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.”


Annette-California said...

Oh so good to see you back and posting:) Your July page is beautiful and elegant. Love what you stitched for Ann. Beauty and Grace is going to look incredible. Hope your back heals and all the pain goes away ASAP. Prayers sweet Lee.
love and hugs Annette

cucki said...

Aww beautiful July page and sweet stitching..
Big is so cute too,
Hugs x

gracie said...

Love your bug! Hope you will soon be feeling better and up and around. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Merilde said...

Lee, Have missed your posts and beautiful stitching. I am sorry to hear it was because of back issues-so painful. I hope that you continue mending and are able to get back to doing things pain-free.

Rowyn said...

I hope you are feeling better now Lee.

Love your beetle - you are a very talented needlewoman.

Have a nice weekend.

Annie said...

Backs are sure delicate for all the work they have to do. Glad yours is getting its act together again. Your work is lovely as always. The beetle is just so cool!

Vickie said...

Oh I am sorry to hear you are STILL suffering pain from that darn back Lee. I am sure that Tabitha is a great comfort to you. =)

Karoline said...

Your stitching is looking lovely & I hope your back is continuing to improve

brandy1 said...

I hope you continue to make good progress. Love your "beetle" page. Good to hear from you Lee Shirley.N.Z

Chris said...

So glad to see an update from you Lee. I hope that you are feeling better! Gorgeous projects, but I have to say your beautiful beetles are my favs :)

Evelyne said...

Beautiful July page.
I love that red beetle it's gorgeous.
I' am sorry to hear that your back are so painful, I hope you feeling better soon!

Have a nice week, Evelyne

Anonymous said...

love that beetle, sorry to hear about your back though.
I hope you can spring up to your stitching really soon.