Thursday, April 17, 2014

A rather good buy!

Well that's what I thought when I got this old needlework box!

I won it on a local auction site and I'm rather pleased with it....


Wooden needlework box

Hand painted flowers
It does need a bit of work ....new hinges...a screw or two missing.....a sand down...a varnish....but it is a beauty! Dad will be arriving for a visit on Sunday.....guess this will keep him busy  :D

To those participating in the IHSW....which happens to be this weekend....hope you get loads done! I'll be stitching along too....inbetween the bits planned for the long weekend....there's Rio 2 to watch....a picnic in the park with friends....a morning at the spa for a massage (mmmmm)....that's just a few of the things on the go that will take place between oodles of stitching!!

Have a great weekend all :)

Take care


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A drum roll if you please :)

Or should I be saying.....a needle roll!

Rose Mosaic Needle Roll by M Designs
Stitched on 32 ct "Sunshine" Lakeside Linen
Using recommended WDW and Silk Mori threads

After a start in 2012 as one of my crazies, it's finally done :) My first ever needle roll and I'm really pleased with it!

Mum's been visiting the past week and a bit as I mentioned before, and we went
to visit the charity shop. As promised....pics of the treasures I could not leave behind!


Hoo Hoo :)
Found these little owls ... I used to collect owls way back when I was a teen ....thought I'd re-start my collection!


These little beauties will look gorgeous somewhere.....

Little Porcelain plate

I have no idea what I'm going to do with these hankies....but had to have them! They've been hand stitched on Irish linen.....




And the best buy of the day definitely has to be this wooden jewelry box.....



Hubby says I should sand it and give it a varnish....but I'm not so sure I want to. ...

I do hope that you've all been keeping well and having a lovely week :)

Take care




Thursday, April 3, 2014

Stitcher's Exchange....

I think I mentioned at some stage that I was participating in the Stitcher's Day Exchange that was held over at the Friendly Sticher's Yahoo Group :) Well....I've received the most adorable needlebook from Mary in France :)




Mary has kindly let me know where she had found the chart :) She's added her own tuches to the design, but for those who may want to stitch something similar, it can be found here.

I'm awfully smart though and managed to send my exchange piece off to her without taking a final pic. I have pics of the piece before I put it together....but forgot to take that one last final shot when it actually looked like something! So will post as soon as Mary sends me a pic :)

How has your week been then? Getting lots done?

Take care


Monday, March 31, 2014

March TUSAL

It's been a rather good month for TUSAL collections :)


Lots of lovely threads :)
Want to know more about the TUSAL? Click the little icon on the side and it'll take you to all the ins and outs you need to know! And it's not too late to join in :)

It was a lovely weekend too....not that great on the stitchy front but as Mum is visiting I took her to the Charity Shop and picked up a few lovely treasures! I'll be sure to post pics of all the lovely bits I got later in the week :) It was really a wonerful weekend!

Hope yours was just as good!

Take care


Friday, March 28, 2014

Introducing.......

Buttons......


And Boo......



Aren't they just the most adorable little bundles?



They were rescued when they were 2 weeks old by a lovely lady who syringe/bottle fed them and their other 2 siblings. When I heard from a friend of mine that there were 2 little scraps looking for a home....how could I say no??

While the bugs and I are really happy to have them with us, my old Scruffy has been eyeing them warily



I think it's going to take a bit of time for him to get used to them....

Hope you all have wonderful weekends!

Take care