Sunday, 29 August 2010

A finish and some progress!

Firstly heres my finish for this week, Angel in the Cloud by Angel in Hand. I'd like to say it was a nice and easy stitch but it wasn't due to the fact that I can't count lol. I had numerous visits from the frogs which took away some of the enjoyment but at least it is finished. I do LOVE the colours in this one, pink and blue, my favourites and it is very cute. I will frame this one myself as it is only small. It is for my great niece's birthday in September so have a couple of weeks to find a frame.

Stitched on 28ct Summer Khaki linen using DMC threads suggested on chart.

Next here is my progress on All Our Yesterdays The Lighthouse. I am enjoying this one and hope to have it finished by next weekend except the outlining which a friend is doing for me as I am rubbish at it and hate it hence my love of Lanarte, LHN and Vervaco designs, no outlining lol. I have had to shorten this design slightly as I have stitched it the wrong way round doh. I always do this, forget to check which way up I am supposed to be stitching the design as I am always so excited to have a new start lol.

I have the next week off work to spend a few days with the boys getting them ready for school, checking the uniforms etc and I am also going to sort out their wardrobes - great fun lol.

I'm off now to stitch some more on The Lighthouse so until next time, happy stitching to one and all.

Lesleyanne xxx

Sunday, 22 August 2010

At Last!

I have finally finished LHH's Red House in Winter. It has taken all week, seven days and lots of hours of stitching. I can't believe something so little has taken so long. I did quite enjoy this, not as much as I hoped but I had a lot of visits from the frogs. My own silly fault, can't count etc, but nevertheless it is finished so join me in a little dance around the room lol.

Poor little Angel in the Cloud didn't get a look in. I did take her to the swimming pool with me thinking I would stitch on her while the boys were having their swimming lessons but forgot to take a needle such an idiot am I. I was not best pleased.

I will be stitching on All Our Yesterdays The Lighthouse this week. I am hoping to finish this even if it takes the next two weeks it will be finished.

Thank you to everyone who leaves a comment I do appreciate them and they really make my day and who can believe I have 57 followers thank you to you too. I can't believe people want to read my ramblings lol.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xx

Tuesday, 17 August 2010


Whilst I was on holiday the Royal Mail tried to deliver a parcel. I was very excited on Monday when I collected my parcel. It was the mystery prize I won on Danielle's blog, I'll be perfect in my next life, Well I couldn't believe my eyes, I don't know what I was expecting but it certainly wasn't this

or this

To say I was blown away would be putting it mildly. There are roughly 60 charts,LHN, CCN, Lizzie Kate to mention just a few, some came with threads, some with threads and fabric plus at least another 70 over dyed threads in such gorgeous colours. There are way too many to mention but I am totally overwhelmed by Danielle's generosity. THANK YOU, THANK YOU DANIELLE! Words cannot express my gratitude at what you sent me. You certainly did send Sunshine my way.

Talking about giveaways, Belinda,, is having a giveaway on her blog so go check it out.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Lesleyanne xx

Sunday, 15 August 2010

I'm Back!

I'm back from my holiday in Chapel St Leonards. Had a lovely time. The weather was lovely until Thursday when it absolutely threw it down but it didn't stop us we still had a fantastic time. We visited Natureland, Church Farm Museusm and visited the beach and played cricket. I managed to get some stitching done whilst the boys went to the Fun Pool on the site we stayed at. The lighting was fantastic and I really enjoyed watching the boys in the pool and slide whilst I stitched. This is my new start and progress on Blue Ribbons Peppermint Twist. I have to say I'm quite pleased with how much I got done.

Today I started my first "weekend project". I was too tired yesterday after driving home to do any stitching because I had a very late night on Friday as at the site where we were staying Shawaddywaddy were on. They were fantastic. Yes I know I am sad lol. So this is just one day's stitching which I don't think is too bad between washing and cooking etc.

This week I am going to restart my LHN Ornie "Red House in Winter" so keep your fingers crossed for me that I actually manage to get this one done as I soooo want to. It is one of my favourites although I think I may have said that about all of them lol.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Lesleyanne xx

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Decisions and Progress!

I have been making decisions this week. I have decided to adjust my rota slightly so that I can stitch on some of the smaller designs I have that I would like to stitch up so:-

Monday to Friday I will work on the following:-

Blue Ribbons Peppermint Twist
AOY The Lighthouse
Lanarte Poppy

Both the Poppy and Lighthouse are not very far from being finished perhaps two to three weeks work on each at the most. Peppermint Twist after much agonising I have decided to start again on Summer Khaki Linen which I have ordered today from Sew and So so hopefully that will reach me either tomorrow or Friday. So I will take that on holiday with me to make a new start. I didn't like the Aida I was stitching it on and also was having trouble seeing the white thread on it so decided to start again. I know I am mad.

Saturday and Sunday I will work on the following:-

Angel in Hand's Angel in the Cloud - this is needed for September as a present
L*K Halloween Sampler
L*K Spooky Patch
LHN Holly & Berries
Stitchy Kitty Chillys Gift
Prarie Schooler Freebie 2007
L&K Winter ABC
Plum Pudding's Fa La La
Prarie Schooler Freebie 2008

As you can see I have had some of these charts for quite some time and would really like to get them finished, especially since I can now finish them into ornaments.

I have left Dimensions Row of Love off my rota for a while until I get Poppy and The Lighthouse finished by which time I hope I shall start enjoying it again.

I have also joined Sally's LHN Ponsietta House SAL beginning on 1st December (

I hope I haven't bored you too much with this but wanted to get my plans down in writing to see if I can stick to them lol.

This week I have been working on my Lanarte Poppy and am really pleased with how it's coming along.

If you have made it to the end of all my waffle, well done. I am holiday next week in Chapel St Leonards so will post a picture of Peppermint Twist the week after.

Until next time, happy stitching and many thanks for all your comments I really do appreciate them.

Lesleyanne xx