Saturday, March 22, 2014

Friday Night Sew In results……


Friday night saw me nibbling on dip and biscuits with copious amounts of coffee while adding a few more crosses to this cross stitch project I’ve just started, this will hopefully end up in the Christmas box and if I get my act together I may even get it finished before then lol……


Once my eyes started to go a bit cross eyed from the cross stitch I decided to add a few more stitches to another secret squirrel project, ( more full pic’s when my swap partner receives it later in the year) I love how this one is turning out and may just need to trace out another for me. I’ve used cream linen for the background and it is soooooo lovely to work with, the needle just glides through it.

Well I’d better make myself another cuppa and head off in a little bit to see what all the other ladies worked on last night with our virtual sew-in session in blog land, catch ya later…….

Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Night Sew In…..


I’ll be joining in with other Friends sewing tonight are you joining in the fun??? There’s still time if you want to join just pop over to Wendy at and put your name down……I’m ready with my dip and biscuits and a cup of coffee or two to get me through the night….see you there!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Christmas through the year…….


I’ve joined in with Anthea over at for Christmas through the year and this is my March finish that I’ve been working on over the past few weeks in-between other projects, work and life…… it’s a pattern designed by Rosalie Quinlan called the “Mauritian Bloom Pattern Holder” and let me tell you all the satin stitching around the border took me hours to complete!! if you want to join in the fun Anthea will be adding a linky to her blog on March 20th so everyone who wants to join in can show what they’ve been working on over the month of March.


Also a little sneaky peak on a secret squirrel project I’ve been working on for one of my upcoming swaps I’ve joined in for this year……….I wonder who this is going to be sent of to????

Sunday, March 9, 2014



I’m thinking this may be one of many stitcheries being framed………love how it looks in its new frame .

Saturday, March 8, 2014

FNWF Results and a couple of finishes…….


Last night saw me working on finishing of the satin stitch and filling in the butterfly bodies on this Leanne Beasley stitchery, now to buy a frame and then into my gift box it will be going.


I also added the last stitches to this embroidery by Rosalie Quinlan I’ve been working on for quite a while, I’m very glad to see the end in sight with this one now to decide on how I want to finish it off…a cushion, a wall hanging MMmmmm decisions, decisions!


I also finished off this baby blanket this week but couldn’t take a proper photo until today after a trip to Spotty for some soft grey ribbon to tie it up with… to wait till Friday so I can surprise the recipient with it, she has no idea I’ve been working on this for her so I hope she likes it Smile


Here it is all nice and pretty with a lovely silky grey ribbon wrapped around it. Well that’s all my show and tell for this week, I’m hoping to have a few more things to show you soon but a couple of them will be secret sewing projects so they’ll be sneaky peek  photo’s and you’ll have to wait for the big reveal later in the year.

Monday, March 3, 2014



Finally finished making up the rest of the squares for this blanket, now to sew them on row by row and then comes the decision on how to finish it off with the edging.


Shez and I exchanged our one on one swap items and this months theme was a mini wall hanging and I added a few little extras to her parcel as well, I think she was happy with what I’d made/given to her just like I loved what she made/gave me.


These are the gorgeous gifts Shez made/gave me in our one on one swap I was sooooo spoilt! and see that vase cover in the back of the picture well Homespun magazine saw it on her blog and asked if they could have a picture of it to put in their magazine in the readers section wooo hooo well done Shez!


This is what I made for the Mill Rosie red swap a project folder…….Kim from 


Here’s Kim with her lucky dip prize, I think she was pretty happy with it Smile


This is the inside……


and these are the little extras I added to fill it up with. I’ll be back soon with more swap pictures later in the week and hopefully this week wont be as busy or as draining as last week lol…….