Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Yippy! I've Finished, as last!!

I've put the last stitches into "Winter Wonderland", the Fizzy Moon design, today.  I will be able to give it to my daughter tomorrow, when she comes round.  I'm sure she will be pleased.  Here are the finished results for you to see.

Fizzy Moon - Winter Wonderland

Close up

Close up


Passione Ricamo has designed a wonderful "Little Angel" in remembrance of the children who died at school  in America.
From Laura at Passione Ricamo


Here are some more freebies links for Christmas Designs, I thought you would like.

Here is the link - Plum Pudding Needle Art
Here's a link to the complimentary Charts at Blue Ribbon Designs.
Here's a link to the Complimentary Charts at Blue Ribbon Designs.

Wishing You All A Very Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year.

Until Next time, Happy Stitching Everyone.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012


Well, I'm way behind on most things.  Especially my stitching.  I have posted my Christmas Cards and bought some Christmas presents.  Here are some progress pictures of my WIPs/UFOs.  First 'Fizzy Moon' - "Winter Wonderland".  I was going to post last Wednesday, but it didn't work out.  But here's what I had done.  The second picture shows where I'm up too, or though there is still lots more to do!!

5 December 2012
12 December 2012
 I've also done a little more on "Christmas Kisses".  Still lots more to do.

Christmas Kisses by Margaret Sherry.

Christmas Kisses by Margaret Sherry.


I do have some good news.  I won a  Giveaway at Tiff Stitches.    An 'Ice Queen' chart by Lizzie Kate along with some 'Strawberry Fields' Floss/Thread by 'Weeks Dye Works'.  It was a wonderful surprise.  I'm looking forward to stitching it.  Thank you so much Tiffany.

Ice Queen by Lizzie Kate.

There are some lovely freebies out on the net and I would like to share some of them with you.

JOY by Stitcheree!
Merry & Bright by Stitcheree!

It Snowed Last Night by Stitcheree!

Winter Sampler by Cosmic Handmade - just scroll down.

Time is flying and I must go.  Remember - Christmas is just around the corner!!

Until Next time, Happy Stitching Everyone

Sunday, 25 November 2012

WIP/UFO in progress - Christmas Kisses by Margaret Sherry

I can't believe that it is so long since I last posted!  Where does the time fly!  I still need to do more on my "Winter Wonderland".  More back stitching needing to be done!  But I have found an old WIP/UFO.  Its the Mouse and Robin by Margaret Sherry called "Christmas Kisses".  Another card I started and not finished.  I started on the blue back ground and found I should have used one thread and not two.  So I hope I have enough, or at least have some thread like it in my stash, so I can at least finish it off, as I'm not going to unpick the blue.  But here's a photo of it so far.

Christmas Kisses a Margaret Sherry Design.
This is what it shall look like when it's finished.

Hardanger Ornaments

Hardanger Heart by Manya at Humming Needles.

Manya at Humming Needles has been very busy.  You will find some lovely Hardanger Ornaments you might like to stitch for Christmas.  Best of all Manya has added some Tutorial instructions.  Just click here for Tutorial 1 and Tutorial 2.

Here also are the links for the other ornaments. 

Christmas Bell Ornament Pattern - Hardanger

Christmas Heart Ornament Pattern - Hardanger

Christmas Snowflake Ornament Pattern - Hardanger

Christmas Ornament no.4 - Hardanger

Christmas Stocking Ornament - Hardanger

Do go and have a look.


Hopefully I will have more to show next time I post.  And Christmas is just around the corner!!

Until Next time, Happy Stitching Everyone

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Margaret Sherry Cat and Robin Christmas Card

First of all I want to say a big welcome to all my new followers.

On Friday I bought 'Cross Stitch Crazy', issue 171.  From there I got a bit side tracked as I had to stitch the lovely freebie by Margaret Sherry of a "Cat and Robin Christmas Card".  I've just finished stitching the card, and here is a picture of it.

Christmas Cat and Robin by Margaret Sherry

I must share with you some lovely Hardanger Christmas Ornaments I have seen on a blog by Manya at Humming Needles.  So far Manya has charted a lovely Bell, Heart and Snowflake Ornaments.  Please do go and have a look at her blog.  Here's a picture of the Hardanger Bell Ornament.

Hardanger Christmas Bell by Manya at Humming Needles

I must now go back to stitching Fizzy Moon - 'Winter Wonderland'.  Hopefully, I will have it finished by my next post.

Until Next time, Happy Stitching Everyone

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Update on WIP and Pumpkins

I just had to update you on my progress of Fizzy Moon's "Winter Wonderland".  Just the snow and back stitching left to do!

Winter Wonderland


As it is Halloween, I just had to share with you some pumpkins I photographed sometime ago.  They all won prizes at a show in Southport in 2009.

1st Prize

2nd Prize

1st Prize

1st Prize

Until Next time, Happy Stitching Everyone

Monday, 22 October 2012

IHSW WIP on Fizzy Moon's "Winter Wonderland"

What a wonderful week-end I have had.  The International Hermit and Stitch Weekend has been great.  I think I've got my stitching bug back.  I've done quite a bit on Fizzy Moon's "Winter Wonderland".  There's mainly white and snow to do, and then the back stitching to finish it off.

Fizzy Moon's Winter Wonderland


On Saturday, I went for a long walk with my friends to the Rivelin Valley and took lots of photo's.   There are some lovely contrasts of colour and reflections in the water.  And here are some of them for you to look at. 

Female Mallard Duck
Mallard Ducks on the pond with Autumn reflections.

Until Next time, Happy Stitching Everyone


Saturday, 13 October 2012

Stash and updates.

Well, it's some while since I posted.  So, I thought I would update you with what I have been up to and the stash that I have bought during the year that I have not shown you before.  I found some bargains with the Margaret Sherry Anchor kits, which were greatly reduced.  I can't resist a bargain.  The Puffins and Highland Cattle bookmark I purchased on holiday in Scotland.

Next, are some of my UFOs.  I've started a new one!  I'm always starting, but have difficulty in finishing.  It's a Christmas card for my daughter.  A Fizzy Moon design called "Winter Wonderland", from the WOCS Calendar last year.  I hope I have started it early enough and that it will be finished in time.  It's quite big being 78 high and 97 wide.  I think I have a card that it will fit into, well I hope I have!

I've started in the middle, so you can just see the paws. 

A little more progress on Popcorn.

Just a little progress on Owl.


Here are some photo's of a lovely surprise we saw in our garden on Sunday morning.  Sunday was a hot sunny morning and a fox came to sunbath on our bank in the garden.  As soon as we saw him, the camera came out and we both took lots of photos.  What was a surprise was a neighbours cat came along and frightened the fox away.  But when the cat had gone, the fox came back.

 Until Next time, Happy Stitching Everyone


Thursday, 27 September 2012

September is almost over!!

I've been neglecting my blog!!  Please forgive me!!

I have been stitching, and have finished a birthday card for my friend Janet.  It shows the two spies who went into the Promised Land and came back with a large bunch of grapes.

I've also been stitching another 'Popcorn' freebie, while I've been away.  It's always good to have something with you while you’re away on holiday.  In the evenings while my husband sits and watches TV, especially the football, I sit and stitch, if the lighting is good. 

I've been travelling about a bit.  In early September we visited Cardiff and travelled out to Llandaff.  We also visit Worcester Cathedral on the way back home.  I have also just got back from a lovely holiday in the Scottish boards.  This time we visited Edinburgh, Floors Castle, Kelso, Jedburgh, Melrose and Peebles. 

Barony Castle Hotel, Scotland.

Close up view of the mountains from the hotel.

View from the hotel.

Alpaca's in a field down the road from the hotel.

View of the Scottish countryside as we travelled back home.
I shall have to get back to my stitching.  Christmas is approaching fast!!

 Until Next time, Happy Stitching Everyone