Thursday, March 14, 2013

Here at last!

Oh I'm so happy!!! The stuff I'd gotten from my birthday voucher has finally arrived! :) It's taken a bit longer than usual thanks to the postal service being on a go slow.....hmmmm.....wonder if that's the reason it's referred to as snail mail! Ah well....on to the goodies!

I got a bunch of stuff from 123stich, which I admit is one of my all time favourite online shops! If only the exchange rate would settle ....then again....that may not be such a good idea :)

From 123stich.com

A Lizzie Kate Snippet
A Gorgeous Needle Threader by My Big Toe Designs (this really is lovely!)
A Bead Nabber (very useful lil thing)
Some needles by Piecemakers (I've heard they are lovely to stitch with)
A Star Detangler (which is supposed to make using up that last bits of threadseasier)
Juddy's Boo Boo stick - can't wait to use this!

A Dolly Mamas kit - going to have to do this one twice!

I also got my bits from Stoney Creek

"Promise Me" by Lizzie Kate

Cute lil charms - not sure what I'll do with them :)
What I love most about shopping at Stone Creek is their free chart of the month :) When I'd ordered, this was the chart
Love With an Open Heart

I know I said no new starts this year.....but man oh man....that LK chart calls to my heart!

Last but not least...my copy of  The Dovekeepers have arrived! I wanted to start this as soon as it got here, but I have three other books on the go so will contain myself and get stuck into this one when I have nothing else on my reading list so that I can concentrate and enjoy it :)

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

I hope you've all had a lovely lovely week thus far....now to look forward to the weekend! Yay!!

Take care xx

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Another one bites the dust!

I'm feeling rather white rabitt-ish ....chasing my tail and running around late for everything :) This post was supposed to have been done on Monday already....but alas.....life has such a pesky habit of interfering with one's best intentions :)

I am so very pleased to say that I do have another finish :) Yes indeed! A Stitcher's Prayer was completed last weekend :)




"A Stitcher's Prayer" by LHN
Stitched over 2 on 28 count Raw Cashel Linen
Using DMC threads


I'm very pleased to have this one done....another one all for me me me!!!!

While absent from blogland this week, I have however been busy stitching...albeit a wee bit only :)

I've picked up Chris Davenport's "Alphabet Sampler" which is a Dimension's Kit. I haven't stitched on Aida for a while and this piece is on 18ct...took a bit of getting used to (re-adjusting the mindset ).
This is where I had left it off last year.....


Alphabet Learner by Chris Davenport
And this was how far along I'd gotten up till yesterday :)


Alphabet Learner
9 March 2013
So all in all a rather productive little time has been had :)

Wishing all my UK mom friends a very happy Mother's Day....hope you ladies all had a lovely day!

Take care xx