Saturday, March 28, 2009

A new bracelet

Today I went to a beading workshop, and this is what we made, a peyote stitch bracelet with a picot edge and a beaded toggle fastening.

I've not been around the pc much this week, as I was struck down with a cold middle of the week, it started on Tuesday night with a sore throat and painful ear, and now I just need to take a box of tissues everywhere with me - such fun. I thought I'd been doing well to avoid this as ds had it the other week, and ended up with antibiotics, and then dd has had it for two weeks. Anyway I'll catch up eventually, and I'm hoping that this cold had something to do with why I felt so down for a couple of weeks before it landed. So fingers crossed, and now I'm off to collapse in the chair by the fire. Hope everyone else is well.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Another new start

Memories by Just Nan

Well, it was Sunday yesterday so I had to start a new JN piece, and this is what I started, mainly because it used a lot of the same colours I already had out for Queen. I'm not sure I can wait until Sunday to stitch on this again.

I have stitched another 3 pieces for Flowers for Jo, and just have another 2 to do, and I think the finishing kit will arrive this week.

I'm not feeling very chatty at the moment, so if I owe you an email, please be patient with me. And thank you all for continuing to visit, and leaving me wonderful comments, they really make my day.

Friday, March 20, 2009

A new start

This is Flowers for Jo, by Judy Odell, I'm looking forward to making this one up, the finishing instructions are amazing. I need to chart my initials to fill that gap.

Queen of the Needle

Finished on Sunday, I just need to stitch the charm on, but this will be done when I've backed it , I intend to finish this as bell pull when I've bought the ends. A very poor pic, but I might be able to get a better one when it's hung on the wall.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

A wish granted

Kathy asked for a tin finish on the Make A Wish board, and I jumped in. I love these tin finishes. I used the Victoria Sampler pattern from Christmas Poinsettia pattern, and changed the colours. Kathy didn't like pink, and gave me a list of colours she liked, one of them being red, so I went with this as it matched the tin. I still need to make myself a tin finish - one day.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Make A Wish

Just look at this beautiful biscornu I received from Gaby. I wished for something with a JN design, and Gaby excelled, she stitched two JN freebie designs and made them into a biscornu, which is trimmed with a beautiful beaded edge. There's a cute little dragonfly charm on one side, and a little bee on the other. I'm drooling over this one. Thank You Gaby.

I also heard that a Make a Wish I sent has arrived, however you'll have to wait to see that one, as the photo's must still be on my camera somewhere. sorry.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Thank you again!

Look I just received this in the post from Vonna. I was lucky enough to win it in Vonna's recent giveaways. Just perfect for me - being a JN fan. It's Just Nan's Summer Spell. And not only is this the chart, but the fabric and frame too. It's so cute. Thank you Vonna.

And this poor specimen of a photograph is a progress pic of Just Nan's Queen of the Needle. This was my Sunday stitch, but I hadn't stitched on it for a few Sundays, so I picked it up again - on Saturday I think, and I have decided to make it my focus piece. So now I'm off to stitch on it. I've just bribed dd into doing the family washing for me for this week, so hopefully I'll get caught up on emails and blogs soon.

For Denise- you asked about the size of Sealed with a Kiss - as it was stitched on 40ct fabric it's not as big as you might think - it only measures just over 8 inches square.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Thank you again

Thank you to my friend Sally for this award, you know I appreciate it. And thank you for being my stitchy friend. Time for another meet up?

This award means -

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these kind writers. When you pass the award along please include these guidelines. I am to choose eight friends to share this with.

This is always the difficult bit, and please don't feel let down if you're not on the list, it doesn't mean I think less of you.

- back at you.








Thank You

Thank you to Patti for this award. I hope you don't mind, but I'm not going to nominate anyone, as I was also given this award here. But thank you for nominating me, it means so much. - Hugs to you.

And Thank you to Sally for this next award. - see new post - I'm having trouble with this one.