Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year

Yes I know I have been absent for a while but I will try to be good this year and publish at least once a month
This is my choice for a start for the new year , it's Lizzie Kate's Unseen Things mystery sampler
My latest finish Lizzie Kate's Do Your Best pincushion and scissor fob. 
A finished but as yet unframed embroidery designed by Lynette Anderson. 
Another pincushion this one is from the Inspirations Magazine. 
The simple Life by Jardin Prive again 
My Sampler Aux Bouquets also by Jardin Prive 
 A beautiful ornament I was sent by Melissa C that took a very long time to arrive but is just so beautiful. 
Another beautiful ornament this time sent to me by Melissa in Canada 

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Betsy's Closet is pieced

I have finally pieced my Betsy's Closet quilt. I used a jelly roll of Oh Cherry Oh from my stash for the sashing . 
 I also realised I hadn't posted a picture of my finished Cottages of the month 
I still haven't framed it but I will.
 Today I stitched on Red Crockery a DMC kit I bought awhile back here's my progress so far. 

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Well it's about time I updated this blog

I was reading the other day how blogger reuses blogs that haven't been used in a while so I decided I had better update mine.

I finished this lovely design and sent it off to Liz in 
Australia and she sent me the most beautifully packaged gift 
 I won the most beautiful bag from Ilke Cochrane of Mabel Figworthy's Fancies

 I won the bag in a blog hop and promised I would blog about it sorry it's taken me so long.  
I received some lovely goodies all with a snow theme from Colleen in Elko Nevada 
I finished BBD Rewards of Merit Small Token and this was sent off in a Valentine exchange I received this one back from Lynda
I visited Geneva and found a wonderful cafe called The Laughing Teapot about two doors away from a beautiful if very expensive LNS
 I finished my Prayer Mat I started the Ramadan last year and I started a new one this year 
I finished a Jardin Prive called Welcome to London 
I started another Jardin Prive chart called Sampler aux Bouquet which   is really 3 charts . I started on chart number 3 as I prefer to stitch from right to left no idea why but for me that's easiest. 
I am sure I have forgotten to add in all my finishes but I think that's enough for now 
Will try to update more often
Sorry for the upside down pictures I have tried to edit some things but blogger is not cooperating 
It's my own fault I have forgotten how to edit. 

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

September finishes ! It's now November but I just found this update I never posted

Well September is nearly over so I suppose I should have blogged a while ago.
Still waiting for the weather to turn cooler.
It's now November and although the weather is cooling down its still very hot during the day
The first picture is of August Cottage. The second is one of the blocks from Betsy's Closet.
Next is a sewing kit I made for my granddaughter I used a tutorial
Sorry about this but blogger on my iPad does not let me insert links.
Then comes another block from Betsy's Closet ( for more pictures check out this link )
The last picture was how my Seasonal Band Sampler from Little House Needleworks looked like at the end of September.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

I seem to have forgotten June

It seems that I have been so busy stitching that I have not blogged for a while.
I have finished April, May and June cottages 

I made a bag out of the freebie kit I received from Jillann.

A Plum Street Sampler Freebie 

I  covered a tape measure
I finished a box with lots of help from Meari.

I have stitched parts 4 and 5 of The Dawn of Spring band sampler designed by Mouse. 

At the moment I am stitching LHN Summer and Winter Band Samplers this is to be one large piece with all the seasons on it and 2 exchange pieces a Summer one and a Winter in July one.

Monday, 30 April 2012

It's nearly May

I need to get my skates on and stop browsing the web. I need to finish my April cottage as my threads have arrived along with a few things that fell into the basket. I am using a lovely online shop for my supplies called .The Patchwork Rabbit don't you just love that name.

Stash from the Patchwork Rabbit
I am stitching slowly at the moment but I do have some finishes. I finished a Blackbird Design from A Stitcher's Journey after getting help from Alma at Blackbird designs with my colours. Thank you Alma for such prompt help
Tulip House Companion From A Stitcher's Journey by Blackbird Designs

I have appliqu├ęd a signature block for my local quilt group and added some Chinese symbols to a round robin quilt.


Chinese Symbol for Peace

Chinese Symbol for Harmony
Signature Block

 Exchanges have gone off in the post and Pam received her bookmark I stitched.


Bookmark for Pam in ILCS exchange from an old Leisure Arts Magazine  Designed by Deborah Lambein
Flowers to make me feel better from my youngest DD