Monday, 30 May 2011

Red House In Winter

Just a little something whipped up over the last few days!

Oh yes another Little House Needleworks Ornie!

Friday, 27 May 2011

Peppermint Twist

I am delighted with this piece of stitching!  I chose to do this one because it had a mix of threads and a lovely button that I was just dying to use!  

Peppermint Twist LHN Ornie N09 2010
Stitched on 28 count evenweave
Weeks Dye Works, DMC and Crescent Threads
Candy Cane Button from Just Another Button Company

Sunday, 22 May 2011

I seem to have started a Folly with myself!

I think after doing Katie's horses I have run out of steam to start and finish a project!

I started Alphabet Rhyme for me.
Alphabet Rhyme

I decided to stitch on yellow evenweave but as it got dark it was hard to see the holes in lamp light (mental note to self - get a daylight lamp!)  So I thought I might as well start Conor's penguins but battled with the same problem of  not being able to see.

Conor's penguin

Then I started Golf Chick but got bored!  I have stitched this design before and I am not really one for stitching the same thing over.

Golf Chick

I also have Peppermint Twist on the go, which is a Little House Needleworks ornie ...but I had to frog half the candy cane as I had stitched a row to far!  I didn't think I  could get away with saying someone took a chunk out of the cane, so I and will restitch!!

Peppermint Twist
I hope to have a productive week and get some things finished!

Happy Stitching all :-)

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Horses finished

All I can say is Katie is delighted!  All that stitching and all day sessions was well worth it just to see her face when I showed her her horses!

Country Horses

Doesn't she look delighted!  She kissed and kissed her horses!  Just glad the fabric didn't get all soggy!

Katie (ages 3) with her horses
Now .... something for me and Penguins for Conor.  Well I say for me but I picked Alphabet Rhyme by Little House Needleworks because Katie always sings the song but I am sure we can share!  I hope so anyway.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Finished and New Threads

Well, here is Gingerbread Village.  'He' is wonderful!

Lucie won our challenge by 20 minutes :-)  It was a very close finish and lots of fun!  Lucie your prize will be in the post on Monday! 

I have a few of the LHN ornines stitched at the moment so I must figure out how to finish them off so I will have a wonderful looking Christmas tree this year ... providing the children leave the tree alone! 

I got lots more Crescent threads this morning plus weeks dye works and Sampler Threads and a Dinky Dye thread.  There will be no stopping me now as I have all the threads needed for many of the charts I have bought!  BUT before I start another LHN or CCN I must get the Country Horses finished for my 3 year old Katie.  So this is my challenge for myself this weekend then I can start something new for me! 

Gingerbread Village LHN Ornie challenge with Lucie - after 2 evenings of stitching

This is a close one .... I am a little behind Lucie from Lucies stitching journey

I cannot wait for this evening .... bring it on Loops!!

Biscobud pattern

I have stitched the 2 squares for my Biscobud.  The large square is 48 x 48 stitched and the small one is half the size at 24 x 24 stitches.  I used Dinky Dyes cotton in a shade called Luna park.  It is just fantastic to stitch will and looks brilliant with all the colour changes.  Cannot wait to see what it looks like stitched together!

Biscobud stitched with Dinky Dyes - Luna park

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Gingerbread Village LHN Ornie challenge with Lucie

This was my progress after 1 nights stitching ... roll on tonight when we can do more!

She is finished!

Sampler lady is all done!  I think she is gorgeous.
Now to find a lovely frame to compliment her and then she can hang around on my wall!


Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Nearly done - Sampler Lady plus a great stitching challenge!

She is very nearly complete!  I think she is looking fantastic and I have enjoyed every singe stitch.

She will be completed after my stitching challenge with my great friend Lucie from Lucies Stitching Journey

We are stitching Gingerbread Village which is the latest ornie in the LHN ornie range.  I wonder who will win ... my eldest daughter Laura says Lucie!  I'll have to get my fast needles out I think.

I love challenges :-)

Sampler Lady

Friday, 6 May 2011

Blog Feature in Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine!

Yay yay yay ... my blog is a feature in this months magazine!!! (issue 152)

I have had a bit of a change around on my blog since Crazy took details for the feature ... Hope you like the new look!

Giveaway winner and Swaps

Congratulations to Sari who won my blog giveaway!

Sari please e-mail me your address and I can post your prize out to you!

I love joining exchanges and I found a great website

On Swap-Bot I have 1 postcard swap, 1 Craft swap and 1 Biscornu exchange under way ... feel free to join in on swap-bot! Postcard swap Craft swap Biscornu Swap

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

New vase for TUSAL

I think my TUSAL looks grand in the lovely vase

Last nights stitching

A cake for a card

For my Basket of Biscornu's this is May's Biscornu.  I aim to stitch the biscornu up today  .... shhh don't tell anyone that I have not yet done April's Biscornu!

May's design for Biscornu

Swap Bot Cross Stitch Exchange

For this exchange I had to stitch and send 2 motif size designs ... This is what I have stitched and sent to my partner.  I cannot wait to see what I receive!