Tuesday, 31 July 2012

New Olympic Start!

A fellow stitcher on the HAED BB shared that it was a tradition of hers to start a new piece for the Olympics and there were quite a few ladies from some HAED Facebook groups that caught onto the idea and were starting something new.  Not me I thought I do not need a new start.  But my will power being what it is I found myself Friday afternoon going through my charts to see what threads I had for which chart.  It turned out I had quite a few of the threads needed for the first page for Mini Rose by Rachel Anderson.  So the idea is to work on this through the Olympics and have it finished by the next Olympics.

So here is what Mini Rose will look like when it is finished 

and my progress so far

Not as much as I would have liked as I have been unwell with suspected food poisoning and for a couple of days didn't feel much like doing any but since I have taken my two boys clothes shopping today and as any mum of boys will tell you it is not fun I think I deserve an evening of stitching lol.

I would like to thank you all that left comments on my previous post it really meant a lot to me, thank you.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne

Sunday, 22 July 2012


I forgot to sign up for IHSW but participated anyway.  I managed to finish my ornament, Little House Needleworks Cardinal Winter.

It is also time to show my TUSAL jar and this is what it looks like as of today.  I am a bit late with my photo though.

Unfortunately my stitching and commenting mojo went during the week after the sad news of my Uncle's death so I apologise if I haven't commented on your blog post.  I did read most of them but didn't really feel like commenting.  I have tried catching up since.  He was my mum's last living sibling so as you can imagine she is very devastated as she has lost both of her "baby" brothers in a very short time.

I have received two lovely RAKs this week which really made my day.  From Lesli I received HAED QS Midnight Tender which is one of my favourites as I love the colours.

The owner of Heaven and Earth Designs also sent me Mini Rose Angel, a chart that was on my wish list, as she has been sending as Freebie Fairy to a lot of ladies on Facebook.

I look forward to stitching both of these charts and feel very lucky indeed to have received them.  Thank you both.

It is the summer holidays now for my two boys and the sun has finally put in an appearance and we have had lovely weather the last couple of days, long may it continue.

I am off now to stitch on Ariadne, which I am finding very hard to put down.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne

Monday, 16 July 2012

Page 2 Finished

I have finished page 2 of Ariadne (HAED).  I am really enjoying this project and find it very therapeutic.  Although my husband asked me if I was fed up with purple because he was lol.  He thinks I should be stitching blue for his Chelsea Football Club logo he is after.  Apparently I have stitched for everybody else and not him and this is his design of choice.  My youngest son then said he wanted a WWE logo.  I think I could be busy stitching christmas presents this year in secret.

I will be stitching on my ornament SAL with Angela this week and by some miracle I have also managed to tie it in with the Christmas All Year Round SAL that I joined back in January and haven't managed to complete one yet!

Well the weather here continues to be dismal but I am hoping as it is the school holidays and the Olympics soon that it will improve especially as we will be going on holiday for a week.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne

Wednesday, 11 July 2012


I received a parcel from June today.  I won a giveaway on her blog.  Now I was very good and took a picture of it as I received it before I ripped the wrapping off.  I hope you appreciate the restraint I showed for you lol.

This is what I received.  Isn't it all gorgeous.  I look forward to using the fabric and finishing materials.  The lavender pillow is already on my bedside table.   I really LOVE it all June, thank you so very much.

Now I am sure if you have read June's blog you will now she loves her flowers so I thought I would show a picture of my water lily which is now in flower and I think it might be the first time it has done so.  It is in my Charlie Dimmock inspired water feature which my boys call my bucket in the gravel lol.

Thank you again June.

I am stitching on my HAED Ariadne and am hoping to finish page two this week so fingers crossed for me.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne

Sunday, 8 July 2012

I did it!

I have finally attempted a flat ornament finish with the help of Angela's tutorial and words of support.

The design I used was Feelin Festive by Lizzie Kate.  I am to say I am pretty chuffed with how it turned out especially for a first attempt and especially considering how messy I got with the glue lol.

This is the back of the finish.  I thought the backing fabric was perfect for it although it took a bit of time getting the reindeer in roughly the right place.

I am currently stitching on my HAED Ariadne and will show a picture next week after the SAL I am in.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne xxx

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Angela's Round Robin

I have just nipped outside before it rains to take a picture of Angela's Round Robin block that I finished this week.  It is a Blue Ribbon Design called Black Cats and Flying Bats.  I couldn't manage to get a picture of the whole piece as my photographic skills and are not brilliant and I am not the tallest person in the world but here is a picture of the block I have stitched.  I have to say it was a lovely stitch apart from the fractional stitches which gave me a bit of a headache but I think it looks okay and I hope Angela likes it.

I will be stitching on my HAED Ariadne this week for the SAL I am in so will post a picture soon.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne