Sunday, 9 March 2014

Help needed!

Hi there, I'm on the look out for a chart! Does anyone one have 'Crimson Fire Sampler' by Victoria Sampler that they would be willing to part with. I've missed a few on e-bay and have come up empty handed when looking online. I am of course willing to pay and cover any costs that are involved. Thanks in advance for your help.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Just Nan SAL!

Well it's that time again, time to show what Just Nan I've been working on.
I decided this month I would do one of the small limited edition ornament, 'Oakley Owlet'.
This is the beginning of it, I have actually finished the stitching but I'm struggling a bit trying to put it together, finishing is not one of my strong points! Unfortunately I don't have a more current photo as it's night here now and I can't get a decent one, hopefully I'll be able to show you him finished next month.




Friday, 31 January 2014

Just Nan SAL.

Hello, long time, no see! I hope your all doing well and those of you who are suffering from the Winter Vortex are managing to stay safe and warm.
I decided to join Zeb's Just Nan SAL. I've a lot of Just Nan patterns in my stash and thought that not only might I finally finish a few it might help me to blog a bit more regular! My first choice is 'Motif Mystique'. I'm stitching it on 32ct Raw Belfast with the recommended silks, Soie D'Alger. It's the first time I've stitched with these silks but I must say they are beautiful to work with.



I'm not to sure how long it's going to take me to finish, but hopefully I can get it done in a couple of months. I'll be back next month with another update.

Melanie.

Friday, 6 January 2012

First and long post of 2012!

I'm not one for making resolutions as I don't normally keep them, but I'm really going to try this year to post more often and also to comment. I thought it wasn't going to happen though, I took some pictures and then went to download them on the computer only to find that the camera lead had broken. Thankfully my dear husband fix it for me, so I good to go.
I thought I might start today's post with some pictures of my children as I've never shown any before. These were taken last September when we went on holiday with my parents. First up is Bryn, he is the eldest and will be 9 in March (I can't believe how quick he's growing) and then there is Niamh and she's 5.


The next picture is of my cheeky chappies the twins, Evan (in the orange top) and Noah (in the blue top).
They are currently 2 and a half.


And last but not least is Harriet who turned 1 in December, she really is a happy content child. She's sat on my mum's knee eating chocolate ice cream.


On  a stitching note I finished 'Rosey' by LHN at the beginning of last year. I knew at once that it would be perfect for Harriet as her middle name is Rose and they have matching dark hair.


As I mentioned in my previous post that Ineke was kind enough to lend me her copy of 'Autumn Leaves' by Prairie Schooler. I loved stitching this, although you can't really tell from the picture I did it on Lakeside Linens Vintage Buttercream, it really does give it a rich feeling and complements the DMC colors perfectly.

                                                          
Finally if your still reading this rather long post (thank you) this is my progress on Lizzie Kate's '6 Fat Men', again I'm using the recommended fabric and threads.


I hope everyone is taking care of themselves and that the weather is being kind to you, and I hope to see you all again soon.

Saturday, 31 December 2011

Into a New Year

I thought I would just pop in to say hello and wish everyone a Happy New Year. As usual my posts have been far and few between. I am still here and do read everyone's blogs daily, but life with the children keep me busy!
I've been stitching away and have recently just finished 'Autumn Leaves' by Prairie Schooler. Ineke was very kind to lend this pattern to me and I've just got to finish the small ornament. I'm also stitching 6 Fat Men by Lizzie Kate, which is a really fun design to do. I would post pictures but Blogger does not seem to want to play.
As for my plans in the new year, like a lot of people I'm mainly stitching from my stash. There is one exception to this, I've been itching to do the 'Word Play' series and have ordered January and February with the fabric as a small treat.
Once again I hope that everyone has a Happy New Year, and that it will be filled with joy and peace and everything that you wish. Take care of yourselves and your loved ones.

Melanie.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Plea for help!!!

I was hoping that somebody might be able to help me. I'm wanting to stitch Prairie Schooler #132 'Autumn Leaves'. This chart is OOP and I have tried to no avail to buy one from the bay of evil for a reasonable price. Does anyone have this that they would be willing to let me borrow? I promise to take extremely good care of it, stitch it quickly, return it in the same condition it arrived and to cover the cost of postage etc. PLEASE (insert puppy dog eyes)!
I hope everyone has a nice weekend, I hope to post next week what I've been stitching on.

Take care,  Melanie.

Monday, 15 August 2011

PIF's and Exchanges

Warning - picture heavy

I'm finally getting round to showing you pictures of the lovely PIF's and exchanges that I have received lately.

First off is a PIF that I received from Carol. I can't believe that I didn't post a picture before, I thought I had but when I've come to write this post I discovered that I hadn't. So Carol I hope you accept my humble apologies ( I did thank Carol by e-mail and on the blog). It's a lovely and beautifully finished Just Nan piece, it has pride of place in my room and I always stop and look as I pass by.


The next PIF that I received was from Sally. Sally was kind enough to add me on to her list of 6 PIF's as I had wrote a comment that I would love to take part but before I could post it I had to answer the front door. It's a small and perfect pincushion with my initial stitched on from a BBD.


I took part in a BBD exchange that Michelle organised. My partner was Kate and she sent me a beautiful mattress pincushion from the Honeysuckle Manor book, stitched in a gorgeous purple silk.


And last but not least I joined Stitched With Love Exchanges, it was a Tea Party/Picnic themed exchange. Heather made me a cute pillow with a Lizzie Kate design on it, it's really fun and bright.


I wish to thank everyone again that sent me such wonderful gifts that you had obviously put a lot of time and attention into.  I'll post what I sent out later on as there is already a lot of pics in this, I also have been doing some of my own stitching and have a small finish to show.
Well I'm off to bed now as it's gone 11 and no doubt the children will be up bright and early. Take care and goodnight.

Melanie.