look what a friend of mine made me,
I admired hers that she made for herself, it's for my cutting mat and ruler! Love it!!

I had a lovely day even managed a little stitching and did some more on the hexagon blanket.
And then Lucy and Myself and some friends went for a meal which was lovely!

May 20th part one

Thursday, 17 May 2012

May 17th

Look what I treated myself to
I have admired Susan Faye's work for a while now, and I decided to treat myself.
A pendant and chain and a candle in a tin.
Yes I am a Crazy Cat Lady!!!! Mwahahahahaha

Okay going to be sensible now, looky this thread and fabby, I do love this combination.

I am going to stitch something with these but I am not sure as yet,
What do you think I should stitch...Any ideas, no matter how crazy??

I will have lots of photos to share soon, if anyone is still reading!!

Thanks for stopping by, and I love comments!! lol

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

July Cottage

The photo of the Cottage for July is out see here.

Now is it wrong to totally change a design, is it a breach of copyright?
I will not be stitching this as it is, as I am English and proud of it. And there is nothing wrong with People celebrating their national holidays, but it is not me. I hope that doesn't make me sound bad, it was the same for March I am not Irish so changed that one!

 I am probably gonna be told off here, but why are American proud to celebrate St Patrick's day, but not St George's day, or St Andrew's or St David's day when they are more likely descendant from those nationalities as well. I do hope someone from abroad could let me know so i am not so ignorant of why this is?

I did ask if they would maybe do an alternate design for those of us who are not American or into Americana stuff. But I didn't see a reply unless I missed it.

Umm I may just leave that one until I decide as I would like to change that to a English summer theme, I will do the same for the November one.
what do you think?

Sunday, 6 May 2012

WIPocalyspe May 5th

Well as you may know I have had a finish with the Quaker Christmas, I am now stitching on Cat lessons!
And here is my progress~

Monday, 30 April 2012


Yes, as you can tell from the previous post, I do love the Ink Circles designs. Yes I went through a phase of doing these type designs, but I really need to get them done, would I do them now, hell yes, I still have some waiting to be done.
I am going to be working on Cat Lessons and the Chinese design Hubby brought me back from China. That's the third photo down.
I also want to start the Tiger from Yiotas as well, but I have a couple of exchanges to do first!

Yes Jo I do get bored hence the UFO status LOL
Shebafudge I used to work that way, then I found the internet then it got seriously dangerous for me and my bank card!!

Thank you all for stopping by!!

Hugs Rachael xx

Saturday, 28 April 2012


It was mentioned on Needlecraft Haven the subject of UFO's, and how many I have. Well those who have been here a while know I love starting things especially those BAPS!!!
Here are a selection of those UFO's

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Stitchy weekend #2

Scout Hut Crafters/ Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray!

One of my new projects.

 a little stitching
 Some people were busy

Some were just relaxing! LOL

A great weekend!!! Shattered now

Stitchy weekend #1

On Saturday myself and Lucy went to Nuneaton for Needlecraft Haven's Meet up.
Lots of lovely stitching on show.
I will just show photos as Julie has done a fabulous write up on the day.



 I had a finish!!! Woo hoo!!

Took part in the goody bag exchange, this is what I received from Clare

and this is what Lucy received from Pauline.

We had a really great day, followed by a lovely meal at a local pub. I was naughty and shared a rather large pudding.