Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Frosty Flakes

I have started my next LHN ornie.  I could not decide which one to do next so I asked my daughter to choose a number between 1-12.  She chose No 8 so Frosty Flakes it was!

I sat last night and enjoyed a lovely quiet stitching session ....

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Little House Needleworks

This is my first stitch of many for the Little House Needleworks Ornaments for 2010 and 2011.

I hope to finish this ornie this evening.  I am not too sure how i will make them up so I will stitch a few of them first then have a think.

'Cardinal Winter' Ornie No1 2011

My very first little House Needleworks finish.  I really loved working on the Evenweave and using the lovely Crescent threads.  I enjoyed every stitch!

'Cardinal Winter' LHN Ornie No1 2011

Monday, 21 March 2011

My bootie that came today

These are some of the thread I will be using to stitch The Little House Needleworks 2010 and 2011 ornie charts.  The buttons are also for the ornies but the beads are for my Pendeloque.

I cannot wait to get started.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Number of hours stitched - UPDATED

On our Openminders forum Ruth set a challenge for the number of hours stitched from Friday - Sunday.  I love this challenge :-)

Saturday- Sunday I plan to spend doing my Heaven and Earth design because I have not touched it since last year :-(

Friday I spent 9 hours finishing some Birthday gifts for the April Birthday People on Openminders.

I cannot show photos until Birthday dates!  Don't want the birthday people to peek!

Starting soon, as I am using my laptop before my eldest son pinches my laptop as his has broken, I aim to spend every minute I can stitching Fireside Fairytales.

Saturday - 8 hours on HAED.  There was a lot of colour changes so it really does not look like 8 hours at all!  I think I was out of 'tune' with it!  So I think I need a few more good stitching sessions to get myself back into the swing of it.

Sunday - another 8 hours.  I did 5 hours on HAED and  the rest on other projects plus I started the second horse for Katie so she is delighted!

Heaven and Earth Fireside Fairytales By Randal Spangler
As at the end of 19th March

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Pendeloque - 1st Side Done

I am very delighted with the first side of the Pendeloque.  

I think the most challenging part for me will be putting the running stitch along the sides, this is needed to put it together, much like a Biscornu, but this running back stitch is between squares on the fabric.  This will be my biggest challenge on evenweave! 

1st Side completed

Just a few stitches

Here is a couple of pieces of stitching I have done over the past few evenings.


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Sunday, 13 March 2011


This is my progress so far!

3 stars left to go, The bottom of the pendeloque plus metallic thread work and beads.  I am loving this design as it is a challenge on evenweave and then their will be the putting together.  I think I will be hooked!

When finished a Pendeloque looks like a tear drop.  You can see a picture of the finished make on Creative Poppy.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Lucky Irish Biscornu

Front and back of  my Lucky Irish Biscornu.  

Now all sewn together and in my Basket Of Biscornu's posting... click the tab at the top of the page and have a looksie!!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Some of this weeks finishes

Lucie's Heart RR.  
This is the Heart I stitched on it and the words come from the Heart xxxx

Another Heart Hanger 

A yummy Cupcake Pincushion ... Shame I can't eat it!

Stitched for me

From my List of 12 I made a Heart Humbug for February.  It is very Purple!  
I used a design from a motif book I have and added a few buttons as an experiment to see what they would look like on the Humbug.  I am pleased with the results.

This is my February Biscornu for my basket.  I enjoyed stitching on evenweave.  I also chose Hearts since February is the month of 'Love'

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


Ruth was blog hopping and can across a brilliant 'project' for us all ... a TUSAL, in other words a Totally Useless Sitich A Long.

You will a jar with the little bits of threads that you would normally throw in the bin and each New Moon you take a photograph of your nicely filling jar.  The next new moon is 3rd April so I will take a new photograph then!

8th March 2011

New Moons for 2011

April 3 ü
May 3
June 1
July 1
July 30
August 29
September 27
October 26
November 25
December 24

Stitching plans for today

Over the weekend I completed Lucie's Heart Themed RR and it is in the post on the way back to her.

I also got my RR back this morning.  The theme was Birds and I will say the RR has turned out wonderful!

My plan for today is to stitch the March Biscornu from the set of 12 charts I got from Creative Poppy.  The chart is by Helga Mandl and is a Lucky Irish Design.

My planning and scheming for this biscornu is so I can use it as my march Biscornu for the Basket of Biscornus challenge Ruth set for 2011 plus Ruth has a St.Patrick's day Competition on our Openminders Forum... so this little stitch can be used twice!  

Friday, 4 March 2011

My Stitching plans for this weekend

I aim to complete Lucie's Heart Themed RR from our OM forum.  I am nearly half way there so with luck and good children I will have it complete ready to post on Monday.

I have a few April Birthday presents to make and then the rest of my action plan is too hunt through my charts for a biscornu that tickles my fancy.  This biscornu is for the basket of Biscornus that Ruth set as a Challenge for 2011.

Think I will chart hunt first and then get all I need together so I can stitch the weekend away!

Happy stitching all :-)

Thursday, 3 March 2011

With all my heart ...

This is a little something I did during the week in between Round Robins.

I love using beads and whilst I was stitching them on my daughter Katie loved playing with them!