Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New year to you all

Have a brilliant 2011 and I hope all your dreams and wishes come very true!

My aim for 2011 is to complete my Stitch a Photo (black and white version) by July, which is the anniversary of her death and also to have at least a few more stitches in my Heaven and Earth Design - Fireside Fairytales!!

I have a wish list of 12 'items' I wish to stitch/make all for myself!!  One a month so this will be a nice break from big projects!

Ruth is also running a challenge for 2011 'Basket of Biscornus' - stitch one biscornu a month then when Decembers Biscornu done they all go into a basket.

Also in my aimes for 2011 is to stitch some nice ornaments such a biscornus, humbugs etc for my Christmas tree for 2011!  I had a humbug on my tree this year, it was a gift, and the humbug looked so grand on my tree!!

Oh yes and to get the hang of my sewing machine that I bought this year and the poor little thing has only been out of the box once!!!  Maybe a bit of knitting too!

Lots of things planned ....  Lets hope they all get completed!

Happy New Year to you all :-)

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Fireside Fairytales at the end of 29th December


Just over 4,400 stitches stitched... oh wow!!

I had a wonderful day of stitching yesterday!  I am now well over half way down the first page and i am delighted!  I am hoping that by the end of the first week of January I will have completed all of page 1 and getting ready to start page 2!  I wonder if that will happen!!

If I don't see you before, Happy New year and Happy stitching to you all xxxx

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Fireside Fairytales as at 26 December 2010



I hope to get another row done by the end of the week!!

My Christmas Present from my son James


He is just wonderful ... James and Winnie the pooh! lol
What a wonderful surprise!  James had a little trouble getting his eyes right so he is letting me do the French knots, so Once I have done them i will frame Pooh bear!  What a treasure forever!!

Thank you James xxxxx

Monday, 13 December 2010

My stitching for the last week or so and over the last weekend

I have been quite busy with family the last few weeks because 5 of my children caught the chicken pox!  Oh how nice of them!  Since they have been feeling rotten and maybe just watching TV or the likes I have managed some stitching.

Over the last weekend I started my Grandma's stitch a photo again but this time in black and white.  So far she looks good but still not too sure on the eyes but time will tell.  I decided to start in the middle of the chart rather than working from her hair downwards just in case her face looked strange like it did in the colour stitching!
My Grandma in Black and White

The Fireside Fairytale so far ... approx 2100 stitches done already!  Oh wow weeeeee!!!

My Heaven and Earth Fireside Fairytales so far
A wonderful Biscornu ....





I stitched 2 Christmas hangers.  The Angel is backed with cardboard using eyelets and ribbon.  The putting together for both hangers was done by my lovely Hubby.

Angel Hanger


This hanger was put together using a card!!  Looks great even if I do say so myself!

Snowman Hanger

During the past week or so I also did a RR or two!!  I am once again upto date with my RR's so I can plod on with Fireside.

Lucie's Celtic RR

Christmas RR
The plan for today is to do approx 500 stitches on my Fireside .... they are all black stitches and I don't need to look at the chart because I am finishing off the box that my thread is hanging out of than box next to it!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The days ahead

I hope to stitch a few things for Christmas but time is running out for me and I have a RR to stitch now and get posted out as soon as possible.

If I don't have time for Christmas things, always on the last minute as usual, I will get back to Fireside Fairytales!

A wonderful surprise gift

Thank you so very much Wendy. xxxxx  Such a lovely surprise this morning in the post.


I have received many lovely gifts in the post this year ... I might just have a few things up my sleeve for next year : -)

Christmas stitching

Christmas goodies received and sent in Christmas Exchanges ....

My hanger stitched for me by Ruth.  I am delighted!  Thank you Ruth xxx

The hanger I stitched for my partner


The goodies I sent in the GOF exchange

I received a humbug and goodies from my partner.  I am delighted