Sunday, 2 September 2018

September Time .

Hello every one,
Here we are again and September is already upon us.
My mind can't keep up with  how fast this year has flew by .
But every season has it's own beauty .
We have had some cool weather but the heat has come back this weekend that's so good for me I just don't like cold weather .

I was so lucky this week to win a gift from Heather she is so sweet and has a lovely family and is a great needle worker .

This won't be a very long post today I am busy cutting beans up for the freezer , then I have a couple of jobs to do for Ron , and we have the builders coming in this week . So don't worry if I am not about much this month.
I will post but not so often ,we are also back in the garden closing things down for the year and replacing bulbs and Spring flowers so a busy month ahead .
Ok I did stitch this little design by our friend Dany this week , and I will make time to start finishing my stitching from this year now the Autumn is here.

 A beautiful summer stitch by Dany running through the corn fields 


I used DMC threads and a mustard colour 28cnt evenweave .

                       Pumpkin C
Looks like I will have it ready by the time I finish it .

 And a lovely gift from the lovely Heather .

Thank you Heather I love every thing and they have been used this week .

A beautiful rose .
To not so beautiful .

Thank you all again for the lovely comments . Have a happy week .

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Loving the last days of Summer .

Hi everyone , how are we all today?

This morning felt like winter had arrived , it was so cool, but once the sun came out and showed it's face it became a lovely day .

Hubby is busy painting outside and I have done loads of jobs and also enjoyed the late sunshine with a bit of gardening .
They are saying rain tomorrow so we made the most of the late summer sunshine.

I am starting to get itchy fingers and wanting to start something new soon.
But I have been very good and still stitching on what's already started , I am trying to get some of my Wip's and UFOs down but I may just start a Christmas one for myself soon .

I have a box full of small ones I have been working on too. I get bored very quick and always looking to start something new . So watch this space in the next few months.

Well today here is the little rose house I framed last week.



Almost there you would think , but  no I still think another
two weeks work to be done.

This rose below is one I cut and brought inside ,
Just look at how it opened .

It looks so unreal.

It's the same Rose ! 

Below the garden will only be in bloom a few more weeks ,
This year has gone by so fast .
But saying that each season has it's own beauty .

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and thankyou to all who left comments on my last post.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Still loving my stitching.

Hello again friend's
Thank you for all the wonderful comments , and it is good to see more stitcher's popping in now that Summer is coming to an end , still we have a few more weeks to go yet .
What a year it has been with the amount of hot weather we had.
I am still busy in the garden every day, and I am still keeping up with my stitching I don't feel I have relaxed if I don't get my stitching in.

It's been a nice week here and very enjoyable week we have been out and about allot , it seems we always bump into people we know , so when we do go out it takes us ages Hubby is a talker !

So lets get started with showing you my stitching  first up is this one that I have had in my stash for ages and at last I have stitched it,

I have a nice white frame for this one so hoping to have it ready next week .
                      ROSE by CCN Material 28 cnt Natural a mix of threads Crescent Colours and DMC .

                            Next my Autumn Stitch    Pumpki
I think I will have it ready by the time I spell out the two words ,It was a good way of me keeping up with this stitch , I like to stitch many designs at the same time but I am being very good this time.

My sweet friend Reba sent me some gifts too .

Thank you Reba love them all .

This week my Hubby picked up his cups for his veg and flowers from the show the other week.


 The garden is coming to a close but when we had rain the flowers started to bloom again.
But first here is a photo of some of our tomatoes .

Have a lovely weekend all , I am going to stitch now , all my jobs are done for today .
And the football is back so that's another hobby we both share ,watching not playing let me say.

Saturday, 11 August 2018


Hi friends ,
It is the weekend and what could be better , a time to relax , and have some fun.
Well not really jobs still need to be done around the house and garden , but you feel a little better
doing them at the weekend don't you .

I love my afternoons the best , when I can put my feet up for an hour , and then again after tea I stitch for another hour so most days I get in two hours so that's 14 hours per week but then there are a few days out with  appointments and jobs that really have to be done so you could say that knocks into my stitching time  plus any visitors so that must be another -5 hours so I get on average 8-9
stitching hours in per week , so tell me how many hours do you put in per week is it more or less I would love to know.

So this week has been another busy week with doctors , shopping ,club and lunching out,  plus jobs around the house and gardening .Oh then there is the PC I try and cut down a little on here  I do an hour each morning with my cup of tea and then an hour when I have the tea cooking .
So maybe two hours a day so that's not to bad , a little more at the weekend.
Unless I am looking for something or a friend said you must look at this site .
So that's where my time goes !

Thank you all that leave me such lovely comments .

Ok well I stitched a little more on my SAL ,

Will I finish this one in time  ?    we will see once I print the name of this pattern out .

Well it is growing and I stitch a little each day so we will see.

Here is my first Christmas Ornament , I could not get a good photo , but I must say it looks lovely in real life ha.

It has four sides to it .

On the bottom a bell

The top 

Creations Mam' Soazic .

Well I can't leave you all with out a walk in the garden can I. 

The roses are flowering again.

Looking so pretty.


And now I need to get some lunch my hubby is trying to fix our toilet fingers crossed .
It's not the best of weather today it keeps trying to rain and is very dull .
I will be stitching later , and hope you all find some time this weekend to do the same .
Have a lovely weekend.

Friday, 3 August 2018


August is already upon us , so a few more weeks of Summer time to enjoy , I wonder if this beautiful weather will carry on into September and October I hope so .

Thank you all for the lovely comments on Katie's postcard on my last post and also to Jo who
 is the organiser . It was a lovely stitch piece I loved how fine the stitching looked.

Well it's been another busy week here, trying to fit in our family , and all that we do , but some how we seem to manage it all .

Well last weekend was our local Garden and Craft fayre ,well we have had some lovely weeks of sunshine but alas it changed for that day with showers and sunshine no problem but then the wind came , it was ok but some of the stores were almost blown away , but we kept going and we had a great day .
Hubby and I entered lots of flowers veg and craft items , and won many 1st 2nd and 3rd places
Hubby won two cups which are being engraved at the moment .
There were so many wonderful plants flowers and veg and many beautiful crafts and paintings there.
It is always lovely to see such beautiful stitching and craft's ,there are so many talented people out there. It was a real treat to see all the beautiful work .
I am sorry to say I didn't take any photos this time , but I did take a couple of mine before we went to the show.

But first I will show you my WIP .

I missed last weeks so today we have two weeks WIP's




It is starting to grow now so  I hope to finish it before I spell the  title fully out .

A couple of things I put into the show.

 Say hello to my Teddy I knitted for the show 

                                                          The back    



This is one of my UFOs  I  put the last few stitches into it and then I set it into a simple white frame .
If you look close it's the four seasons wild flowers .
By the late Sheila Hudson .
I really love Sheila's work and I am so lucky to I still have a few more of her designs to stitch 

The garden is still alive after working hard keeping it going  de-heading , feeding and watering
Below is a cutting I showed you the other year, we have loads of new rose bushes to add to the garden I think we had about 7 new ones  , a year ago we took the cuttings and they  have all bloomed this year so we will be taking more this year .

Happy birthday to my friend Reba today .

We have had so much veg and salad from our garden this year , and have given allot out to family and friends .

Time now for a rest and to enjoy our weekend 
Hope you all have a lovely weekend .

Saturday, 28 July 2018


Post card from Katie.    SUMMER POSTCARD BLOG HOP
I love stitching beach themed pieces so picking a piece to send was really easy .
This is an Erica Michaels piece I finished this year called Ocean of Wisdom.
I stitched it on 40 count silk gauze . I was really worried about stitching on gauze until I tried it.
Now I'm in love . it turns out so cute and tiny .
Enjoy your summer !  Katie  from Jeremiah's Mom Blog  .

Thank you Katie your stitching is beautiful . 
Thank you  Jo  too.