Monday, November 28, 2016

Another tea block....

 ....this time, it's green tea.  Not my favourite fact, if truth be told,  I can't stand green tea but it does looks good in cross stitch! 

I now only have three more blocks to do then the sampler is complete! Who would have guessed that I (probably the world's slowest stitcher) could complete a sampler this quickly! Hope I haven't jinxed myself by saying that :)

Not only did I complete the tea block, but I started one of the little free kits that comes with the World of Cross Stitching magazine.  I love these little kits as they are  quite quick to stitch and come with a pre-printed card and envelope......nice and easy.....usually!  

But this time...... looks like someone was having a bad day when they cut the aperture for the card!  

Guess I'll have to get out the card blanks and do some paper crafting....after the stitching is completed, of course!!!

Hope you're having a better day then whoever did the card aperture!

Until next time....happy stitching!


Monday, November 21, 2016

And this weeks winner is.....


Congratulations, I will email you the chart tomorrow.

And speaking of winners, I was a lucky winner and received this wonderful gift form Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching....

Some gorgeous Christmas fabric (which I have just noticed that I've photographed upside down....sorry, Jo!) and the cutest little Christmas charms....

...which refuse to load maybe just turn your head to the side to see them better! :) Thanks Jo.....that was such a sweet surprise!

No stitching to show this week......hopefully lots to share next time!

Until then....happy stitching!


Monday, November 14, 2016

We have a winner!

In fact we have two winners for the Ugly Jumpers charts! Both bits of paper with the names on them   came out of the bowl together, so I figured it was a sign that both these wonderful stitchers should receive the charts!

The winners are....La  trame della Galaverna and Justine ! Congrats to both stitchers....emails with the charts will be winging their way to you tomorrow!

Since I'm having so much fun giving away charts, let's have yet another giveaway! This time the chart for this cutie is up for grabs.....

....this is how he was finished off and made into a cute Xmas card....

Sooooo....same as always, if you'd like to be in the running to win this chart, please leave a comment below. I'll announce the winner next week, Monday 21st November. Please feel free to share this on your blog.....I'm enjoying meeting new bloggers. 

Please ignore the web site details on the photo....the web site no longer exists :(

So, what have I been working on this week? No surprise for regular readers.....another tea block! This time it's Oolong....

I've had a few emails asking about details for this kit - it's called 'Tea Time' by Design Works and the kit number is 2596 . The original artwork is by Krista Hamrick. Hope that helps those of you who are looking for the kit.

So I'm off to start another tea block so that I'll have something to show you  next week!

Until then...happy stitching!


Monday, November 7, 2016

Christmas chart giveaway....and more tea!

So, who still has some Christmas stitching still to do? Here's your chance to win another one of my charts....this time it's for six 'ugly' Christmas jumpers! 

Here's one of the designs that I have stitched up......

These designs are great for cards or for finishing as an ornament....or whatever else you want to do with it....the choice is yours!

There are six ugly jumpers in the set - the one pictured above, snowmen, penguins, Xmas pudding, Santa hat and Rudolf .

If you would like to be entered into the drawing for the chart of all six jumpers, please leave a comment below and I'll announce the winner one week from today, Monday 14th November, giving the lucky winner plenty of time to stitch this for Christmas.....or to just add the chart to their stash! :)

So onto the next tea block. I finished the back stitching of the Chamomile tea block....

...and completed the block below it....

I'm not sure if I like the spacing on the letters on the  word I might go back and unpick it....but maybe not....I can't quite decide :)

The pictures aren't great as my DD took my camera ....thank heavens for cell phone cameras!

Anyway, another block done....I'm over half way with this sampler! Woohoo :)

Remember to leave a comment if you'd like to be in the running to win the chart....and feel free to spread the word of the's always nice to meet new bloggers.

Until next time....happy stitching!