Friday, 27 March 2015

A finish, and a 1st attempt!

Hello, it's been one of those weeks, glad it's nearly the weekend
I never got much time to stitch this week as we had been waiting on replacement furninture to arrive for our living room as the last delivery was damaged. I was glad to have some stitching time yesterday and today and am pleased to have finished my sampler :)

      Need of Love by Moira Blackburn
        20/2/15 - 27/3/15
       32ct Platinum Linen with Dmc threads

Now to decide what to start now, I'm thinking a small project before I jump into a larger sampler, I will be searching through the stash pile tonight

At the weekend I was able to set up my new desk in my bedroom for to use for my sewing machine, in the past it's been in a cupboard upstairs and I had to trail it downstairs to use, so this is so much better

for my 1st project I tried to make a patchwork table runner for my new coffee table, it was harder than I thought to stitch those seems straight and it's by no means perfect, infact any good quilter will laugh at my attempts

it looked not too bad until I added those quilt lines, then it went downhill :) well I'm going to attempt to put the bias binding on and put it down to a very poor first attempt!

Sad day in our home yesterday as my Daughter lost her little furbaby to old age, he was such a sweet natured little thing, and will be sadly missed
                                                                   RIP Sheldon x

On a brighter note I have had lovely comments on my last post which made me feel glad to be part of the blogging world again, thanks for taking the time to leave them x  and I welcome my new followers, so happy to have some :) and I'm having a lot of fun discovering new blogs and finding some that I followed a few years back

That's all from me this evening, I hope you all have a lovely weekend, take care x

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Sampler love

I've decided to start a new blog to keep a record of my crafty makes mostly cross stitching at the moment but hope to get better acquainted with my sewing machine, and get sewing!
Here's my current project, a tradional sampler by Moira Blackburn, called Need of Love

 I'm in love with anything to do with samplers right now and have just acquired some new charts to add to my stash

Brenda Keyes, The Sampler Company has some gorgeous designs
I am trying to be good and finish Need of Love before starting another, but it is tempting :) I have a few wips on the go, I really must have a fresh look through them and try to work on 1 or 2, I have Mirabilia's Red started and would love to finish her, need to get an upto date pic taken so I can share my progress

It was Mother's Day on Sunday 15th, I was spoiled by my 3 children

I have 2 Sons 22 and 19 and a Daughter 17, I got some stash money from my eldest, well it wasn't actually stated it was for stash but that's what I'm keeping it for :)

Well that's my 1st post made, I hope it wasn't too bad to read, please leave a comment so I can visit your blog, bye for now x