Sunday, 28 August 2011

Stitching/Last chance Exchange/Birthday Give-away!

Apologies for the awful picture. I just need to stuff, sew and add some snowflake buttons and this will be finished. If anyone out there has any of the Homespun Elegance Delivering series for Sale or Trade can they please contact me.

Once again I was overwhelmed when I received this gorgeous stitched pin and summer goodies from naughty Teresa. As I wasn;t taking part in the Summer Exchange that I organised she being the angel that she is decided to send me a package so I wasn;t left out. Beautiful fabric, buttons and a sweet little sunshine tissue holder. In the previous package I received she had sent a packet of jelly beans and I told her how my DH just loves these. There quite difficult to find here and expensive he usually has a treat at Christmas and Birthdays. You do get fake ones but he won;t eat those. How happy was he when he saw this huge bag. I think he has them stashed in an armoured

Today is the closing date to sign-up for the Fall into Halloween Exchange at Stitched with Love Exchanges. So far we have had 26 who want to come play. If your sitting on the fence, go on pop on over to the blog and join in the fun.

Don't forgot to also join in my Birthday Give-away. Thanks to everyone who has entered so far.
Hope everyone stays safe with the nasty Hurricane in the US. Until next time, hugs!

Friday, 19 August 2011

New Fall/Halloween Exchange/Finishes/Give-away!

Earlier this year I decided to set up a blog for exchanges. The response I have had has been great. The stitched pieces and all the extras that have been sent and received in our last three exchanges have been wonderful. Our new Exchange is called Fall into Autumn. You can choose whether you would prefer to receive a Fall or Halloween themed package and there are 5 weeks between the time you are given your partners details until you need to mail out your package. If you would like to come along and join in the fun visit us on the Stitched with Love Exchange blog.

A little more  progress on Delivering Winter.

I took some time again this week to finish off these two pieces from my stitched but not finished box. They were both stitched some time in the past 5 years. Santa is from the Tiny Tidings VI chart by Lizzie Kate and the Cow design is part of a chart from an old American magazine.

As mentioned in my last post I am having a Birthday Give-away. This is what will be included in the package for the lucky winner.

Cross-stitch Fabric

Quilting, Sewing, Finishing Fabric

Ribbons & Buttons



Bug Pillow

Complete Give-away

To have a chance to win:

1. For one entry you must comment on every post I make from now until the Give-away closes on Friday 23rd September.
2. Another two entrys will be given if you are a current follower , one entry for new followers.
3. Posting a link to the Give-away on your blog one more entry (indicate if you have done this on a comment).
4. Please leave your email address if it isn;t already in your profile.
5. The Winner will be announced on the week-end off my Birthday Saturday24th/Sunday25th September.

Good luck!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Sunday Stitches & A Give-away!

I decided to treat myself to a new start yesterday. This is Delivering Winter by Homespun Elegance. As usual my threads, my colours as I have to use what I have in my stash. I;m quite pleased with it so far and it is stitching up quite quickly.

I had another day of finishing this week. This design is Spooky Patch a freebie by Lizzie Kate. I swapped the squares around and replaced the spider and cauldron design with the buttons.

Mr Scarecrow I stitched in 2006 and Mrs Scarecrow 2007 they are both from The Love of Cross-stitch magazines. I knew I would get round to finishing them one day but I didn;t think it would take me four years. Then again there are a number off pieces much older than that in my box waiting to be finished. I shall hopefully get around to doing more soon.

 Nia my lovely stitchy friend celebrated her Birthday last month. She was delighted with her gifts which included the Lizzie-kate cube finish, heart ornament and a little cup-cake I made up with some fabric and pins. Do pop over and say Hi to Nia and see all her crafts and beautiful stitches. Next month it will be my turn to blow out the candles on the cake. I am going to have a give-away to celebrate. The winner will be chosen from the people who take the time to comment on any of my posts from today until my Birthday at the end of September. I will reveal whats in the package in my next post. Good luck to anyone who enters. Until the next time, hugs! 

Sunday, 7 August 2011

A bit of this and that!

I just had to start this post with the wonderful surprise I received in the mail this week. Dear sweet Sally sent me this darling Snowman that she knows would just melt my heart. Thank you Sally for such a sweet gift. I know we will both get through the tough road we seem to be travelling just now our love, support, friendship and stitches will see us through.

I know it;s only August but my Snowmen are calling to me so I just had to get started on this years Christmas pieces. This little guy is my definition off Be Warm by Shepherds Bush. Even though I had the buttons for the orginal chart I just felt they were too big for this piece so I stitched the hat, added the nose and lots of extra snowflakes. I just love how this pretty trimming turned out and will definately use it again when I can track down some more.

I have to confess I;ve got a bit behind with my monthly SAL. June;s design was a Skeleton that we were doing on plastic canvas but I ran out of thread and had to put it aside. I didn;t finish this one for July until this week. It;s a wonderful freebie design by Berit at  As we head into the second week of August the chart hasn;t quite been decided yet but I keep telling myself you will catch up , you will catch up, if you don;t the naughty chair

Marly had a wonderful give-away for boxes off fabric on her blog. The lucky winners (which was me, me, me) just had to pay for the p&p for all this wonderful fabric. I was so delighted when mine arrived, Marly as you can see had included all these extra beads and a really pretty Mill Hill Kit. Please go check out her blog and say Hi to such a sweet lady.

I only had 7 entrys for this little chart so I just matched everyone up with a coloured bead and got DH to draw one. Congratulations too Tanya the chart will be in the mail soon.

Our little visitor Ned the Gnome is having a great time visiting us in Scotland as you can see he has recently been doing some baking. He has travelled here from his family home in Pennsylvania where he lives with the lovely Catherine and her family. He has his own blog where you can follow his travels. Coming from a stitchers family he knows how friendly and kind stitchers are so he is hoping that you could take a few minutes to go visit him , follow his blog, say Hi and leave a comment.

Finally for the fellow garden lovers some more flowers from my garden. In this horrible wet and miserable summer we are having it is so nice to look out and see some colour in the garden. The rain has been torrential again the last few days. I do hope August will bring us some much needed dry sunny weather. Hugs!