Monday, 29 March 2010

Anniversary Sampler Picture!

Woohoo - as promised here is a picture of the Anniversary Sampler.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xx

Friday, 26 March 2010

Award and Miscellaneous

I have received the lovely sunshine award from Claire ( Thank you so much Claire you really, really made my day. I am supposed to pass this award on to 12 bloggers but I am not going to do that because there are soooo many more than 12 that deserve it (just look at my blog list lol) but will say that it's for all the bloggers out there who I visit as there are so many wonderful, inspiring bloggers out there.

I would like to post a picture of the award but blogger won't let me.

I also have a picture of the anniversary sampler I have finished and has been received but again blogger won't let me.

I started All our Yesterdays, The Lighthouse, last week and have done better than I thought I would as I have had a very busy week.

This week is the Christmas Design SAL, I don't think I will be stitching on it this week as I am out just about every night, with parents evening, a school concert and a night out to see Snow White on Ice by the Russian ballet stars, can't wait.

Talking about SALs, I have joined Sally, Barb and Hazel on their Sampler Girl's Jane Austen at Home stitch along starting on 9 April. I have juggled my rotation slightly to fit this in but couldn't resist since I had it in my stash. I have just got to decide what fabric to use.

Until next time, hopefully with pictures, happy stitching.

Lesleyanne xx

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Not a lot!

of stitching going on that is. For some reason this week I haven't felt like doing ANYTHING - not stitching, not facebook, not housework (not that thats new), nothing. However at the weekend I picked up a bit and finished my LHN Ornie "Snowy Pines".

I did stitch on Lanarte Poppy on Monday but not enough to show a picture.

I am going to have a new start on Monday - All Our Yesterdays, The Lighthouse. I have had this for some time and now also have another similar design from All our Yesterdays from a magazine, can't remember which one, that I also want to stitch so I thought I would make a start on one of them and decided on the Lighthouse because I have had it the longest.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Lesleyanne xx

Monday, 15 March 2010

Home Sweet Home Back!

I picked up CCN's Home Sweet Home from the framers today. I have to say I'm really pleased with the job they did on it.

This is my progress on Dimensions Row of Love. I must apologise for the state it's in - its needs a wash and an iron. I can't believe the fabric looks as mucky as it does. I wouldn't mind but I keep it in a zipped clear wallet so not quite sure how its come to be in this state.

I also had a new start this week. It's LHN Ornie SAL "Snowy Pines". I started this as I took my sons swimming lessons and then carried it on on Sunday when my eldest son went for his grading in Karate. It was not how I planned my Mother's Day but he achieved his orange belt so am very pleased. I have to say I have really loved stitching this week especially since I didn't get any visits from the frogs and on Row of Love I have passed the part where I had to fudge it because of the previous mistake.

This week in my rotation it is the turn of the Lanarte Poppy and I can't wait to work on it some more.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Lesleyanne xx

Monday, 8 March 2010

Christmas Design SAL Progress

I finished the Lizzie Kate Special Edition 2007 Ho, Ho, Ho and have started Lizzie Kate's Christmas Is for the Christmas Design SAL. I am really pleased with my progress I have finished the bottom half and only have the top half to do. I have also finished my LHN Ornie SAL "He's a flake". I not ever so happy with it. After unpicking and stitching and unpicking and stitching again I decided to leave it as it was. They are only minor mistakes but I know their there.

Anyway here's a picture of my progress and finish on the Lizzie Kate designs.

I have celebrated my 41st birthday this week as well and went out with my family for a meal which was lovely. I received mainly cash for my birthday (which I asked for) so I can keep getting my cross stitch framed and of course, buy more stash lol.

I am so delighted to see that I have thirty followers and quite a few are new. I look forward to reading your blogs and getting to know you.

My plans for this week are to stitch some more on my Dimensions Row of Love. It should be my Lanarte Poppy but I thought I would swap them over as I stitched on Lanarte Poppy the week before last. I don't want you getting bored of seeing the same old thing all the time.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Lesleyanne xx