Thursday, May 26, 2022

Spring & summer

 Spring & summer stitcheries were finished off yesterday ready to hang when those seasons roll around.

From Gail Pan's Changing Seasons book.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

3 little finishes

 I'd stitched these earlier in the month though the one on the bag front could've been stitched back in April. :)

First finish yesterday was the little hanging by Petal & Patches

2nd finish was supposed to be a pouch with a zipper in the top. First attempt i put it in the wrong way & despite careful unpicking the fabrics frayed a little. Tried again but the fabric just kept slipping. The choice throw it in the naughty corner or turn it into something else because the fraying was getting bad. Hmm bag it is.

Since it came as a kit to make a pouch there wasn't enough for bag handles. I hunted through my blues until i found some fabric that i hoped went with the Liberty print.

Last was to make up the Marg Low Designs pattern which i stitched last Zoom session.


& closed

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, May 21, 2022


 My FNSI was quiet, just a wee bit of embroidery on my latest stitching project.

I finished the fence posts, window boxes, pots, chimneys, hearts on the house & berries in backstitch & then started filling the hearts & berries in with stain stitch.

Thankyou Wendy for running FNSI again. Pop over here to see who joined in

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, May 15, 2022


Yesterday was another very lovely Zoom day hosted by Chookyblue  This session was not a quiet one like last time. :) Lots of chatting learning, solving the worlds problems & about life in general.  Ladies popped in out all day from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Germany, England & Norway. I hope i got the countries right.

My first project was this one

I finished the satin stitch berries then cut out the wool applique & stitched it down.

Next project was

I finished all 4 off & then before Zoom ended i brought out this project

Satin stitched the tulips &just threaded the needle with the grey when it was time to call it a night.

Happy Stitching

Saturday, May 7, 2022

FNwF May

 Hosted by Cheryll yesterday was Friday Night with Friends. I had plans but by the time i walked up to the chemist got my flu shot & a few things at the shops all i wanted to do was have a nanny nap. lol

I found this little kit the other day i'd forgotten about. Time to get it stitched up as i think i bought it several years ago.

Thankyou Cheryll for hosting us again.

Pop over here to see who joined in.

Happy Stitching ,

Monday, May 2, 2022

zoom, zoom, zoom

 Chookyblue called a Zoom meeting at short notice for yesterday. I popped in around 8am i think it was stitching in hand ready to chat & stitch the day away. Funny thing is there was very little chatting all day until later on Sunday night :)

I started off with the Summer stitchery

I made it this far by about lunchtime & after that i decided to do some EPP.

I completed this row & started another before we finished up Zoom about 10-10:30pm

It was lovely to sit, sew & "chat" with ladies from all over the world & Australia. Thankyou Chookyblue for a lovely day. Look forward to the next one.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Christmas banner.

 After much faffing around the Christmas stitcheries from Love & Hugs Australia on Facebook are done. I ended up turning them into a banner. After i reversed sewed the table runner i realised when looking for ideas that i hadn't stitched 2 of the little stitcheries up. Those done it was decision time. It is so long i took a photo of the banner curled up & then some closeups of the stitcheries.

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, April 19, 2022


 Saturday i joined in an impromptu ZOOM with Chookyblue & ladies from all over the world but what to sew? Hmm i ended up doing the big stitch quilting on my background hanging for the little seasons quilts. Quilting on it Saturday evening & also Sunday evening saw that completed & the binding added Monday.

Now i can hang the Autumn stitchery.


On Saturday i also traced out Spring & Summer stitcheries.

Though you'll have to take my word for it. No matter what i tried they just didn't photograph very well.

Sunday saw me faffing around trying to decide what to do with the 10 little Christmas stitcheries from the Love & Hugs Designers on Facebook from 2020.

I had thought to make a banner but decided the blocks looked to big after adding borders. Runner it is then. I put it together with the white squares & left it to quilt Monday. But i'm not happy with it so some reverse sewing will be in order. I've already unpicked some of the quilting. I'd sewn across the white squares so they had an x pattern but when the binding went on the stitching wasn't in the corner under the binding. So out it came.

It's rather long so i had to take 2 photo's. Not sure about that dark green fabric at all. My plan now is to possibly add a red square to the centre of the tone on tone. 

Happy stitching,

Saturday, April 16, 2022

FNSI/EWSI April part 1

 Time again for FNSI hosted by Wendy. Though this month it is also an Easter Sew in. :)

I started with this folder. It was 3/4's done a month or so ago & it didn't take long to finish so i don't know why i left it. It only needed the front attached to the inner & the binding done.

Heartfelt Sewing Folder by Gail Pan Designs.

When Gail Brought out her Changing Seasons book in 2019 I traced out 2 of the 4 seasons stitcheries (not sure why i didn't trace all 4) & they sat until i stitched them last year. There they sat again until yesterday.

All they needed was the binding & the hanging hooks added to the back. But before i stitched the binding onto them i had put together the background hanger.

I'm hand quilting in the lag cabin strips which is why it isn't completed. Now to trace & stitch Spring & Summer before those seasons come around. lol.

Pop over here to see who has joined in & the projects they are working on.

Happy Stitching,


Saturday, April 2, 2022

FNwF April

 I started my sewing day early for FNwF hosted by Cheryll.

I had stitched 6 little stitcheries before Christmas but didn't get around to completing the project. Wednesday i cut the backgrounds out & stitched them down ready to finish yesterday. All that needed doing was to sew the seams, turn inside out & then quilt.

Pattern is Sew Some Joy by Marg Low Designs. Marg had mounted her stitcheries on 6 little boards but as i had a large canvas i covered it with a cream material( not that you can see it) ran some Christmas string across it, found some tiny pegs & it was done.

In the evening i finished this stitchery off

The bunny just need a bit of back stitch & the satin stitch & the blue hearts need to be done & it's now ready to be turned into a project pouch.

Happy Stitching,

Spring & summer

 Spring & summer stitcheries were finished off yesterday ready to hang when those seasons roll around.   From Gail Pan's Changing Se...