Saturday, 29 December 2012


Firstly I would like to thank Angela and Elaine of Lainey's Stitching Hoose fame for my GORGEOUS Christmas gifts.  Unfortunately my camera is broken so I can't show any pictures.

Angela and I decided to exchange Christmas gifts this year and I was thrilled to receive a flatfold from Angela of CCN Happy Holidays ornament from the JCS 2012 Magazine. Thank you Angela I absolutely love it and look forward to displaying it for many years to come.

I stitched Angela a Debbie Draper Design called Stitching Friends.  I am pleased to say Angela was delighted with it.  I want to thank Sally for lending me the chart.

I was very surprised to receive a gift from Lainey who stitched me a gorgeous Lizzie Kate design from this year's Tiny Tidings.  Thank you so much Lainey I am so thrilled with it and I look forward to putting on my Christmas tree for years to come.

I am sorry if I haven't left many comments on your blogs.  I have spent the last few weeks poorly with a bad cold and then over Christmas itself I managed to pick up the stomach bug that is going around as did my youngest son so Christmas has been a bit of a sorry affair but we are all on the mend now.  I actually feel quite human again yay!!!!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all who read and comment on my blog and would like to wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you all.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for reading and leaving comments on my blog.

I hope you all have a Wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Country Cottage Needleworks
Merry Christmas stitched on 16 ct Ecru Aida
using recommended DMC threads.

Lizzie Kate Tiny Tidings
Merry Christmas stitched on 14 ct Blue Marble Aida
using recommended DMC threads.
I must apologise as you can probably see that the glue is still wet as I was so eager to show these off.

Until next time, happy stitching, happy Christmas and a Happy New Year

Love Lesleyanne xx

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Lots to Show!

First up is my last TUSAL for 2012.  I think there is a lot of threads in it and a good selection of colours.  I think Daffycat is thinking of doing this again next year and I for one will be joining.

Next up is my progress on Haed's Mini Be Good.  Unfortunately due to Christmas preparations, I haven't touched a needle all week so although I had hoped to get some more done I didn't.

 In the last week it was Sally's birthday and I love finding a design to stitch for Sally.  This year I stitched a sheep from Candy Cane Wishes.  It is stitched on 28ct mushroom jobelan using DMC threads.  I finished it as a flat ornament.

Lastly my Stitching Sister, Angela, and I decided to do an private ornament exchange and we decided this week to open them.  I am absolutely thrilled with the design Angela stitched for me.  It is one of my favourite Lizzie Kate designs that I have seen Angela finish before and adored it and am so lucky to have one of my own now.  Thank you Angela.

 This is the design I stitched for Angela.  It is a Plum Pudding freebie that I stitched after I saw a conversion on a blog whose details I can no longer find.  I thought this was a gorgeous conversion and perfect for Angela as it is a Snowman, one of her favourite things and mine, and blue, one of Angela's favourite colours and mine.  I am so pleased Angela liked it.  Again it is stitched on 28ct mushroom jobelan using DMC threads and backed with the fabric you can see in the background which I think is gorgeous.

I told you I had lots to share lol.  I am going to try and stitch tonight on my Ornament SAL with Angela that we are going to continue with next year.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne xxx

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Round Robin Return / Friday Finishing Frenzy

My Round Robin has returned home.  It looks gorgeous and I want to thank Angela, Elisa, Lisa and Michelle SO very much for stitching on my robin and for letting me stitch on theirs.  I really enjoyed my first Round Robin.  Thank you girls for making it such an enjoyable round robin.  I still have to finish the last block and then will get it framed.

Lizzie Kate 6 Fat Snowmen

I have also had another finishing frenzy.  The first one is Little House Needleworks Cardinal Winter that I stitched earlier in the year.  I stitched it on 28ct mushroom evenweave using the recommended DMC threads except for 712 which I swapped for White.  It is badly finished as a flat hanging ornament.

Little House Needleworks Cardinal Winter

I also finished Lizzie Kate's Snowman 10 again which I finished earlier in the year.  It is stitched on 14ct blue marble aida using the recommended DMC threads.  Again I finished this as a flat ornament and I think it looks great and turned out much better than Cardinal Winter.

Lizzie Kate Snowman 10 

I also finished another stitched piece but can't show that as it is a gift for someone who reads my blog.

I have been making good progress on my Heaven and Earth Design Mini Be Good but will show a picture of that next week as I am hoping to continue with it after writing my Christmas cards and wrapping some presents.  I have managed about six hundred stitches which doesn't seem a lot but I am pleased with it as the page is rather daunting as it contain a lot of confetti stitches.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne

Sunday, 2 December 2012


This is the first block on my Halloween SAL with Angela which we started on 31st October 2012.  I only managed to get a small amount done as I was away on holiday and poorly.  I finished this block today.  I am stitching Lizzie Kate's Boo Club and Angela is stitching Halloween Rules.  The plan is to do one block a month from now until it is finished.  I am stitching it on 16ct Pewter Aida using DMC threads.

I have had a few days off from work this week and have been Christmas shopping with my mum and sister.  We had a lovely time and managed to get most of our Christmas presents.  I just have the boys' main presents to get now.  I usually have my decorations up by now but I am getting a new Christmas tree so will hopefully get it done by the end of this week.

I have changed my blog template to red, a little bit of Christmas for my readers.

I am off now to do some Christmas stitching, not quite sure what yet though.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne xxx