Camera Issues

Sorry no photos of works started or of Harry, I'm having a few camera issues at the moment, having hardly used my camera in 18 months its refusing to work properly or charge, so perhaps I need another.
While I'm on the subject of photos, now that Picnic has closed down any idea anyone as to where I can go to oomph up my pics when I finally take some?

Thanks all that have commented on my first posting of the year, Its really nice to know that I haven't been forgotten out here in stitchy blogland.

Now what am I stitching? I so wanted to show you how it was coming along, but without pics that's a hard to do, but I can tell you I'm stitching Beyond my Heart which is Loose Feathers pattern 32, of course by the wonderful Blackbird Designs. Stitching is slow going but hey whose in a rush, my speed has so slowed down for larger pieces (well maybe not larger pieces but definitely bigger than ornie size). Plus my work hours are longer than they used to be as I have a different job which I love, so my evening stitching is reduced by a good 3 hours, plus I am so into reading Debbie Macomber books - thanks to my sis and mum who have got me into them, I've almost finished reading the Cedar Cove series and I am currently on the 3rd novel of the Blossom Street series, such light reading but very enjoyable escapism.

So..................... as soon as I get the camera going I'll show pics.
Meantime if anyone can recommend a site like Picnic to make my pics look good, please do as I am so out of doing anything on the computer other than play games.

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013

Popping my head over the parapet having been such an absent blogger and visitor for the last 18 months or more, where has the time gone?? Does anyone remember me??

I just would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and that 2013 is all you hope it to be. - I hope to pick up a needle and thread more during 2013 and actually do some finishing of the things that I have actually stitched over the last 18 months. - I think I have just made my first New Years resolution HAHA!!
My second is to visit you all more as I have been very absent in doing that too, and looking at all your wonderful stitching and finishing, and getting some inspiration.

Lots to tell and tales of Harry to share, but will save until another day.

Hope everyone is well and has a happy, healthy and inspirational 2013


and of course            


Thankyou everyone so much for your lovely lovely words and support, you really are all so very lovely, thankyou too for the cards I have received at home as well, I honestly appreciate it all and so does my family - I have passed on your words to them to.

Its very strange not having dad about or speaking to him on the phone and I know how strange and upsetting it is to mum too after all he was her husband, but Mum is doing OK as we all are Helen my sister has been amazing with her living so close to mum she has beenand still is a terrific help and support for her. My brother and I have been doing as much as we can as well I had the weekend gone over with mum and saw everyone too, and I'm making plans for the bank holiday/Easter to spend with mum again.

My best friend and her son are taking life a day at a time at the moment but are gradually returning to normality, both are going back to work again tomorrow, which is good and luckily there appears no lasting scars on her face and around her eyes, which is a good thing.

Work is settled again for the time being - I hate not knowing if I am going to be out of work and it keeps happening at the moment I really could do without that worry!!

I've still not done much in the way of finishing work, but have stitched a couple more small things, I'm also working on Finch Song. I will hopefully have something to share by the weekend as long as everything goes OK in my distracted world.

Ooo and Harry says to say Hello to his fans, he has grown such a lot but is still as cute as a button, and his training is coming along well.
Hugs and grateful thanks to you all


Not been blogging or around much

As you may or may not have noticed but I haven't been around very much for a while, neither have I visited anyone very often at all. Its not that I haven't been thinking of you all or stitching or anything like that, but my family have had a bereavement and as this is primarily a stitching home blog, I thought it would be a little  depressing of me to keep you informed of our sadness, especially as there has been so much sadness in other parts of the world at the same time.

So as I have been feeling way to sad for a while as I knew that my dad was very ill to really feel like being upbeat and happy and wanting to show my stitching I haven't. But this week was my Dads funeral and after his illness it was good that he wasn't suffering anymore and as a family we were all there when he passed on which I for one am convinced that he knew we were all there.

My Dad was a wonderful 'gentleman' who had a lovely smile and a quiet word for those who would listen, he also had a wicked sense of humour, I will miss him very much but I do have many, many happy memories of my life with him and I loved him very very much.

I have also had work problems and my best friend and her son have been involved in a very tragic car accident this week - though neither of them have been seriously hurt - I'm telling you you wouldn't believe my life at the moment - it would so make a good soap opera - Eastenders and Corrie have nowt on my life at present LOL!!

Hopefully I will pull myself out of the doldrums and get back into blogging I can't promise that it will be soon but then again I can't say it won't be - it will be probably a little sporadic for the meantime.

Anyway I hope that everyone is fine and well, I have to let you know that Harry is doing well and has grown considerably


Sage Advice

Sage advice I feel after everything that seems to be happening in my life at the moment, and its advice I'm taking LOL!
As yet its not been placed into its frame and mount, but I wnated to show it to you. The design is from the October 2010 Cross stitcher magazine. I have stitched it on 40 ct linen using Needlepoint silk, I loved stitching this and I hope to properly frame it today, but you can see it in the mount and frame I chose to put it in.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend, Harry and I went for a walk this morning, but its just a bit too frosty I think for his little feet and he didn't want to go to far, I was all prepared for a long walk but he wasn't LOL! Don't forget to have a look at my sale stuff you might find something that you like - you never know LOL! I'm going to go through my fabrics next and maybe put some of them up for sale too.

Tombstone Angel

This tiny little design is by Kelmscott Designs, its called Tombstone Angel, the little tombstone palette was part of the kit and is what sold it to me LOL! This was my first finish of 2011 that I promised to share with you.

Its stitched on 40ct iced cappuccino linen over 2 and I used leftovers of red silk thread that I had, the little braid you can see at the sides was part of the kit. You can see how tiny it is as its almost the same size as the Kelmscott Putford scissors next to it.

Thankyou again for looking and/or buying some of my stash, I really hadn't wanted to sell things but  I'm afraid that needs must so I honestly have appreciated it, I have updated the 'For Sale' page again today if you would like to visit.




A HUGE thankyou to those that purchased Shepherds Bush charts and kits from me, I cannot tell you how grateful I am, I have updated the for sale page again with many more designers charts etc, please visit again or for the first time even, and scroll down to the end of the page on the For sale page as there are many other designer charts there including Shepherds Bush, Just Nan (some charts hard to get as they are retired), Homespun Elegance, Designing Ladies, The cats whiskers and others.
Thankyou again for looking. Postage is seperate.

I willbe back later tonight with some sewing pics to share with you and I think that Harry might be posting over the weekend too.

Items for Sale

I have decided to have a massive de-clutter of all my stash and will be listing charts and kits on my For Sale page, and it will be updated regularly. The first stash I am de-cluttering is Shepherds Bush and I have listed on the page what is for sale.  Prices and details are as stated below the pictures, I will accept PAYPAL, cash or if from the UK I will also accept cheques (goods would be sent once cheque has cleared) and postal orders All prices are listed in English Stirling.

I will ship Anywhere

All prices DO NOT INCLUDE Postage & Packing
All charts are gently used.

You can contact me at my email address only for anything you would be interested in and you can find that in my profile. PLEASE do not leave a comment anywhere else.


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