Monday, November 27, 2017

Christmas stitching

This post is being brought to you by the magic of the blogger 'schedule' button. Instead of cracking on with some Christmas stitching, which is what I was planning on doing, we are flying home for my father-in-laws funeral. I am so grateful that we were able to see him when we went back just a few weeks ago. Life is sad sometimes.

Anyhoo....onto the stitching...which is what you came here to see! This is what I have been working on.....

Looks a bit strange doesn't it? This was for an advent calendar idea that, sadly, won't be ready for the start of December. But since I'm an adult (and so are my kids!!!) it's no big deal that it won't be ready in time and we can continue with the idea as soon as I get back. 

Another Christmas stitching  project that I started was this......

I love these felt applique stockings!  Luckily, this one won't be needed till December 24th, so I'll have plenty time to complete it when we return to the US. All those sequins and seed beads that are involved means that it's not really a project to take with you when you travel....

Some of you may remember me stitching these before.......I think they should carry a health warning on the packet....they are addictive!  Here are some pics of the other stockings that I've made......

No doubt I'll be complaining of my fingers hurting with stitching all those sequins....which is, I'm sure, what happened when stitching those other stockings!

So all that's left for me to do is to grab something from my stash so that my fingers are busy while we are away..... a great reason to have a supply of unopened kits....even if they are just the freebies from the cross stitching magazines!

Remember there's still time to enter my here if you want to enter.

Until next time...happy stitching!


Monday, November 20, 2017


Time for a drum it is......

......the finished Etudes Aux Fraises.....

Doesn't it look gorgeous? old-fashioned botanical study in stitches....

I'm so happy with this finish and I'd like to spread the joy......sooooo......I'd like to pass on the chart the way Rahenna (check out her blog here) passed it on to me. If you'd like to stitch this beautiful design please leave a comment below saying that you'd like to stitch it. If there's more than one person who'd like to stitch it, I'll put the names in a hat and pull out a name. Last chance to add your name will be Sunday 3rd December 2017 and I'll announce the winner Monday 4th December 2017.

Until next time.....happy stitching!


Monday, November 13, 2017

More on Metallics!

I have in fact finished Etudes aux Fraises, but the light today is awful and I can't get a good picture of the finished stitching, so I'll leave that for another day as I want you to see it in all it's glory!.