Thursday, 28 April 2011

Catafiddle for Ryan

After a long wait for Ryan his Catafiddle is now done!

Needless to say Ryan is totally delighted and cannot wait for me to frame his cat and put it up on his wall.

Thank you Ryan for being so good and patient for waiting for mummy to stitch catafiddle :-)

Catafiddle for Ryan

P.S ... Dont forget my giveaway - see a few posts down

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Stitching this last week

Yesterday evening I spent more time doing the Catafiddle kit by Margaret Sherry for my son Ryan.  At the time I started stitching it was the first piece I had done on evenweave and I was struggling with it.  So last night I sat down and refused to move until I had got over the bit I was stuck on, which I did, so lets hope now it will a pleasure to stitch and not a 'thorn in my side'!

I will stitch some more today then post a photo of it!  I hope to have Catafiddle and Katie's Horses finished by Monday 2nd May.  I was hoping to have more of my WIP's finished by then but think I will have to be realistic or a very fast stitcher!!

This is the stitching I have done over the past few days.

For an Exchange

Another Exchange

For a friends Grandson in the USA.
I will make this little choo choo into a hanger over the holidays

Happy Easter Everyone

I hope you all have lots of wonderful fun and far too much chocolate.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Heather's Giveaway

After having a little clean up of my stash I found a few little kits that I wont stitch and a some aida that will probably take me years to get around to using.  So I thought I might as well have a lovely blog giveaway ... probably the first of many as I go through all my stash.  This was just the tip of the stash pile.

Oh how did I gather so much stash? lol

So here goes ....

1) leave a comment for one entry into the giveaway

2) Leave a link to my blog on your blog for another entry into giveaway

3) Be a follower for a 3rd chance in the giveaway draw

I will do the draw on the 5th May.  Good Luck Everyone

Black 14ct Aida
Green 14 Ct Aida
Pink Trimmed Aida Band
Summer Chart Boarder Booklet
Scottie Dog Mini Kit
Robin Mini Kit
Daisy Sampler DMC Mini Kit
Bird on Sunflower Stitch and Hang Kit
Cat with Heart Frame kit

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The Lady Sampler by Little House Needleworks

I have made slow progress but I will have to get my skates on as I have ordered the Alphabet Rhyme chart by Little House Needleworks as my daughter, Katie who is 3, singes the Alphabet Rhyme quite a lot so I thought she would love this chart stitched.  When I saw the chart I knew I just had to get it!

The lady Sampler WIP

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Saturday, 16 April 2011

My Weekend Stitching

I decided to start The Sampler Lady.  My wonderful friend Jan bought this chart for me, such a wonderful lady!  I started last night and I am pleased with my progress.

Today I plan to stitch for as long as possible (in other words - for as long as the kiddies let me) and make good head way into this design then later on or tomorrow maybe carry on with a WIP before they become a UFO!

My mum e-mailed me asking if I had any ideas for what I would like for my birthday (the big 4-0 in July!!).  I love gifts that I can keep, use over again or 'see forever'.  My brain is yelling "Stash stash stash" so I might do a lovely long wish list for Little House Needleworks and Country Cottage Needleworks charts and Crescent threads and let mum decide what she gets.  That way I still get a surprise too!

Well back to The Sampler Lady ...

Friday, 15 April 2011

He's A Flake

I totally enjoyed every stitch on He's A Flake.  He is yummy!

Thank you to Lucie and Ruth for introducing me to Little House Needleworks (LHN).  I now have a dilemma - do I start The Sampler Lady by LHN or continue on with a WIP?  :-)

He's A Flake
Stitched on 28 count evenweave
Crescent Colour and DMC thread
Mill Hill gold and black beads

Thursday, 14 April 2011



Ruth had her birthday last week and to celebrate she is having a wonderful goodie packed giveaway.

Just visit her blog, leave a comment for an entry into the prize draw.
For a second entry into the draw put a link to her giveaway on your blog.

Thank you Ruth :-)
Good luck.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Frosty Flakes

Another Little House Needleworks ornament completed.  I think it is just lovely!

I completed him last night and my daughter said I had to do number 3 from the list of 12 ornaments for 2010. Number 3 is 'He's a Flake', which means another snowman!

He's a Flake is under way at the moment.

Friday, 8 April 2011

More lovely stash

I think I now have enough stash to keep me out of mischief for an hour or two!

I am really looking forward to stitching these 3 charts.  Two of them are Little House needleworks, 'The Sampler Lady' and 'Deck the Halls'.  The third chart is by County Cottages Needleworks 'Summer Retreat'

I just love the Crescent threads and I now have 4 more colours to add to my slow growing collection!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Stitched Gifts

For my mum for Mother's day.  She loves flowers so I thought a nice stitched vase of flowers would be lovely and with luck, last forever!

Mother's day

For Ruth's Birthday for the present, ATC and thread exchanges we are in.   As I was stitching my gift for mum I realised love would love the vase of flowers too so I just had to make another one!  Well it was also good practise on evenweave :-)

Happy Birthday Ruth :-) xxxxx

Monday, 4 April 2011

Laura's 21st Birthday Stitch

I stitched this lovely Country companions design, Ed with Birthday cake, for my daughters 21st Birthday which is today!  Happy Birthday Laura :-) xxxx

This was the end result - all done just in the nick of time too!  Phewie!

Happy 21st Laura

At the end of my stitching session on Saturday 3rd April!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

TUSAL at 3 April 2011

This is my growing thread TUSAL jar.  I cannot believe how quickly it is filling up.

I do have some quite longish pieces in it but when I have wanted a thread for just a few stitches I have pinched from my TUSAL rather than going on a thread hunt!!

3rd April 2011