Tuesday, 28 July 2015


 Time has marched on and I have been catching up with some stitching seeing as I didn,t stitch for the entire month when I was overseas. I still haven't uploaded my pics from my trip but I do have a few from facebook that my daughter sent to hubby. So, just to give you a taste, here is pic of my daughter, Sarsha, and myself at Disneyland in Paris the day after we arrived. Oops, a bit small but just get your magnifying glasses out.

When I arrived home from our trip there was a parcel waiting for me from sweet sweet Sue. What was inside? A kit featuring owl fabric to make a pincushion caddy. I have started to make it but am stumbling a bit with the pattern so I need to have a good sleep before I get back to it.

Another lovely parcel arrived yesterday from Yvonne. I won a beautiful pattern of hers a short while ago. Isn't it lovely? I am itching to make it very soon. Another parcel was in my letter box as well. It was my order from Karen , a book of cute felt Chritmas patterns by Fig'n' Berry with a kit to make a mat.

Now, the stitching I have been doing....I am rather annoyed because 2 of the stitcheries I nearly completed have come to a grinding halt because I have run out of thread. GRrrrrr. Not happy. I have hunted on the internet for Cottage Garden Threads colours  Sapphire and Eggplant to no avail. If you know where I can get these 2 colours I would love to know.

I did complete Val's 5th BOM ( see my side bar for her link).
This next stitchery is a cushion pattern I bought a couple of years ago. I can't rush these thing you know hehehe.
I finally sandwiched one of the little Civil War quilt tops I finished a while ago and have started to hand quilt it.
Just minutes before I sat down to update this blog I finished the 6th block of Jenny's BOM but forgot to take a pic . So, it shall wait until my next post but I think this one is rather photo heavy enough anyway.
Angel Blessings to you all.

Friday, 10 July 2015


 Yes, I am back after a month away overseas with my youngest daughter, Sarsha. We got home last Friday and I can't believe a week has gone by already. The first thing I did when I got home was unpack my suitcase and throw all my clothes in the washing machine. Hand washing is just not the same as a good wash and tumble . Oh, how I longed for a lovely hot shower after experiencing various excuses for showers in Paris, Carcassonne , Ireland, Scotland and London. So many different taps, no water pressure and hardly room to turn around! I have so much to show you but I haven't uploaded any photos yet . I did , however, take a pic of the gorgeous flowers my darling hubby had waiting for me on my return AND a bottle of Moet Chandon champers, my favourite! ( no pic of the champers and the bottle is now empty).

My thimble collection has now almost doubled hehehehe.I think I need dad to make me a new thimble rack now. These haven't been sorted yet but I thought I would show you.
 There are actually some behind others that you cannot see.

I hope you have all been well and happily stitching while I was away. I haven't picked up a needle and thread since before I left . How sad! I do have a  swap item I need to get back to stitching this weekend or else it won't be finished by the due date. It is so hard to settle back in especially when I nod off every time I sit down.
Angel Blessings to you all.