I don't have fireflies in my garden - which is a shame... only cats, bees, a dog and the odd dragonfly!! So please settle down with a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Stitching Update.... Nora Corbett's "Prancer"

Hello!

I have just realised that I have been extremely remiss in my stitching updates lately.... I recently showed you my progress on Nora Corbett's "Comet" but I completely forgot to show you the companion piece "Prancer".

So I will now correct that over-sight.... here is my current progress shot for Nora Corbett's "Prancer"

The last time I showed you "Prancer" he looked like this..


Now my gorgeous reindeer looks like this:


I have just placed an order for some more of this beautiful "Arabian Nights" fabric from the Stitches & Spice website so that I can stitch some more of these sweet reindeers when I have finished these two!

That's it for today....


Til next time, happy stitching!

#realstitchersdontsteal

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Stitching Update.... Happy Howloween!

Who's ready for a stitching update?  So far I have been sticking to the weekly rotation and over the last week I have been beavering away on "Happy Howloween".

Last time I showed you this WIP was back in April when I was doing the A-Z Blog Challenge.  I originally started stitching this crazy little design back in January and with a bit of luck the next time I pick this one up it will be a finish!

So how much have I stitched on it since the last update?

April pic below:


June WIP update pic:


Not bad, huh?  Spending a whole week on a WIP is certainly helping these projects move along at a cracking pace rather than the snail's pace that they were doing!

For those that might be interested and haven't seen my previous post - "Happy Howloween" is a freebie design from Brooke Nolan and you can find the design on Brooke's website - the link to the freebie page is here.

That's it for today....

Til next time, happy stitching!

#realstitchersdontsteal

Sunday, June 21, 2015

TUSAL June 2015

It's TUSAL time again..... well actually it was TUSAL time 5 days ago but who's counting!


The top lot of ORT's are the ORT's from the last month... and the bottom lot are all the lovely ORT's from the whole year.  They are slowly starting to build up...

Did you notice that I appear to be having a cats and dogs theme happening here?

Catch you next new moon! Happy stitching...


Hugs xxx


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If you don't know (or haven't heard) about the 2015 TUSAL, Daffycat is again hosting the fun Totally Useless SAL (TUSAL).  Essentially we stitch and save our ORT's (Old Raggety Threads) and every New Moon those of us participating in the TUSAL post a picture of our ORT's jar, and then leave little msgs for Daffycat on her blog to show that we have been stitching and have posted our wonderful pics.  Please head over to her sign up page and join in the fun!

New Moons - 2015
16th July
14th August
13th September
13th October
11th November
11th December

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL 2015 - Update #6


Well as you have noticed I am slightly late with my "Gifted Gorgeousness SAL 2015" (GG SAL) post for June!!

I know I seem to say this all the time.... but where is the year going?  Here we are June already and more than half way through month!

Since my last GG post I have managed to stitch on 2 of my GG pieces.

Halloween Limited Edition Charts - Lizzie Kate
Giveaway win from Carolyn (Taking One Stitch at a Time) - link to my post about the giveaway win is here

Halloween Limited Edition Charts - Lizzie Kate
Lizzie Kate - Eek
The last time I stitched on "Eek" was back in February.... so I thought I should get it back out again and do some more stitching on it!

In the February update "Eek" looked like this:


Now the lovely "Eek" looks like this:


Not bad huh!  I need to get some more of the orange thread to finish it off but I am nearly there now!

Lizzie Kate - Joyeux Noel 
Giveaway win from Kay's Random World - link to Kay's original giveaway post here and link to my post about the giveaway win is here

Tiny Tidings XV - Lizzie Kate
Seeing as I am a little bit late posting my GG update for June, I thought I would take the opportunity to show you where "Joyeux Noel" is up too after this week's stitching effort.

The last time that you saw 'Joyeux Noel" was in the March update.  I hadn't really done a lot at that point...


After a couple of nights of stitching this week it now looks like this:


So there you go... the latest news on my current GG SAL choices.  More to come next month!


Til next time, Happy Stitching!
Hugs xx


If you're not sure what this particular SAL is all about.... Jo from Serendipitous Stitching hosts this SAL - the link to my post late last year about the SAL is here.... but essentially this SAL is about stitching charts/kits or using fabrics & threads that we have received as gifts, won in giveaways or anything that is intended be a gift or giveaway prize... or anything else that you can loosely use the word "gift" for!!  If you wish to sign up for this SAL, click on the button below or the button on my sidebar and you will be re-directed to Jo's blog.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Overflowing Mailbox!

Hello!  I am back again :o)

Just a quick post today to show you what my mailbox has been receiving the last couple of days....

Firstly I received this lovely bookmark from Vickie (A Stitcher's Story).  Vickie stitched this lovely bookmark as a thank you for the pink fabric I sent her for her pink charm quilt.  A link to Vickie's post about receiving the fabric is here.


Isn't this just gorgeous?  One side has a picture of a King Charles Cavalier just like Mitzi and the other side Vickie has stitched two sweet grey kitties just like Oscar and Felix!  So sweet - thank you Vickie - I love it! ♥

My second gift in the mailbox came from Jo (Serendipitous Stitching).  Jo recently had a blogaversary giveaway and I was lucky enough to win one of the charts that Jo was giving away.


This chart could very well be added to my Gifted Gorgeousness List one day!  Thanks Jo - love the chart ♥

I also recently attacked the credit card and received my new stash additions in the mail this week as well.

A couple of rather cute needle minders and a new scissor fob from Gina's Unique Needleminders also arrived in the mailbox.


Don't you just love Tigger and Eeyore, and I just couldn't go past the Tardis x 2!!

I also purchased a couple of new Mira's over the last few weeks.... and they finally arrived....


Both of these are just beautiful especially Florentina with her kitty companion.

And finally, one more thing to show you!  I received this most wonderful surprise in the mail on Friday.  Valérie (Fée le point) sent me this absolutely gorgeous stitched box full of beautiful things...


Isn't this just gorgeous?  I love the sweet little birdies and the box is just so delightfully cute!  And then when I opened the box it was filled with this gorgeous crafty stuff


Valérie, thank you so much for this amazing surprise!  It really made my day and week getting this beautiful gift in the mail :o) It is going to take pride of place in the craft room where I can see it every time I go in there and then I will think of you! ♥

That's it for this post of surprises..... the mailman was a deliverer of wonderful mail this week!



Til next time, happy stitching
Hugs xx