Sunday, 29 May 2011

Gifts / Tusal

I have been a very lucky girl this week as I have received another gift from my Stitching Sister, Angela,,. Angela asked if I had a flatfold to which I replied no, well I have now. It is absolutely stunning and I am thrilled to bits with it. The colours are perfect for my bedroom and go so well with my At Home with Jane Austin piece I stitched last year and will look lovely with my LHN Simple Joys.

I am really enjoying getting to know Angela via our emails. Thank you Angela I LOVE IT. Angela also sent me some L*K charts and notelets which I stupidly forgot to take photos of but love them.

Front View

Back View

I also received this lovely lavender satchet from Nia,, that is now sitting on my bedside table with Rupert the Bear, a childhood favourite. Thank you Nia is is gorgeous.

Lastly, as I will on holiday when it is the new moon, a picture of my TUSAL. Mainly made up from threads from Temptation and a few from LHN Simple Joys.

Finally, I would like to apologise as I am not able to comment on all blogs. So if I normally comment on your stitching and haven't this last week know that I am reading and loving your stitching and finishing and hope to be able to comment when I get back.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxxx

Sunday, 22 May 2011


After a minor disaster, I got up to answer the door without putting the lid on my highlighter pen, you can see where this is going, I came back to discover the highlighter had fell on the fabric. I'm sure if you look closely you might still see a slight pink blob which I am hoping won't be visible once it is framed. I scrubbed and scrubbed and eventually got the highlighter off my white stitches. There was a lot of muttering I'm surprised you didn't hear me. I nearly threw it out in utter annoyance at myself.

Anyway I stitched and stitched with the help of ISHW I have finally finished Vervaco's Temptation.

I have to say I'm really pleased with it. Didn't like some of the thread it seemed to keep knotting, driving me mad. I enjoyed stitching this. I did have a couple of wobbles where I hated it but got through them especially with the lovely comments I have received whilst stitching it.

I will take her to the framers after I have washed and ironed her, again.

Stitching might be a bit scarce this week as we are going on holiday the week after next and I need to sort out the clothes we are going to take with us and have a few household jobs to catch up on. If I do manage to do some stitching it will be on LHN's Simple Joys which I am taking on holiday with me.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxx

Monday, 16 May 2011

New Addition and Progress

I would like you to meet Lily, our new addition to the family. She is seven months old and a little cutie. We have only had her since Friday so she is still settling in but seems to be doing well.

I have been working on Temptation. It has been two weeks since you have seen her and I have to say I am pleased with my progress although my mojo seems to be a bit intermittent. I am hoping that another two weeks will see her finished, fingers crossed.

Until next time, happy stitching


Monday, 9 May 2011

I'm the Winner!

of Michelle's giveaway,, and look what came in the post. Isn't it gorgeous. I love gingham and am soo looking forward to stitching the love hearts and making them up. A notebook, I am always writing lists lol, some gorgeous threads and a pincushion to make up and some needles, I can't tell you how many needles I lose into the needle black hole. It all came in a lovely pouch that I am going to put my wip ornaments in.

Thank you so much Michelle. I have been feeling a bit bleugh this week for some reason, all of my mojos disappeared, and your gift really cheered me up.

I have been stitching - all day Monday, think I may have burnt myself out, as I didn't really do much for the rest of the week but haven't taken a photo because I have a section I really want to finish before taking another photo - I am DETERMINED to get this bit finished this week.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxx

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

May Tusal

This is my Tusal for May. Orts are mainly from Temptation's shawl, blue through to white but you can also see some orts from my scissor fob, pink and orange lol.

Until next time, happy stitching


Sunday, 1 May 2011

More Progress!

After a slow start stitching wise on Temptation I sat down on Friday morning to watch the Royal Wedding and I stitched my little heart out whilst watching a lovely event.

I am really quite pleased with my progress but must apologise for not ironing it before taking a picture I hope you will forgive me. I am looking forward to spending tomorrow, bank holiday Monday, stitching for most of the day with any luck. I have been playing taxi driver today so haven't got as much done as I would have liked.

I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leaving me comments. I really do appreciate them.

Hope you all have a lovely week.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxx