Friday, 31 December 2010

The Family Sampler-progress

So i have started and here is my progress so far, not a lot to see, and a long way to go lol
i am using a frame for the first time in forever not something i usualy do i normaly just stitch in hand rolling it up but i have been having trouble with pains in my hands so have decided to try the frame and see how i get on that way,
so far so good

i have also be thinking about doing a stitchalong,
a christmas ornie one, something along the lines of ..
we make an ornie every other month say feb/april/june/aug/oct, we get to keep all our ornies to go on our own trees next christmas apart from octobers which we swap with someone else who has also been stitching them,
something along those lines,
trying to get my stitching bug going again
anyone care to join me in this, if there is enough interest i will make a Fb group or something similiar, maybe through
"exchange heaven"
any thoughts on this would be very welcome.
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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Sheltering tree- Giveaway

Here it is finished,
well i actualy finished it before christmas but havnt been on pc much with visitors etc
so here it is not the best picture as it is scanned cause Cara ran off with my memory card for the camera!
if anyone would like this chart please leave a message below and i will pull a name out of the hat, thats if anyone reads my blog lol, dont mind where it goes, here or overseas.

i am now working on "The Family Sampler" by Littlehouse Needleworks,
i will take some progress piccies along the way.

With "Wood-n-Stitches" keeping me very busy i have been neglecting my stitching and missing it! recently I have been trying to keep sunday evenings to my stitching which has almost worked and i am going to carry that on if i can
i am also in need of some new christmas ornies and would like to try and make some over the coming year and join in some exchanges again for them, i am at present not in any cross stitch forums (cannot enter CN) does anyone have any recomendations for good friendly forums to keep me inspired.....
looking forward to hearing from you all and getting excited about my stitching again
please visitors stop and say Hi
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Saturday, 25 December 2010

Santas Been !!

and this is what he
Turkeys in the oven, no santa didnt do that i did lol
now just got to wait for everyone to arrive at 9.30
going to be a lovely noisy day, cant wait for Jake and his "oh brilliant" (thats his new saying)
8 for dinner possibly 10
ooh and the mess when all that wrapping paper is off!
have a fantstic day and holiday everyone.
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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Scout hut crafters.......

We had our scout hut christmas party on sunday, which did include some crafting too,
i managed to make a quilt i needed to get done but i forgot my camera and then when i fetched the camera it didnt have a memory card in doh!! so no piccies of anyone this time but here are some gifts i received
firstly from colly at the hardanger group, i am hoping to have a go at these over the holidays! thank you Colly x

and then from wendy lady this gorgeous stocking, notepad and pen, thank you wendy x
and here is my exchange gifts from Polly, cant wait for my taste buds to come back for the mulled wine yum yum, thank you polly x

after a lovely day we ended it by going to the "The Sample Cellar" for a lovely roast dinner which was fantasatic food as always.
we will be back in the scout hut in february.
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Thursday, 25 November 2010

Stitchy sundays!!

Ok so i said i was going to have sundays as my day for stitching,
i'm trying, not quite succeeding every week but i am getting there,
here is my progress so far, i am enjoying this one and it is great for getting me back into my stitching,
no colour changes nothing to much to think about just stitching lol
need to do a chritmassy design next me thinks to get me into the christmas spirit, and then choose my christmas stitching as in the something i stitch over the christmas holidays, no sewing machines just me and my stitching!!
ahhh cant wait!
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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Coke Lorry

Woohoo we got to see the Coca Cola lorry today it was at Asda in West Bridgeford and we even had some official pics taken by the photographer that we can download at some point
Its Christmas now lol

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Crop sunday

It was our monthly crop on sunday and we had a great day as we always do and i had a busy one too, i managed to make 3 lots of bunting and an advent calender for the shop
I also managed to make this advent calender for jake, i bought it with the intention of making it last year but it never happened, well it has now lol, now to find lots of little goodies to put in the pockets

next months crop is our christmas party CHRISTMAS when did that creep up on us!!!
best get some shopping done!
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Monday, 8 November 2010

Weekend away...

Back to work this morning after a lovely weekend away, we spent the weekend with Jo and Ian in Stratford upon Avon,
on friday night we met up with Jak and Debs, Tony and Dave and went on a ghost walk round a very dark and old house, then we went for a meal which was gorgeous,
We stayed in the Shakespear hotel which was very old and creaky but perfect

after sleeping off our meal and topping up with a full english for breakfast on saturday we spent the day wondering round Stratford,
and relaxing in the hotel, which was just gorgeous, bagging the seats in front of this gorgeous open fire

there were so many places to sit and relax and open fires all over the place,
the atmosphere in the hotel was lovely and the staff very attentive,
definately a hotel to revisit
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Sunday, 31 October 2010

Vampire Jake

just have to show you this,
Jake 's nursery were dressing up for the day for halloween on friday ,
this is jake as a vampire, firstly with just the clothes on....

then with his makeup and hair done....

and 5 minutes later lol, boy does he look grown up with his hair lol

and then onto what i have been upto,
i have decided that i am working far too much although i am enjoying it greatly i am also missing doing my own thing so have decided sunday evenings is my time, my stitching time, so i started last week and i am working on "the sheltering tree", one colour nothing to taxing we shall see how much i get done tonight, i am off to stitch now lol

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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Its almost Halloween...

And here are a few of our offerings for the season,
i love halloween, so much fun
all hand painted by the fantastic Cara

£6 each for the canvases that come with their own stands and £2.75 for the hanging words

Monday, 11 October 2010

Day 2-Crafty Weekend

Mssing people today but we still managed to have a great day, we even, for the last time this year i am sure managed to sit outside for lunch which was just lovely.

there was a little more productivity today....but not much lol
here is Ann doing some quilting.

Lyn has been busy paintingwe were very busy playing with the camera lol

Jo was trying to avoid the camera....gotcha!!

Colly was looking puzzled about something!!

and here are some of the brilliant exchanges received this time, this one is Jos received from Ann who is very new to quilting but managed to sew this fantastic bow onto jo's towel , it is gorgeous, well done Ann.
This is Polly's scarf and choccies received from Tammy, polly didn't take it off all weekend lol

This is Chris's received from Jo
and this is mine from Sandra, Sandra was playing with her new toy, a free hand quilting table.
so another weekend done, shattered now but cant wait till we can do it all again.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Crafty weekend- day 1

well that was day one over in a flash, blink and you missed it.....i wish you could slow down time for these things
lots of laughter as always and i think a little bit of crafting was done...maybe lol
we did have a friendly sheep as a visitor first thing, employed to cut the grass but he was too interested in joining in the fun so had to go cut someone elses grass for a while lol

here is Lyn receiving a very early christmas
and sporting the very brief briefs on her Lyn.......oh i will explain later lol

well i will take more pics later of some of the exchanges received
but as for day one ....great day and a lovely meal in the local brewery in the evening too,
here we go for day two.....

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Halloween's a comin !!

if you love halloween you will love these, hand cut and hand painted....
"Scaredy Cat"
with fimo detail.

and "Cat tales"

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

New Quilts and Cushion

Its very hard to get things onto the website when they are ones off's like the quilts and cushions, no sooner are they made and on the stall when they are gone! very good i know but i would love to be able to show you more of them like the alphabet with bright yellow and purple gingham baby quilts gorgeous but no sooner made they are gone, here are a few we have at the minute.......
a single bed quilt, lovely and bright, great for any childs bedroom or play room

and these gorgeous "baby" baby quilts lol so much fun.

and the A for aeroplane and R for rocket applique cushions,
just love them.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Ragdolls and Parties

Ragdolls....and lots of them, well not so many now as these are flying out of the door,
just a small selection of what we have on offer....aren't they just gorgeous

if you would like us to bring along our selection of toys and gifts to your house for a toy and gift party then just get in touch, you could be earning yourself some good commission.... great for all that christmas shopping.

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