Monday, 30 January 2012

Finally finished ...

Good Evening bloggers, Hope you are all well and have lots of blogging done (unlike me lol)

Phew!!  I have finally finished Mark's Pirate stitch and Conor's Penguins much to the boys delight :-)

Happy Penguins for a Happy Conor

Pirates For Mark
I cannot believe I have finally got both pieces finished after them being WIP's for months!!  I picked up my Fairy Grandmother again this afternoon and it is so good to be stitching something for myself again .... mine all mine ha ha ha!!

After saying that I will have to stitch something for little Cara as all the other 6 kiddies have had a framed piece done for them but I might see what I have in my completed Folder and choose something for her from there.

Happy stitching all, I will post an updated photo of my Fairy Grandmother in the next day or so.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

The winner is .......

Drum roll please .......

Peggy Lee Congratulations to you.

Please e-mail me your name and full postal address and I will have the charts posted to you this week.
My e-mail is

I put all names in a 'hat' and pulled out Peggy Lee's name.

Thank you all for joining in and I will be having another give away very soon

Have a great day.  Back to my stitching now xxxxx

Love me

Friday, 13 January 2012

Don't forget the GIVEAWAY

Giveaway closes Midnight on the 14th Jan 2011 (tomorrow!!!)

Have you entered?

Winner will be announced on the 15th Jan 2011

click the link below to get to the GIVEAWAY posting


Good Luck all xxxx

Thursday, 12 January 2012

My HAED Fireside Fairytales update

I have noticed a few have asked for an up to date picture of my HAED.
I have not stitched on it since November 2011 so this is how it looks at the moment ...

Page one completed and the little 'smudge' of black
in the top right is the start of page two

I have a little more done on Marks Pirate so should be on my target of finishing next week :-)

Happy crafting all xxxx

Last weeks stitching

Good Morning Bloggers,

I must say a huge thank you to you all for joining in the Giveaway (posted on my blog Thursday 5th Jan 2012) and to you all for re-posting on your on blogs.  A big thank you too to all the new followers my blog now has.  I am totally delighted!! :-)

The last week I have been busy stitching on the Charlie Bear SAL with Steph.  We are stitching him as and when we can Fridays to Sundays. He really is going to be a pleasure to stitch.  Here is a progress picture of last weekends SAL on my piece.  Take a look at Steph's progress on her blog stephies stitching

Charlie Bear Alphabet SAL at the end of 8 Jan 2012

I have spent most of my time stitching Marks Pirate for him.  I hope to finish the main picture by Tuesday.  I will carry on stitching this today and then put it away for the Charlie Bear SAL over the weekend.  The plan then will be to stitch more on Conor's Penguin to have a breakfrom the 'brown' of the boarder.  I am half way through the first Penguin.  The second Penguin is slightly smaller.  With luck and sheer stubbornness I hope to have both pieces near enough done by the next weekend!!  Fingers crossed lol (please excuse the quality of some of the photos, my camera is not my friend today)  

Marks Pirate picture as at 11.20am 12 Jan 2012
Conor's Penguin as 12 Jan 2012
I feel quite mean with the pieces I am stitching as the Horse picture for Katie was massive but I am stitching what they have chosen and they haven't complained!!  Link to Katie's Horse photo on blog

I must choose some thing for my wee darling Cara who is nearly 19 months old. I have the idea, like the other Children did, of letting her choose her own kit or chart from my stash but I do have the worry that she will just run off with the lot :-) ... Not such a good plan I don't think!! I will have to think of something nice for her.  My eldest son has been hinting at a Lion kit I brought home last Summer .... now can I squeeze another piece in :-P

Once I have finished the 2 pieces for the younger boys I will carry on with Fairy Grandmother for me and rotate between the HAED Fireside Fairytales and start HAED Universe In A Jar.  Once I have Fairy Grandmother completed I will work through a few of my WIP's or if I fancy a quick simple stitch I will do my WIP's.  So long as I have the boys pieces finished and my goal for both the HAED stitches complete by the end of the year I will be a happy bunny.  My stitching goals for 2012 blog page

Fairy Grandmother as 12 Jan 12

Looking forward to Craft Club again tomorrow morning!  Probably wont get much stitching done whilst there but we have a laugh and over dose on coffee lol

Hope you have enjoyed reading my post and I will catch up with you all very soon.

Happy Stitching and crafting everyone

Love me xxxxx

Thursday, 5 January 2012


As promised here is a LHN and CCN chart GIVEAWAY

County Cottage Needleworks

Summer at the Shore

Little House Needleworks

Home of the Needleworker (too!)
All Is Calm
Gingerbread Trio
Peppermint Twist
Joy to the World


1) Must be a follower of my blog ... if you are not a follower then click to follow and you can enter the giveaway

2) Leave a comment so I know that you are interested in being entered for the giveaway

3) Post a link on your blog to my giveaway ... in other words spread the news!

Thank you all

Good Luck .... I will announce the winner on 15th January 2012

Love Heather xxxx


Good Afternoon bloggers

Just a quick up date, I am now home from my parents after a week of fun and craft shopping.  I just love my kilner jars I got for buttons and ribbons plus a lovely pot of fancy glass beads ... all from Hobbycraft with my little button collection added to the big pot of buttons my son bought me at Hobbycraft. Also in the picture are my 3 new crafting books.

Have a lovely day 

Love Heather xxxx