Thursday, 31 December 2015

Last minute panic for 2016

Having a 4 piece change of plans for the 2016 challenge, talk about leaving things til the last minute. Me & the BF have decided that Im not going to stitch anything for him next year as, he already has at least 12 pieces in a pile upstairs & no where to hang them til his man cave is sorted. I always do him one each for birthday, valentines, anniversary & christmas so, thats 4 pieces that need replacing with something for me :0)
Ive decided to add these 4 instead as theres room in my Alice in Wonderland bedroom to hang them.

Monday, 28 December 2015

Too much snow!!

Well, I think its official, Im not going to manage to finish the challenge this year. Ive added a lot of snow but, theres far too much more to go & no spare time to complete it. Ive managed 14 & a half pieces this year though so, not too upset.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Man in black & woman in red

Coming along slowly, have added another 2 figures, its mostly snow left to do now!!!

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Official finish 14

Finished official number 14, Im so nearly there. Just now need to complete the Victorian Christmas page & I will have completed this years challenge......21 days to go, do you think I will make it???

Monday, 7 December 2015

Another very late update

Well, this was meant to be finished by the end of November, obviously didnt happen!!!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Lady in blue

Have just finished adding the lady in blue to Victorian Christmas. Am now putting this piece away til December & am going to try & get 'I stitch to keep the voices quiet' finished by the end of the month......Wish me luck :0)

Monday, 16 November 2015

Long overdue update

Sorry about the delay, havent done much stitching in the last few weeks due to arm/elbow/hand pain post Augusts dog bite injury :0(  Getting a bit better now, hoping there is no nerve damage. Have been picking up Victorian Xmas on & off so, here is a bit of progress. Top row of shops done & the first figure.

Friday, 13 November 2015


Have just ordered my first piece of fabby from the Craftykitten. I should have been more sensible & checked with my stitchy friends if they have used this site before but, got so excited by the amazing colours I just hit BUY. Really hope I havent made a mistake??

Hope this turns out well, there are sooo many more Id like to buy from them, fingers crossed :0)

Monday, 26 October 2015

Charity shop bargain

Found this little pretty in the local charity shop today for £1.50. Going to have a go on some aida with it & see what I can come up with :)

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Official finish 13

Have secretly been adding the white to this everytime the BF goes out & its finally finished in plenty of time for christmas :0)

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Those magic words......

Have just been told those magic words, go buy yourself something you really want for I did!!

Only just realised that 4 of these are christmas pieces......Ooops!

Monday, 19 October 2015

Official finish number 12 YEYYYYY

Finally finished, after much frogging!!! Have added mine & the BFs initails in Gallifreyan in the corners & we love it. Im now feeling hopeful that I will manage to complete this years 15 crazy challenge. I should be able to get 'Jon Snow want to fight' & 'I stitch to keep the voices quiet' by the end of November at the latest then, I just have to work like crazy on the 3rd page of 'Victorian Christmas' which Ive hardly started in December.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Fantastic AGAIN!!!

Starting to restitch again now, got all the 'fantastic' bit back in & thankfully it all fits this time!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Im in love

Just found this piccie, sooo want to stitch it......After all, Back to the Future did promise us Hoverboards in 2015 :0)

Finished frogging & 4 corners!!

I think Ive frogged out all the right hand side that was in the wrong place (I hope, I really really hope) & have got all 4 corner pieces in the correct place now!

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Doctor disaster!!!

Not happy. Have added the 2 corners on the left with no problems but, when I went to do the right hand side, have realised that everything is out by 2 stitches horizontally & vertically & they dont fit. Time to start frogging :0(

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Have reached the edges

Have finally reached all 4 edges on the Dc Who sampler, now just have to add the swirly corners :0)

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

I stitch to keep the voices quiet!

Have done a bit more work on this piece & typical, Ive ran out of floss again!!

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Playing with my 2016 challenge list tonite

Have been going through many, many WIPs & UFOs tonight & have sort of made a decision on next years pieces now. Unless I change my mind again, Im adding these 5 UFOs to next years challenge

OK, I know this isnt cross stitch, its the huge knitted throw kit I won earlier this year. If I dont add it as an official piece, I will never get it finished!!



Toy Story 2 cast

Sublimate my rage

Have just shown you the 4 completed piccies of my WIPs, this is where I really am on them so far.....

Lots of work to go!!!!

Black Aida!!!

I was actually going to have a moan in this post about how hard I find stitching on black fabric but, this is the 1st time Ive tried since I got my new glasses & Im finding it a lot easier :0) This is 'I stitch to keep the voices quiet'

Friday, 25 September 2015


We now have Allons-y down the left hand side & typically, Ive ran out of floss again.....Too Ebay!!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015


Well, Im not sure if the stitching is but, have added the Fantastic bit down the right hand side :0)

Monday, 21 September 2015

Secret weekend stitching

Very pleased this weekend, got a lot of secret stitching done on the BFs xmas pressie. All the red & black is now complete, just need to add the white but, think I may change this to cream as the aida is pure white & would like it to show up a bit!!

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Back to the Dc Who pillow

Only 4 things left to stitch in this years challenge now, Dc Who Pillow, Stitch To Keep The Voices Quiet, my BFs secret xmas piece & Victorian Xmas (which I always stitch in December to get in the festive mood so, that dont count)
Im kinda stuck now so, back to Who....

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Loving the Backstitch

Am really enjoying doing the back stitch on this one but, not looking forward to the spaghetti......wish me luck!!

Thursday, 10 September 2015

A little bit of Disney backstitch

Right, this has been waiting to be finished since the 2012 challenge......Backstitch on 'Lady & the Tramp'................I refuse to pick anything else up til this is done!!!

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Huge Zodiac so far

This is how my huge Zodiac piece is looking at the mo B4 I pack it away until next years challenge.....8 out of 12 complete :)

Think I might do 2 more on it next year, this is well overdue to be finished!!

Ooops, forgot to post......Official finish 10

Finished this Sunday (Libra on my huge Zodiac piece) but, forgot to post!! My official finishes for this year are finally in double figures so, feeling happy.  Havent started on anything else yet, not sure what I fancy!

Friday, 4 September 2015

A bit more Libra

This is my starting point for the weekend on Libra.......Im hoping for another official finish by the end of the weekend, fingers crossed

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Also........Finished the boring blue!!

I know I shouldnt moan about all the blue on this piece. A friend kindly reminded me earlier, at least it isnt white but, I get soooo bored doing all the blue borders & background. Anyway, all done now, onto the fun bits :0)

A tad late.....Official finish number 9

Finished this last week but, due to internet probs, forgot to post!!

Cant wait for my next finish, will finally be into double figures :0)

Monday, 24 August 2015

We are getting colourful

Have added all the cotton reels, now just all the little hearts to go.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Attention Stitcher

Have started to add the red to 'Attention Stitcher'. The chart is actually done in blues but, I wanted red's to match my bedroom.