Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Illness and stuff.

Well it's been an eventful couple of weeks, I haven't been online much and there's not a lot of sewing to show either. The reason for this - "swine" flu. My daughter came down with it first the Thursday before I was due to go to the show, so I wasn't able to go in the end which made me quite diappointed. Over the course of the next few days we all came down with it, although my daughter and my youngest son were really poorly, I had the doctor out to see them twice! I'm glad to say that were all making a good recovery now.

I did manage to finish something even though Mr Frog paid a couple of visits.
It's the first part of  "Spring Social" by Country Cottage Needleworks. It's going to be really pretty when it's finished, just need to be patient waiting for the next part.

                                                                 "Birdhouse Garden"
                                                                Part 1 - Spring Social
                                                          Country Cottage Needleworks
                                                          Fabric - 32ct Lambswool Linen
                                                                  Threads - Belle Sole

I must also say a thank you to those who have left me lovely comments and have also decided to follow my ramblings, I really appreciate it.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009


Well I finished my first Little House Needleworks design last night, it's took me a week to complete. I've absolutely loved stitching this, even my DH was impressed, I know I'll be stitching another design very soon, I just need to make my mind up as their all so lovely. I'm hoping to make this into a pinkeep which will be another first for me, I'll keep you posted on my progress.

I've taken part in an exchange on a forum that I belong to and I received my goodies this week.

Thank you Sarah. I'm just trying to decided how I'm going to use them. My LHN piece is going to be part of my exchange along with some other things that I've bought, I just hope that she likes them as this is my first participation in an exchange.

Finally I'm going to a stiching and quilting fair on Saturday which I'm really excited about. Thankfully I get paid on Friday and were also due a bonus, so happy stash shopping for me. I'll be sure to post pics when I get back.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

A small update and some stash.

I've been busy working on my Rose Garden on a night and have made some progress, I'm really enjoying this and are working on it exclusively at the moment. I don't have as much time to stitch as I would like as my youngest 2 children are 5 month old twin boys and therefore keep me very busy, they are the cutest things on earth though!
Here's a pic of where I'm up to (the missing bits are where the beads will go).

I was also browsing the internet today and quite mysteriously Strawberry House by Little House Needleworks with the supplies to stitch it as well as Bee Keepers Cottage by Shepherds Bush fell into my cart and bought themselves! Don't know how that happened. LOL.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Stitching for 2010

So I've been thinking about what I'd like to stitch next year and so I've added a list. These designs have really caught my eye. The list however is not set in stone and I know that I will probably change my mind about some of them and as new designs come out I will probably add to it as well.
I've been working some more on Rose Garden and would post an update pic but it's raining really hard today so the light isn't good enough, maybe tomorrow if the weather improves.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Here goes.....

I've decided that it's time to write a blog about my stitching and occasionally family life. I will apologise in advance as I'm new to all this and are still learning!
I guess the best way to start is to show you a few of my recent finishes and what I'm currently working on:-

This is Celtic Quilts - Frienship Star by Ink Circles stitched with the reccomended threads.

Tigerlilly Pixie by Nora Corbet (stitched on 18ct Aida as that's all I had to hand)

Letter N by Nora Corbet (this is for my daughter)

...and finally what I'm working on currently. It's Roamntic Rose Garden Mandala by Martina Weber of Chatelaine. I got it from the September issue of Gift of Stitching. The progress is after 2 nights.

Sorry about the photo quality but my camera isn't very good and I find that the scanner washes the coulour out.