Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Still waiting on beads

So I can finish Audrey :)

Last week I stitched on Chatelaines Summer Mystery.  It was school holidays so not much done



I have decided that Summer Mystery will be my new focus piece so you should see it every second week :)

This week I'm stitching on an old wip Dawn from PR

My fabric is actually all the green, better pic next time 

In personal news my health is a bit crap.  I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes :(. Metformin made me quite unwell so they are trying something else before I have to inject with insulin 

My numbers have improved but not enough, even though I've been really careful and eating really low carb.  So I'm feeling a bit sad for myself and teary today.  It's at times like these that I find my faith wobbles a bit

*hugs* to you all

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

4 Finishes

I tried to post this a few weeks ago but accidentally put it in the wrong blog so deleted it and didn't have the energy to try again lol

I'm back stitching!!  Yay!!

I've even had a few finishes :)

In Love - Cross Stitching Art Designs

On Rockabye 28count Opal Jazlyn

Silver Dragonfly - Mirabilia

Fairy Letter M for my Mum (Maureen)

Stitched on Whimsical Winter 28ct opal Lugana from Under the Seas Fabrics

And Finally Mermaid Letter M for my sister (Megan)
On the other half of the whimsical winter piece

At the moment I'm stitching to quite a large rotation but with a focus piece.

My focus piece is Audrey - Cross Stitching Art Designs

All the stitching is now done, I just need to finish the beading (I'm waiting on beads)

I've also stitched on Merchant Mermaid (but not much, I struggled a bit with this piece)

Before ⬆️
After ⬇️

Something is better than nothing I guess

This week I am stitching on Summer Mystery - Chatelaine

Here's my before pic



Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Moving along

Part 1 of Chatelaines Summer Mystery.  Still got quite a bit to go though 😄

And on Cross Stitching Arts "Audrey"



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wow what a week!!

Well actually a few few weeks!!

My son Christian (17) spent a night in A&E  then had his appendix out the next day.

All 3 of the girls then got a nasty case of the flu and we had to take a week off school.

This week things are back to normal.  I've started a knitting project for the meanings during school time.

This is for Aliyah.  After this I plan to make the same one for Bethany in that chocolate brown.

Here is my stitching from several weeks ago.  Sorry for taking so long to share a pic.  I didn't get much done.

But I love her so far :)

I also started Charelaines Summer Mystery but I didn't get much done before the flu hit.

I'm taking part in a NZ rr, my first piece took forever to arrive then when it finally did the next piece came the next day ;-P lol so I'm busy stitching in those for now :)

Thanks for stopping by.



Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Thank you lovely people for your comments yesterday :)

I have taken some advice and am going to start something new!

This is Audrey from Cross Stitching Art and she is going on a piece of  Crafty Kitten Fabric - fantasy wings opalescent 28ct brittney

Going to start her now 😄



Monday, July 20, 2015


I have hardly stitched for ages now 😜.

I really really really want to but have hardly any mojo!  Just when I start to stitch again my mojo leaves 😳

I feel so tired all the time it's depressing 😭

Well what a bunch of "I" sentences!  My English teacher would have a fit!

Gonna try regularly blogging again, not sure whose out there still.  Might need to go through all the blog links and find whose home 😄



Sunday, December 28, 2014

15 in '15

Well I'm thinking most of you have heard of the 15 in '15 starts thing.

I'm joining in, but with a twist.  I'm planning to finish 15 wips in '15 :)

List to follow :)



Sunday, December 07, 2014

December Goals - slightly late 😜

Finish my current page on Chatelaines Watergarden (centre page) page 1 for me.

Finish my Xmas stocking at long last!  Hopefully in time for Xmas 😃

Stitch on a Mirabilia (secret)

Finish Cross Stitching Arts Siren of the Deep



Monday, December 01, 2014

Siren of the Deep

Here is my update on Siren of the Deep - Cross Stitching Art Designs.

She is being stitched on a piece of opal linen from Under the Sea Fabrics - Chesapeake Bay :D

Thanks for stopping in :D



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Still Alive!

Yes thats right!  I am still alive!!  :D

AND I have some pics to share!!

On Sunday I finally finished Mirabilias Charlotte!!

 Shes on a Polstitches fabric, I think its snow storm, its definitely 28 ct opal cashel :D

On the 14th November I finished Mirabilias Gypsy mermaid

Shes stitched on 28 count Jazlyn July 2014 LTD ED

Thanks for stopping by :D



Monday, June 09, 2014

Blurry Charlotte

Charlotte is moving along :D  I'm hoping to finish her when I next stitch on her :D

I think my camera is dying :(

I'm starting a new project now, Arianna from Cross Stitching Art (yes I am addicted to CSA designs ;) )

This is the model pic

I can't wait to get started, shes so cute :D

It's my birthday this Thursday, I'm not sure what I am going to do for it, but my sweetie went shopping - I'm not sure whether to be scared or not ;)

Its also Miss Aliyah's 5th very soon and I made her party invites to day.

They were such fun, I found the idea on a free printables search and added in the bubble stick for the wand handle :D



Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Rosie is Finished :D

Rose Fairy - Cross Stitching Art Designs
Stitched on a Joey from Colours of the Outback
Started ?
Finished 3rd June 2014

While I waited for Rosies beads to arrive I stitched some on Siren of the Deep :D

She is also by Cross Stitching Art - this is the top half of the chart finished - minus most of the backstitch and the beading :D
Stitching on Chesapeake Bay from Under the Sea Fabrics



Sunday, May 25, 2014

Half a Happy Dance, A decision and ENVY :D

This week I stitched on Rose Fairy (Cross Stitching Art)  AND  I finished all the stitching!  :D  Just the beading to go, I am waiting on an order from 123 which includes the beads..... and a little stash spree, I'll share pics when they arrive :D

Not a great photo cause I took it quickly on my phone :D  I will take better pics when shes finished properly.

I made  a decision about Chatelaines DBS, I am going to restart.  I love the piece SO much and have struggled right from the beginning.  So its coming up my birthday in June so I think I will buy something light and pretty from Crafty Kitten and use my birthday voucher and birthday money :D

ENVY!!  Oh my gosh!  I always do this!  When I go look at the new Chatelaines when I've had a wee break!   BUT  I am in love!


Pomarium to go with Herbularius and what I have seen so far I'm in love with Tinctorium.

Sparkling Peacock Mandala

Tahiti Island Mandala *drool*

Sleeping Beautys Castle

Japanese Moss Garden *drool* some more

And I can't wait to see more of the Nymphs Garden :D



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The dilemma

I'm trying to decide what to do about Deep Blue Sea.  I love the piece, I love my fabric, but I'm really struggling to stitch it :(. I feel like I'm stitching blind :(

So do I keep trying, toss it and restart, or just toss it?

Any advice would be much appreciated!



P.s. I have tried bright lights both above and under and I have tried the light cloth on my lap, nothing seems to help..... I'm thinking antique White would be fab ;)

PPS: Thanks everyone for your advice, I have decided to restart on a different fabric