Monday, 27 April 2009

Fabric giveaway

On the sidebar, there is a link to a lovely Blog by DaffyCat, she is giving away 2 lots of hand-dyed fabby, Aida & Evenweave!! Check it out, and enjoy her blog too x

My other project

This is a Mickey Mouse design I'm doing as part of a SAL with some other forum members, I started him yesterday. Here's the progress so far...can you tell what it is yet lol??

My 2 current projects

I've been busy the past few days on 2 new projects. Both are from the forums I'm on, and I'm enjoying them so much!!

This is the Flower Fairy Alphabet quilt square I'm doing, this is for a charity quilt. It's the letter S, and it's the Strawberry fairy. The chart booklet was in World of Cross Stitching a few months ago. She's coming on well, I've had a few thread traumas along the way, eg wrong colours bought etc, but they're sorted now lol

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

He's done!!

I finished the Tatty Teddy sampler on Sunday, after only 8 days....definitely a personal best!!! The backstitch was a nightmare, even though I tried to just do my own's put off doing another one for a while lol
All he needs now are the baby's details in a few months time, and then I can get him framed.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009


Well it's been a while since I last posted.....but I have been stitching I promise!!! I've started on a birth sampler for a friend's baby, which is really coming along quickly.

I've chosen a Tatty Teddy design which is adorable, I hope she likes it. I'll post another update at the weekend.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

My First Lizzie Kate Finish

I've always liked Lizzie Kate designs so I couldn't wait to start one of the charts I'd bought at the stitching show.

I started this one on Friday afternoon, and finished it on Monday lunchtime after only 11 hours of stitching!! It was a real pleasure to stitch, and it looks so good.....especially as it's such a simple design.

I can't wait to do more of these designs....I plan to finish this as a wall-hanging with wire hangers.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Stash Alert!!!!

I went to the Pins & Needles stitching show yesterday with my good friend Paula, and we had a blast!!!! We were both very good and stuck to our budgets, but still came home with bags full of stuff!! We were slightly disappointed that there wasn't more stitching stuff, a lot of stalls were dedicated to cardmaking & jewellery making, but it was still very good.....and we're planning on going to the Xmas craft fair too.

I bought:
2 Lizzie Kate charts: Housework never killed anyone & Praise your Children
Humphrey's Corner kit....a real bargain £2.99 instead of £8.99!!
Madeira threads
White Felt
Snap frame
2 rolls double sided tape
Country Companions chart book
Small flexihoop
Snowman/snowflake buttons
Stickers & embellishments for cards
Backing papers for Xmas & kids
3 Decoupage kits