Saturday, 29 November 2008


had about 2 and a half hours sleep last night as it took a little longer to finish stitching my Nan's christmas present than I expected. Usually would have a few weeks left before I had to give it to her but as my Dad is going away on business for 2 weeks before Christmas we're going to see the relatives today :) I am really looking forward to going as I haven't been to my grandparents house in about 5 years :) Remembered to take a picture of her present before wrapping it up and will post it up after we get back tonight.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Xmas Shopping...

is finished!! All my pressies for people are wrapped up and hidden away so noone will see them accidentally. Headed over to Milton Keynes shopping centre today to do the last of it and ended up buying myself a cross stitch kit from John Lewis & some Anchor Lame threads as I can't get them from my local shop. Started stitching my nan's Xmas pressie last night & it's almost finished. Wil post pics up in the morning!

Saturday, 22 November 2008

I'm back!!

not that I ever really left, have managed to stitch another xmas card so I am slowly but surely getting there...did buy a few more mouseloft kits from ebay (four to be exact) but they are all rather quick & cute, which brings the running total up to 7 stitched & 17 to stitch! Having realised it's less than 40 days till Xmas work on the Mirabilia Halloween Fairy has ceased in a desperate attempt to stitch my cards in time!! Luckily I have the next week off work and haven't much planned as I am almost finished with my xmas shopping, just one last trip to the shops should do it & my partner is at work all day so I should be able to stitch relativly uninterupted :) Photos will be uploaded eventually, but not until noticable progress has been made! Although I may upload some pics of the Halloween Fairy as she is coming along nicely and will hopefully be finished before the new year!

Friday, 14 November 2008

Twilight Movie

Have just watched the trailers from the twilight movie out in cinema's Dec. 19th and I can't wait!!! It's one of my favourite book sagas (twilight by Stephenie Meyer) and so far it looks like it's going to be immense!!! lol on a stitching note my Halloween Fairy has both her wings now, will post pics as soon as I can locate a camera that works!

Sunday, 9 November 2008

mini finish

took a break from stitching halloween fairy to focus on getting better which seems to have worked, headaches are going away and stomach pains are less frequent which is a good thing :). Have spent a bit of time reading a few of my favourite books and decided to stitch one of my favourite quotes about books onto an aida band scrap i picked up in an aida goody bag from a show. Took about 2 hours to chart the design up so it would look balanced & fit onto the band and about 45 mins to stitch. I'm pretty pleased with the end result, just need to back it with some interfacing to make it a little more sturdy & some felt to hide the stitching at the back.
In case you can't read it the quote says 'some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed & some few to be chewed & digested' Also just for fun here is my Newton's Law kit 'season's greetings' finished after 3 xmas' of stitching!

Sunday, 2 November 2008


ok so trying to cross stitch when your ill & tired isn't the smartest idea...had nearly finished stitching a wing on halloween fairy but thought it looked a bit funny, thought nothing of it and when to bed, looking at it this morning i realised that i'd started stitching it 4 lines lower that it should be and spent the best part of 2 hours rippiing it all out again. Not a happy bunny Frown ....also probably won't finish it before november 5th but as long as it's done before next halloween it's all good Smile