Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Small Update

All my stash and WIP's are in the loft since I lost my stitching mojo but I did manage to find a small kit in a drawer.

Its not a brilliant photo but you get the idea.

My progress so far. 

I am enjoying stitching on it even though it is aida and navy aida at that. Colin is going to get all my stash down from the loft soon.

My bookmark arrived from sewandso today. Not sure when I am going to start it yet. Hmmm, do I have two projects on the go or finish Count the Stars first?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

It's Been A Long Time

It has been a very long time since I have blogged yet alone done any cross stitch. Unfortunately I had a traumatic event in my life.............my wonderful son Chris, committed suicide. I am slowly picking up the pieces in my life, one has too for my other children and grandchildren.

I have had a strong urge to cross stitch again and to be honest, I can't be bothered to sort through my stash so I have ordered a bookmark kit from Sewandso. Hopefully it will arrive by Wednesday so I can start it.

I am still drumming, it's the only thing that keeps me sane lol.

Monday, March 03, 2014

A Finish :)

Yup a finish :)
OK, so I had another break from stitching due to losing my mojo again.  I think I may be on top of it this time around. My tastes have changed and a lot of my WIPs come UFO's do not appeal to me right now.

First up is my finish.

It is a bookmark by Vervaco. The kit is very good quality. I love how it turned out.

Second up is my current project.

It is Winter Robin by Anchor.  I have been concentrating more on the background. I am liking it so far.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

A Long Time!

I hadn't realised that it was last July that I last updated. Mind you, this is mostly due to me losing my stitching mojo. I have recently started stitching again and I hope it is for good.

To help me back into stitching I bought a bookmark kit by Vervaco called Winter Landscape with Robin. Here is my progress so far.

I have also stitched on my Spirit HAED.

This one is painfully slow to stitch on due to the confetti stitching.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Natures Vision Update

I will be so glad when this is finished, but I think it is going to be a while yet.
Here is a before photo:

And how it looks now:

I am not getting as much stitching time as I would like still, hence why I feel this one is going at a snails pace :(

I would like to thank everyone who has voted in my poll. I will leave it open for a while longer but it looks like it will be Spirit that I will be focusing on.

I have really good news and that after nearly a year of being unemployed, my partner Colin has finally got a job. He will be a bus driver for Stagecoach. We are both overjoyed about this.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Please Vote in My Poll.

Please help me. I am overwhelmed by my HAED's and I need to just concentrate on one but I can not make up my mind which one it should be.

Please vote for the one you like best and think I should stitch on.
Thank you!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Natures Vision and Steampunk.

Here is a before photo on Natures Vision:

And how it looks now:

I have stopped stitching it on the lap frame as it was slowing me down too much. My plan is to only stitch on this and nothing else until it is finished

Colin and I joined the local Steampunk Society and last Saturday we did our first outing with them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk for anyone who does not know what Steampunk is. Needless to say, we are Victorian orientated................think Around the World in 80 days, Extraordinary League of Gentleman etc.

We all rode the Typhoon Simulator!

We had great fun. Much pleasure was had on our excursion with tea and beer!

I was wearing a full skirt with full wedding cake style petticoat. This photo shows how lovely the skirt is from the back.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013


I did not manage to get much stitching done this week but every stitch counts right?


This is going slower than I thought it would :-(

Oriental Lady

I work on this one when I am looking after my grandchildren.


Saturday we drummed a double header. First of was a wedding in Herstmonceux Castle.

Me on the left and and my friend Jules on the right.

A group photo.

Theres a castle there yonder lol.

The second gig was The Norsemens Biker Rally.

This is me with my friend Lin. We were best friends at school and then we lost touch. She recently joined Section 5 with her son and it is like we are still back at school together lol. Double trouble or what :-)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Big Update

I am a Nana again! Lily Lisa Marie Baker Was born on Sunday night weighing 6lbs 11. She is grandchild number nine :-)

Castles in the Air
I finished part 6. I love the way this one looks.

The finished part.

How it looks overall.

Natures Vision

Although it is looking pretty good, I'm finding it hard to stitch on at the moment..............I am having trouble getting into it. I have to make an effort on it though as it is for my son Ashley.

Oriental Lady

This is a bookmark that became a UFO. I needed a small project to be able to do when I have my grandchildren so I fished it out. I had to frog the fan as I started it one stitch too high. I am back stitching as I go as there is an awful lot of it.

New Start

I purchased the first part of Around the World in Eighty Days when it first came out. I love doing speciality stitches and thought I might as well start it seeing I rarely have new starts seeing nearly everything I stitch is huge :-/

The fabric is Honeysuckle Pink Joblean but it does not show up very well in the bottom of the two photos.

An Amazing Bargain!

A bargain in England I hear you say when everything is so over priced? A bargain in RIP OFF BRITAIN? Very much so! Mother in law to be picked me up this from a car boot sale for £5! Yes you read that right, £5!

It is Lavender and Laces Celtic Summer. The chart has it's original price tag on it of £8.99.  It contains absolutely everything. Fabric, beads, threads, needles, original chart and photo copies of the chart. How amazing is that for £5! Thank you Mumsy!

It will have to wait for a while as I have L&L's Angel of the Sea to do first :-)

Monday was a busy day for me as it was a bank holiday and we drummed at Battle Medieval Fayre. It was such a beautiful day and I got severely sunburnt even though I was wearing a high factor sun screen. It has been raining since then. We are having crazy weather. I am beginning to wonder if we will even have a summer this year.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Castles in the Air

It has been a while since I worked on this and I needed a change from my other stitching.

This is so large that it is very hard to get a descent photo of it.

I finished this area and started the next:

I just love doing the speciality stitches.

I have worked on one of my HAED's and Natures Vision as well but there's not really enough done to warrant pictures this week.