Sunday, 26 June 2011

Stitching Finishes and a Winner!

The winner of my blogaversary is Mylene. I used the random organiser. Congratulations Mylene please could you email me your address so that I can get the charts in the post to you. Thank you to everyone who took part I only wish I could send you all something as your comments really brighten up my day.

I am sure many of you know I hate finishing my stitching into things. So when Karen V of My Favourite Things,, offered a finishing service I was keen to give it a try. So I sent off Peppermint Twist and a recent visit I haven't shown you L*K's Jingle and this is how she finished them. I am absolutely delighted with both of them. I can't believe my stitching could look this good. Thank you Karen and be sure I will be sending some more your way. I have borrowed Karen's pictures with permission as my camera's batteries are out and I don't have any more.

I have been stitching on Vervaco's Sweet Dreams Baby and have made some progress probably not as much as I would like as I have also been watching Wimbledon. Destressers are very much in need at the moment which is probably why I have been stash buying which is not good for the purse. I will show what I have brought when it arrives.

On Monday L*K Lovers blog are having a stitching day so I am going to have a look in my stash and start a L*K design not sure which but will show it next week.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxx

Monday, 20 June 2011

Stitching Finishes & New Start!

These are the two finishes I promised to show last week. First up is LHN Simple Joys. I loved stitching this although I ran out of the colour Tigers Eyes, so left the border around Simple Joys off as the DMC equivalent just didn't look right. I finished this whilst I was on holiday. I must apologise as my border doesn't look straight only it is it is due to how tight I have the fabric on my hoop. I framed this myself and don't think it looks too bad. It is going in my bedroom.

Secondly is Lizzie Kate's Birthday Wishes. Another great piece to stitch. I have blanked the name and date off as it is for someone who might see my blog. I changed a couple of the colours as they were pink and it wasn't appropriate so changed them to reddish colours. I have to say I am really pleased with the end result as I don't usually change charted colours.

Heres my new start that I started on Tuesday of this week. I actually started on Monday but stitched a whole block in the wrong colour so started again on the Tuesday making sure I used the right thread for the right symbol lol.

In case you are wondering with any amount of luck it shold look like the picture below when I have finished. It is called Sweet Dreams Baby by Vervaco. I am stitching it in Pink and Blue as I have another family baby due in September which is hopefully, according to the scans, going to be a girl.

I was supposed to be taking part in ISHW (international stitch and hermit weekend) this weekend but my plans went to pot as my nephew's wife gave birth to my great nephew, Robert, so I went to visit them in hospital instead.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxx

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Blogaversary Giveaway

I can't believe that I have been blogging two years today. I have "met" some lovely stitchers and have discovered new designers and designs and am frequently enabled by your lovely stitches.

So I am having a giveaway. All you need to do is leave a comment with your email address on this post only and I will enter your name in a hat and pick a winner. I will leave the giveaway open until 26 June 2011.

You will win the charts below:-

L*K Jingle including fabric and embellishments
L*K Spring Fab Fob
L*K Snowman 10 - I was lucky enough to be given this chart for my birthday (so I am giving away the one I brought).
LHN Be Merry - Belle Pepper
LHN Simple Joys

I have stitched these charts but make a working copy so they are almost as good as new.

I have got three finishes to show you but will leave that until next time.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Lesleyanne xxx

Thursday, 9 June 2011

I'm Back!

I am back from my holiday in Bude, Cornwall. We had a lovely time. The weather was gorgeous, except for the journey down. Here are a few pictures of what we saw. I have caught up with all the blogs I read, you have all certainly been very busy with lots of lovely stitching.

Merlin's Cave at Tintagel

View from a King Arthur's castle window

Part of the entrance to King Arthur's castle

King Arthur's stone

Beach Huts at Westward Ho! (or sheds as my children like to call them)

Beach at Port Isaac (where Doc Martin is filmed)

View at Port Isaac

I have managed to finish two pieces which I will show you next time, might even be three, you never know lol.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxx