Friday, 31 December 2010

Last post for 2010

Well I had better post this before the year is out, I have finished it into an ornament but the camera need charging up before I can upload the picture.

 Pepermint Twist

I was sent the chart, fabric, threads and the pepermint button by the lovely Cynthia on the Sanman board.  It was just what I needed to get back into stitching.  I have passed the chart on to another member of the board so hopefully many other stitchers will have the pleasure of stitching this beautiful chart.  I did take a photo of the finished ornament but the batteries in my camera need charging so will post a picture of it soon.

I have also finished the Ice Cream Sundae sampler  from Country Cottage Needlecraft and I just have the face to finish on the Lizzie Kate 2010 Santa.  Hopefully I will finish it before the end of the night to be my last finish of 2010.


Saturday, 27 November 2010

I'm still here

Just not really stitched much since I lost my mum, must get back into it as she did like my stitching although she never did do any herself.

I found this tiny ornament I brought a few years ago from one of the Sanman newsletters just need to get it finished into something to hang on my tree. 

I stitched the cupcake a while ago but did not have the tuck when I finished it so here it is. 

Hopefully I will have something bigger stitched soon to show you.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Here Comes Santa Claus

Another Lizzie Kate Santa stitched and ready to be made into a pillow.  I really must try and get my sewing machine out soon and make some of my finishes into pillow for Christmas.  It is half term next week so hopefully once the boys go back to school I will find the time to make them.

I do like these Santa's that Lizzie Kate designed each year, I still have a couple more to stitch but I'm not sure I will get them done this year.  I am still working on my Winter Queen by Mirabilia, about half way through stitching her now.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Better Not Pout

I've been a naughty blogger sorry.  I have finished 'Better Not  Pout' by Shepherds Bush.  I do love these samplers and I have a few more in my stash.  First I must finish my LK Santa and work a bit more on my Mirabilia Winter Queen.  Oh and my friend Sandy sent me a Country Cottage Needleworks chart called 'Ice Cream Sundae' I must stitch that as soon as I can.

Here is the 'Better Not Pout' sampler

Not a very good scan the fabric is actually a lot darker then the scan shows. 

Monday, 13 September 2010

Let It Snow

My favourite subject to stitch Snowmen and one of my favourite companies Country Cottage Needleworks.

This snowman is from the Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue 2008, I do love the ornament issues but last year I did not get it so hopefully I will be able to get it as well as this years to add to my collection.  I used some hand dyed thread that I had in my stash, not the ones recommended but I like how it turned out.  I will make it into an ornament, not sure when but one day. LOL 

Monday, 30 August 2010

Santa Ornament

Don't faint but not only did I stitch this lovely Santa but I actually finished it into an ornament.

The chart is from a SanMan Originals newsletter and it came with the wonderful Santa to add when the stitching is finished.  It took no time at all to stitch and finish.  I LOVE it.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Girls Night Out

I loved stitching this, well all but the faces.  I think my eyes are getting too old to stitch over one.LOL  Now I just need to find some fabric and make it into a pillow for Halloween.

I have got so many Halloween charts I want to stitch but I also have so many Christmas ones as well.  I cannot decide what to stitch next. 

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Did Someone Say Pie?

While I was stitching Vinnie Von Fang I thought the orange Oliver Twist thread would be great for a pumpkin.  I looked through my charts and decided to stitch 'Did Someone Say Pie?'

This is such a lovely quick stitch, I think I will make it into a little pillow ornament.  Still have loads of the orange thread so may use it on another pumpkin or two.

What shall I stitch next?  Not sure if I should make another Halloween one or a Christmas one......

Monday, 9 August 2010

Meet Vinnie

I have finished Vinnie and hopefully I will have him made into an ornament by Halloween.

Here he is............

I love Halloween and hopefully Vinnie will join in our Halloween celebrations this year along with his girlfriend Betty Broomstick.  I am going to finish him as a stand up ornament as Lizzie shows in the kit.

What shall I stitch next?  I think something for Christmas.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Sugar is Sweet

I took a break from stitching Vinnie Von Fang to make this cute picture kit from an old Sanman Originals newsletter.

I love the kits Sandy has on her newsletter as it means I will actually finish the item and it will not lay in my stitched but not finished pile. LOL  Well back to Vinnie although I have seen a few ornament charts of Sandy's that I want to stitch and if I do I MUST finish them into ornament.....but first Vinnie is calling.

Friday, 30 July 2010


I have had this kit for more years then I can remember, it came with white aida but changed to some hand dyed linen I had in my stash.  Funny as just after I started it a paper crafting CD with Seraphina on it came out so I guess she is back in fashion.  I did change the colours a bit as her raincoat was blue, almost the same colour blue as the fabric.  I might make a shopping bag to put her on, not sure yet.

I am stitching a Halloween piece now, Lizzie Kate's Vinnie Von Fang. 

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Best Teacher

I was about to post this and I have realised I have not posted my Seraphina finish, I'll have to look for the photo, I'm sure I did scan it it not I will and make another post.  This is the present for my youngest's teacher Miss Smith. 

I found the chart on Patterns Online it is by Nancy Boyarsky.  I forgot to scan the card I made to go with it as I only finished it this morning just before he left for school.  I cannot beleive he will be leaving junior school today.  Where has the time gone.

I'll post Seraphina in the next few days.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Ladybird, Ladybird

I really enjoyed stitching this one.  I was looking through some old cross stitch magazines and this one just jumped out at me and I had to stitch it.

Ladybird, Ladybird is designed by Gail Bussi and is in Cross Stitch Crazy's 100th issue.  The ladybirds are so cute and I love the colours used.  I'll have to have a look for more of Gail's designs, I hope there are more like this one.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Yum Cupcakes

Here is the cupcake from the Sanman May newsletter

A lovely quick stitch just waiting for the tuck to arrive from Sanmanville.  I'll post a picture of it when it is finished in the tuck.

Here are a couple of finishes that I forgot to show you from earlier in the year.

A mini stitch called Magic Hat, I'm going to finish it as an ornament.

A snowman tuck called Starry Snow from Sandy's Dec 09 newsletter.

I was looking through some old cross stitch magazines and found a very cute chart called Ladybird, Ladybird.    Hopefully it will not take too long to finish.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Spring Hoot

I love owls so I was so happy to see some owl charts in the May issue of the Sanman newsletter.  Spring Hoot just called to be stitched immediately.

He is so cute I cannot wait to see the others in the series.  Before I do the other owl from the newsletter I must do the cupcake, another favourite of mine.  Yum.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Lizzie Kate's Normal is just....................

I have had this for ages and keep meaning to start it.  It stitched up really quick and looks great.  I did not have a lot of the threads suggested so used what I had but it still looks great.  Another one to be framed for my kitchen.

I've started Spring Hoot from the Sanman May newsletter, I love owls and there are two owl chart one with a tuck on this month newsletter.  Oh and a cupcake tuck as well. : )  Another one I MUST stitch.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Two tucks

I thought I had better show you these that I finised a while ago before I forget.  I am working on Mirabilia's Winter Queen and also Lizzie Kates Normal is just a setting.  Hopefully the LK one will be finished soon but it will be a while before the Winter Queen is done

This one I stitched for St. Patricks Day it is one of the Sanman board newsletter tucks called Cheers.

Another Sanman board newsletter tuck.  Don't you just love those little cotton reels on the hanger.  I do like these tucks they are so quick to stitch and always make me smile while I am stitching them.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

I'm back.....................

I bet you thought I had fallen of the planet..............just very, very busy but I have been stitching when I can.. I will not show them all here now but show them over  a few posts.  One of my favourite designers is Country Cottage Needleworks and here is The Bakery.  I do love their charts and I see they have a new series of monthly ornaments, I know they have been out for ages but I've tried not to go window shopping too much. LOL  but they have gone on my wish list.

Here is The Bakery

I am going to frame if for my kitchen.  I also have the Tea Room so hopefully I will get that stitched soon and it can also go in my kitchen next to the Bakery. 

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Lizzie Kate Santa 04

I have finished, well finished the stitching I need to find a cookie to put in his hand.  I cannot beleive that this is my first finish this year.  Normally I would have half a dozen done by now.  I am going to finish it as a pillow, I already have one of these LK Santa's already made into one.  I cannot find a photo of the first one but it is in one of my webshot albums so I must have one some where.  If I find it I will post it.  Here is the one I have just finished.

I have stitched on The Sanctuary a little bit but not enough to take a photo.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Happy Valentines Day

Been a bad blogger, just busy but I have been stitching as well. 
Here is the Lizzie Kate Santa

and here is The Drawn Thread Sanctuary

I'll try and start posting daily or every other day again hopefully next week will not be so busy.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Weekend stitching

Well I have been stitching just not blogging over the weekend I started on a Lizzie Kate Santa as the first of my Christmas stitching.  Two pictures for you.

Santa Stitching

Sanctuary Stitching

Not a lot of stitching since Friday but I have been a bit busy over the weekend.  Some days I may stitch on The Sanctury and sometimes Santa, I want to get Santa finished as I have a lovely Sanman chart I want to do but I must not forget to spend time on the Sanctury.  I really want to get this lovely piece finished. 

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Another garden finished

Yeah I have finished another garden, just one more to go.  I'll stitch more of the border around the garden next.  It will be a while before I start on the last garden I want to do the other bits first like the border, the divider between the gardens and the flower pots around the middle. 

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Day Three

Well I am still stitching, hopefully tomorrow I will finish the inside of this garden.  I think I am enjoying stitching this more then when I first started.  I have promised Tom that I will start stitching some ornaments for Christmas soon.  The boys choose one of the stitched ornament pieces each year as their ornament so I like to have a few for them to choose from. 

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

More Sanctuary

Finished the border round the garden, trees down the side, more of the wording and the squirrel. I changed the squirrel to grey as we see grey ones on the way to school in the Autumn. Also some of the pots around the centre garden. I will not have so much stitching time tomorrow but i will get some done. Feeling very pleased with my stitching today.

Stitching Sanctuary

I'm so glad I have started stitching this again, this time I'm going to finish it. Here is my stitching so far, I'll post another update tomorrow.

Just a short post as I'm off to do a bit more stitching before I go to bed.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

The Sanctury

I started The Sanctury a few years ago and mentioned it on the Sanman board, Rosemary suggested that I posted a picture of it so that friends could encourage me to finish it. Well I would love to finish it so please help me to finish it. Here is how I left it..........

I will try and post regular updates, tomorrow being Sunday I should have time to spend a few hours on it. Sorry the photo is a bit dark but I hope you can see it alright.

Saturday, 16 January 2010


Sorry for no posting so much has been happening but not stitching. I'm hoping to get time very soon for some stitching but in the mean time here is the ornament I finished before Christmas and promised to show you.

Not the best photo but a very cute littlw snowman in a cup. It is the Winter Cup from Sanman Originals.

I'll try and not make it so long before I post again.