Friday, September 28, 2012

A Win ;-) and meet Jack..

Hi Everybody, hope you are all well and not getting too cold with the onset of Autumn, I love the colours of Autumn but not the onset of the cold. Brrrr
I have to brag I was so very lucky to win Stitchersanon's 4th Anniversary blog giveaway, she stitched and handmade the Love Cushion, gorgeous isnt it and also sent a very large piece of handyed linen for me with some finishing tape, she also bought me a chart, Celtic Beauty from Papilion Creations.  I have admired this chart from afar for a long time now and cant wait to get started stitching.  Thank you so very much Gaynor, so very happy ;-)  

 Meet Jack, I was lucky enough to be one of 25 people to receive this chart from Oakhaven Designes  It was great fun to stitch and I got to use some cute buttons I had in my stash.  I am also going to brag that my finish has been used for the cover design on Oakhaven Yahoo Group.

Happy Stitching Everybody.. Until next time.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Finally caught up yayyyy

Hope you are all well and had plenty of crafting time.  I have been away to the UK for a holiday and to my fantastic baby brothers wedding, we had an absolutely wonderful time, the Wedding and my Brothers new Bride was stunning so was the weather which was surprising for this year.  Welcome to the family Emma..  and thank you, you two, for such a memorable day.

I also was besides myself when I found out that there was a Stitching and Quilting show on at Harrogate Show Grounds the day before the wedding and I was at a loose end that day as DH and DS went off with the wedding party, clay pigeon shooting, which DH won by the way and DS came second, their first time too.  So they dropped me off on their way, I had a fantastic time, it was like a kid being in a sweet factory, such an experience for someone that has been deprived living in Ireland where stitching supplies are practically none existent.    

 I have been trying to catch up on my 'Around the World in 80 Stitches' Designed by Papillion Creations I didnt get a chance to stitch the last three parts until these last week or so.  I found these three parts so much easier to stitch than the first, must have got my mojo back. Yayyy Cant wait no until part 7.

I also managed to catch up on my other SAL 'Confetti of Hardanger'  designed by Abi Gurden and is running with the stitching group 'Specialist Stitches' This is really fun to stitch, which I am attempting using just two shades of a pale pink/peachy Perle Cotton.

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This last piece is a small Coaster which was a little freebie from Abi Gurden when I signed up to her new SAL 'Confetti of Hardanger'  Cute isnt it, not that I will use it as a coaster, would hate tea to be spilt on it.  Until next time xxx

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe: Victorian Lady Gift Bag give-away, enter now!

Here is another great giveaway from Victorian Motto. Click on the link to have a look and say I sent you. Lanybleu

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe: Victorian Lady Gift Bag give-away, enter now!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wedding stitching.

My brother got married at the weekend, a great excuse to make him some wedding gifts.  It was a fabulous day and the weather was absolutely gorgeous, which makes a lovely change this summer. I made a few of these a little while ago but couldn't show you all until now.  I also stitched my Mum a wedding bag to go with her dress, she was very happy with it and it did look great with her outfit on the big day.
  A friend of ours will be celebrating their Golden Wedding shortly so I made a sampler to surprise them with.  Mo cried so I guess she was happy with it.  

I stitched my Brother and his new wife this pic, they love the Lakes in the UK so was an apt present for them both.
This is a Victoria Sampler Heirloom Wedding Sampler I chose to make for my Brother and his Wife, adapted to suit them both.  The roses I had never made before and was very pleased with how they turned out.  
This is a pic of my Mums wedding bag and a little purse I made to go with it, I took the pattern from a chart I bought from Rosewood Manor, it was a really enjoyable piece to make.

Finally I made a box for my new Sister to keep all her bits and pieces from the wedding in, I also made all the invites for the wedding so she is keeping those in there too.
My Brother and his Gorgeous new wife.
My Daughter after seeing her Grandma's bag I made wanted one for herself for the wedding to match her dress, luckily there was some spare fabric to make one for her, I also made her a little purse to go with the bag.

Finally this is the Golden Wedding Sampler I made for our friends, this chart is a Sweetheart Tree chart.

I will now try and catch up with my Papillon Creations SAL 'Around the world in 80 Sts, I am getting a little behind.
Hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine.  xx

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Kathssitching is having her anniversary givaway. follow the link for a look.

This is a fantastic giveaway by Victorian Motto Sampler.  Have a look and if you want to enter say I sent you. Lanybleu

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