Monday, 21 December 2015

Sampler 4 Saisons

Good evening! I picked up this WIP from my stash. It is Sampler 4 Saisons by Anagram Diffusion. I haven't stitched on it since December 2014 and before that not since 2012. It didn't help that I came down with the flu that December. It didn't help my stitching mojo.

I was hoping to stitch on it this year, but with crochet projects and other cross stitch projects, I hadn't got around to stitching on this design.

It is stitched on 32ct olive green Belfast linen using DMC 498 and B5200. The photo is the sampler since 2014. Hopefully with the motivation of my friends here, I'll make some progress on this sampler again.


Sunday, 20 December 2015

A little Friday night stitching...

Friday night's stitching was all about the creepy tree and friends that I have been trying to get finished for the November and December Hallowe'en SAL Blog themes.

"Dancing in the Moonlight" - Praiseworthy Stitches
The pic above shows you where I was at with this before Friday night's stitching and the pic below is the creepy tree finished.... along with the raven, cat and resident ghosts!

"Dancing in the Moonlight" - Praiseworthy Stitches
I didn't really need to do much on Friday night - just finish the branch off near the left hand ghost...  I still need to add beads and a bit of backstitch but that will be done at the end when everything else is stitched.

Did you notice my lovely new needle minder?  Just perfect for Halloween stitching - a spider in his silvery blingy web!

Next Friday is Christmas.... and unless I pig out too much on turkey and Christmas pud I will most likely be stitching.... so hopefully I will have something to show you!  But if not, Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Happy stitching and frolicking ♥♥♥
Hugs xx

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Horn of Plenty Framed

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you guys are having a good holiday season so far.

I went by Hobby Lobby and picked up my Horn of Plenty design this morning.

With the help of the framer, I chose a frame and an inner beaded wood edge. I wanted to frame it like the model in the magazine with just a frame instead of a mat board and frame.

I think they did a lovely job on the framing. I can't wait to give it to my aunt for Christmas!!

Thanks to everyone who left such lovely and motivating comments while I was stitching on this pattern. It really kept me stitching!!!


Monday, 14 December 2015

Christmas ornie for FF

Decided to work on one of my previous ornies this Fri. Also worked on it Sat. Decided to do the bear too. I was just going to do the tree but there's room for the bear, too. Started on the bear Sunday. I'll show it's done.

Sunday, 6 December 2015


.... this post is going to go on this blog and all of my SAL blogs, too.  You may have noticed that I have been MIA for a couple of weeks now and I am so sorry but I cannot see that changing for a while!  I am uberbusy at work setting up a important project before I go away on leave in a week or so.  At the same time, I am uberbusy at home, trying to get organised to go away for our big trip!

Something had to give, and I promise you, it has not been the stitching but it has been the blogging!  I cannot see that changing in the next week and a half before we go, unfortunately!

Where are we going, I hear you ask?  Well, TraderVic and I are off to Taiwan for DS1 and his wife's Taiwanese wedding - why have one wedding in a year when you can have two?  We attend the wedding then we will be travelling around Taiwan for a while then it is off to a lovely resort in Kota Kinabalu in Borneo for the rest and relaxation part of our holiday  and then Singapore - should be a lovely trip if I can get everything organised, that is!

So, you will not see me on any of the blogs, I do not think between now and mid to late January, I shouldn't think.  I will try to read blogs while I am away but not too sure how much blogging of my own I will get done!

If you are a Facebook friend, keep an eye on my feed if you would like to follow our travels.

Merry Christmas to you all, lots of blessings and a Happy New Year,

See you all next year,

lots and lots of hugs, Kaye

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Friday Night Dancing...

First Friday night of frolicking for a couple of weeks... and I am back working on "Dancing in the Moonlight" designed by Praiseworthy Stitches.

I have been stitching on this all week as my "spooky tree" for the Halloween SAL Blog.  It's not quite finished yet but we are getting there!

So before I started stitching on Friday night my creepy tree looked like this;

"Dancing in the Moonlight"
Designer: Praiseworthy Stitches
After stitching on Friday night the spooky tree looks like this:

There is still a bit more to stitch on the tree before I can say that it's finished but hopefully it will be finished in the next couple of days.

Hope everyone has a great week.... see you back here next weekend!

Happy stitching and frolicking ♥♥♥
Hugs xx