Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Stitchy Gifts & Chart help please!

Well here we are nearly mid March already. I wish I could say I was bouncing with the joys of spring but I;m still not very well, constantly wearing my crabby pants and my heads still rotating with all the stress and problems taking care of my MIL. The one good point though is my stitching helps me to forgot about it all. First let me share this little Birthday treat I made for the lovely Lesleyanne She has a fondness for coffee and Lizzie Kate so I thought this would be the perfect design. I really enjoyed the stitching but making up the pillow gave me a few lets say colourful moments..lol. Thankfully Lesleyanne couldn;t find my flaws and she was delighted with her gifts.

As I was laid up in bed most of last week I didn't get as much done on my new "Out on a Limb" chart as I would have liked. I am enjoying this one and will pick it back up later in the month.

I promised myself I would tackle some of my wips this month so the last few days I;ve been working on Happy Moood by Barbara Ana Designs. I started this on the 6th of April 2010. Why I put it aside I don;t know.  It;s stitching up really quick and all being well it should be finished by tomorrow. Once again my awful photograph doesn;t show up the pretty thread colours and pale lemon fabric I;m using.

Look at these pretty packages my postman brought me last week. They were a delight that truly brightened up this old crabby pants day, a wonderful suprise from my dear friend June

I;ve got lots of uses for those pretty ribbons and buttons but oh my isn;t my stitching notebook just gorgeous!!! As I told June I have a fetish for pretty notebooks so I absolutely love it. How cute are the little scissors and the ribbon mouse tab. June;s talents are just no end, thank you so much my dear.

Now as if that wasn;t enough a few days later my postman brought me this little gem from another special sweet friend.  Dear Michelle had made this beautiful RAK for me. I just loved it when I saw it on her blog and was going to email her to ask if I could borrow the chart. I had a little bubble (its my age..lol) when I opened up the package and saw Michelle had sent it to me, she is such a sweet friend with the biggest heart.

I;ve just been asked by a family friend to stitch a Wedding piece for another member of their family. I would love to have some chart suggestions. I only have one or two charts that I could use but there both a bit old fashioned for a young couple, help!

Hugs and happy stitching until next time!

Monday, 5 March 2012

Mondays Mumbles!

Well here we are already into the first week of March, crazy or what! I just had to have a new start this month so I decided on this chart by Primrose Needlecrafts from my stash.

This is how far I got yesterday. I;m really enjoying stitching this one and so far it;s going well.

I;ve also made a start on my March monthly ornament. This months has been taken from part of the Snowflake Serenade Design by Country Cottage Needleworks.

As well as the new starts this month my plans are to put at least some stitches in these wips as well.

As my regular readers know February was my month for my stitchy sheep. I only managed to finish these two little pillows for myself and the one that I did for Barbs Birthday.

My dear sweet friend Edit sent me this wonderful surprise last week of this gorgeous pillow and bookmark.  When she saw the fabric she said it was just crying out to stitch me a sheep. Isn;t it beautiful and I just love the sweet charm and the darling bookmark which will be well used. Even though I have a kindle I still love the feel off a good book in my hand. Thank you so much Edit I was so touched by your beautiful gift.

Finally thank you to everyone who left a comment on the Quilt gallery I hope you enjoyed viewing them as much as we did. The kids gave me some money to buy some early Mothers Day stash treats. I got some beautiful fabrics including one or two great bargains. This is the link to the shows, it;s sure worth a visit if you find any are in your area http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/

Don;t know how I managed it but I seem to have a few new followers. Welcome to my ramblings in cyberspace I hope you enjoy your visits and thank you also to friends old and new who take the time to leave a comment. Blogger has been once again driving me nuts this week as I;ve been trying to up-date my blog list but I just continually get an error message when trying to save. Hope your week is a good one and your stitches are many, hugs!