Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Blog giveaway!

I have only just found this blog whilst browsing, There is a great giveaway on there go and take a peek. Just mention me when you do!!
Well go on then!! lol

Hugs Rachael

Friday, 27 January 2012

I just had to!!

Seeing all those cottages in blogs all over, I just had to! they screamed at me...honestly they did!!
The CCN Monthly cottages January and February, not seen the March one for sale yet.

Not sure if you can see the white on white, but I couldn't wait to dye my fabric so I just started.

But I am not sure about the size as these are stitching up quite big, I am thinking 1/1 instead of 2/2.
I have left the needle in the top one so you can see how big it is.
I don't know as I wanted to stitch them on the same piece of fabric , I don't think it will be big enough, and my brain doesn't want to try and work it out yet, maybe in the morning!! lol

No colour as I haven't got all the colours, waiting for my delivery from Sew and so.

Are you stitching these? what count are you using?

I am also stitching for an exchange so I cannot share that yet,at least until the end of March !! eeek!!

I have started attending Zumba, so hopefully I can get rid of some more weight this year!
My foster cat is doing better now settling in a little, it is going to be hard when it is time to say bye !!
Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs Rachael xx

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Well another giveaway to go and have a ponder at is HERE, Name her new gorgeous limited edition thread collections and you stand a chance of winning!!
Well what are you waiting for!!!
Autumn a new blogger is having a sweet Valentine giveaway, Go on over and say hello!!

Monday, 23 January 2012

1st IHSW

Well my first weekend of IHSW didn't quite go as planned , as I got my first foster cat on Saturday,so was busy settling him in. Sunday I went to spend the day with some friends at the Scout Hut, but not that much was done by me, for some reason I just couldn't settle to one thing for long!
But anyway here is what I did manage!

This is out of JCS Ornament preview 2010, by Deborah Thorpe of Midsummer Nights designs
Called I love Reindeer......?? yes it is called that, he he!
 I just decided I liked it better without the reindeer on it!



This one is another Brittercup design, well the start of it!
Called Christmas Centrepiece! It is in JCS 2008 christmas Ornaments
I also did some crochet

and I also did some of the hexie quilt, well one flower!

But I had a great day yesterday, as I really needed it!! Roll on next month!!
You can see some pics HERE

Saturday, 21 January 2012


First one I have taken part in and first one of 2012. So hopefully Monday I will have lots to show you.

Although no stitching done today as I have got my first foster cat today, and he needs a little coaxing poor chap has been through a rough week!

Have a great weekend wherever you are!!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012


I have finished the second Cat design and also done the Poinsettia one as well

Both are Brittercup designs that were in JCS Christmas mags.
So I have three ornies so far.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Christmas already!!

I have been pondering what to do to raise funds for the Cats Protection this year, 2011 was the Cats Quilt with the help of some lovely people.

Well this year I am hoping to stitch and make lots of Christmas ornie's to sell at the Christmas fete they have every year. This year it is on Sunday 25th November.
 So far I have stitched two, I am going to try to manage enough a month to see if I can do enough for a stall. If anyone wants to donate a ornie you are more than welcome!! lol

They won't all be cat related, but I have wanted to stitch these for ages.

If I manage it I think I will do a tombola rather than sell them, at 50p a ticket.
Wish me luck!!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

*UPDATE* I have ....

been naughty, I went and had a look at the Sew and So sale!!
Only a couple of items fell in the basket, but had to get this I saw on two blogs recently.
I have no idea what a hornbook is used for, but if you know please let me know. I know I could google but I like hearing other people's knowledge.
I just thought it was so cute I had to get one!

Okay I just had to stitch the initial!! lol

Initial R

Did I share that Hubby bought me a Ott-lite tulip lamp from Costco just after Christmas, Well it is brilliant and so bright I can see to stitch in the evenings again and Only £14.99!!!

Monday, 9 January 2012

WIPocalyspe 1st post!

Here is my first offerings for the WIPocalyspe  I have been stitching on NBPQS
As of 1/1/12
 and as of today 9/1/12

Although with Tango sitting there it does look like more LOL

Roll on the next Full Moon

Full moon dates for 2012:January 9
February 7
March 8
April 6
May 5
June 4
July 3
August 1
August 31
September 29
October 29
November 28
December 28

And I think it may be the IHSW the weekend of the 21st/22nd so I may gets lots done then as well!!

Friday, 6 January 2012

First finish of 2012

I have finished the second sampler for my sister, I just need to get a frame and iron and frame it. And then it is all ready to give to her!

The design is from the CrossStitcher Magazine 209!!