Friday, 31 December 2010


On New Years Day I empty my Orts Jar. This is it as of today. I can't see me doing any stitching tonight as we are having family round to see in the New Year so thought I would post my picture. It is filled with a year's worth of threads. I have joined the TUSAL being run this year by Daffycat,, so will be posting a picture every month.

I have also joined the 2011 Weekly Stitch a Long to keep me motivated whilst stitching Vervaco's Temptation / Blue Lady. I will post a progress picture on Sunday when the stitch a long starts.

As this is my 100th post I thought I would have a giveaway. It is very simple just leave a comment on this post only and I will put all the names in a hat and the winner will receive four of the LHN 2010 ornament charts that I have stitched and maybe even a surprise chart. They are as new as I make a working copy. I am not sure which ones yet because I still have to dig them out from my cupboard lol.

Until next time, I would like to wish everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Lesleyanne xxx

Wednesday, 22 December 2010


Last night I put the last stitches into my LHN Ponsietta House. I am so pleased. It was a lovely stitch. I did mess up slightly but I will not worry too much lol. I have got a frame to put it in so might do that today.

Thank you to Sally and Chris for letting me join their SAL.

I would like to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR and to thank you all who read my ramblings and leave comments it is very much appreciated.

Merry Christmas

Lesleyanne xxx

Monday, 13 December 2010

I can't believe it!

What a lucky girl I am. I arrived home from work today to find a parcel in my letter box. No sender's name on the envelope just a number and postcode. I was a tad puzzled as I wasn't expecting anything. So I ripped open carefully the package and was stunned to find this gorgeous ornament and bunny cutter and a christmas card.

A close up of the ornament.

A close up of the backing fabric.

This lovely package came from Jane and Tilly of Thank you so very much it is really gorgeous and I am so thankful. Aren't stitchers the best!

To finish with a bit of progress of LHN Ponsietta House. I am really loving stitching this. Would have liked to have got more done but life is getting in the way a bit. I am hoping to get this complete for Christmas but I am not sure whether I will or not, fingers crossed. I would have normally have stitched on this yesterday but my eldest son had to go grading for his karate. I am pleased to say he is now a green belt and his mum is very proud of him especially as I have also had good parents evenings for both my boys in the last fortnight.

Hope you are all ready for Christmas and looking forward to the festive time ahead.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Lesleyanne xxx

Sunday, 5 December 2010

New Start!

This is my new start, LHN Ponsietta House. I am stitching this as part of an SAL with Sally, Chris, Lisa, Hazel and Claire. I am loving stitching on this at the moment and plan to carry on with this for now. I think I am becoming a one at a time girl at the moment I hope you don't get too bored seeing the same project all the time.

Before my new start I carried on with Vervaco's Lady in Blue up until 2nd December. I had a bit of a nightmare with the hair. I stitched a section with the wrong colour, had to unpick it and then couldn't remember what I needed to stitch as I had coloured the chart in lol. I got there in the end although I think some of it maybe made up by myself.

I have received the threads from Lanarte for the Poppy and hope to finish this before carrying on with Blue Lady.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxx

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Lucky Girl 2!

Thats me! I was a lucky girl and won one of five giveaways from Andrea at I received this lovely ornament stitched and finished gorgeously by Andrea. Andrea emailed me on Saturday saying she had posted it so I thought I would get it later this week. The Royal Mail can be a bit slow to say the least. So when I heard the postman I thought the parcel that arrived was my order from Sew and So, ummm which I tell you about another day lol, but when I opened the parcel I saw this little beauty. Andrea tells me it is an iStitch design stitched on 36ct antique white Edinburgh Linen using WDW Holly and DMC 115 threads.

Thank you again Andrea I love it.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xx