Thursday, 21 March 2013

IHSW Progress!

I managed to complete Page 1 of my Heaven and Earth Desgin Mini Ariadne during International Hermitt and Stitch Weekend.  I have also made a small start on page two.  It is stitched on 18ct magic guide aida.

I am loving this one especially the colours.  I am going to carry on with this for now as I am hoping to get quite a bit done on page 2 as it is quite blocky.

Until next time, happ stitching

Love Lesleyanne

Friday, 15 March 2013

Tusal / Lucky Girl!

I would like to thank you all for your kind birthday wishes on my last post they were very much appreciated.

First up is my Tusal for March.  A few days late but looking very full.  The top few layers are from my HAED chart Ariadne.

Early this year I joined a blog set up by Angela for people to send RAKs to one another and I was lucky enough to receive one from Mouse this week.  Thank you Mouse.  I love it.  I couldn't get a picture of the lovely scissor charm but they are so cute.

The inside of the box where I am going to keep my needes as they come in little packets so this box will be ideal.

I have also received a birthday gift from Sally.  Thank you so much Sally I absolutely love it.  I feel really honoured to receive gifts stitched by some lovely ladies throughout the last few years.  Your friendships mean the world to me.  Thank you.

I am not going to post a picture of my progress on Ariadne because I am hoping to finish the page in the next week so will leave it until then.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne

Friday, 8 March 2013

Progress / Birthday!

It was my birthday yesterday and I was very lucky to receive some gorgeous gifts from some stitchy friends. First up, in no particular order just how blogger put them, is the gift from Michelle who also sent some threads which I forgot to take a photo of.  Thank you Michelle it is gorgeous.

I also received these gorgeous gifts from Jane, thank you Jane I am looking forward to using the threads and fabric so much as the colours are very me.

Both of these gorgeous ornaments have now been put on my cross stitch shelf which is looking fantastic.

I have spent three lovely days off work shopping with my mum and sister and driving my new car.  It is only new to me but it is lovely. I haven't touched a needle though as I have been cream crackered when I have got home and also had a parents evening.

I did manage to finish another block on my Lizzie Kate Boo Club.  I haven't stitched all the spiders as I am not very keen on them.  I need to catch the border up but will do this next time, possibly.

Last week it was the turn of my HAED BB Sal so I stitched on my QS Literate Dragon.  I haven't got as much stitched as I would have liked but probably more than I thought.

This week I will be stitching on another HAED Mini Ariadne, which is fast becoming a favourite of mine.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne