Thursday, 7 December 2017


 Hello friends , 
Oh my it's been so busy here with everything , I knew it would be but now I am catching up a little so thought I would pop in to say hello.
It's been a fun few weeks but it had it's sadness too.
We had a fun time at club with our last couple of meeting . 
I stitched lots of ornaments but no time to finish them so I will finish them next year , I hate rushing things.
Are you ready for Christmas ? 
I am getting there just a few more gifts to wrap and a pile of cards that keep looking at me and I keep looking back at them saying yes I will be with you soon.
I was so lucky today to receive some beautiful gifts from our friend Andrea  and it came just at the right time after our sad week to lift my spirits .

                      Such beautiful stitching and finish .

                            A beautiful hand made card 

     And some lovely threads even var's ones to go with the chart 
Thank you so much Andrea for your kindness .
Do you always start a new book in January to keep your stitching notes , I do most years . So this year here is my 2018 note book.

               A Single Rose So Sweet by Tokens and Trifles

Thanks to my sweet friend Reba who brought me these  token cards.
Just wanted to show you these Christmas cards that were given to me this week.
 This one is the work of one of my club members Lily she made cards from her own work that she stitched how cool is that.

  This one below is a small medieval town not far from where we live .    Totnes , has many cute shops I love going there .

Well my friends I will be back soon , we have lots of Carol services tomorrow and next week . Enjoy your time before Christmas .
They are saying we may have snow tomorrow ! 
Thank you for the lovely comments you leave me , makes me happy you care . Bless you all.

Thursday, 16 November 2017


Hello friends , 
Another post from the past .
I am starting to see a break soon in our busy life .
But again for this week another showing of older stitching .
I hope you are all having a wonderful November and getting yourselves ready for Christmas .
I have not yet thought about Christmas decorations , but will in a couple of weeks . I have been doing a little Christmas shopping for gifts .
It's our Christmas party at my sewing club this coming week so I want to get everything ready this week. 
We are out most of the weekend so I have just a couple of days to get things ready.
Thank you again for your kind comments .
Best wishes to my friend Lynda , hope you are home soon.
Have a wonderful weekend my friends .

Just a few more of what I have stitched many more to show you in the future .
Many of my stitching ornaments have been given has gifts to many family and friends 
Enjoy your week.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017


Hello to all my friends and everyone who follows me .
Thank you for your lovely comments each week .
This week and the next few weeks I am so busy again and hate to miss posting so I thought what about Cross Stitch Passed ! 
So rather than not post I am going back a few years to my old work and show you what was in my cross stitch past .

One of Dany's charts that I made into a book.

A S/C one .

I hope you enjoyed my cross stitched past .
It's nice to bring them back again , I have many more 
so may do a few more in the next few coming weeks .
If anyone would like to do the same it would be so nice to see your past stitching too. .
Enjoy your week everyone .

Saturday, 4 November 2017


 Hi Friends ,
Well how did we get to November ? I have never known a year go  by so fast and here I am trying to slow things down but how can I .

Well our weather is not to bad , and the past week we have had some lovely summer days and a couple of cold nights , but all in all not a bad week.

My flowers are still blooming they just won't go to sleep .
I cut back some more roses and bushes , and do you know there are bulbs trying to pop up for Spring , our seasons are so mixed up.

Thank you to all who left me a comment I love to read them all , and knowing you still enjoy reading my blog , bless you.

Ok lets show you this weeks stitching .

                          Tralala les amis du pere Noel
                   Stitched on Jobelan 28ct called Bone.
Now which material will I use for the finish ? I like to ponder for a few days and keep looking until in my mind I say yes that's the one.
Last year I stitched this one but never did finish it but now I have.

The designer is Maryse .
It is part of a bigger chart but I wanted to stitch this one into a ornament.

I do love this little Autumn plate.

So cute.
In the garden.

Have a good week my friends .

Saturday, 28 October 2017


Hello everyone , 
Summer Time ends tonight and the clocks go back tonight for us in the UK. 
So we get an extra hours sleep and this week darker nights but cosy nights by the fire are not such a bad thing .
Stitching by the fire and relaxing a little more , ready for Spring .
If you think about it many animals do the same , they rest all winter. 
But not true for us this time of the year is a really busy time .

We had some warm sunny days the end of this week , but it is now going allot colder.

This week I stitched on perforated paper a Christmas ornament from Mill Hill . 
I love stitching on paper when I was small The lady who lived next door to my Nan gave me all these beautiful Victorian cards and many were stitched on paper, and that was when I fell in love with the stitching paper .

So over the next few years I want to stitch more of these to hang on my white tree . 
I have a  few of these kits to stitch , and never got around to stitching them , so now I have stitched one 

I will go back to my other stitching this week then  maybe another paper one the week after .
Below a stitched needle book that Sheila stitched at my club.

So pretty, look at the pretty inside.

I worked outside this last week cutting the last of my roses back and to my delight there are still flowers in bloom . 
So here are a few.

Many of these flowers will be gone soon if we get bad frosts this coming week .
Thank you to all my friends who send me such lovely comments , I read every one of them .
Enjoy a good week and relax a little with your stitching.