Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Giveaway Winner

Hello all the giveaway is now closed! As I wasn’t too sure who wanted to be entered and who didn’t, anyone who commented on any of the posts where it was mentioned has been entered. So without any more rattling on the winner is:
Congratulations can you please email me your details and which book you would like I will get it sent straight out to you.
No stitchey updates today I’m afraid but I am going to share these sweet pics of Connor. I picked up a DIY stocking kit from a local shop. Only £1 and it makes two stockings. It was great fun and so easy as all the pieces are ready cut and sticky on the reverse side. We had loads of fun making these and I’m hoping to pick up some different designs when I’m next uptown.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Tribal Dragon

Tonight i started Smaug. Its been so nice to stutch even this little bit. This is part of his neck by the way, even if my partner did say it looked like a twig!


Saturday, 26 November 2011

New Start - Tribal Dragon

I have finally kitted up “Tribal Dragon” by Sparklies. I brought the chart ages ago but had to concentrate on other pieces before I could even think about getting started. I have chosen different fabric then what is suggested. I love the red fabric but thought it might be a bit scary for my son .He is mad about dragons so this will properly end up in his bedroom. It took me forever to choose this fabric and by the end my partner refused to even look at any more fabric pics.

I have spent a good 3 days just doing the gridding. Its drove me mad and I have had to remind myself constantly that it is so worth it. I haven’t gridded like this before and it was a lot slower than the way I normally grid. But looks so good. Does it always take that long?  Tomorrow I will be starting the dragon! I can’t wait. I have decided to name him “Smaug”, the dragon from the Hobbit.


Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Happy Dance!!!

A new baby is finished. Well the stitching is. I plan on making this into a pillow, which was my partner’s idea! I just have to wait till I have the pennies for the material.  I would love to say thank you to the 2 very kind ladies that sent me the key chart for a new baby after I had lost mine. Without their help I wouldn’t have been able to finish. I randomly emailed around 9 people I have never spoken to before and asked for the colour symbol part of the chart and I received emails from these 2 lovely ladies. If you every see this you are both STARS!!!

So the million pound question is...da da da...what do I stitch now?

I still have black rose to finish, tribal dragon I could start in a week or so (I’m just waiting for the hand dyed fabric to be delivered). There’s elegant kimono but it’s just not calling to me. Call of the wilderness isn’t tickling my fancy and hidden spirits isn’t screaming” finish me finish me”. I have a few small Xmas kits but there my travel pieces so I don’t want to spoil my travel time. I was thinking that black rose would be best but I need to lengthen the fabric as I started too high. So I might attempt that in a little bit.

Don’t forget I have a giveaway going on it will run till the 30th. If you wish to enter then please comment on the giveaway page. I will be adding a few more little bits to the giveaway. Once this giveaway has ended I will be holding a xmas giveaway which I must admit I have already started collecting for (please don’t tell my partner :P )

I have had my new framey thing turn up. It’s a q-snap frame. I saw that quite a few of you use them and I have to say it is heaven! So easy to hold light, chunky. The only problem is getting the fabric taught but my wonderful other half has that duty now

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Spreading the love

Hi everyone, just a quick post to say hi and share a bit of love

Have you checked out Cross stitch heaven it’s amazingly cheap, easy to navigate and even makes up HAED thread packs! If they don’t have the one you’re after just send them an email and they make it for you! This is so amazing I found that sorting out what threads I needed was a nightmare on “Strength” and I know a lot of the blogs that I follow do a lot of HAED this is my idea of heaven!

It was my blogverasy on the 14th so I am doing a giveaway. If you haven’t noticed already I have made a separate page for giveaways, you should be able to comment on there. You can also comment on the post that I announced it, on the new page or email me. My email address is at the very top on the right. The more entries I receive the more stash ill add to it.

I am just waiting on some hand dyed fabric from Sparklies which is looks amazing, and this will be the first time I have used hand dyed fabric , then I’ll be starting a new project. I’m so excited about this. I won’t have a time limit on it so I’ll be able to enjoy every stitch. I don’t know how I’m going to finish it as it works out as a very big design but I have months to dream about it, don’t you just love that feeling.

Friday, 11 November 2011

~*~*~*Happy Dance!!!!*~*~*~ ( The coherent version) And blogversary Giveaway!!!

Hello ! I apologise for my earlier post, it wasn’t all that coherent. Not enough sleep does that too me, but don’t worry my lovelies I’m more then awake now! The last post should have read:

I have finished “Strength” story keep!!!! I’m sorry for not posting for so long; I have worked solidly on this since my last post. Just as well really it was a mad rush to get it finished! I now have bruising on my fingertips, partly due to the EDS partly due to it being really hard to push the needle through. I managed to get it finished and “framed” in my own way this morning. It’s the first time I have framed anything and it was a nightmare! I think when I have some spare money I will have it done properly. Black card and masking tape isn’t too professional.
Happy Birthday Daddy!!

My wonderful Daddy



On the 14th of this month it is my one year blogversary! One whole year. I would like to thank you to all of you for putting up with my incoherent ramblings. To celebrate I’m doing a quick giveaway. Simply comment on this post and spread the word if you want (but not necessary) Drawing will be on the 30th November. If your name is drawn you will get to choose from the following:
·         Jane Greenoff  “Cross stitch castles and cottages”
·         Maria Diaz “101 cross stitch card designs”
·         Joan Elliot “Sentiments and sayings”
·         Dorothea Hall “Cross stitch for the home”

~*~*~*Happy Dance!!!!*~*~*~

i have finshed strength storykeep!!! sorry for posting for so long i have worked solidly on this since my last post. i know have bruising on my fingertips...damn EDS.
this is a old pic taken late last night since taking it i have finished but dont have a proper picture yet hopefully by tongiht!
just in time too as its my dads birthday today!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!!!!