Thursday 15 September 2022


 I have finally finished Mini Possibilities Eveelution Rainbow.  The artist is Walking Melons and it was charted by Heaven and Earth Designs.

I started this project on 1 January 2019 for my New Year New Start.  My eldest son, Andrew, picked it.  I managed to finish three pages in 2020, seven pages in 2021 and then finished the last nine pages this year in the hope of finishing it before he graduates his Masters degree. I think he finishes his course at the end of this month and hopefully his graduation (fingers crossed he passes) will be in November.

It now needs to have a good wash (it is filthy) and then to go and be framed.

Thank you for looking and happy stitching

Lesleyanne xx

Wednesday 3 November 2021

Page Finish

I can't believe I have finished another page in three weeks.  To be fair it was blocks of colour but I am still really pleased.  My fastest page finish ever lol.  I am really hoping that I might be able to finish this row before the year end so we shall see.


Until next time, happy stitching.


Monday 18 October 2021

Lizzie Kate Finishes

I had two Lizzie Kate finishes in December 2020.

The first one was Cat Lessons for People which I stitched for my friend's 50th birthday.  She reintroduced me to cross stitching so I thought it was appropriate to stitch her something and she loves cats.  I have been meaning to stitch her something for quite a few years.

The second finish was the Spirit of Christmas mystery SAL that I started in 2018 and finished it on 27 December 2020.

 Happy stitching

Lesleyanne x

Monday 11 October 2021

Mini The Possibilites Eveelution Rainbow

I started this project on 1 January 2019 for my eldest son with the aim of finishing it for his graduation.  I finished page one in May 2019.  I didn't finish page two until May 2020 and page three on August 2020. I finsihed page four on 1 January 2021, page five on 7 February 2021, Page six on 17 March 2021, page seven on 23 April 2021,page 8 on 15 May 2021.  May son received his BA Hons in Fine Art in July 2021 but luckily for me he is working towards his Masters so I am hopefully going to get it finished by the time he graduates in December 2022 (that is the plan!).

I finished page nine on 28 September 2021.

 This is the whole project as it stands at the moment.

I will be back with more of what I have been stitching in the next week or two.

Happy Stitching


Wednesday 22 September 2021

Life Events

In the time that I have been away from blogging I turned 50.  I had a small party with family and asked a cake maker if she could make me a cross stitch cake and this is what she made me.  I didn't really want to cut it up but it tasted as good as it looked!

We also had a new addition to the family.  A little girl born to my nephew and his wife called Daisy-Mai Patricia-Anne and I made her the ornament below from Little House Needleworks for her first christmas (a tradition of mine).  I am pleased to say it was well received by Mum and Dad and Daisy of course.

In my next post I will post some of the wips I have been working on.

Happy stitching


Monday 13 September 2021

Stepping back into the land of blogging!

 I know it has been a while and a lot has happened since I last posted but as this came up in my Facebook memories as being four years ago! I thought I would share it on my blog with the hope that perhaps I can upload every couple of months.

This is my last finished Heaven and Earth Design - Mini Ariadne. She was framed four years ago and I am really pleased with her but so sad that I haven't finished any others.  I have quite a few wips and some new starts since I last posted but I will show them next time.

Since I last posted I have been made redundant but was lucky enough to get another job after about six months of looking.  It is a full time job and cuts into my stitching time quite a bit but I try to get some done mostly at the weekends and sometimes in the evenings once or twice a week.  

My eldest son graduated this year and my youngest son is Assistant Head Chef at Zizzis.  I am so very proud of the young men they have become.

I will be back soon with an update and to show you my new wip.

Happy stitching


Wednesday 5 April 2017

Page 3 of Hope Finished

On 4th April I finished page 3 of Hope by Melanie Delon.  My stitching mojo is still intermittent at best but I am hoping it is back, fingers crossed.

I am going back to page 2 now as for the HAED Challenge I had to start a completely new page.

Hopefully I will be back soon with another update.

Keep Stitching


Thursday 8 December 2016

Hope - Melanie Delon

I am sorry I haven't been blogging but my stitching mojo has been missing for most of the year.  I have just finished the first page on Hope which is a HAED design with the artwork by Melanie Delon.  I started this design on 3rd January 2016 and finished the page on 6th December 2016.

I hope to be back with another page update soon.

Keep stitching


Saturday 2 January 2016

I am sorry I haven't been around but my blogging bug seems to have gone missing but I wanted to post my latest finish as you were all here when I started it.

I finished Mini Ariadne today, 2nd January 2016.  I am really pleased with how she has turned out and will miss stitching her.  I think I started stitching here in March 2013.

I am hoping to start my next HAED in the next few days.

Happy Stitching


Sunday 24 May 2015

Mini Ariadne Update

I am sorry I have not been back sooner but my blogging mojo seems to have done a runner.  I am stitching albeit not as much as I used to but am hoping soon my stitching mojo will come back properly.

I want to thank you all for your kind words on my last post. They really mean the world to me, thank you.

Since January 2015 I have been stitching on Mini Ariadne but have only managed to finish two pages so far.

I hope to be back next week with some progress on Colours of Spring, Paine Free Crafts chart, as I am stitching it as part of the Quest to finish a UFO on Facebook.