Monday, 27 August 2012


Halloween and Autumn two favourite themes that many of us stitcher;s love. Ghosts, ghouls, pumpkins, fallen leaves, squirrels, acorns all sorts of wonderful pieces to stitch. If you enjoy stitching for others, receiving goodies in the mail and making new friends then come along and join in the fun. Details on signing-up for the Fall into Halloween exchange can be found at  
This theme was a great success last year when nearly 30 people took part. Go on, join in , I;m sure you won;t be disappointed. Look forward to seeing friends old and new.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Winning ways and stitches!


It is so nice to have some good news to post. I was shocked recently when I opened my email and discovered I had won the lovely Vinniey's amazing give-away. If you haven;t already seen Cottage Garden Samplings gorgeous designs please visit and wish Vinniey good luck with her new business.

Well what an amazing few weeks it has been for an armchair sports fan like myself. Every spare minute I;ve had I;ve been glued to my tv jumping up and down like a demented This has to be one of the best Olympics I have been able to view. The GB team has been amazing! I can;t believe the closing ceremony is upon us already but I;m sure the Paraolympics that begin in a few weeks time will be just as exciting. Go team GB!

As you can see I didn;t win my event for stitching and finishing my Olympic project. I found my mojo for a few days but it ran off to London and never came

Apologises for the poor photograph but I forgot to take one before it was framed. This is the Wedding present I was asked to make by a family friend to take to their nephews wedding in Ireland. Like a few others I was concerned how it was going to turn out with the wedding colours being black and white. I used a silver grey evenweave with DMC and krenik threads. I was very happy with how it looked but personally I would chosen a mount board for the finish. I can;t wait to hear what the bride and groom think of their unusual present.

We recently had a British themed exchange on my StitchedwithLove exchange group. It was only open to residents in the UK. My dear friend Edit was disappointed not to join so we decided to do a personal exchange. Edit sent me this lovely Hungarian-Spanish package. Edit;s pillows are always so beautifully finished. The stitching and blue fabric are so pretty. I was so thrilled when I saw this lovely white fan. It took me back to my childhood. For many, many years I had a spanish doll and a red fan displayed in my bedroom. Thank you so much Edit for a wonderful exchange.

This is the package of British/Scottish goodies I sent in return. Thistles are one of my favourite flowers and this is the third time I;ve stitched this framed  design.

For anyone interested their is a new Animal Antics exchange at StitchedwithLove. Details on the blog Hope you can come join in the fun. 

Thank you too everyone who has sent the prayers and wishes for Ians Mum. Finally after six doctors looking at her x-rays and chopping and changing their minds they decided she hadn;t broken her hip after all. Her pain meds have been altered and she seemed much brighter and alert while in hospital but in the past few days she has become very down again. As a family we feel sheltered housing is no longer meeting her needs and she would have a much better quality of life in a nursing home, the fight goes on....

Finally thank you to everyone who took part in my give-away. It was great fun reading all those answers to the questions I posed. 


Congratulations Chris your goodies will be winging their way across the Atlantic soon.
I hope everyone is having a nice week-end. I look forward to this weeks news and stitches. Hugs!