Tuesday, 28 September 2010


I was hoping to have a finish to show you by today but my current project is taking a little longer than expected. Anyway here is a sneaky peak....

Its a Lizzie*kate design from Christmas 2009 called I'll get my elves on that. I love Lizzie*kate; they are always so much fun. This design uses a thread called wisper which is used 1 ply and had fluffy fibres all along it to give a fluffy and slightly 3d appearance.

I love the finished effect of wisper but threading the needle is a nightmare. I have never had a problem threading the needle before but I think I'm going to have to go out and buy a needle threader to cope with this. (and don't worry Tel, we are talking about a purchase of about 50p!!!)

There is something about september with the children going back to school and so on that makes me feel I can face a bit of Christmas stitching. The season is really changing here with leaves on the pavements and the evenings smell of smoke from all the fires.

I'm also working on 4 little gifts for Tel to take back to work for the wives of his mates. I have done the stitching for one needlebook so far but its not finished yet. If anyone knows of any small 'UK' charts I'd love to know. I'd like to stitch little UK image gifts with things like the tower of london etc.

I'm feeling a bit down at the moment. I'm very grateful for my sewing and being able to lose myself in what I'm doing. And of course I am always boosted by hearing from you so please leave a comment.

Lucy x

Friday, 24 September 2010

For My Mum

Did I mention it was my mum's birthday last monday? Well with her birthday money she bought herself a lovely toile de jouy bedspread in an offwhite with deep pink/red pattern. Well I saw the perfect design to compliment it and best of all it was a freebie from here

I'm really pleased with how it turned out :)

And a quick message for Tel - LOVE YOU BABE X

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Goodbye Monty June 2010

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that animal goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm an comfortable.

The animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt and maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent, his eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your friend finally meet you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of yuor pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Thank you Teacher

Well we are starting to catch up on the stitch pics I have to share. Here are the little hanging pillows I made to thank J's reception teachers.....

I think both designs are Lizzie*kate but with 90% of my chartsstill packed for the move I cant check

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Name X Stitches


A big thank you for your lovely comments. Its wonderful to think other people are stopping by to see my sewing and read my little blog. I really enjoy hearing from you and checking out your blogs too x

Last Christmas I made name plates for two of J's little pals, Adam who is a good friend to J and sister to Chloe who had the somebunny design, and Sam who is the most adorable little lad.

See what you think - the alphabet is a Lizzie*Kate one.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Cross Stitch for Chloe

Chloe is the daughter of a close friend and last Christmas I decided to make her a little cross stitch picture. This is the cross stitcher SOMEBUNNY design.

And here is a pic of a little koala sent to me (with other cute pics) from Tel when I was worrying about seeing the dentist. Did it stop me worrying? No, but it did make me smile.

Lastly I can't blog today without wishing my mum a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY - have a great day mum x

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Family X Stitch for Tel

I haven't felt like blogging for ages as you will have noticed, but now we are in our new home and I am feeling settled I suddenly feel a great urge to stitch and to show you the work you have missed.

This is a piece I stitched for Terry. Its very symbolic for us with the word FAMILY and two pretty homes with friendly smoke billowing from the chimneys. With Terry being away its hard work to stay a family unit rather than me and J and Tel being the visiting daddy, and of course Tel is on his own out in Algeria, far away from home and us. He has the cross stitch with him on his wall.

I hope you like it.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

A Little Pressie for school

Here is a little sampler (chart from cross stitcher and available free from the coats crafts site) made for J's classroom at school. His class is called 1NM. Hope you like it