Sunday, 10 April 2011

Good, Bad and Just Because!


I have been a good girl this week and sorted out my DMC threads, put them all on bobbins and in numerical order in my boxes.


I have been soooooooo bad, I have had two new starts and not touched Temptation, oops. But one of my new starts is a finish - yay. I absolutely loved stitching this one.

Lizzie Kate Limited Edition Spring Scissor Fob
Stitched on White 14ct Aida
using CC threads

Little House Needleworks

Simple Joys

This is going to be my weekend project. I have decided whilst I want to keep stitching on Temptation as I love stitching it I also need a bit of a break. So Monday to Friday I will stitch on Temptation and at the weekend I will continue on this, Little House Neeldeworks Simple Joys. The plan was to stitch an ornament but all the patterns I have I don't have all the necessary threads for so hence the DMC sort out. I most annoyed with myself to find that I obviously don't fill in the chart I have of DMC threads as I have three, yes three, of some of the threads, so as Simple Joys was all ready to go I started it lol.

Just Because

Kate of very kindly sent me a christmas bauble for me to put my orts in at Christmas. I left a comment on her blog asking her where she brought hers so she sent me one, Just Because, as she put in her card. Thank you so much Kate. It was very kind of you. I was so thrilled because I now don't have to throw my orts away this year which I didn't like last year. She said the bauble looked sad empty and so has put two varigated threads and some ribbon in it. I have already some ideas for the thread and ribbon, so looking forward to using these. Thank you again.

We've had lovely weather here over the last few days and today I have been out in the garden stitching in the sunshine, bliss.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxx


Daffycat said...

I love the L*K's so cute!

New starts? No worries, life is short ~ Start Everything!

A sweet gift from Kate! Hanging your ORTs in a bauble would be a fun way to remember this year of stitching!

Justflo said...

Lovely start/finish. Enjoy your weekend stitch. What I great idea for your ORTS

Happy stitching to you

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love the L*K scissor fob. I won this pattern from another blogger a few months back but haven't stitched it yet.

Yvon (jioya) said...

I love your new fob and the new LHN, looks good to, i think it's a great idea to do something small along something big.
I know i need smaller things to keep me going on the big HEAD charts.

Hugs Yvon.

Christina said...

Well done for getting your DMC sorted - it's a job of mine that I've been putting off forever.
I love your bauble, how lovely that Kate sent you one 'just because'.

Mouse said...

oooo well done for getting organised .... you need to reward yourself with your new start for that heheheh .. love the bauble as well :) love mouse xxxx

Kate said...

Well done you for organising your threads - so need to do mine!
Love the L*K finish, I have Simple Joys to start too - could be the one after The Sampler Girl!
I'm so pleased that you like the bauble!

staci said...

Oh, it all sounds good to me!!! Love your finish, it's darling!

Michelle said...

Well done - doesn't a spring clean make you feel good. The Simple Joys is on my list to start too x

Joyus said...

Gorgeous finish and well done you for sorting your threads - I have a drawer that is starting to resemble a crows nest so I must take inspiration from you...

Sally said...

Love your L*K start and finish lol! It's so pretty.

SImple Joys is lovely too. I've felt bad starting stuff but now I think what the hell!!! As long as I have some finishes what does it matter and as Daffycat very rightly says life is too short. lol.

How lovely of Kate to send you a bauble to put your orts in:)

Carol said...

I just received Simple Joys in a giveaway win, Lesleyanne and can't wait to start. You're off to a lovely start on yours. And that LK fob is so sweet--so bright and springy!

I need to spend some time on my thread organization--and soon! Things are getting a bit too messy for my liking...

Julie said...

Super bauble from Kate.

Well done on sorting threads, such eye candy to see them all in boxes.

Super L*K, those teeny scissors are so cute

Joysze said...

The fob is sooooo sweet, Lesleyanne. Love it!! Looking forward to you getting back to Temptation. :D

What a great gift from Kate.... will this go up on your tree this year? ;)

♥ Nia said...

Sometimes feels good to be a 'bad' girl ;)
Your LK fob is lovely!! =)
I'm loving Spring around here :D Winter is gone!!! uhuuuuuu :D
Hugs&Smiles to you

Blu said...

I say winding floss deserves any number of new starts!

Spring Fob is so cute! Awesome gift from Kate.

Suzanne said...

Love your LK fob, very cute!

I sorted and wound all my DMC thread last week, then my littlest one thought it would be a good idea to tip them all out of their boxes. I can see another day of sorting in the near future.

Lisa said...

Your LK fob looks gorgeous Lesleyanne, well done. This is number 2 on my to stitch next list, it's such a cheerful design.
Nice start ok the LHN design also, I think you're doing right having a different project to fall back on as a break from Temptation. I definitely couldn't stitch on the same project for a full week, my attention span is appalling lol.
Love the bauble you received as well, great idea.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Those are two lovely new starts (and finish).

Stitchers are wonderfullly generous!

Pumpkin said...

Organizing floss is a big job isn't it? LOL!

Love your finish and your new WIP will be cute :o) It's always good to have smaller projects on the go.

That was very sweet of her!

Siobhan said...

Nice new starts! Congratulations on the finish, too.

Solstitches said...

You're off to a great start with Simple Joys and the LK finish is just gorgeous.