May 4, 2009 - 3 Responses

I was chosen by Rachael to receive something handmade by her.

If you would like to receive something handmade by me, then please leave a comment here. I will draw names from a hat at the end of the month, so plenty of time to enter.

Once I have chosen a name, you will receive something handmade by me within 365 days of my choosing you.

Once I have chosen you, I would be greatful if you would then do the same on your blog/site/forum

Thank you for reading my blog *HUGS*


Please sponsor me

February 15, 2009 - One Response

I am taking part in the Race for Life, which is in aid of Cancer resarch Here is my sponsor form. I know that it is only 5Km, however my daughter is taking part too. Here is Rebecca’s sponsor form. Ever little helps and I thak you from the bottom of my heart for sponsoring me.

We are doing this as my Fathers family has been prone to Cancer and I wanted to do something to help, and this is my chance.

*HUGS* and thank you for reading my blog, I know that I don’t get on here as much as I did, but it doesn’t mean that I am not thinking of you. *HUGS*

I do keep leaving this too long

November 6, 2008 - One Response

Well Queen of the Faries is coming along really well as she is being worked on on a wednesday night, as this is UFO night on the Crafty Natter Yuku board.

Queen of the Faries as of the 5th of November 2008

Queen of the Faries as of the 5th of November 2008

I am also doing a SAL on the Crafty Natter Board, Heirloom Christmas Sampler. I am down to the 22nd row, so much more to do on that.

Heirloom Christmas as of the 22nd October 2008

Heirloom Christmas as of the 22nd October 2008

I am also doing a hardanger needle roll, which I started in my Hardager group that meet in Long Eaton, at someones house. Which is nearly finished.

I have also started doing Patchwork quilting. I have made two, sorry three bags and a Dolls Quilt for Rebecca for Christmas, I am now going to make her a quilt in the same material for her bed. I am going to make my son a Quillow, for when he goes out and takes his duvet with him, so he can take the Quillow instead and not worry about leaving his duvet at the place that he is staying.

Rebeccas Dolls Quilt

Rebecca's Dolls QuiltA bag for my friend Judith that was finished on the 22nd October 2008A bag for RebeccaA bag for RebeccaMy second bag that I finished

I am making some Mill Hill Bead Ornaments for christmas present too, and also some of the picket fence ornaments too. As I have a friend who likes Snowmen and so does my Mother. So I am going to be busy making Chrismtmas presents.

Rebecas Mill Hill Bead Ornament

Rebeca's Mill Hill Bead Ornament

I am also in a Christmas Ornament exchange so I am also making that as well. I think that I will disappear up my own exhaust pipe at this rate lol.

Thank you all for reading *HUGS*

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I thought that I would say Hi

August 18, 2008 - 2 Responses

I have been busy with work, and for a while I lost my stitching mojo. So I haven’t really been doing any stitching. On the crafty Natter board we have been doing a UFO night where I have been stitching on Queen of the Faries

Queen of the Faries
Queen of the Faries

 I have also done some more on QS Lily of the Valley, but I need to take a picture of her.

I have been working on a bag for Rebecca, ready for when she goes to pre-school in September so that has been taking up my time, as soon as it is finished I will take a photo.
I would like to do some more to Taj Mahal Mandala as well this year but the year is fast running away from me. But we shall see.
Thank you for reading *HUGS*

Categorized in cross stitch, Passione Ricamo and The Queen of Fairies

QS Lily

March 21, 2008 - 4 Responses

of the Valley by Anderson. I have been working on her since I finished Snow Pixie and I have managed to do a grand total of 1871 stitches on her since the 16th of March 2008. QS Lily of the Valley

I have decided that I am going to work on Moonlight Magic for the Background SAL on the HAED BB this Easter weekend. As I am doing Lily the rest of the time and she isn’t needing extra time to get her finished.

I did forget to mention that Snow Pixie is a well travelled cat, as she came with me to a business meeting in Geneva Switzerland on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2008.

Thank you for reading *HUGS*

Categorized in cross stitch


March 18, 2008 - Leave a Response

I am sorry that I haven’t posted for a while I have been really busy with a new job and at the same time helping a friend realise that he has been taken the right royal pee out of by a “Friend” of his. This person has been bad mouthing people to Richards parents, employees and accountants. Needless to say he is no longer his friend.

My dog Joey is not too well at the moment either, to start with they thought that it was his back and legs, then he had an x-ray and found that his back was fine, at the moment it is a toss up between a cardio infarction with a possible blood clot on his spine, causing his legs to do silly things, or he may have a growth on his brain. This they think is more likely as he doesn’t like shaking his head or body at the moment, and the fact that he is only going to be 6 this year. Now I could have an MRI done on him, but you are talking about £2160 +VAT so £2500 approximately, which I could spend to find that he has a growth and for them to tell me how much time he has left. Or I could end spending twice that, as they may not find what is wrong from the first test that they do. Richard has said that eh would loan me the money to get the scan done, and a part of me thinks I would like to have it done so that I sort of know what to expect, and then another part of me doesn’t want to know. And I don’t like owing people money. I really aren’t having a lot of luck with dogs.

Anyway I have been so busy that my stitching has been neglected a bit, however I have managed to finish HAED QS Snow Pixie HAED QS Snow Pixie she was finished on Sunday the 16th March 2008. My focus piece now is QS Lily of the Valley by Anderson. On Sunday I did 722 stitches and Monday I managed 226 stitches on Lily, so she is looking a bit different now.

Thank you for reading, and sorry that I have been so long in writting hopefully it won’t be so long next time. *HUGS*

Categorized in cross stitch

Happy New Year

January 1, 2008 - 2 Responses

to everyone, and I hope it is prosperous for one and all. I would like to thank everyone for reading my blog in the past year.

Here is Snow Pixie at the end of last year Snow Pixie as of the 31st of December 2007 unfortunatly she was supposed to be finished at the end of the year, but as you can see I didn’t quiet manage it. But she isn’t far off.

So the goals for 2008 are to finish Snow Pixie, to finish QS Lily of the Valley and to complete 5 pages of Moonlit Magic by Selina Fenech Moonlit Magic by Selina FenechMoonlit Magic by Selina Fenech

Thank you for reading *HUGS*

Categorized in cross stitch

May I present

December 22, 2007 - 3 Responses

Gathering Dew by Krystal Camprubi charted for Cross Stitch by Heaven and Earth Designs.

She was started on the Friday the 20th of October 2006 for a new start SAL on the HAED BB and I put the last stitch in her today the 22nd of December 2007 at 14.23 GMT.

Gathering Dew as of the 22nd December 2007 Now all there is left to do is to finish Snow Pixie so that I finish my year goal on the HAED BB. I know that I won’t finish my half year goal, but I did have a few distractions along the way just recently.

I would like to take this time to wish you all a Merry Christmas

Thank you for reading *HUGS*

Categorized in cross stitch

Only one

December 18, 2007 - Leave a Response

more colour left to do on the last page of Gathering Dew. Although there are a lot of that colour stitch to do. The colour that is left is Kreinik #4 braid 037. I know, it is the first and last time that I will use #4 braid when stitching 1×1, I have been using #4 on Snow Pixie but she is being stitched 2 over 1 so it doesn’t look so bad.

Thank you for reading *HUGS*

Categorized in cross stitch

Today I am doing

December 17, 2007 - 2 Responses

a happy dance becuase I have finished page 8, which leaves only one page left to do. And to my calculations there is only 6 days left to do if I do 300 stitches a day. So fingers crossed.

Thank you for reading *HUGS*

Categorized in cross stitch