Saturday, 2 November 2013

Woo hoo HD

Finished it
Personalised Name Sampler by

Nia Cross Stitch

November! 2013 is nearly over!

I only seem to post when I actually have something to share, so what have I got to share, well I went to Crop a couple of weeks ago, and made a Etui Box,
Thank you Ladies at the Dalby Crafters for the help in making this

Today I went to the annual meet up in Nuneaton with the ladies from Needlecraft Haven. I actually stitched the last letter on the piece I started last time I went to Nuneaton, Just the back stitch to go.
As always these days go to quickly.
Lots of chatting and stitching done.

I also added some more to the friendship quilt, It is started to grow more
 Goody bag exchange from Clare, the theme was Sparkle and Fizz!!
Lots of lovely goodies!! Thank you Clare.

This is the book I got in the Book exchange!!
I also got a box of chocolate in the raffle.
Can't wait for the next one!!

Friday, 11 October 2013

So sad

I always hoped that this day would never come, Cathey of Pumpkin Patch has passed away, I haven't blogged very much lately but I need to post this, as she was such an inspirational lady, to read her posts when most people would be down, she cheered you with her positive and funny view of everything and gave you a reason to enjoy life. It breaks my heart to know that her 'junior' will not have this inspirational lady in his life as he grows. But I am sure his family will let him know what a lovely lady she is.
Caring about others when she herself was battling cancer.
When I see Pumpkins I always think of Cathey, the past year I haven't been apart of the blogging community but know that everyone will be sadden by the loss of  'Pumpkin'

My thoughts are with her family and close friends.

If you are one of the very few who have not had the pleasure of knowing Cathey Please visit her Friends blog to see some wonderful photos of a truly Inspirational Woman.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Pumpkins for Cathey

Happy Blogoversary

See Here for why
See here for who

Monday, 9 September 2013


I haven't picked up a crochet hook or needle except to pack them away, I will be moving home soon, as well as a new job!! It is all go at the moment!!
Hopefully when I am settled I will come back and have something to show you.

Rachael xx

Friday, 23 August 2013

I have been itching to crochet, I may even pick up a hook and do some!

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Just wanted to share with you what I have been up to lately. A while back I organised a Calendar competition for the Derby Adoption Centre, with people filling in an application form and £1 per photo to enter. We have over 100 entries which was fabulous.
The next step was deciding the winners. So after I numbered all the photos, I asked the staff and volunteers to pick their 12 favourite photos.
So we have the 12 winners who all got a slimline version of the Calendar for winning.
And finally the calendars are printed and for sale!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Bookmark Exchange

I took part in the meet up bookmark exchange over at Needlecraft Haven.
We all had to write in a card our Favourite Flower, Favourite Sweets and Favourite colour
I sent to Jane who said she liked tulips same as me, I had planned to stitch jane on the bookmark but I ran out of time. Jane also said Turquoise and Purple were her favourite colours so I sent some sparkly threads.

I received from Lynn.
My favourite flowers are also Tulips!!

30th June 2013

Hello People, I have been to Wembley to see Robbie!

had a fantastic time!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Warwick Castle

Sorry No Stitching!
Just some photos of where we went yesterday!

It was a glorious day and the kids had a great time!

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Nuneaton Meet up

Today was the Needlecraft Haven Meet up in Nuneaton, and it was in a pub called The Abbey, which we have had a meal in before, after one of the previous meet ups at the school.
What a lovely day it was, I even stitched which surprised me, as I thought I may just sit there but I was actually looking forward to stitching. Well it was a new start. LOL

Three of the ladies are missing from the photos, they had to leave early.

Lots of lovely items that have been made by several of the ladies

I especially love Lindsay's beaded items!!

Here is what I was stitching on, this was a one off design by Nia Cross Stitch
We had an Afternoon Tea Goodie bag exchange
Here is what I put together, Lindsay was the lady to receive mine.

I received this lovely box full of goodies from Clare

We also had a Mystery book exchange, where we had to wrap a book up, and then pick a book.
No photos but I gave Jodi Picoult, House rules.
Ursh received my book and I received her book
I received Me before You by Jojo Moyes which is a World Book Night choice this year.
I had a truly lovely day, even though I was worried before going, I am glad I did! It was lovely to see everyone again.

Saturday, 20 April 2013


I am determined to get my friendship quilt finished, I am so sorry to everyone who sent me fabric and I haven't even touched it for months. For quite a while I have been suffering with depression and I am slowly fighting my way out. I need a project to get me motivated again, and I think that will be the one.
Apart from my SS RR I did with some ladies on the Needlecraft Haven board, I have not touched a needle for quite some time.

Although yesterday I finally made some covers for my son's Recurve bow, so he does not need the plastic bags they came in anymore.

I bought two pillowcases from a charity shop so half my work was already done, (he he) I have only used one pillowcase so I have a spare if he needs another one doing.
I was supposed to be going to my Monthly craft group today, it was cancelled last month because of the snow, and I was going except Reece reminded me about his final Archery Group lessons last night, yeah loads of notice, although my fault for not writing on the calendar!!
Sigh the joys of being a Mum!
I hope I can make the next one it seems like such a long time since I have been, the last one was where I crocheted the bag.
I hope everyone is well. I try and read blogs but I don't always comment Sorry!

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Speciality Stitch RR

I have received my RR back from Mary, This was stitched on by a few ladies from the Needlecraft Haven Forum. I have put a bobbin next to it so you can see how diddy it is. I love it!! I still need to stitch my part and I am going to make it into a bookmark!
I love how it looks with just three colours! I just hope it wasn't a headache for the ladies to stitch on!!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

5th March

I have been having a sort out of my stash, I have listed some items on EBAY will be putting more on when I have time to photograph them.
Have to make room especially when I am not using my stitching stuff any more, I will be keeping some though!

Friday, 1 March 2013

Crochet Bag

I started crocheting the squares for this when I went to Scout Hut Crafters group on Sunday 24th Feb.
I just need to get some interfacing for the fabric so I can line it.
And then attach the handles.
I am sorry it has been so long, I have lost my crafting bug for quite a while, I had hoped by doing a Stitching RR it would help it resurface, but un forunately when I have received the packages, I have had a little dread and doubt about stitching which cannot be good. But I needed to do something at my craft group so I took some cotton wool I boughta while ago and my hooks and a magazine. And started this bag. And I have really enjoyed doing it.
I have been mainly fundrasing and fostering for Cats Protection. I was recently in my local paper as I have organised a Cat Calendar Competition. Doing some supermarket fundraising as well, and hopefully the weather will be better this year for the stalls at events.
But hopefully it will not be as long next time between posts!