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.


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.


Friday, 14 January 2011

Pay It Forward!

 I was lucky enough to be picked by Sally and also Carol for their PIF last year, and I'm finally getting round to posting mine, better late than never.
I'm looking for 6 people (it's normally 3) who would be willing to recieve something stitched and finished by myself within the next year. The only rule is that if you are picked that you then offer it on your blog.
If this is something you would be interested in all you have to do is leave me a comment and make sure that I can reach you by e-mail.
The first 6 people to comment on this post only will be picked. Good luck.


Tuesday, 4 January 2011

I've been busy!

For once I have a legitimate reason for being bad at blogging.

This is Harriet Rose, my fifth child. She was born 10th December 2010 at 5:39pm weighing in at a very healthy 9lbs 12oz. The end of my pregnancy was quite difficult, with various health problems for us both, but we are doing great now. She's a very calm and easy baby (just trying to adjust to sleep deprivation) and the rest of the family love her to bits.
The older 2 children have gone back to school today and my husband is back at work tomorrow, so I will be able to update with some stitching in the next week.

Take care,