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

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Two more finishes well almost

 I have finished February and March in the CCN  Cottages of the month and started April. I count these as finishes even though they are all part of a series of 12 which will eventually be one nice large picture. The cottages are stitching up quickly though of course the frogs have been visiting and sometimes it is 20 stitches in 20 stitches out. A bit like the hokey dokey. You can also see that I stitch in hand and my fabric does get a little creased. Next time I will iron it .

A sideways picture of some stash that just happened to fall in my basket while browsing the internet. 

This is a close up of some of the threads I just had to have

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Its time to be brave

This is my first post. I set up the blog months ago but I have taken until now to be brave enough to post. This blog will be about my stitching adventures. I have loved stitching as long as I can remember. My mother was a tailoress and so I was lucky enough to have always had fabric and thread around me.
My DH most probably thinks I have more than enough. I tell him that's because it is spread around not in one room as I unfortunately do not have a dedicated space.
It seems I will only be able to add photos at the end.
My latest finish is Lavender Garden by Martina of Chatelaine designs published in TGOSM.
I will also add a photo of my Shabby Roses Quilt designed by Jenny of Elefantz blog and a ornament I made for an exchange. I used part of the Winter Band Sampler from LHN.
My Shabby Roses Quilt
Ornament from Winter Band Sampler
Lavender Garden