Monday, 27 September 2010

Halloween Finishes!

I didn't get to stitch much early on this past week but on Thursday I managed to make a start on L*K freebie, Spooky Patch. Friday night I was up all night waiting for someone to sort out the lock on my front door and so stitched the night and the morning away and managed to finish it. I finished it last night by backing it onto to black felt with white velvet ribbon. It's not brillant but it will hang on my cross stitch cupboard door okay.

Lizzie Kate Freebie Spooky Patch
Stitched on 28ct White Evenweave
DMC and WDW threads

On Sunday I started and finished Homespun Elegance's Boo Freebie. Again I finished this by backing with black felt and white velvet ribbon. Again not the most brillant of finishes - its a bit wonky especially my cutting but it hangs okay on my cupboard lol.

Homespun Elegance Boo Freebie
Stitched on 28ct White Evenweave
DMC Threads

I have now started my LHN Ornie Merry Skater but haven't done enough for a progress picture but will back later in the week hopefully with it finished.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxx

Monday, 20 September 2010


I have lots to show this week. First off L*K Halloween Sampler. I finished this late last night whilst watching Joe Maddison's War, which was really good. I stitched this on 28 ct summer khaki with the Crescent Colours, Weeks Dye and DMC threads asked for and I have even framed it. The framing is not brillant but it will do for me and I won't blame the 99p frame, I will take the blame as the framer.

Next up I have eventually got round to frame LHN Red House in Winter and you guessed it another 99p frame. Woohoo.

And I have also framed Angel in the Cloud.

And last but not least my progress on my Lanarte Poppy.

Monday, 13 September 2010


I have stitched a lot of green this week on Blue Ribbon's Peppermint Twist. I will be so glad when I'm over the other side where the border is red. I am not a huge fan of the colour green lol. I didn't get much stitching time this weekend as on Tuesday evening it was back to school night at my DS2 school and then on Wednesday it was exercise class so missed two evenings where I normally only miss one boooo.

I also didn't get as much done on L*K Halloween Sampler over the weekend as on Sunday we went to Skegness for the day and Sunday is normally a lovely stitching day. We had a lovely day in Skegness though and the weather was quite gorgeous considering how it has been lol. Here's hoping for better progress for this week.

I am quite tired today from all the driving yesterday but I am hoping I can get on with my Lanarte Poppy tonight and the rest of the week. I don't think this one is very far from being finished. I think it might take a couple weeks more of stitching and that it will be hot footing it down to the framers because I can't wait to put it on the wall lol.

I received the JCS Christmas Ornament Preview this week. I brought this because I loved the Britty Kitty design. Having looked through it I also can't wait to stitch the LHN and CCN ornaments, no surpirse there lol. I have also received my LHN Ornie Under the Tree - I am sooooo far behind these I really need to get a move on lol

Do you like my new header? I thought I would try something different.

Thank you to everyone who visits and leaves comments, it really makes my day.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Lesleyanne xx

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Finishes and a New Start!

As I hoped I managed to finish the stitching on All Our Yesterdays the Ligthouse on Friday, it just needs the outlining done. I will post a picture when this is complete.

I also stitched a scissor fob, a freebie that I had seen on a blog somewhere that I just HAD to stitch. When this is made up I will post a picture lol.

I think I mentioned in a previous post that I had entered the Lizzie Kate Lovers Creative Challenge. I don't know why becuase I'm I no finisher. Its not something I particularly enjoy and I am not particularly good at it. So it came as not great surprise I didn't win I don't think I even got a vote but the winner, whose name I can't remember, was a fantastic finish and I offer my congratulations. But I can now show you my finish but don't look too closely lol.

As I had finished the stitching on my Lighthouse on Friday night I started my weekend project. I started Lizzie Kate's Halloween Sampler which I have a for a couple of years and have never got round to stitching it. I have to admit this is my first attempt at Halloween stitching and this is my progress as of tonight. I have to say I LOVE this one. I love the colours and it has stitched up quite well as well.

This week I will be stitching on Blue Ribbons Peppermint Twist and am really looking forward to working on this one.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Lesleyanne xx