Sunday, 31 October 2010

New Start!

Firstly, Happy Halloween.

I had a new start this week thanks to Facebook and the serial starters SAL - who can resist the temptation of a new start. I started Vervaco's Lady in Blue this week as I can't continue with my Poppy until the thread hopefully arrives from Lanarte.

This is my progress so far and hopefully what it will look like when it is finished:-

I have to say that I am loving stitching this so far and so am going to continue with it for the foreseeable future ie until I get bored with it lol. So hope you don't all get bored while I am a one project girl. I didn't even stitch on Row of Love on UFO night - but I will this week I promise.

I have had a few days off this week with my boys as it has been half term. Unfortunately the weather hasn't been that kind to us but I did take them swimming on Thursday. Then on Friday we spent the day with my parents who took us out to lunch which was lovely. They both had sleepovers this weekend, my eldest son spent two days at a friends house and my youngest had a friend spend Saturday night with us so a good time was had by all. I will know doubt pay for it sometime next week when they will both be grouchy due to lack of sleep lol.

It was reveal day today on the Stitch and Stash forum for the monthly stitching challenge. I have stitched this piece but have not finish finished it yet and I can't see it happening at the moment. I have to be in the mood for finishing so when the mood grabs me I will post a picture.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Lesleyanne xx

Wednesday, 27 October 2010


Finally, I have finished LHNs Frosty Flakes. I can't believe I struggled with this one. It seems the more I like these little ornaments the longer they take me to stitch them.

I have definitely decided I prefer stitching on my pieces for a week at a time so that I see some progress and I might have finished this in one go lol. I have got, I think another four of these but have run out of fabric so will have to go and get some. Such a shame, I wonder what else might jump in my basket lol.

Last Tuesday it was UFO Night again on the Stitch and Stash Forum so out came Row of Love. If you squint really hard you might be able to see my progress - white on white is so not good lol.

I was a bad bad girl last night and didn't stitch on this, I had a new start which I will show next week when it might not just look like a blob.

Finally, I worked on Lanarte's Poppy. I just love this design and stitching it. I have grounded to a bit of a halt as I have run out of thread, probably thanks to the three false starts on it I had. I have emailed Lanarte and hope they will pop some threads in the post sometime soon. I emailed them for the green in the top left hand corner and they sent some so fingers crossed.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my stitching. It is very much appreciated.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Lesleyanne xx

Monday, 18 October 2010

A little bit of this!

And a little bit of that. Explains my stitching this past week.

On Tuesday, UFO night at Stitch and Stash, I stitched on Row of Love. This week it felt like I was pulling teeth. I hope tomorrow night it is a bit more fun to work on.

I don't tend to stitch much on Wednesday as it is exercise night but on Thursday and Friday I worked on my Lanarte Poppy and this is where it stands at the moment. I intend to stitch on this again this week.

On Saturday and Sunday I stitched on the LHN Ornie, Frosty Flakes. I am a bit behind on these but must admit to thinking this is one very cute snowman lol.

I would like to thank you all for your comments on neutral coloured linen, I will be looking more into this in the future.

Thats all from me this week, until next time, happy stitching.

Lesleyanne xx

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Christmas Ornaments!

I finally finished finished Merry Skater today. Sorry it's the same old finish I hope you won't get bored of this finish by the end of the year. I sent the chart to Sally of as it was on her wish list. Sally is going to stitch me something in exchange and as you will know Sally is a great stitcher and finisher and has said she knows just what she is going to stitch for me. I am sooooo excited lol.

This week I stitched two Prairie Schooler Freebies, 2007 and 2008. I have also finished these as ornament.

Both of these were stitched on 28ct Summer Khaki Linen, what else, using DMC Threads. If anyone could recommend a different neutral coloured linen I would be really pleased because I haven't a clue lol.

On Tuesday night I decided to join Stitch and Stash's UFO Night with my Dimensions Row of Love. It is not officially a UFO but I think it was on its way to becoming one and not sure why. I am quite pleased with my progress and plan to stitch on it every Tuesday so look out for more next week.

I am also stitching the monthly challenge piece on the Stitch and Stash forum. I am really enjoying this but won't be able to show it until reveal day at the end of October.

After stitching the challenge piece I am going to work some more on my Lanarte Poppy.

Last but by no means least, I won Little House Needleworks Anniversary giveaway. I could choose a chart from the latest releases and chose "Be Merry - Belle Pepper" and received it this week. I can't wait to stitch but not sure when yet lol.

Until next time, happy stitching.


Monday, 4 October 2010

Merry Skater!

I finished my LHN Ornie, Merry Skater, yesterday. I haven't had chance to finish finish it yet but will do sometime soon when the mood grabs me. This chart is now winging it way to its new home and should hopefully arrive soon.

I should be stitching on Blue Ribbon's Peppermint Twist this week according to my rotation unfortunately when I picked it up last night I appear to have miscounted and the only way to get round it is to unpick all the border. I do not like unpicking on linen and think I will have to restart it completely and I SO do not want to do that at the moment so think I will leave it for the time being just in case something comes to me in a moment of inspiration lol!

So I am stitching another christmas ornie but will wait until I have finished it before I tell you what I'm stitching.

Can I thank everyone for all the lovely comments you leave. They brighten my day no end especially last week as I had a particularly bad week at work it was lovely to read the comments left on my last post.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Lesleyanne xxx