Sunday, 25 February 2018

A flurry of finishes

I have been busy finishing more if my stitched pieces into ornaments,  mostly pillow ornaments but not all.

I stitched all of Lizzie Kate's Six Fat Snowmen together and finished them as a wall hanging.  I also have the Lizzie Kate Snowbelles but I have not started stitching them yet.  Eventually I will make them into a matching  wall hanging.

Country Cottage Needleworks Mrs Clause Cookie Shop from the Santa's Village series made into a small cushion to match the Santa one.

Two of the Shepherds Bush ornaments from the Just Cross Stitch Ornament magazines. 

Smells Like Christmas from Sanman Originals. 

Snowy Pines by Little House Needleworks

Christmas Cheer by Country Cottage Needleworks. 

A non Christmas finish for a change its called Crystal Heart.

I still have lots more to finish but I also have lots to stitch.  I will finish more to add to my next post but I want to stitch more on my Gingerbread Village to show you next time.

Happy Stitching 


Wednesday, 21 February 2018

A start and some finishes

Here is the Lizzie Kate Spirit of Christmas mystery sampler.  Did not get very far and will probably not finish it until next Christmas but you never know I may pick it up again soon.

I have also finished a few of my stitched pieces.

I made another standing ornament using another of the Lavender and Lace free Christmas ornaments. 

Waxing Moons Hitchin a Ride made into a cushion.   I have so many Christmas cross stitch finishes that there is nothe enough room for them on the wall so I'll make some into cushions, some big some small but at least they'll get used each year scattered around in groups, baskets etc.

A small cushion made from Country Cottage Needleworks Santa's House from the Santa's Village. 

Santa Ho Ho Ho by Sanman Originals

Another Sanman Originals ornament called Just BeClaus.

And finally for today 

Ice Cream Sundae by Country Cottage Needleworks.  I think I may need a slightly bigger hanger for this one.

I have started the Country Cottage Needleworks Gingerbread Village but I'll save that until the next post.

We'll best go, time to make dinner.

Happy stitching


Friday, 9 February 2018

Not been blogging, sorry not really felt much like it lately.
We lost our beautiful Labrador Charlie in November and I really did not feel like stitching.  I got out my knitting and made a blanket.  I had collected all the Simply Stylish Knitting partwork but had not made the blanket.  So I have been knitting squares and joining them together and it is finished. 

I'm very pleased with it and as the yarn is 50% pure wool it is lovely and warm.

I have done a bit of stitching and I've even dragged my sewing machine out and I'm going to finish some of my stitching.  I did see online a new, well new to me way of finishing an ornament or small piece of stitching.  It was using placecard holders to make them stand.  I tried one

Not perfect but I'm happy with it.  I stitched this in 2011 so it's time it was made into something.  Mind you I have stitching a lot older then that waiting to be finished.  If you want to try this here is a link to the Twisted Stitcher blog with the tutorial.
 The Twisted Stitcher

This is one of my favourite photos of Charlie, I miss her so much.

Happy stitching


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

She's finished

I've had a busy weekend.   All my boys came this weekend as well as my daughter in Law and my beautiful Granddaughter.   It was my birthday on Sunday.  I had a wonderful birthday and the best bit was having all my boys here together.   

Anyway back to stitching and here is my finished Siren and the Shipwreck. 

I just need to get her framed and then she can join the other two mermaids already on the wall.

I'm going to start the new Lizzie Kate Christmas mystery sampler but I also want to stitch all the Country Cottage Needleworks Gingerbread Village.  I'll stitch them altogether and make a wall hanging.  I'm going to start the Lizzie Kate one tonight.  I really want to get this one finished for Christmas. 

Happy Stitching 


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Beading started and Wingham Wildlife Centre

Was going to post on Friday but my youngest came home from university for a short visit.  It was so nice to see him, he did not let us know just surprised us.

Here is my Siren and the Shipwreck waiting for her beads and treasures.  This is the photo I was going to post on Friday. 

I have started the beading, not my favourite part of the Mirabilia charts but it will be worth it once they are all on.

Hopefully the beading won't take long and I can start on my Lizzie Kate Christmas mystery SAL.

On Monday I went to Wingham Wildlife Centre with my son, daughter in law and granddaughter.   It was a lovely day.  It has changed so much  since I last went.  It was just Wingham Bird Park then.

Hailey watching the penguins.

James, Hailey and Kirsty feeding the fish.

Hailey and the crocodile,  they have a few of these photo boards.

I took some photos of the big cats, I tried to blur out the fences but you can still see them a bit.

They also have a Dinosaur area, lots of animated dinosaurs and even a sand pit where children can pretend to dig up dinosaur bones.

Happy stitching


Friday, 13 October 2017

Almost there. ....

Almost finished the stitching and then I'll start the beading and back stitching.

I just need to finish the chandelier and a few of the streamer type things,  cannot remember what they are called.  They are further down her tail.  I'm not a great fan of stitching beads but they are worth it.

I have the new Lizzie Kate Christmas mystery SAL,  I'll probably start that next.  Mind you it will take me a while to add all the beads and treasures.

Happy stitching


Thursday, 5 October 2017

Empty nest

My youngest is now at university with his brother.  They are both studying Computer Science at the University of Kent.   I should have more stitching time but it is hard trying to settle down to stitch at the moment.   I have done some but not a lot.  I'm sure I'll get used to them being away.

Here is what I have managed to stitch on my Siren.

I did make my Granddaughter's Christmas card.  It's not stitched,  I made it using my Cricut machine. 

I love it and I know Hailey will as well.

Happy stitching