Wednesday, 15 June 2011


There are some lovely Giveaways about at the moment, so please have a look at .......

Lee at Notes from under the Mountain is Celebrating her 2nd blog anniversary and is having a Giveaway, 
and some lucky person will win this lovely little stitched bag with some surprised goodies inside.  
The draw will take place on 20 June 2011.

Jacqueline at Needleprint is having a free Giveaway every day this week. That's 7 winners.   
All 7 winners of the draw will be notified on
Monday 20 June 2011. 

Ginger at Bearbits is having a Giveaway and will be drawn on 22 June 2011.  

Nia at Caixinha de Pirlimpimpim is have a Giveaway as she has reached over 250 followers,
so go and have a look. 
It closes at midnight on 26 June 2011.

Happy Stitching Everyone

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Hardanger Wedding Card

I've finally finished the Hardanger Wedding Card.  I've kept it simple, and just added some cross stitch roses and wording "For Your Wedding" below the Hardanger Heart.  And to finish the card off, I've just added a satin ribbon with roses on to the side of the card.  I hope they like it.

Happy Stitching Everyone

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

WIPS and Updates

I thought I would share with you a new SAL that I have joined.  It's the Tree of Stitches designed by Abi Gurden at The Stitch Specialists.   So far I have done the Cross Stitch, Smyrna Stitch, Eyelet Stitch and most of the French Knots.  Then I can start part 5, which is Rice Stitch.

Tree of Stitches designed by Abi Gurden

I've now started stitching a Wedding Card for my daughter's friend who is getting married at the end of this month.  I've chosen a Hardanger Heart as the main picture.  I've even added some pearl beads.  I just want to put some other bits on it to finish it off.  And here is what it looks like so far.

Today, I have spent a lovely afternoon with my friend Sue.  She has decided to take up embroidery.  So, she bought round her new purchase of a Rico table cloth, and asked me for help, as she had not done any embroidery for many years.  One of the first things we did was sort out the threads into colours and put them onto a thread sorter with the Anchor colour numbers.  We then looked at the design and found the easiest bit to start on.  I stitch the first petal for her as she watched.  She now feels she can do the rest of the flower by herself.  I will see her again on Monday and she will tell me how she has got on.  Hopefully, I can help her at each stage of the design and most of all, that she enjoys what she is stitching.  

Happy Stitching Everyone

Friday, 3 June 2011

Hardanger Owl

This must be the year of the Owl.  I started the year off with OakHaven Designs Owl SAL, I've stitched an owl heart hanger, a blackwork owl and now a Hardanger owl.  I wonder what else I will stitch by the end of the year. It was only a couple of days ago that I found the Hardanger Owl at JMD Designs.  (The freebie chart can be found on 12 May 2011.)  I fell in love with the design and I just had to stitch it.  And here he is.

Hardanger Owl
Close up.

Last week I went back to Norfolk for a short stay.  I just had to see how the ducklings were growing.  As you can see they are getting bigger.

But this time I also saw some fallow deer and was lucky to get some photos.

Please remember to look on the right hand side bar for
"Some Fun Giveaways", which I will update regularly.
So far I have had 6 giveaways this month.

Happy Stitching Everyone