Monday, May 8, 2017

A Year On...

It has been a year to the day since last I blogged... I am uncertain to why I stopped blogging - I just did and the time moved on swiftly...

Just to show that I haven't been completely idle - here are some of the projects I have been working on...
Free style crochet - Granny Square - (including the cat model!)
Canvas Work - Laura J Perin - Simple Gifts
Elizabeth Almond - Black work

The Needle's Notion - Coverlet Collage

Lizzie Kate - Cherish 

Cross Stitcher Magazine - Strawberry Thief

Nora Corbett - Azure Mermaid

Derwentwater Designs - Seasons - Summer

Sunday, May 8, 2016


Dare I say... A finish!!

Winter Flower Sampler - Elizabeth Designs. Stitched on 28 Count Antique white evenweave - with DMC threads and ThreadWorx - Sea Treasure for leaves.

Started 22nd June 2015 - completed 5th May 2016. It was a l-o-n-g Winter...

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

And the Winner is...

The wheel barrow!! After trialling D's charms - the wheel barrow is the one that is 'just right' as Goldilocks was remembered for saying more than once... It suited the space like it was designed for it. Thanks D x Now all I need to do is give it a wash and iron, sew the charm on and think about framing it...

Sunday, March 13, 2016

More New Starts...

Two new starts for 2016... I have fallen under the seductive spell of the new DMC Coloris range...

The first pattern is a freebie from the internet so I can't show you anymore than those bits sneaking out from the sides. It will be stitched on 25 count Purple Passion Jobelan with Coloris 4505

The second pattern is a T.A Smith Design called 'Felicidad' which will be stitched on 28 count Antique White evenweave with Coloris 4513.

Monday, February 22, 2016

A Finish and a New Address

On the last night in our old address - a finish... The space at the bottom between the trees will have a charm when I can find one..

Happy Mail!!!  An ebay purchase arrived at our new address - so with most of my other stitching packed away what could I do but begin... And yes another house...


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Patchwork Houses

In between packing boxes in readiness for the big shift - I am doing a little stitching. I have put a couple of projects aside to stitch until we unpack at the other end as with this move I have lost my stitchy room - so it may be awhile before I can unpack. While I still have a way to go with this one - the finish line is in sight. I am so pleased that I have persevered with this even though at times I was very tempted to 'release it to the world'. The blank space between the bottom border trees is placement for initials and date as in the original pattern however the jury is still out on that. I have seen a blue bird charm that would occupy the space really well. But until I am sure it will remain a space... And I am yet to correct the mistake ;) 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

2016 begins...

Despite being three days into 2016 I haven't begun on any of my proposed new starts - instead I have been concentrating on my 'problem child'.. A lovely little design by Jardin Prive which I really love - however I seem to have been at odds with this from the very beginning. I could say that for every stitch I have stitched correctly the 'frog' and I have been 'hand in hand' with the rest.

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This one I could have buried in my 'tub of shame' gladly, but instead I decided to give it one last go before I abandoned it altogether. I wish I could say everything was forgiven and has gone smoothly - but alas not so. However I have donned my "no fail" hat and I am stitch by stitch making my way to my first finish for 2016. I am hopefully that it will be finished by the end of January. Then onto one of my new projects...

Take care

Sharon x