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

Monday, 2 December 2013

Chelsea Logo Framed & Tusal

I have now collected my husband's birthday gift from the framers.  I am very pleased with how it has come out and he was thrilled when I gave it to him yesterday.


It is also Tusal time again with Daffycat.  Here are my orts, lots of blue from the Chelsea logo and on top of that there is some threads from Mini Be Good for Goodness Sake which I am going to work on for the foreseeable future as I only have three partial pages which are very confetti heavy.


Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

AWOL

Sorry I have been a bit quiet lately.  I was very busy stitching on my husband's logo trying to get it finished for his birthday.  I did!  It is now at the framers but I forgot to take a photograph before taking it there.
Once I get it back I will take a photo.

Once I finished the logo I got back to stitching Mini Be Good for Goodness Sake and have now finished another page.  I have three partial pages left but the next page is very confetti heavy so I think it might take a while.

Heaven and Earth Designs
Mini Be Good for Goodness Sake
I had last week off and managed to get my Christmas shopping done.  It is all wrapped and now I just have to write my Christmas cards.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne