Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Birthday Gift!

I had another birthday last week and received two parcels from fellow stitchers.  A BIG THANK YOU to Michelle and Sally.  I love both of your gifts and thank you for them and your friendship.

Firstly, in no particular order, a beautiful pillow from Sally.

From Michelle I have received a lovely pattern and some gorgeous fabric.

I had a lovely couple days off and went shopping with my Mum and Sister.  

My stitching mojo seems to be on a bit of a holiday although I did get a bit done yesterday until I coloured all the blocks in on my tablet by mistake and that put me off a bit as it means I have got to work out which stitches I need to do.

Thank you again to both Michelle and Sally for my gifts.  

Until next time, when I hope to have some stitching to show you, happy stitching.

Love Lesleyanne

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Valentine Surprise!

I don't normally get a Valentine's gift but this one is not from my husband, he's not that romantic, but this one is from Michelle.  It is really gorgeous.  I am sure my photo doesn't do it justice.  Thank you ever so much Michelle.  Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope everyone in the UK is safe.  The weather has been terrible and many have been flooded.

I was hoping to show some stitching but since the Winter Olympics has been on I don't seem to be able to stitch, most unlike me.  I hope my mojo comes back soon.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Page Update and Tusal

Firstly I would like to thank you so very much for all the lovely comments on my framed Mini Be Good for Goodness Sake.  I can't tell you how much it made my day to read them.

I have finished the first page of Ornament Christmas Dreams and am very happy with it only another eight pages to go!

Heaven and Earth Designs Ornament Christmas Dreams

It is also time to show my Tusal jar again.  This is a SAL organised by Daffycat and if you click the link it will tell you all about it.

I am currently back to stitching on Mini Ariadne and will be back when I have completed the page I am working on.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Love Lesleyanne xxx

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Back from the Framers!

I took Mini Be Good for Goodness Sake to the framers on Monday.  They said it would be about a week before it would be ready.  Okay I thought no problem but had a phone call on Wednesday to say it was ready.

As is normal the photo doesn't really do it justice.  I am so very pleased with it.  Just waiting for my Dad to put a nail in the wall at the top of my stairs so he can be put up, all year round.

I am currently working on my Ornament Christmas Dreams and have nearly finished the page!

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne xxx

Monday, 20 January 2014

Mini Ariadne

I had an unexpected day off on Friday due to the gas man needing access into the house gas so I decided to sit and stitch the day away whilst watching the Australian Open Tennis.  A very lovely day if I do say so.  I managed to complete page 6 of Mini Ariadne and am delighted with how she is looking.  This page contained a large amount of Kreinik and despite my misgivings I got on fairly well with it and thinks it looks okay.  Not sure if you can see it.

I have missed a couple of Sundays on my Santa SAL so am going to stitch on it to make up for the days lost so will post a picture next week.

Until then, happy stitching.

Love Lesleyanne

Monday, 6 January 2014

Santa Sunday SAL.

I don't normally post in between pages progress but since it was such a sunny but cold day today I took the opportunity of taking my new start out for a progress picture.

Not a huge amount of progress for five nights of work but it was quite confetti heavy.  As the title of this post suggests I will be stitching on this on a Sunday as part of a Santa Stitchalong on Facebook.  We are all stitching a Dona Gelsinger artwork piece from Heaven and Earth Designs.

I am now going to stitch on Mini Ariadne as it has been quite a while since I have stitched on her.

Please stay safe if you have the awful weather I have heard about.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne

Thursday, 2 January 2014

January Tusal!

Happy New Year to you all. I hope 2014 will be a good year for everyone.

Here is my Orts jar at the end of December. I have put these all in a bauble and now have an empty jar which I haven't photographed.

I have started my New Year New Start. It is a Heaven and Earth ornament design called Christmas Dreams. This is what it should look like when it is finished.


This is my start, not a lot.

I have been thinking about my stitching in 2014 and I am not going to set any strict goals but would like to finish the above ornament which I think if I stitch on it every Sunday it should be doable. I would also like to make significant progress on Mini Ariadne. I will stitch on Mini Rose during the Olympics and hope to finish page one. If I can do this I will be very happy at the end of 2014.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Love Lesleyanne xxx