Sunday, 25 October 2009

More Zac Efron Progress

This is the progress I have made this week. I'm quite pleased as I got more done than I thought I was going to. I have to say that once this one is done it is going to be a very long long long time before I do another Stitch a Star. I am hoping to get this finished this week whilst I am away or maybe by this time next week. Fingers crossed I want to start the birth sampler I have to do for a Christmas present.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Zac Efron Progress

This is my progress on my Stitch a Star of Zac Efron. I started it last Tuesday. I am not sure how much I'm going to get down this week as I have some sorting out of drawers to do as we have swopped a chest of drawers with our younger son and I also want to paint them so they match his wardrobe. I am not sure whether to carry on with this or leave it to take away with me when we go for a short break to Chapel St Leonards. We are staying in a caravan from Monday to Friday. I am tempted to take this as there are not so many colours to take. I could then make a start on my birth sampler.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009


I had a surprise package today when I got home from work. I couldn't think what it could be. There was an address on it that didn't ring any bells. So I opened the package and there was a lovely card saying that I had won Clare's giveaway ( I have never won anything in my life before so I am thrilled to bits. Apparently, the flower charts came from a lady who can no longer stitch (my worst nightmare) so I will be looking forward to using some of the patterns in them. Also included were some threads and aida which will come in very useful.

Thank you Clare.

Monday, 12 October 2009

First Christmas Finished!

I have just finished Lizzie Kate's First Christmas for my nephew's new son. This is the fourth one I have done this year since August. I am pleased to have got them done. The fabric is what I have brought to back them with, when I say for me to back them with, I actually mean a colleague at work is going to make them up.

Tomorrow I am going to start Zac Efron's Stitch a Star which is going to be a christmas present.

Friday, 9 October 2009

And A Little More Stash

Firstly, I would like to thank you for all your nice comments regarding "Whatever". I have stitched it for my niece who is 21 in November and it is a favourite saying of hers so when I saw it on the Lizzie Kate site I just had to stitch it.

Secondly, Lisa was having a stash sale and I purchased some CCN & LHN charts, pictured above, which includes Princess Parade, Reading, Gentle and Kind and Geranium House and another cart by Pine Mountain Designs called Be Scarey. Thank you so much Lisa.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009


I finished Lizzie Kate's freebie Whatever! today. It was a real fun stitch and it only took three days to stitch. I used the DMC conversion and love the colours. I did have some buttons but they didn't quite go so I stitched the exclamation mark instead. I am going to take this into work for a colleague to finish into a cushion for me as it is going to be a present.

I am now going to stitch another Lizzie Kate "First Christmas" so hopefully another quick finish.

Happy stitching.

Monday, 5 October 2009

A Little More Stash

The rest of my order from Thread Bear arrived today which was the threads for Jane Austen at home, except for three which they have to order, and the Home Sweet Home chart from County Cottage Needleworks.

The charts I ordered from Sew and So were Lizzie Kate's Winter ABCs, Halloween Sampler and Christmas Is. None of these will be done until next year but after being a bit down in the dumps what better way to cheer yourself up than with a bit of stash lol.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

New Stash!

This arrived today from Thread Bear which I ordered after seeing Elisa's colour changes ( because I fell in love with the purple rather than the pink although I'm a bit of pink fan and I wouldn't have the brains to think about changes colours. I am hoping Elisa won't mind me shamelessly pinching her colour conversion. I have also ordered the threads for this although there a three Thread Bear are having to order from the States so they won't be here for about a month. But that's probably a good thing but I can't start anything else until my Christmas stitching is complete and I can't see that happening until the end of November.

I also ordered some Lizzie Kate charts from Sew and So so will post that when it comes.

I am in the process of stitching a 21st birthday card and will show a picture when its finished.

Enjoy your weekend and stitching.


Thursday, 1 October 2009

Orland Bloom Finished!

I have finally finished my Stitch a Star of Orlando Bloom. I am really pleased to have completed it so early in the week, I thought I would have finished it by Sunday. I will now have to do the washing that I have been ignoring in my eagerness to finish him.

I am now going to stitch a few little things, a 21st Birthday card and another First Christmas ornament so will post pictures when they are finished and then I have another Stitch a Star to do of Zac Efron. Until then enjoy your stitching.