Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Blimey, long time no post!!!

Hi all, have just realised that I havent posted on here for a month. A lot to do with the xmas run up but, also because the little stitching I have done was for the 2017 challenge, not this years.....couldnt resist, had to start the Epic 1st Gen Pokemon piece, my bad but, am loving it :)

Monday, 28 November 2016

Official finish number 12

Doing the happy dance right now.......Im one finished piece ahead of where I expected to be at the moment.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

We have more floss :0)

YEYYY, the floss fairy (well ok postman) arrived so Im back working on this one again :0)

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Official finish 11

Well this one wasnt officially cross stitch but, if I hadnt added it to the challenge it would have never got completed!! Big mohair throw I won from Sirdar last year & yes, I maybe hiding behind it :0)

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

A good post day

Loving Mr Postman this morning. 80 Skeins arrived & I think thats everything floss wise sorted for the 2017 CSCC.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Bah Humbug.....Out of floss

Well this was coming along nicely but have ran out of floss........picked up some knitting instead now!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

And now for something a bit easier!!

Had enough of confetti so have decided to finish off ' I sublimate my rage through needlework'. Oddly, Im not finding the black aida a problem at the moment which is very unusual for me, I normally curse it!!

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Official finish number 10 :0)

Oh Yeah, I done it, having a celebration dance.....the green man is complete which makes this official finish 10 for CSCC 2016. Still have half a page & all the backstitch to go but, thats for the 2017 challenge.

This is how the whole piece is looking so far

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

More snow

I really didnt fancy stitching the green man so, I finished off all the snow instead. Now I have no choice, onto the man.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Another finished shop front

Lots of confetti in this bit but, finally done. Not looking forward to the next bit (green man). The colours & chart symbols are far too similar :0(

Monday, 10 October 2016

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Monday, 26 September 2016

Start of a shop front

Was playing about with a shop front this weekend, progress so far....

Monday, 19 September 2016

Lady in pink

Working on the 4th page now. This young lady stitched up real fast!

Saturday, 17 September 2016

We have snow

Page 3 finally complete (2015 challenge) Snow all done & now onto the 2016 page, must stitch fast :0)

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Page 3 nearly complete

Have nearly finished page 3 apart from some white (this page was 2015s challenge!) Love how the old couple buying roasted chestnuts has come out

Monday, 5 September 2016

Victorian Christmas

Heres my starting point for Victorian Christmas. Have a lot to do to catch up with this one but, as Im running ahead of my planned stitching schedule, thought Id give it a try. Hoping to finish the page & a bit by the end of October

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Official finish number 9

Atchoo :0)

Think Im going to move onto Victorian Christmas next as Im running nearly a month ahead of schedule now & theres a lot to do on that piece.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Page 1 completed

Have finished the 1st page (minus backstitch) Going to see how much of the body I can get finished over the weekend.

Monday, 22 August 2016

We have a head

Have completed puppys head, am loving stitching this. WHY has it been a WIP for so long!!

Thursday, 18 August 2016


Have started work again on 'Atchoo' a beautiful dalmation pup who is sneezing his spots off!!
Just finished the Ecru on his head & think I will carry on working on his head then work my way down.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Official finish number 8

Have finished this 17 days earlier than expected so, going for something a bit more complicated for September & starting it now :0)

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Oh, Ooops, sorry Mr Credit Card!!!

Oh dear, discovered Nora Corbett last night. Was feeling a bit low so, did a bit of tipsy cards should be banned with alcohol!!
Anyway, got these 4 for the 2018 CSCC now :)

And also had this one on my Wish List for so long I just had to get it too

Now to work out how to pay the credit card bill next month!!!

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Happy post day today :0)

Loved my postman today, recieved this, a very belated xmas/birthday pressie from my best friend (she never knows what to get me) This is for the 2017 CSCC

Monday, 8 August 2016

Think Im in love with Brookes Books designs

OK, I confess, I already have the Brookes Books Advent Calendar pieces in my 15 for 2017 list next year but, have just discovered these Alice in Wonderland & Wizard of Oz pieces from the same designer......What to do???

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Off With Her Head!!

Have now moved onto Alice in Wonderlands, Ace of Clubs, Off with her Head. This is the last one of the set of 4 I bought for this years challenge.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Winter is Coming!!

This really isnt fair. I promise I have not been looking for any new stash, I have enough to last 100 years but......this just appeared on my FB wall, would go so well with the rest of the GOT stuff Ive already stitched......Guess I'll just have to give in & buy it!!

ouch, Ouch, OUCH!!!

Something is telling me I just shouldnt be stitching today!!
Firstly, whilst working, impaled my thumb on an ultra sharp kitchen knife!!
Then, hours later, at home, after the bleeding had stopped, managed to set fire to the plasters on my thumb!!!
Thats got to be original....Not a happy bunny tonight :0(

Monday, 25 July 2016

Im not really looking, honest!!

I really havent been looking for any new stash but.........
have accidentally found 2 new pieces that Im going to have to add to my 'Wish List'

I love the name of this sampler.....Its called 'Death By Cross Stitch......It is rather an epic piece!!

And of course, we all know Miss Poppins :0)

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Very overdue update!!

Ooops sorry folks, kinda forgot to update this......Here is how Rincewind was looking on July 12th.....Must confess, havent done much stitching at all since, just been to damn hot, Ive lost my stitchy bug :0(

Also, not too happy how the shade under his hat has come out compared to the magazine piccie, think this has put me off stitching it a bit too!!

Monday, 11 July 2016

YEYYYY its officially 2017!!

Oh ok,not really but, the official CSCC 2017 page is up so, I can start planning what Im not going to be able to finish next year after I fail to finish what I planned to finish this year!!!

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Slow going!!!

Have been stitching on Rincewind like a mad person since my last post. Didnt think I was really getting anywhere fast but, now I can compare this piccie to the last one, Im feeling happier about the progress :0)

Monday, 27 June 2016

Rincewind The Wizard

Started back again on Terry Pratchetts 'Rincewind The Wizard'. Have been stitching so long with just black floss, Id forgotten how much extra time all these colour changes take!!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Official finish number 6

Feeling very happy, have loved every stitch on this piece. Alice in Wonderland by Bothy Threads now complete.......helps if your car breaks down & you cant go to work :0)

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Hello Mr Caterpillar

A bit more done this weekend, we have Mr Caterpillar on his mushroom.
Had a bit of a giggle while I was stitching this. Was watching an episode of 'Once Upon A Time' & they were feeding a giant pieces of Alices mushroom to change his size, very fitting :0)

Wednesday, 15 June 2016