Sunday, 24 April 2011


Primitive Betty Easter Freebie
Stitched on Cream 14ct Aida
Using DMC Threads
Stitched on
21st April 2011

I stitched this Primitive Betty Freebie ( on Thursday. I have yet to make it up, hopefully as a pillow, when the mood takes me. Finishing mood doesn't happy often lol.

I hope everyone is having a lovely Easter and those who can have lots of lovely chocolate.

I have also been working on Vervaco Temptation. Heres this weeks progress.

A close up of the area I have been working on white on cream doesn't show up very well.

Hope everyone is enjoying the lovely weather. It has been gorgeous here. I have been out in the garden pruning a couple of shrubs and I have planted some cosmos seeds, my first time, fingers crossed they grow.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxx

Sunday, 17 April 2011


I have been working on Vervaco Temptation this week and I am pleased with my progress - still a long way to go but getting there. This weekend was International Hermit and Stitch Weekend again and I worked on LHN's Simple Joys. I am REALLY pleased with my progress on this. I normally try to stay in on a Sunday but decided that as I am on holiday next week I would stitch on Saturday as well, the ironing can wait until during the week lol - priorities. This is a great stitch and am loving it. Thank you to all those that leave me comments - I do appreciate them and they quite often make me giggle, especially when you justify my new starts for me. Until next time happy stitching Lesleyanne xxx

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Good, Bad and Just Because!


I have been a good girl this week and sorted out my DMC threads, put them all on bobbins and in numerical order in my boxes.


I have been soooooooo bad, I have had two new starts and not touched Temptation, oops. But one of my new starts is a finish - yay. I absolutely loved stitching this one.

Lizzie Kate Limited Edition Spring Scissor Fob
Stitched on White 14ct Aida
using CC threads

Little House Needleworks

Simple Joys

This is going to be my weekend project. I have decided whilst I want to keep stitching on Temptation as I love stitching it I also need a bit of a break. So Monday to Friday I will stitch on Temptation and at the weekend I will continue on this, Little House Neeldeworks Simple Joys. The plan was to stitch an ornament but all the patterns I have I don't have all the necessary threads for so hence the DMC sort out. I most annoyed with myself to find that I obviously don't fill in the chart I have of DMC threads as I have three, yes three, of some of the threads, so as Simple Joys was all ready to go I started it lol.

Just Because

Kate of very kindly sent me a christmas bauble for me to put my orts in at Christmas. I left a comment on her blog asking her where she brought hers so she sent me one, Just Because, as she put in her card. Thank you so much Kate. It was very kind of you. I was so thrilled because I now don't have to throw my orts away this year which I didn't like last year. She said the bauble looked sad empty and so has put two varigated threads and some ribbon in it. I have already some ideas for the thread and ribbon, so looking forward to using these. Thank you again.

We've had lovely weather here over the last few days and today I have been out in the garden stitching in the sunshine, bliss.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxx

Sunday, 3 April 2011


This is my ort jar as of today. I have squashed it down a bit so it looks like a birds nest, not the brightest idea I have had. Mainly blues and browns in there at the moment from my LHN and Vervaco's Temptation.

Speaking of Temptation. Here she is as of today. You can see where the lowest point of the chart will be so still a fair way to go. I am hoping probably by the end of May or possibly April will see her finished, fingers crossed.

Happy Mother's Day to those of us celebrating today. Hope you have all had a lovey day.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxx