Monday, June 20, 2011

AND THE WINNER IS...................

Here is the result of the draw for my Blg Anniversary give-a-way.......... The luck number is 4
the fourth person to leave a comment was Lynn B,     Congratulations Lynn please send me your postal address. I will be away till Tuesday next week, but will take my stitching  and some
 pink thread no. 603 which is Lynn's chosen colour, and have something stitched ready to post out in the little bag  on my return.

Found this on a sampler on someone's blog and forgot to take a note of the source  but is ideal quote for me this week-

Wherever I go
what ever I do
I'm never alone
my stitching comes to.

and its all packed and ready to go......... back again next week.

Friday, June 17, 2011


My niece Sue is the first in her generation of our family to reach the big 50. I decided to stitch something small that I hoped would be a real treasure.. Here is what I stitched.  I really enjoyed Ann B's resent workshop "Latvian Inspired mat"and with some help from Ann I used latvian designs on the piece I created for Sue. These rich blue tonings with the touch of rust came up really well, and it was a very enjoyable piece to stitch. I stitched on 40 count permin linen and the blues were DMC 3808 & 3810, the rust is 920.

The whole item is made in one piece and then folded up.

This last photo is one of Ann's sample pieces she stitched torecord patterns  when designing her mat it is not the mat we atitched at the workshop.
I an making good progress on my little list, It is interesting to read what everyones favourite colours is. There is still time to enter my blog anniversary give away see the previous post for details.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


I'm celebrating my second blog anniversary with a give-a-way, and I have been stitching the small bag shown above, it will be finished ready tonight  and will be the holder for my gift. I like surprises, so at this stage what is going inside will remain a secret,  there will be  two stitches items ( as this is my second anniversary) and a few extras.

If you would like to go in the draw for this give-a-way all you need to do is as follows.
Be a follower of my blog.
leave a comment on this posting.
and tell me what is your favourite  DMC thread colour,  which would you chose as one item will be stitched in that colour.
I will make the draw on June 20th just before I go away so I can stitch the last item while I am up in Coromandel and post out on my return at the end of the month.

 The trip to Coromandel is so I can attend the Coromandel Guild Retreat, this year Ann and I are the tutors.   I am teaching Pocket for Titania and hope to have a new design started to take with me, more of all this later.  Ann is teaching a delightful little needle roll with a Coromandel sampler she has designed on it.  The first of the stitching I posted out this week has arrived, this tiny lavender bag was designed to use left over narrow strips of linen.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


"Ive got a little list. Ive got a little list" says the Lord High Executioner in the Mikado, and that list is possible a worry for some of the characters. in the opera..........................
 I have been executing (stitching)  my little list and  that is what has kept me busy for the last few weeks.   Yesterday two birthday gifts left in the post and then last night I finished stitching  a piece for an exchange, it is now ready for mounting.    Today I started on another birthday gift and there still remains two more items on my list to be completed by the end of the month.  I will share them with you as soon as they reach their destinations.
Meanwhile tomorrow is my blog anniversary... two years... and what a lot of friends I have made. I will have a special posting to mark the occassion ... meanwhile its back to the stitching.