Sunday, 31 January 2016

DUCJFC2016 up to date at the end of January

Good Evening everyone,

It's the end of January ... How did that happen?!!!  I have done Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January February Challenge all month. Here's my update ...

Day 23-29
Butterflies (well sort of!)

Day 30
(The blue blob of a bird)

Day 31
Something for meeeee! 

For February I am going to work on WIP's all month :-

1) Mermaid for Cara
2) Joan Elliott Faces SAL

I was going to carry on with new starts but I think I have enough to be going on with lol

Also during February I am joining in the Letters of the Month Challenge, were I need to post a piece of mail (letter or card) everyday except Sundays through out February! I'm looking forward to receiving lovely post too ... Fingers crossed :)

Have a lovely Sunday Evening

Saturday, 23 January 2016

New Starts ... DUCJFC2016 Days 19, 20, 21 & 22

Good Evening bloggers,

I hope everyone is well and the cold weather isn't causing you too many problems!

I have a few new starts for Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January February Challenge to show you :)

Penguins for Conor
Two started
Days 19 & 20
I aim to fill this fabric with Penguins lol  Conor would love this!!  As one of my mum's friends call him 'Penguin Boy' hahaha!!  

Day 21
'Home Sweet Home' hanger

Day 22
'Sew' hanger
The children are away at their dads this weekend so I think I will have a look around on the net for sewing machine projects to do, after I have done today's start on DUCJFC :D

I just have to make the most of having the laptop to myself lol!!

Have a great weekend all!


Thursday, 21 January 2016

DUCJFC2016 Starts for days 16, 17 & 18

Hello there,

I hope you are all well!  this week I have been stitching away as well as getting ready for my Letters of the month Challenge on LetterMo :D  I am looking forward to taking part properly in this challenge this year.  In the last two years we have been either moving house or just moved and had no internet!!  

But for today ... Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January February Challenge is calling me!!

Here are the new starts for Days 16, 17 and 18 ... must take photos for 19 & 20 :D 

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

I'd Better get stitching my new start for today, day 21!!

'See' you all soon!  keep safe!

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness January Update


Hello to all you Gorgeousness people!  

Gifted Gorgeousness is hosted by Jo from Serendipitous Stitching 

First of all I am so sorry my first post is late!!  Ekkkk ... I forgot posting as I have had an upside down weekend!  I just do not know where the days are going!  

I am also participating in Debbie's Crazy January/February challenge hosted by Linda and within this challenge I started some kits that i was given as gifts.  I am also stitching/making gifts for my children's teachers as their end of year gifts!  Ok, I am starting early by I have 4 children of Primary school age so that's 4 teachers and then each classroom has a few teaching assistants .... so now you can see why I have started early lol  

So far I have started ...

A Baby sampler

A very small start

This is a baby sampler that I was given by a very dearly departed friend ... Its about time I made a start but as the year goes on I will get more (ALL!!) of it done :D  

This was a birthday chart given to me last
year by another wonderful friend.
Just a small start again ...
but its a start!!  

My next posting will be ON TIME and more interesting lol!!  I hope to machine sew a few gifts too using a few motifs I have stitched.  All being well they will sew up great and make lovely gifts :D ... I will keep you posted!!

Bye for now, keep safe and well,

DUCJFC2016 Days 9 to 15 update!!

Hello there!

Amongst my daily madness of family life I have managed a few motifs and a penguin!! lol

The motifs I intend to use as practise for making up things on my sewing machine and if they turn out good I will them use them as gifts ... if they turn out bad then not much of a loss as I can then use for key rings or something!!  

Penguin for Conor
I am hoping to stitch lots of penguins
onto the same piece of fabric! 

Motifs ... I need a few more colours on the Rainbow

I am also a member of Letters of the Month so I am getting myself ready for a month of letters!!  This is were I send out one letter/postcard/card etc out each day to someone and with luck I should get mail from people too, but I'm looking forward to the sending part!!  I am very excited and hope I receive lots of lovely mail during February!  I am fed up of bills and junk mail coming through my letter box!!  If anyone would like a spot of mail sending their way then drop me an e-mail :D 

Lovely writing paper at the ready :D 

I am also taking part in the Gifted Gorgeousness Challenge so I had better write my post :D  I am a little late!!  

Hugs and take care

Saturday, 9 January 2016

DUCJFC2016 Days 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8!

Hello there

How are you all?  I hope everyone is well!  It looks like the cold weather is heading our way!  Cold, frosty fog is over my way tonight!!  I just cannot get warm at all!!

Anyway I have been a busy bee the last week!  I have a nice update to show off!  Lots of stitching has been done (for a change lol)

Day 4, 5 & 6
The start of 3 teacher gifts

Day 7
A bit more of the mermaid for Cara

Day 8
A cute motif
Shortly I will start Day 9 of the DUCJC2016 . The rest of this weekend I am going to sort out a few sewing machine projects and have a play about on my machine whilst.

Also I am going to catch up on my pen-pal letters!!  It sure feels great to get back to normal :D

I hope you are all up to lots of mischief too :D


Sunday, 3 January 2016

DUCJFC2016 Day 2 and 3

Good Evening,

Here are two more of my starts for this year :D

I really do need to organise a place to put my starts as I never thought of that until about an hour ago lol!!  I will have things everywhere haha!!

Day 2 - Gift
I shall make it into a hanging ornie or maybe a coaster.  I have not yet made up my mind!  

Day 2
Day 3's start is a chart that I was given as a birthday gift

Day 3

I am totally enjoying my new starts plus getting organised in the gifts that I need to make throughout the year, particularly for the end of school year!  Last year I was 'last minute' as usual and ended up spending a fortune buying gifts!  It seems silly since I have the ability to make gifts plus everything I need as I have far too much stash lol!!  

I think day 4 I will carry on with Cara's Mermaid as she is nagging me to finish!  I was going to start Ryan's dragon but I will wait until the weekend for that one when the kiddies are away and I can concentrate a bit more!

Happy crafting

Friday, 1 January 2016

The start of 2016 and ...

Stitching already :)

Day one of DUCJFC2016 has started :D

Today I started a baby sampler I was given as a gift by a very dearly departed friend and fellow stitcher whom I met on a cross stitching forum many years ago!!  

So I thought it was a fitting tribute to Debbie and Angela that I started my crazy challenge with this baby sampler that I was given when Cara was born ... Now I just feel really bad as that was 5 and 1/2 years ago!!! 

I have managed a very small start today as we spent most of the day having a quality family day before the madness of normal life resumes lol!  Back to normal after Christmas and New Year.

I hope you have had a great start to 2016!  Let the stitching fun begin :D

Baby Sampler ready to 'go'

A few lines at the top of the 'babys' head :D

Tomorrow I will finally start Ryan's dragon!!  He is delighted!

Happy New Year all and lets hope its a good one!!