Saturday, 22 July 2017

Christmas Cheer and some blankets.

Another Christmas ornament stitched, added to my pile of stitching waiting to be turned into a finished ornament.  I really must spend some time actually finishing them.

This one is Christmas Cheer by Country Cottage Needleworks.

It was such a fun stitch.

A small amount of stitching on my Winter Queen. I will finish her this year. 

I have made a lot of croched blankets over the past year and a bit, here are a few of them. 

My favourite one is the Canal Boat Rose one.

I'm half way through knitting a blanket, it's made from squares using different knitted stitches.  It's way too hot to knit at the moment so it will have to wait to be finished.

Happy stitching


Monday, 17 July 2017

Fa La La, a bag and an old WIP

Another small finish, this one from Country Cottage Needleworks.

another cute ornament from their ornament collection
Here is a bag I made, it's great for a day out, lots of room for bits and pieces.

and pockets to put things in.

I think this is one of my favourite bags, well until the next bag.  LOL

I have also dug out The Winter Queen.  I started her so many years ago and must finish her.    I do love this design but I think all the blues is why I keep putting her away.  This time I will stitch on her for at east a few hour a week.  I'll keep you updated.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

I'm back

I cannot believe its been almost three years since I last posted on here.  So much has happened.  DS2 will start his third year at university in September, DS3 will join him for his first year and best of all DS1 and his wife had a beautiful baby girl and she is now 17 months old

Hailey loves bubbles

Last week I was looking over the blog and saw that in my last post I had almost finished Six Fat Men by Lizzie Kate.  Well it was still in the cupboard, unfinished so I dug it out and finally finished it.

Here it is complete with snowflake buttons

Must have this made into a hanging ready for this Christmas.

I also stitched a couple of ornaments over the weekend

Old Colonial by Little House Needleworks


Christmas Cookies by Country Cottage Needleworks

I have a pile of stitched pieces that need making into ornaments,  I really must make them before Christmas.

I have been crafting while I've been away.  I will show you some of the things I have been doing in future posts.  I have made bags, cards and done a ton of scrapbooking.  I have a Cricut Air machine and I love it.

Happy crating


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Wandering Shepherd and some wool

I have finished the wandering Shepherd by Shepherds Bush.  I do love these samplers and have a few more to stitch in my stash.  I would love to get some of their Gatherer ones as well but Shepherds Bush kits are very hard to find over here and when you add the duty, VAT and the £8-10 the post office add to collect duty/VAT makes them a bit too expensive to buy from overseas.

Before I start anything new or try and finish my LK snowmen there is something else I must finish before the weather gets too cold to wear it.

I really must finish this cardigan.  I started it in the spring but still have the sleeves to do.  I decided to make it longer in the body as I prefer my cardigans longer.  I am knitting it using Patons  Smoothie, it's the first time I have used this and it is lovely yarn.  I have also promised a friends granddaughter I would make her some clothes for her dolls.

Happy stitching


Saturday, 23 August 2014

Wandering Shepherd

Almost finished another section and then only one more part to do. I love the 6 Fat Men all stitched together.  I'm not sure if I will frame them or make them into a wall Hanging, I also have the 6 Snow Belles but I think I will wait until later in the year before I start them.  I did start a new project this week....

The Wandering Shepherd from Shepherds Bush.  It has been a while since I stitched one of their samplers and I wish they were easier to find here in England.  I would love to find some of the Gatherer ones.

It is  a Bank holiday here this weekend so hopefully I will get a bit more time for stitching, especially as it is supposed to rain Again!

Happy Stitching


Saturday, 16 August 2014


Here is my lovely Gigi.  She was a joy to stitch, well except the kreinik in on the Broom.  I will wait until I  stitch Ana before I frame Gigi as I want them in matching frames.  They will look great together with my other Halloween stitching.  I will stitch a few small ornaments and finish my 6 Fat Men before I start another larger project.

Happy stitching


Tuesday, 12 August 2014


 I only have a few beads to put onto Gigi but i will save her for a post of her own.


Here is an update of my Lizzie Kate 6 Fat Men, not much more to do so it should be finished soon.

Today we went out for a trip to Howletts wild animal park, They do a lot of work breeding animals and returning them to the wild.  The big cats are among my favourites

They  have many different primates

I could not get a good photo of the Gorillas but I do lke this one

Red River Hogs.

There are a few different types of wild dogs

This dog took one look at us and went back to sleep.

My  two youngest sons Jack and Tom.