Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Crazy January Challenge

Charts I have decided to do are listed on the cjc2012 page :)

Now to make sure I have everything I need to stitch them!!

xX Fiona Xx

Monday, 28 November 2011

todays original post.......

has been cancelled....something far more shocking has after a week of uneventful driving including to milton keynes & harrogate I crash my car into a tree and wrote it off. Thankfully my mum & I are both fine, bit bit shaken & a few bruises here and there but nothing major.

no photos of the wreakage formally known as car either, much to the annoyance of the ambulance driver who drove us home. lol.

looking at buying a new car soon as Dad needs to be able to get to work.

xX Fiona Xx

P.S also wanted to say that several members of the public pulled over and contacted the emerency services on my behalf which was nice to see in this day and age where no-one seems to care about anyone else. -photos of Harrogate tomorrow I promise!-

Sunday, 27 November 2011

finally home

and pretty much gone straight to bed! Had a quick catch up on blog reading from today and will post properly after work tomorrrow!!!

Love Fiona xx

Saturday, 26 November 2011

crazy january challenge

I have decided to join in with the crazy january challenge....whether I manage to keep up with it is an entirely different matter lol.

No idea what charts I'm going to do yet, but I'm sure it won't take to long to figure out!!

xX Fiona Xx

p.s Harrogate was awesome in so many ways!! My stitching bug has returned with a vengence!! Off to put more stitches in Santa '10 before going to bed, lo-oo-ong drive back home in the morning!

Friday, 25 November 2011

November Tusal

this is it, the penultimate TUSAL update for 2011!!

Can't believe how fast this year's tusal has gone but so looking forward to next year's!

ORTs added to my jar this month are from my final couple of exchanges and my new project Lizzie Kate's Santa '10, more on that next time.

until next time, happy stitching

xX Fiona Xx

Thursday, 24 November 2011


two sleeps till Harrogate Stitching Show!!! SO excited, there aren't words to describe it!!

lol have a bit of a wishlist and a list of threads i have to buy for various charts i wanna stitch asap!

now if only I could find my stitching bug....I know she's hidden round here somewhere!

will post photos of my weekend when I'm back!!!

xX Fiona Xx

Thursday, 17 November 2011


still waiting on an exchange to arrive from Halloween....seems like ages ago when its less than 20 days ago! Soon I'll be putting winter/christmas ornaments out, can't believe it's only a few weeks left till the big day!!!

.......speaking of Ornaments, I received a new one recently...not many people know that I love snowmen or that I buy at least one snowman ornament a year, well this year was no exception only this year my snowman orny is a sweet little cushion made by Betty over at primitivebettys, as soon as I saw them I had to ask if I could buy one, luckily for me she said yes!! He's been living here for about a week now!
so cute! love the jingle bells!

Really can't wait to put my ornaments out now, love this time of year!

xX Fiona Xx

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


lol Daffycat is hosting the 2012 Totally Useless Stitch A Long again, this is one SAL I can always keep up with!! Sign up here
Happy Stitching!!!

xX Fiona Xx

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

still no sign of my halloween exchange

but my new lizzie kate scissor fob kits have shown up, can't wait to start stitching but I will finish Santa'10 first....well maybe....

Pictures as promised!!!

Obviously I can't show off any of the exchanges I've just finished until after Christmas but I can finally show off my October ones!
Starting with the Autumn theme Biscornu exchange! This exchange probably took the longest for me to stitch, I missed the posting deadline by 2 weeks and this was also my biggest biscornu to date as it was stitched on 14ct aida.

I stitched the Thanksgiving/Harvest design by Barbara Ana Designs~downloaded from

Top View

Side Veiw

And I received this Autumn Design also by Barbara Ana designs!!-I know because I downloaded the chart at the same time as the Thanksgiving one as I couldn't decide which one I wanted to stitch!!

Check out the cute card that came with it!! :)

Next up was the Halloween Card Exchange

I sent this bubbling cauldron...
poem inside reads:
"When witches go riding by and black cats are seen,
 the moon laughs and whispers 'Tis Halloween!"

And I received this spooky black cat-I love the little button!
It was stitched by the same person who stitched my autumn biscornu!!

Lastly is the exchange that I actually set up and ran, the trick or treat halloween exchange (a halloween themed secret santa style exchange)
I sent out these spooky treats
Chocolates, Sour gummi bats, Halloween Candy's, halloween coloured threads in a trick or treat sack

& I received.....well nothing yet actually!! I've been informed that it has been posted out so hopefully it will arrive soon!!

That's all I have to show for now, until next time
Happy Stitching!!

xX Fiona Xx

Monday, 14 November 2011

Blog shout out!

Finally managed to convince my mum that blogging is fairly simple and straightforward and after a few pointers from me on the basics she seems pretty into it so please go and check it out, obviously there's not a lot of posts yet but she's got quite a few recent finishes & wip's to talk about so expect more posts soon!!!

Tomorrow I will be posting up photos *Promise!!*

Love Fiona

Friday, 11 November 2011

finally I can stitch something for me!!

yes that's right I put the last stitch into my final exchange this afternoon, done the finishing too and it'll be going in the post tomorrow along with the other 4 exchanges running in  December so I'll be able to post pics up shortly :)

This evening I gleefully ran into the stitching corner, hell-bent on finding something to stitch from the masses of charts I've accumulated this year, I really wanted to stitch something Christmassy and preferably by Lizzie Kate as I love stitching her designs but wouldn't you know it, every single chart I picked I either don't have a suitable fabric or I don't have the right threads (even the DMC/Anchor equivilents!!)

So now I have a fairly large shopping list for Harrogate (13 sleeps to go!) but I did eventually find a chart I can stitch now, Socks & Underwear or Santa 10 by Lizzie Kate, had all the threads, embellishments & fabric so I'm off to put a few stitches into it before bedtime!!

Happy stitching everyone

xX Fiona Xx

P.S I'm going to Harrogate on the Saturday and would love to meet up with anyone else who's going!!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

woohoo 1 exchange left to go!!

Winter Biscornu is finished, sewn together and everything, tomorrow's project...Calender Exchange!

No rest for the wicked...on that note I believe it's bedtime for me :)

If my trick or treat exchange shows up tomorrow I'll do an exchange reveal...if not I don't know yet.... lol

Sweet dreams & happy stitching till next time

xX Fiona Xx

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

bored with biscornu's...

Still stitching away on my winter biscornu exchange and can honestly say I'm not finding them fun to make anymore and probably won't be stitching one again for a very long time!
Luckily this is my penultimate exchange left to do and thankfully my last biscornu exchange. My next (and final) exchange is the calender exchange and the design I've chosen to stitch is a simple yet effective one which shouldn't take to long to stitch....well in theory anyway..... :-P

Then after making these last few exchanges up, I shall finally be able to get back to my sorely neglected super mario through the ages piece, I may even finish the sky before Christmas!!!

Hope you are all having a wonderful week

xX Fiona Xx
I don't seem to be able to leave comments on anyones posts at the moment, everytime I click someone's blog to read their lastest news I am signed out of blogger but if I click 'sign in'  I am sent back to my dashboard fully signed in, I am looking at everyone's blog posts & loving what everyone is working on, I just can't comment on any of it! Anyone know how I can contact blogger for help? Please either leave a comment here (if you can) or email me at the address on the left,

hoping to get chatting to you all again soon

Fiona x

Monday, 7 November 2011

waiting for a delievery

well thats not really anything new....

However as well as my usual orders from today I am waiting for delievery of a new cooker & a new fridge/freezer...We've moved out the old cooker & fridge/freezer so now there's nothing left to do but wait & stitch!!

Should have winter biscornu finished by the end of today & then it's just the calender exchange to do to finish my year of exchanges!

I haven't forgotten about showing off my halloween/autumn exchanges, still waiting on one more to show up before I can reveal them!

Until next time, happy stitching!!!

xX Fiona Xx

p.s - only 19 days till Harrogate Stitching show!!!

Sunday, 6 November 2011


woo hoo I am the proud new owner on a new Dell laptop :)

Stitching updates to follow, still waiting on a halloween exchange before I show them off!!

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend

xX Fiona Xx

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Bet you all thought I forgot!!!

As many-if not all- of you know, October was breast cancer awareness month and in honour of this I decided to host a giveaway, most of the items included will have donated money to breast cancer research in some way or another. 7 People signed up in the end for this giveaway and the winner drawn from the bowl at random is:


congrats hun, please email me via the address listed on the left & thank you so much to everyone who entered :)

I do have exchanges to show but I'm still waiting for one to show up (hopefully....) and for a photo of what I sent to someone as I forgot to take one....

Till next time, happy stitching!!

xX Fiona Xx

P.S thank you to everyone who left comments about Gizmo, it still feels weird not having him around, but I have -for the most part- come to terms with his death and am looking forward to creating a scrapbook of all the photos/memories I have of him in the new year.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Giveaway is now closed

Winner will be drawn from the 7 participants and announced tomorrow :)

Thanks again to everyone who entered!

xX Fiona Xx