Saturday, 28 October 2017


Hello everyone , 
Summer Time ends tonight and the clocks go back tonight for us in the UK. 
So we get an extra hours sleep and this week darker nights but cosy nights by the fire are not such a bad thing .
Stitching by the fire and relaxing a little more , ready for Spring .
If you think about it many animals do the same , they rest all winter. 
But not true for us this time of the year is a really busy time .

We had some warm sunny days the end of this week , but it is now going allot colder.

This week I stitched on perforated paper a Christmas ornament from Mill Hill . 
I love stitching on paper when I was small The lady who lived next door to my Nan gave me all these beautiful Victorian cards and many were stitched on paper, and that was when I fell in love with the stitching paper .

So over the next few years I want to stitch more of these to hang on my white tree . 
I have a  few of these kits to stitch , and never got around to stitching them , so now I have stitched one 

I will go back to my other stitching this week then  maybe another paper one the week after .
Below a stitched needle book that Sheila stitched at my club.

So pretty, look at the pretty inside.

I worked outside this last week cutting the last of my roses back and to my delight there are still flowers in bloom . 
So here are a few.

Many of these flowers will be gone soon if we get bad frosts this coming week .
Thank you to all my friends who send me such lovely comments , I read every one of them .
Enjoy a good week and relax a little with your stitching.


  1. love your garden, glad there are still some flowers left. like your paper stitching. 2 weeks to go for me. hugs

  2. Love the garden pictures. I really like stitching on paper too. We in Arizona USA do not change the clocks as the rest of the US does. I am still waiting for the Fall temps to start!

  3. I haven’t stitched on paper, it looks so pretty. I’m quite ‘wowed’ by the stitched needle book, really beautiful. We still have a few flowers, it’s been quite mild really for October xx

  4. Wonderful christmas ornament.
    The little needlebook is a little treasure.
    I like your flowerphotos.
    Happy Weekend.
    Hugs Manuela

  5. What a darling little stocking you created. Thank you for sharing your garden with me. I am enjoying the flowers down here in the center of our village. Surprisingly there are many! And we live adjacent to a florist who puts out lovely seasonal displays. :D

  6. The little stocking is adorable, those Mill Hill kits do make gorgeous ornaments.
    Love the needlebook too, very clever.

  7. Love your stocking :-) how fab you still have flowers blooming, I'm looking at mud as we got round to digging out the borders ready for a fresh start next year xx

  8. Love your mill hill, great for the Christmas tree. The stitching book is handy and also pretty. I've had a few hot 27.c days lately as soon it will be summer and I think it will be a hot summer this year. Happy stitching.

  9. Resting all winter sounds like a good idea June:-) Stitching on paper is something I never got round to trying even though I bought some years ago - very neat.

  10. Oh I really want to stitch on paper now. It looks so pretty and makes such a pretty ornament. Do you cut around them when they are finished with scissors? That bag is gorgeous ... what a beautiful job your friend did. And your gardens could not be more certainly have a green thumb June. Have a super week. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

  11. The Mill Hill ornies are beautiful June. Amazing flowers still in your wonderful garden. Have a good week.

  12. Your little stocking looks so pretty, a wonderful Christmas finish. Looking forward to seeing more of your stitching on paper. Sheila's needle book is just gorgeous.
    It has been very rainy and stormy here during the last two days and nearly all the flowers in the garden are gone now. And also the bushes don't have any more colorful leaves. Your are right, it's time to hibernate.

  13. What a lovely litte stocking, i never stitched on such a paper. And this gorgeous needlebook, Great.
    Oh - you have so many flowers in your garden at the end of oktober, mine are all gone. Maybe they to wintersleeping.
    Have a wonderful weekend - hugs Martina

  14. Bon dimanche ma chère June.
    Tes fleurs sont encore très belles.
    Aujourd'hui nous sommes sous la pluie et le brouillard ...

  15. I haven't tried stitching on paper, although I do have Mill Hill kit in my stash. What do you do with the back?

  16. I have to try stitching on paper soon, I have a cute sleigh to add the matching stitch too but have been intimated by trying it. Yours are so lovely...Your flowers are stunning!! I love this time of year but dislike the shorten days....more stitching time at night though! Have a great week, Mary

  17. Sheila did a super job, its beautiful.
    I've never stitched on paper, perhaps I should give it a go.
    Your nerines looks beautiful.
    Have a good week x

  18. This stitching on paper looks interesting. Lovely late summer/autumn flowers.

  19. Your beaded stitching is so pretty,lovely ornaments for the tree.
    What a beautiful book your friend has created.
    I love taking photos of my flowers and I enjoy seeing others’ photos as much.Your garden is so pretty.

  20. che bello, cominciamo a ricamare il Natale :) Fiori stupendi

  21. We skip daylight savings time where I live, but I hate the early darkness during the winter time so am glad we don't lose another hour in the evenings. Your garden is still looking lovely even with the colder temps.

  22. Adorable stocking, I don't think I've seen that one before.
    Such a lovely needle book, I love the variety of fabric.
    Such a beautiful garden, I love all the flowers. It's definitely fall here, the colours are finally here!

  23. What a delightful paper stocking!! It looks perfect in your tree :)

  24. What a lovely piece of stitching - I love how it all slotted together too x

  25. I loved the ornaments but I would prefer plastic canvas than paper.AriadnefromGreece!

  26. Oh, what a wonderful ornament ... I hope you will stitch more of them.
    I like your garden fotos, too.
    Happy Stitiching, Jutta

  27. Hello my friend. Sorry have been missing a while, Effie takes up so much time , she is a timewaster. I have never stitched on paper it has intrigued me seeing yours,Maybe I will give it a go . Your garden is still providing pleasure, we mowed the grass yesterday but it was very wet so we left the back. The banana is looking very bedraggled it will soon be time for its winter coat. Hope all is well with you ,look forward to reading your post next week.xx

  28. I have never seen these ornaments, very nice.

  29. Such cute ornament. Beautiful garden and blooms as always. Happy November month to you

  30. Such a cute stocking, June! I haven't stitched on paper in years--should give it another go as I still have some stuffed in a drawer somewhere :) Sheila's needlebook is really so lovely with all the different fabrics. You have some very talented ladies in your club!

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