Monday, December 30, 2013


Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. -
Oprah Winfrey

There are some things I want to share before the year closes , firstly from Ann I received this lovely Christmas ornament stitched in colours that she knew would be perfect for my Christmas tree. the tree is still up I am enjoying it and keeping to tradition, leaving it there till the 12th night.

Also to share with you, the Toblerone needle case set I made, and all credit for this must be given to Lynn B of Happiness is cross-stitch blog not only did she show the beautiful set she made but she has a three part tutorial on how to make it.  I love needlework accessories and always looking for new ideas, making this was sheer pleasure and I have plans to make at least one more, it makes a lovely gift or even something special for yourself. Check it out for your self here

Following a request to share how I make the covered retractable tape measures I have opened again my other blog..... other side of the mountain and shortly will post a here's how for the tape measures there. here is the link for the blog.  I need some better weather with good light to take my photos. Our weather at present is quite miserable, and certainly not suitable for the much needed  gardening however that means it is good stitching weather and I have been stitching the four little witches free designs from The Snowflower Diaries I am now on the last one so will be able to show them in the new year. I think Spring Witch is my favourite.
I have not made a list of things to stitch in the new year but have given myself a theme.....Because I can.... which means anything that takes my fancy! And for that I am waiting the arrival in the post of my first chart, I plan to stitch  Little house Needlework's Calendar Girls. But now it's back to finishing Winter Witch.


Annette-California said...

Lovely ornament from Ann. The colors are gorgeous. I cannot begin to express my gratitude and appreciation for my stunning Toblerone needlecase set you made for me Lee. Thank you.
Love your theme "becasuse I can" - perfect!!!
love Annette

Catherine said...

Beautiful gifts!

Vickie said...

ooOoo! What a lovely ornament Ann made you.
I admired your gorgeous needlework on Annette's blog. =)

gracie said...

I love the Toblerone accessory. I will have to make one. I am looking forward to the tape measure tutorial.

Annie said...

Your ornament from Ann is gorgeous. And your rendition of the Toblerone is absolutely fabulous.

Have a happy new year and great 2014!

Chris said...

What a beautiful ornament from Ann. I love the color change on this.
What a wonderful set of needlework smalls. So cool that it is a Toblerone box. It is gorgeous!
Happy New Year!!!

Merilde said...

Lovely stitching, Lee. I also had admired the needlework set on Annette's blog. So lovely. I'm looking forward to your tape measure tutorial as I have several to stitch. Thank you for all your inspiring stitching, I love reading your blog and drooling over the pictures. Wishing you a Merry New Year!

Mouse said...

gorgeous stitching as always ... thanks for the link :) and wishing you a very merry stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxxx

Lynn B said...

Hi Lee,

I popped into to wish you a Happy New Year and saw the Toblerone case you made for your friend using my tutorial. I must say you have done a wonderful job of making it, very pretty and I love the colour scheme you chose!

Happy New Year!

Lynn B

Lynn B said...

Hi Lee,

I forgot to ask, would you mind if I took a copy of the photographs of your Tolberone to show my readers on my tutorial blog and stitching blog?

Best wishes

Lynn B