Sunday, 13 April 2014

FAO Exchange sign-up bloggers

Hello all exchangers

Emma made
Stitching Noni
Music Woman
Kate Roland

Valma - got all info thanks
Cucki - got all info thanks
Brita - got all info thanks
Vicky L - got all info thanks
Me - I have mine lol
Thoeria - got all info thanks

Total in exchange group = 13 people :)

I have left a posting for you under each of your comments ...

What I need is your postal address.  I'm having problems getting into profiles to get e-mail contact info.

Please e-mail me at with your home postal address.

In the mean time I will organise who is sending to who so once I have all details I can pass info out :)

Thank you very much


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Turtle trot Update


For once I am on time with an update lol  Maybe things are now back to normal in my house :)

Here is my very slow progress over the last few months but with the Easter holidays nearly upon us I have declared it a relaxing holiday as we have all done nothing but charge around like mad fools since January lol

Yesterday was James' birthday and he was a big 18 years old!!  Wow I feel very old now hahaha

For all who has joined my exchange I will get partner details sorted asap .... I'll be in touch with everyone too for postal addresses!  I cant wait, I'm really excited :)

Turtle Trot progress :-

Baby Sampler
as at 10th April 2014

Summer Fairy
as at 10th April 2014

Ladybird Fairy
as at 10th April 2014

I hope everyone has had a great stitching time :)

Lots of stitching love
Me xxxx

Thursday, 3 April 2014

At last ....

Hello to you all

Here is a photo of my TUSAL plus a nice biscornu finish for a pen-pals birthday gift :)

TUSAL and Biscornu

Today, after chores etc, I will be finishing off the Easter Eggchange from Mii's blog and getting that in the post asap :)

This weekend the children are with their father so I intend to get some stitching done for ME!!  lol

Mum and dad got home safe and they really enjoyed their week long stay!  It was great to see them again I will admit and roll on the summer when they are coming back over :)

Don't forget my exchange sign up as the closing date is nearly upon us!

Have a brilliant day all

Love me

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Who Fancies A ....


After much deliberation with myself I have decided to see if anyone fancies an exchange.

I use to organise all kinds of exchanges and Round Robins many years ago and I fancy doing some more :)

Anyone up for it?


  1. Have a stitched gift made up and posted by July 1st
  2. Put a card or note in with the stitching so the recipient knows who has sent them the gift (card/note can be stitched or shop bought) 
  3. If you join ... Then after the closing date of 10th April you must commit to the exchange (Its not fair if someone sends to you and you don't send to someone ...  Not nice!)
  4. Extra made/bought gifts are not required but always nice to receive a small parcel with lots of extra goodies in :)
  5. Have a blog and be a follower (therefore I can get hold of you if needs be!)
So ... a stitched item and card/note is all that's needed to make someone smile ... 

Stitched item can be a biscornu or a hanger or an ornament of some sort or  bookmark or anything that you like making up.

Theme .... There is no theme .... stitch something that cheerful ... make someone smile .... something that you yourself would love to receive :)

Do you fancy an exchange?  Please only sign up if you are serious about sending .... 

Either leave comment on this post or e-mail me at

Thank you


Happy Mother's Day

For all you Mummys out there

I hope you have all had a lovely day and relaxing day!  We all went out for late lunch/early tea today!  The children really loved it :)  Fantastic day!!

So, the coming week I hope to get my stitching plan organised and all my folders/threads out and get my needle burning again!  I really am getting itchy fingers now with the lack of stitching!!

Top of the list is finishing off a birthday gift and Easter Exchange piece then all my stuff will be flying off the needle with luck!!  

Have a wonderful evening ... must get a photo of my TUSAL too!!

Love me

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Just hanging around

Hello there all!

Hope everyone is fit and well!  I have my mum and dad over for a week and they are full of coughs lol  It is great having them here again so soon.  The last 2 evenings I have spent stitching a hanger for one of the Pre-School teaching assistants as she leaves for pastures new today :(

Cara took in flowers for her and since Jacki also works in the After-School Club Katie has taken her in ... 

Hanger for Jacki
'To Teach Is To Touch A Life Forever'
This evening I might work on Cara's Summer Fairy or start organising what I am going to stitch for the teachers for end of year gifts for June.  Decisions decisions decisions!!  

Well I had better get cleaned up and something planned out for tea!!

Have a great day all

Love me

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Phew .... what an active 3 months ...

Hello all!

I think I'm back to being in my normal stitching mode after a crazy Christmas, moving home, and catching up on my Open University Studies :)  I e-mailed my an assignment about 30 minutes ago so I am now all caught up after being about 5 weeks behind!!  Happy bunny me lol

I am all caught up with life and now back to the stitching .... I hope hope you will all be able to smell my needle burning in a little while!!  I want to stitch a gift for a member of the school staff as she is leaving the school, on Thursday, for a different job.  My children will miss her very much :(

Last night we had an 18th Birthday Party for James.  Its a few weeks early but the 5 younger children where at their fathers so we thought 'oh why not' haha!!  Laura and James' birthdays are only 5 days apart so the next weekend the children are away will be the day after Laura's birthday.  Then after that it will be nearly a month  past his birthday and he would be 'partied out' by then lol  We all had a brilliant night with out any problems at all which is fantastic!!

On Tuesday my mum and dad will be here again so we are all very excited!  They will be here when it is Mother's Day in the UK so I couldn't think of a more perfect time for mum to be here :)  I have booked us a table for 10 at a local restaurant for Sunday Lunch on Mother's Day!!  Just so perfect .... 

So watch this space for loads of updates now I am back in my stitching corner lol  I am thinking of having a giveaway too as I've loads of things I don't use so once I have had a good route through all my stuff I might just post a giveaway too!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday Evening all

Lots of love and crafting kisses