Sunday, December 01, 2013

A Long Time!

I hadn't realised that it was last July that I last updated. Mind you, this is mostly due to me losing my stitching mojo. I have recently started stitching again and I hope it is for good.

To help me back into stitching I bought a bookmark kit by Vervaco called Winter Landscape with Robin. Here is my progress so far.

I have also stitched on my Spirit HAED.

This one is painfully slow to stitch on due to the confetti stitching.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Natures Vision Update

I will be so glad when this is finished, but I think it is going to be a while yet.
Here is a before photo:

And how it looks now:

I am not getting as much stitching time as I would like still, hence why I feel this one is going at a snails pace :(

I would like to thank everyone who has voted in my poll. I will leave it open for a while longer but it looks like it will be Spirit that I will be focusing on.

I have really good news and that after nearly a year of being unemployed, my partner Colin has finally got a job. He will be a bus driver for Stagecoach. We are both overjoyed about this.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Please Vote in My Poll.

Please help me. I am overwhelmed by my HAED's and I need to just concentrate on one but I can not make up my mind which one it should be.

Please vote for the one you like best and think I should stitch on.
Thank you!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Natures Vision and Steampunk.

Here is a before photo on Natures Vision:

And how it looks now:

I have stopped stitching it on the lap frame as it was slowing me down too much. My plan is to only stitch on this and nothing else until it is finished

Colin and I joined the local Steampunk Society and last Saturday we did our first outing with them. for anyone who does not know what Steampunk is. Needless to say, we are Victorian orientated................think Around the World in 80 days, Extraordinary League of Gentleman etc.

We all rode the Typhoon Simulator!

We had great fun. Much pleasure was had on our excursion with tea and beer!

I was wearing a full skirt with full wedding cake style petticoat. This photo shows how lovely the skirt is from the back.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013


I did not manage to get much stitching done this week but every stitch counts right?


This is going slower than I thought it would :-(

Oriental Lady

I work on this one when I am looking after my grandchildren.


Saturday we drummed a double header. First of was a wedding in Herstmonceux Castle.

Me on the left and and my friend Jules on the right.

A group photo.

Theres a castle there yonder lol.

The second gig was The Norsemens Biker Rally.

This is me with my friend Lin. We were best friends at school and then we lost touch. She recently joined Section 5 with her son and it is like we are still back at school together lol. Double trouble or what :-)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Big Update

I am a Nana again! Lily Lisa Marie Baker Was born on Sunday night weighing 6lbs 11. She is grandchild number nine :-)

Castles in the Air
I finished part 6. I love the way this one looks.

The finished part.

How it looks overall.

Natures Vision

Although it is looking pretty good, I'm finding it hard to stitch on at the moment..............I am having trouble getting into it. I have to make an effort on it though as it is for my son Ashley.

Oriental Lady

This is a bookmark that became a UFO. I needed a small project to be able to do when I have my grandchildren so I fished it out. I had to frog the fan as I started it one stitch too high. I am back stitching as I go as there is an awful lot of it.

New Start

I purchased the first part of Around the World in Eighty Days when it first came out. I love doing speciality stitches and thought I might as well start it seeing I rarely have new starts seeing nearly everything I stitch is huge :-/

The fabric is Honeysuckle Pink Joblean but it does not show up very well in the bottom of the two photos.

An Amazing Bargain!

A bargain in England I hear you say when everything is so over priced? A bargain in RIP OFF BRITAIN? Very much so! Mother in law to be picked me up this from a car boot sale for £5! Yes you read that right, £5!

It is Lavender and Laces Celtic Summer. The chart has it's original price tag on it of £8.99.  It contains absolutely everything. Fabric, beads, threads, needles, original chart and photo copies of the chart. How amazing is that for £5! Thank you Mumsy!

It will have to wait for a while as I have L&L's Angel of the Sea to do first :-)

Monday was a busy day for me as it was a bank holiday and we drummed at Battle Medieval Fayre. It was such a beautiful day and I got severely sunburnt even though I was wearing a high factor sun screen. It has been raining since then. We are having crazy weather. I am beginning to wonder if we will even have a summer this year.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Castles in the Air

It has been a while since I worked on this and I needed a change from my other stitching.

This is so large that it is very hard to get a descent photo of it.

I finished this area and started the next:

I just love doing the speciality stitches.

I have worked on one of my HAED's and Natures Vision as well but there's not really enough done to warrant pictures this week.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Green Man and Natures Vision.

Not had the chance to do much stitching this last week. I am hoping to remedy that over the next few days though :-)

First up, The Green man Cernunnus. 



As you can see, I have done quite a lot on it since the last update.

Next up, Natures Vision.

I have started the second wing and put a few of the stars on.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

HAED and Exchange

Last Thursday I met up with Denise who now lives in Saudi Arabia but originally comes from Hastings in the UK.  We had lunch at Waterfalls in Hastings Town centre. We talked so much! It was so lovely to see Denise again. I also gave her an exchange we were in last year on my ILCS Yahoo group. It was for a Summer ornament, but I stitched her two seeing she waited so long for it. We had previously arranged that I would give them to her when we met next. It makes it more personal :-)

I have neglected my HAED's lately, so over the last week I worked on Dragon Moon.

The picture does not do it justice as it does not show how sparkly it is due to the Petite Treasure Braid.

This is how it will look when it is finished.


The chickens are coming along nicely. All three of them (Doris, Dolly and Dotty)  are all laying eggs now. They taste so much better then shop eggs. 

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Dragon's Lair Finished!

Woo hoo, I can't believe that I have actually finished it! I sat up until late last night and all this afternoon finishing off putting the beads on it. This is for my son Joshua.

Stitched on 28ct Jobelan in 'Dusk' by Polstitches Fabrics. The chart is by Black Swan Designs.

Here are some close ups so you can see the details better.

Now onto Natures Vision for my other son Ashley.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Lizzie Kate Summer Sampler Finished

Stitched on 28ct Pale Green Jobelan

I switched out the blues on the house for purples and took liberties with the sunflower head as well as I didn't have the called for colours.

I used a clear bead for the door nob.

I am really pleased how it turned out. I have the other three seasons to do too.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Natures Vision and Summer Sampler

Last week was a good week as far as my stitching was concerned. First up is Natures Vision.
Here is a before photo:

And this is what it looks like now:

I got the whole wing finished! So it will be onto the next wing when I pick it up next.

I got some more done on Summer Sampler too:

I really am enjoying stitching on this one as it is bright and colourful.

Other News

Last Friday was 'C' Day as in Chicken Day. Yes we got the girls finally!

This is Dottie (Colins ). She is a a Maran's Cuivree.

This Doris and she is mine. She is a White Sussex.

This is Dolly and she is mine too lol. She is a Blue Haze.

All three together. We just went for old fashioned names and they all start with 'D' lol.