Friday, 9 February 2018

Not been blogging, sorry not really felt much like it lately.
We lost our beautiful Labrador Charlie in November and I really did not feel like stitching.  I got out my knitting and made a blanket.  I had collected all the Simply Stylish Knitting partwork but had not made the blanket.  So I have been knitting squares and joining them together and it is finished. 

I'm very pleased with it and as the yarn is 50% pure wool it is lovely and warm.

I have done a bit of stitching and I've even dragged my sewing machine out and I'm going to finish some of my stitching.  I did see online a new, well new to me way of finishing an ornament or small piece of stitching.  It was using placecard holders to make them stand.  I tried one

Not perfect but I'm happy with it.  I stitched this in 2011 so it's time it was made into something.  Mind you I have stitching a lot older then that waiting to be finished.  If you want to try this here is a link to the Twisted Stitcher blog with the tutorial.
 The Twisted Stitcher

This is one of my favourite photos of Charlie, I miss her so much.

Happy stitching


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

She's finished

I've had a busy weekend.   All my boys came this weekend as well as my daughter in Law and my beautiful Granddaughter.   It was my birthday on Sunday.  I had a wonderful birthday and the best bit was having all my boys here together.   

Anyway back to stitching and here is my finished Siren and the Shipwreck. 

I just need to get her framed and then she can join the other two mermaids already on the wall.

I'm going to start the new Lizzie Kate Christmas mystery sampler but I also want to stitch all the Country Cottage Needleworks Gingerbread Village.  I'll stitch them altogether and make a wall hanging.  I'm going to start the Lizzie Kate one tonight.  I really want to get this one finished for Christmas. 

Happy Stitching 


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Beading started and Wingham Wildlife Centre

Was going to post on Friday but my youngest came home from university for a short visit.  It was so nice to see him, he did not let us know just surprised us.

Here is my Siren and the Shipwreck waiting for her beads and treasures.  This is the photo I was going to post on Friday. 

I have started the beading, not my favourite part of the Mirabilia charts but it will be worth it once they are all on.

Hopefully the beading won't take long and I can start on my Lizzie Kate Christmas mystery SAL.

On Monday I went to Wingham Wildlife Centre with my son, daughter in law and granddaughter.   It was a lovely day.  It has changed so much  since I last went.  It was just Wingham Bird Park then.

Hailey watching the penguins.

James, Hailey and Kirsty feeding the fish.

Hailey and the crocodile,  they have a few of these photo boards.

I took some photos of the big cats, I tried to blur out the fences but you can still see them a bit.

They also have a Dinosaur area, lots of animated dinosaurs and even a sand pit where children can pretend to dig up dinosaur bones.

Happy stitching


Friday, 13 October 2017

Almost there. ....

Almost finished the stitching and then I'll start the beading and back stitching.

I just need to finish the chandelier and a few of the streamer type things,  cannot remember what they are called.  They are further down her tail.  I'm not a great fan of stitching beads but they are worth it.

I have the new Lizzie Kate Christmas mystery SAL,  I'll probably start that next.  Mind you it will take me a while to add all the beads and treasures.

Happy stitching


Thursday, 5 October 2017

Empty nest

My youngest is now at university with his brother.  They are both studying Computer Science at the University of Kent.   I should have more stitching time but it is hard trying to settle down to stitch at the moment.   I have done some but not a lot.  I'm sure I'll get used to them being away.

Here is what I have managed to stitch on my Siren.

I did make my Granddaughter's Christmas card.  It's not stitched,  I made it using my Cricut machine. 

I love it and I know Hailey will as well.

Happy stitching


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Merry Merry

Another small finish, Merry Merry by Country Cottage Needleworks. 

I cannot get a good picture I tried taking it outside but it still does not show the fabric the correct colour, it is a pale green fabric.  I really must find some time and make up some of the ornament I have stitched.  Two of my boys will be back at university in a couple of weeks so I should have plenty of time to make some up then.  Not looking forward to them going it will be so quiet here without them.  Jack will be in his third year and Tom starting his first year.

I have also been stitching away on my Siren

She is stitching up quickly, cannot wait to finish her.  Just going to finish up a few bits then settle down for an evening of stitching on her.

Happy stitching


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Bank Holiday Stitching

I'm so pleased with the stitching I managed to do over the bank holiday weekend.   I have also kitted up another ornament so will stitch that this week as well as a bit more on my Mirabilia Siren and the Shipwreck.

Here is a photo of my Siren so far.

I cannot wait to finish her, she will look lovely on the wall with the two other Mirabilia mermaids I have finished.  They are The Mermaid Queen and Mermaid of the Pearls.

Happy stitching