Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Just a quick report on my progress after the weekends stitching.
 as you can see I managed to complete the front panel and the spine I am now working on the back panel with the plans to hopefully do the construction this coming weekend, as Caitlin's birthday is later next week.

Friday, August 16, 2013


Time flies, but the memories collected along the way can never be replaced.

Ashley Tisdale

It is  over a month since I last posted on my blog... oh where has the time gone and what have I been doing ???  Truth is I have been lying low ....... how true I have been flat on my back for most of the past month, I am now up and moving around if a bit slowly!! and as sitting is far from comfortable for my back hence little time has been spent at the computer. I am trying to catch up with mail bit by bit..

Firstly a welcome to new followers, I have noticed while I have been absent the numbers have grown. I have  tried to keep up with everyone's blogs thanks to my laptop which I could have on the bed beside me.
Now a little to share my July page for Needle Masters Monthly  Stitch a long This was ready but not mounted. I had the lovely red and black beetle so it was a case of deciding what to put with it as you can see the choice finally was Quaker work in black and a piece of Battenberg Lace stitch some years ago. 

My only stitching for the past month has been this small hornbook for my Stitching Friends Challenge A Mon Ami Pierre design-  this is a design I have stitched before and is a favourite of mine, stitched this time on 40 count Permin linen with deep blue madeira Silk thread and sent to Ann, who has not let me know of its safe arrival

However I am hopeful of getting some stitching done this weekend at it is IHSW and I am planning to work on With my needle design "Beauty and Grace" this is what Caitlin has asked for her birthday I am stitching it on a piece of hand died linen from Colour Cascade Fabrics this one is called Silver Springs. As you can see I have only just started... back after the weekend to show my progress.
I'm now off back to enjoy the fireside and Tabitha's company
“Time spent with a cat is never wasted.”