Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Not quite :(

I didn't quite get to finish him today after all :(  I had a couple of appointments today and they took longer than expected.

He only needs his face and buttons adding and I'll do that in the morning before heading out to go Christmas shopping with Mel and other family members so I can hand him over to her

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

New beading project

Since finishing Santa a few days ago I've made 2 stars but can't share either of them just yet but I can share the project I started yesterday  (and should finish tomorrow).

This is Stan the Snowman Candlestick Holder from Oak Tree Crafts (well there's a surprise :) ..... not )

I have made him before only this one is for Mel.

He would of been almost finished today had I not missed out a row and had to frog everything from the start of his hat to about 1/3 off the bottom :(

Monday, November 28, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016


It's been a while since I last managed to get any hexies done but today I sat and made a couple of flowers up

Hopefully I should have more time for them now 

Friday, November 25, 2016

New stash

I've been up to Harrogate today to help Kate out on her stand (C265 just in case your off there over the weekend) and I had time to do a little bit of stash enhancement :)

I've been lusting over the Union Jack cushion for a while now but it's always been out of my price range :( today I found it at a price I couldn't turn down.
The Nimble Thimble is selling off their LHN and CCN charts at half price so a couple of those had to come home with me the other chart was a gift off my fella (Oooooo future Gifted Gorgeousness project).

I splashed out on some Tulip beading needles a couple of beading friends have raved about them so I thought I'd give them a go and the pearls are to make Christmas tree's

I also picked up an order of Delica's from Spellbound but forgot to put them in the pic :(

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Yet another beading PHD

While looking through my pics to see if I had anything I could post about today because I had nothing planned and it's to late take any half decent pics I found these ones.

This is one of the sphere's from The Beaded Sphere

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

I have a Santa

Santa is ready and waiting for me to put the finishing touches to his sleigh

And a back view so you can see little bobble on his hat :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

More sleigh bits done

The stockings and Candy canes, the one's with candy canes in are attached to the sleigh 

And Santa's blanket to keep him warm is done

The other side of it

Monday, November 21, 2016

Daffs progress

More leaf bits, some of the brown withered stem and finally finished the back stitch on the big bloom  

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Victorian Fan

A different shade of green and a bit of pink added on Friday 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Grime Guards

I've been spending as much time as possible with my sewing machine the last couple of weeks making Grime Guards because Kate is going to have them on her stand at Harrogate Knitting and Stitching show next week :)

Today I sent her a box with 54 in 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Funky Street again :)

I've added another house this week :)  the end is in sight now

Lucy has just sent me this pic of Teejay with the flower I sent him a couple of days ago.
Whenever they visit I make him a flower but last time it didn't get finished before he left :( so rather than wait until Christmas I sent it to him. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

More sleigh progress

I've finished both sides now and added the holly to them :)

A few days ago I posted this pic of the side I'd finished

This is the same side after I'd taken the gold off round the edge and redone it, can you see the difference?

And both sides together, now i just have to glue them on the mould once it's had a second coat of paint

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sleigh progress

The second side of the sleigh is beaded and before I started to add the edge beads I took a piccie so you can see the design easier.    I have added the edge now and then decided that this one looked much better so undid the first side and have it about half redone now.

I've made the holly leaves to go the side panels as well which is hopefully a job for tomorrow along with finishing the edging off

And the 2 wreaths are also done, one goes on the back of the sleigh the other on the present sack

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November Gifted Gorgeousness

Gifted Gorgeousness is a fantastic idea thought up by Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching to get stitchers using those stash items that we've been given over the years or that we intend to give as a gift.

This month I've only got Funky Street to share with you, I bought the kit early this year using a voucher I'd been given as a Christmas present.

This evening I finished filling in the tree which means I'm now a little over half way with it :)

And an overall view of it.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Daffodils progress

I was out all Saturday at a GTG and I left this at home because it's worked over one I knew I'd never be able to concentrate on it!
Sunday I worked on the leaf on the right so I could do the back stitch on the flower, I only have a little of the outline on the left petal to do now but need to do a few bits on the leaves first which I'm hoping I'll get done this weekend. 

Here's how it's doing overall

I'm getting fed up with working on it now so I've decided that I'm going to see how much I have left to do at the end of the year and if I feel I can finish it in a weekend or two I'll carry on otherwise I'll change to something else for a while 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Victorian Fan progress

Not much to show progress wise this week on this one thanks to the frog that decided to pay a visit :(  but all progress counts

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Funky Street progress

I've been working on Funky street once again this week and while I've not got as much done as I would of liked with making grime guards for Harrogate I have reached the edge of it :)

And an overall view of it

Friday, November 11, 2016

Armistice day

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them

Thursday, November 10, 2016


Today I thought I's share some of my favourite pics of Rosie.

I love this one of her and it's so typical of her.
 I was trying to take her pic when she decided to check the camera out and I clicked just to see what I'd get, this was the result

On her regular winter sleeping spot

Such a lovely face but I'm biased :)

As a kitten she slept like this all the time these days tummy is a rare treat off her and mostly happens when I've been out all day

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Beading finish

Quick post again or it won't be up before midnight my time and I'm about to go to bed as well.

This is from Jill Oxton's Cross Stitch and beading issue 71.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Big Christmas project underway

This year I'm working on Santa and his sleigh from Oak Tree Crafts you can see a pic of him completed if you follow the link.

So far I've done one side of his sleigh

Monday, November 07, 2016

Weekend progress

I worked on adding some of the greenery over the weekend 

The plan for this weekend coming is to back stitch the top right petal and if I can finish the greenery around it I'll back stitch the left one as well

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Victorian Fan progress

I'm pleased with how this is progressing all the diamond eyelets are now finished in the fan which I'm happy about, it's not that I hate stitching them it's just they are so time consuming but they are worth it.

I'm not sure what part will be working on this Friday but I will be finishing the spines of the fan first after that I'll see which bit talks to me

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Funky Street progress

This week Funky Street came out to play and I'm almost at the halfway point now :)
It's much brighter IRL than the pic shows and I'm loving every stitch of it

I'm hoping to have it finished by the end of the year so you'll be seeing it again soon

Friday, November 04, 2016


Yes folks it's that time again where perfectly sane woman across the globe post pictures of their rubbish from this create hobby of ours  AKA the Totally Useless Stitch A Long (link takes you to the sign up/ info page)

First is my stitching orts jar since last time I've added one from Daffodils, Needleworker, Victorian Fan, My Ark, Owl, CdC, Alchemical Romance, Funky Street, a bit of sewing thread from hexies and Lucy added a few from her projects while she was visiting. 

And my beading orts, all the white on the top is from Tea for Two the bit of red that's just about showing is from my new start Santa and his Sleigh

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Weekend progress

Today's quick post is my progress from last weekend on the daffs as with the fan yesterday it wasn't touched the weekend of the wedding.

Apologies for the slightly fuzzy pic every one I took was the same or worse and this was the best of the lot

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Victorian fan progress

Well NaBloPoMo didn't get off to good start for me :(  I wrote my post well before midnight and pressed publish and it didn't :(   I went back to the page well after midnight just before I went to bed and there it was still waiting so today you get two posts at opposite ends of the day.

Last weeks progress on Victorian fan that I'm SALing on with Pat.
The week before was the wedding and I never touched it or a needle of any sort :(

I think once I get on the border it'll go much quicker

October progress & November goals

For October I said
Get the RR stitched   Done
Get the birth sampler half done    No :(
A finish would be nice   I finished Needleworker
Get a few symbols done on Alchemical Romance   Done 
Get caught  up on hexie flowers  I'm getting there
Sell some stash   Several items have found new homes

For November I'd like to
Get the next RR stitched when it arrives
Finish something
Get the silk ordered for Alchemical
Work on hexie flowers
Make a dent in the beaded Christmas gifts/ornaments
Sell some stash
Post every day for NaBloPoMo

I stitched for 74 hours 8 minutes in October had 2 new starts and 2 finishes one of which was a new start.  I also had 3 days of no stitching :( but it the weekend I went to Margate for the wedding :)

Current PHD total = 27