Monday, 2 July 2018

Smalls SAL 2018 - June Check-In...Better Late Than Never!

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I know I'm late again checking in but it's better late than never....It's been another very busy month I'm afraid....

So this is my third time taking part in 




 Hosted by Heather over at the Stitching Lotus

(I think Heather is having a little blogging break as there seems to be no link up showing so I will just post here for my own record)....otherwise I'll forget what I have stitched.


This has been a much better month for me for stitching but this is partly due to the fact that I have had some minor surgery to my feet so have been forced to sit and sew....


I had not one but two finishes in June....


Little House Needleworks

Hot Cocoa



And my second finish was

Little House Needleworks

Little Sheep Virtue - 2 - Love



That's two down, ten to go of these little projects....so I'd better get a wriggle on if I want to finish them this year!


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 



Monday, 25 June 2018

WIPocalypse June 2018 Check-In...

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

It's time for a little catch-up with 

WIPocalypse

WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi's Musings

I know I'm late again.....So sorry!

Each month we share the projects we want to finish and show our progress....in my case....'if there is any progress....'

Here is a list of my WIPocalypse projects for 2018:-

 The Spirit of Christmas - Lavender & Lace
2  The Autumn Queen - Mirabilia
3  The Stargazer - Mirabilia
4  Bluebell - Mirabilia
5  Kitty Cat Row - Bent Creek - Finished
6  Seashell Treasures - Dimensions
7  Hope - Little Sheep Virtue no. 1 - Little House Needleworks - Finished
8  Cardinal Winter - Little House Needleworks - Finished
9  Strawberry Biscornu - Jane Greenoff
10 Mini Owl & The Pussycat - HAED
11 Forever Friends - HAED
12 Hot Cocoa - Little House Needleworks - Finished
13 Oh Christmas Tree - Little House Needleworks
14 It's Snow Cold - Little House Needleworks
15 Hello Winter - Plum Street Samplers
16 Pomegranate Santa - Plum Street Samplers
17 Jolly Happy Soul - With Thy Needle & Thread
18 Ho! Ho! Ho! - With Thy Needle & Thread

Four down....Fourteen to go....

So I managed a little more stitching in June but this is partly due to the fact that I have had some minor surgery to my feet so have been forced to sit and sew....Oh Dear!.....now that's a shame!!!...

And I am happy to report that I have managed two more finishes...

YEAH...!!!


 ABC chart from Bent Creek 

Kitty Cat Row - Completed



Little House Needleworks

Hot Cocoa - Completed







Lavender & Lace

The Spirit Of Christmas


Just a few stitches added to this one...



And finally a few stitches added to...

Dimensions

Seashell Treasures



So not a bad month for me....I just need to keep up the momentum...

Question of the month - Tell us what you think the ideal stitching retreat would include?

Well I'm not sure about this as I have never been on a stitching retreat but I imagine it would have to be somewhere with lots of natural light and comfortable chairs. Somewhere to plug in my light and magnifying lamp....the eyes are not what they were.....Plenty of money for more stitching stash, good company and delicious food and drink....I think that would be a start anyway....


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your evening... 



Monday, 18 June 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness 2018 - June

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Yes I know I'm late in joining in with Jo again from Serendipitous Stitching who hosts Gifted Gorgeousness....but at least I'm here and I have a finished project....Yeah!

This is where you can share the stitching projects which you have been given as a gift or you intend as a gift for someone else....

There are lots of ways to shoehorn a project into Gifted Gorgeousness.....

  • Any chart/kit which was given to you
  • Any chart/kit which you won in a giveaway
  • Any chart/kit which you bought using a voucher given to you/won by you
  • Anything stitched on fabric received in the above ways
  • Anything stitched with floss received in the above ways
  • Anything embellished or finished with items received in the above ways
  • Anything which is intended as a gift or prize for another person
  • Anything else you can somehow shoehorn with word "gift" into!

So here is what I have finally completed...


ABC chart from Bent Creek 

Kitty Cat Row

Ta-Dah...!!!


This is for a friend of mine who loves her feline friends....

A birthday present I think once it has been framed.


So now I need to see what everyone else has been working on for Gifted Gorgeousness.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 


Sunday, 27 May 2018

My Chelsea Flower Show 2018...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well and enjoying the lovely weather.

We arrived back from a wonderful trip to London yesterday. We have had almost a week there and amongst all the things we did we attended The RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  The weather behaved yet again for us....and this time we stayed for a rather lovely al la carte meal in one of the restaurants booked in advance by my lovely husband.

I am lucky enough to have been to the show a few times before and I can happily say that it improves each time we go.....

Here are just a few snaps of our visit this year....

















I thought all the gardens were wonderful as always and a feast for the senses. I don't think I had a favourite this year although I did think the Yorkshire Garden was rather special....


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.


Thursday, 17 May 2018

The Enchanting Rose - 12th Tea Cup & Mug Exchange Reveal

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

So It's Time For The Big Reveal....

The lovely Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose hosted the 12th Tea Cup & Mug Exchange and once again I joined in....There were almost 250 ladies who participated this time around and Stephanie did an amazing job of organisation, as always. 

Thank you so much Stephanie......

....this is such a lovely exchange to be part of....

I was absolutely thrilled with the lovely parcel that I received from Lillian in Cornwall.


Here is what I received from Lillian....

SPRING 2018 TEA CUP EXCHANGE

Such wonderful gifts....



I love my beautiful new cup  and saucer....so elegant.

Lillian has really spoilt me....I can't wait to try some of the recipes from the Gifts From The Kitchen book....the fragrant sachets are perfect for my new walk in wardrobe and the gardening gift set is already in use in the greenhouse.

Thank you so much Lillian for my fabulous parcel and all the wonderful gifts inside. How very kind, thoughtful and such clever choices.

Sadly this maybe the last exchange that Stephanie organises but I have taken part in six and have had such beautiful teacups from around the world....as well as making some very special new friends along the way.

Thank you to Stephanie for all your hard work in this fabulous exchange....


Don't forget to pop over to Stephanie's blog to see what all the other ladies received in the exchange....


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.



Saturday, 12 May 2018

Tiny Tassels

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I'm so sorry to have been absent for so long.....I am so busy with work and house renovations that I have thought about giving up my blog as I seem to have so little time lately to sit and blog and comment on all the lovely blogs out there.

I'm not even sure if anyone looks at my blog anymore as I have been so inactive lately but I will keep going for now....When I set out with this blogging adventure it was to record my crafting journey so as I still potter a little in the crafting world I will continue.....

I have almost finished my Scheepjes Shawl Of Secrets... I just need to sew in the ends and then block it....I never done this before but will endeavour to do my best.

 So I have had my eye on this little number for a while now...it arrived through the post during the week....


It comes in several colourways and I already have plans to buy at least two more when I get the chance to visit the shop in a few weeks time.....I'm still only a novice knitter but the bug has certainly bitten I'm afraid.

 And I love this lovely shop...a yarn goldmine....

LOOP


I could spend hours and pounds in here....Oh I already have....Whoops!!!!

If you are still with me...


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 


Thursday, 5 April 2018

Hello Blackbird

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Today I just wanted to share some photos of my beautiful new bag that I commissioned from the incredibly talented Irene Campsill from Irene Campsill Designs

I have 'quite' a few bags made by Irene but this was a particular request of mine.....I wanted a blackbird in amongst some branches and Irene created this beautiful bag for me.....

And I adore it....it is so much more than I had imagined.

The Bag...


The Detail...


The Label...


On the reverse of this label is written...

"This bag has been made from a furnishing fabric off cut and oddments of wool skirts and jackets and denim jeans"....

I love my bag and have already another design in mind.....most of my other bags have hares on them so this was a little different for me this time.....

Thank you Irene....you are so very clever and I love my beautiful new bag...


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 



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