Friday, 30 July 2010


Yesterday because I had the afternoon to myself, the boys had gone to Skegness for the day with my mum and sister and the OAP bingo ladies from the local pub, I decided to have a go at making up my LHN ornaments. This is a picture of them I took this morning. I used Vonna's instructions, The Twisted Stitcher, and voila here they are. I was going to use two pieces of felt but felt they were just a bit big. I have to say I am really pleased with them. There is room for improvement but I loved making them up and will use this finishing method again, you make get sick of it lol.

I will be back as usual with a progress picture of my Poppy next week.

Until then, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxx

Monday, 26 July 2010

Row Love Progress (Not a lot)

I really wasn't in the mood for stitching on Dimensions Row of Love this week. I think I did about two evenings worth. I have this strage desire to stitch on little things that can get done quick. To this end I signed on to do the Creative Challenge # 1 on the Lizzie Kate Lovers blog. I have stitched up the challenge and just need to finish it. I cannot show the picture until the challenge is over around 20th August.

This week I will be stitching my Lanarte Poppy and don't think I will have any problem with stitching this one. I am hoping to have a little more stitching time as I won't have to go out to pick the boys up from school as they are on summer holidays but I have said this every school holiday and it never seems to work so fingers crossed lol.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

AOY "The Lighthouse"

This is my progress on All Our Yesterdays The Lighthouse. I have still a way to go with this one I was hoping it would nearly be done but I lost a couple of nights stitching so haven't got as far as I would have liked. I will be stitching on Dimensions Row of Love this week as I feel a bit guilty since it hasn't seen the light of day since May. Hopefully I can finish the Lighthouse next time in my rotation.

I am hoping to get Lighthouse and the Poppy finished in the next couple of months so that I can concentrate on my LHN Ornie SAL as I am a bit behind after having a little hissy fit with Red House in Winter. As it is one of my favourites I really want to start and finish it again.

I have also noticed that DMC have brought out two old Henry VIII cross stitches. I have completed Henry VIII and his six wives and so would like to complete Henry VIII and the Palace of Richmond. I made the mistake of showing my mum this and she has said she would like to have it alongside the other two I have stitched for her so it looks as though in the near future I will be buying this kit ready to stitch for my mum (for christmas she said, but didn't mention which year lol).

Anyway enough of my rambling, until next time, happy stitching.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Peppermint Twist Progress!

This is my progress for my Blue Ribbon's Peppermint Twist. I will have to finish it now as I have put the year in as 2010. I was going to leave this until the end but decided to go for it. I would have liked to have more done but the white thread is not showing up as well as I would like so I am going to buy some B5200 which I think is a bit brighter. The white shows up okay next to another colour but not when it's on its own.

This week I am going to work on All Our Yesterdays The Lighthouse. I might carry on with this until it is finished as there is not that much left to do.

I am not sure how much stitching will get done this weekend as we are going out for a family meal on Tuesday for my son's 12th birthday. I can't believe he is twelve already (on Sunday 11th July).

Hope everyone has a lovely week and gets lot of stitching done. It supposed to be a bit cooler here this week and we might even get some rain which will be good for the gardens.

Thank you to everyone who leaves a comment I really do appreciate them.

Happy Stitching, Lesleyanne

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Poppy Progress!

This is the progress on my Lanarte Poppy for the last two weeks. I seem to have one week where not a lot is done and then the second week there seems to be more. I think I am about half way through this now. It is really lovely to stitch. I did have to frog a couple of times. When I picked it up I noticed I had stitched one small block in the wrong colour so before I could start I had to unpick this and stitch it in the right shade. I am hoping with a bit of luck my mojo is back and I can get back to one project for a week.

I have read that Little House Needleworks are doing another twelve ornaments next year so may carry on with these next year depends how I get on with making them into ornaments lol.

This week I am going to be stitching on Peppermint Twist on my Christmas Design SAL.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Lesleyanne xxx