Sunday, 22 July 2012


I forgot to sign up for IHSW but participated anyway.  I managed to finish my ornament, Little House Needleworks Cardinal Winter.

It is also time to show my TUSAL jar and this is what it looks like as of today.  I am a bit late with my photo though.

Unfortunately my stitching and commenting mojo went during the week after the sad news of my Uncle's death so I apologise if I haven't commented on your blog post.  I did read most of them but didn't really feel like commenting.  I have tried catching up since.  He was my mum's last living sibling so as you can imagine she is very devastated as she has lost both of her "baby" brothers in a very short time.

I have received two lovely RAKs this week which really made my day.  From Lesli I received HAED QS Midnight Tender which is one of my favourites as I love the colours.

The owner of Heaven and Earth Designs also sent me Mini Rose Angel, a chart that was on my wish list, as she has been sending as Freebie Fairy to a lot of ladies on Facebook.

I look forward to stitching both of these charts and feel very lucky indeed to have received them.  Thank you both.

It is the summer holidays now for my two boys and the sun has finally put in an appearance and we have had lovely weather the last couple of days, long may it continue.

I am off now to stitch on Ariadne, which I am finding very hard to put down.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne


Melinda said...

Prayers for strength in memories for you and your family.

Love your ornament finish. I love Cardinals, they are one of my collectables.

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching and lovely Orts ..
Nice new charts
Happy stitching xxx

Anonymous said...


Your finish is lovely and your TUSAL is great too.
Lovely Haed charts.

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

HAED have the most beautiful fairys and midnight tender is georgeous - love the colours - look forward to see which one you decide to start

Carrie said...

So sorry about the passing of your uncle. Sending a hug your way.

Congrats on your finish, very cute.

I love those HAED's, can't wait to see those as you stitch them.

Daffycat said...

A lovely ORT jar. It's good to stitch - a great stress reliever, isn't it?

Again, I'm sorry about your loss. You and you family are in my thoughts.

Julie said...

It saddens me to read of your sad news, I hope in time both you and your mum willbe able to feel the grief lift and the happy memories will come to the forefront of your minds and heart.

A lovely ornament finish.

Carol said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle, Lesleyanne... It is so hard to watch our relatives leave us. I hope your mom can be comforted by remembering the happy times she surely shared with him...

Love your little ornament finish--one of my favorite LHN designs!

lesli said...

You and your family are in my thoughts, especially your mother.

I'm so happy to make you smile with the RAK :) I love both of the charts you received!

Christine said...

Sweet ornament and lovely RAKS

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss, and it must be quite hard for your Mum.

You've finished up a lovely ornament.

How neat to be gifted with TWO HAEDs!!!

Shelleen said...

Cute finishes. lovely HAED charts that you were gifted.

Penny said...

I'm sorry for your family's loss, Lesleyanne.
That's a sweet little finish!

Sally said...

I am so sorry for your loss Lesleyanne. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Love your ornament finish. It's so cute.

Lovely RAKs. You deserve them :)

Sally said...


Found your blog through Fabulous Frogger's blog.

Your Finish is lovely.

So sorry to hear of your loss.

♥ Nia said...

I love that design, Cardinal Winter is so pretty!
So sorry to hear about you uncle sweeetie =/ I hope all good memories will help to comfort your mum's heart, and your too!!
Hugs to you my friend

Melissa said...

Cardinal Winter is adorable! Great job :)

I love the two new charts :)

SoCal Debbie said...

I love the snow on the trees and the bunny rabbits! Lovely stitching!

Congrats on your two new HAED charts!

Michelle said...

Beautiful I love the Cardinal piece xx

Bonnie Brown said...

Sorry for your loss

Great Orts

Anne said...

So sorry to hear about your Uncle passing. My prayers are with you and your family.

Lovely finish and so sweet of Lesli to RAK you with those charts.

Anonymous said...


Just found your lovely blog.
So sorry to hear about your uncle.
Your LHN finish is very pretty and your TUSAL is great.
Your new charts are gorgeous!

blue star stitcher said...

So sorry for your family's loss. Sending prayers and good thoughts your way.