Sunday, 24 May 2015

Mini Ariadne Update

I am sorry I have not been back sooner but my blogging mojo seems to have done a runner.  I am stitching albeit not as much as I used to but am hoping soon my stitching mojo will come back properly.

I want to thank you all for your kind words on my last post. They really mean the world to me, thank you.

Since January 2015 I have been stitching on Mini Ariadne but have only managed to finish two pages so far.

I hope to be back next week with some progress on Colours of Spring, Paine Free Crafts chart, as I am stitching it as part of the Quest to finish a UFO on Facebook.


Wednesday, 11 February 2015


I have been meaning to post for a couple of months now but unfortunately my blogging mojo seems to have taken an extended break.

I lost both my stitching mojo and blocking mojo last year but have been stitching recently so will be back to show off my stitching soon.

I am heartbroken as yesterday, 10 February, my darling mother passed away and I will never see her again and just cannot believe it.  She has been ill but we thought we had much longer with her but it seems not.

I am sorry to post such a sad post and will be back shortly with more about my stitching.



Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Birthday Gift!

I had another birthday last week and received two parcels from fellow stitchers.  A BIG THANK YOU to Michelle and Sally.  I love both of your gifts and thank you for them and your friendship.

Firstly, in no particular order, a beautiful pillow from Sally.

From Michelle I have received a lovely pattern and some gorgeous fabric.

I had a lovely couple days off and went shopping with my Mum and Sister.  

My stitching mojo seems to be on a bit of a holiday although I did get a bit done yesterday until I coloured all the blocks in on my tablet by mistake and that put me off a bit as it means I have got to work out which stitches I need to do.

Thank you again to both Michelle and Sally for my gifts.  

Until next time, when I hope to have some stitching to show you, happy stitching.

Love Lesleyanne

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Valentine Surprise!

I don't normally get a Valentine's gift but this one is not from my husband, he's not that romantic, but this one is from Michelle.  It is really gorgeous.  I am sure my photo doesn't do it justice.  Thank you ever so much Michelle.  Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope everyone in the UK is safe.  The weather has been terrible and many have been flooded.

I was hoping to show some stitching but since the Winter Olympics has been on I don't seem to be able to stitch, most unlike me.  I hope my mojo comes back soon.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Page Update and Tusal

Firstly I would like to thank you so very much for all the lovely comments on my framed Mini Be Good for Goodness Sake.  I can't tell you how much it made my day to read them.

I have finished the first page of Ornament Christmas Dreams and am very happy with it only another eight pages to go!

Heaven and Earth Designs Ornament Christmas Dreams

It is also time to show my Tusal jar again.  This is a SAL organised by Daffycat and if you click the link it will tell you all about it.

I am currently back to stitching on Mini Ariadne and will be back when I have completed the page I am working on.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Love Lesleyanne xxx

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Back from the Framers!

I took Mini Be Good for Goodness Sake to the framers on Monday.  They said it would be about a week before it would be ready.  Okay I thought no problem but had a phone call on Wednesday to say it was ready.

As is normal the photo doesn't really do it justice.  I am so very pleased with it.  Just waiting for my Dad to put a nail in the wall at the top of my stairs so he can be put up, all year round.

I am currently working on my Ornament Christmas Dreams and have nearly finished the page!

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne xxx

Monday, 20 January 2014

Mini Ariadne

I had an unexpected day off on Friday due to the gas man needing access into the house gas so I decided to sit and stitch the day away whilst watching the Australian Open Tennis.  A very lovely day if I do say so.  I managed to complete page 6 of Mini Ariadne and am delighted with how she is looking.  This page contained a large amount of Kreinik and despite my misgivings I got on fairly well with it and thinks it looks okay.  Not sure if you can see it.

I have missed a couple of Sundays on my Santa SAL so am going to stitch on it to make up for the days lost so will post a picture next week.

Until then, happy stitching.

Love Lesleyanne

Monday, 6 January 2014

Santa Sunday SAL.

I don't normally post in between pages progress but since it was such a sunny but cold day today I took the opportunity of taking my new start out for a progress picture.

Not a huge amount of progress for five nights of work but it was quite confetti heavy.  As the title of this post suggests I will be stitching on this on a Sunday as part of a Santa Stitchalong on Facebook.  We are all stitching a Dona Gelsinger artwork piece from Heaven and Earth Designs.

I am now going to stitch on Mini Ariadne as it has been quite a while since I have stitched on her.

Please stay safe if you have the awful weather I have heard about.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne

Thursday, 2 January 2014

January Tusal!

Happy New Year to you all. I hope 2014 will be a good year for everyone.

Here is my Orts jar at the end of December. I have put these all in a bauble and now have an empty jar which I haven't photographed.

I have started my New Year New Start. It is a Heaven and Earth ornament design called Christmas Dreams. This is what it should look like when it is finished.


This is my start, not a lot.

I have been thinking about my stitching in 2014 and I am not going to set any strict goals but would like to finish the above ornament which I think if I stitch on it every Sunday it should be doable. I would also like to make significant progress on Mini Ariadne. I will stitch on Mini Rose during the Olympics and hope to finish page one. If I can do this I will be very happy at the end of 2014.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Love Lesleyanne xxx

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas and a Finish!

I have been stitching like a mad woman and have finally finished my first Heaven and Earth Designs chart. To say I am thrilled would be an understatement. I loved stitching this piece apart from page 2 where I had a little wobble and vowed never to stitch on it again. But I put my big girl pants on and filled all the silly little squares I had left, lesson learnt, and soon got into the swing of it. So without further ado my I present Mini Be Good for Goodness Sake, artwork by Dona Gelsinger, chart by Heaven and Earth Designs. I stitched it on 18ct magic guide aida using 2 threads over one square.

I was also very honoured to be asked to stitch a square on Sally's 50th Birthday quilt. I hope Sally doesn't mind but I have borrowed her picture of the completed quilt and my square. Lainey and Mouse organised this lovely surprise for Sally with Mouse making up the quilt. Thank you both for asking me to take part. I stitched Littlehouse Needleworks Joy and Peace which I thought was very appropriate given Sally's love of sheep.
I would like to end this rather long post by wishing all my readers a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. I really do appreciate you taking the time out to visit my blog and leave me a comment. They really make my day. Love Lesleyanne xxx