Saturday, 17 February 2018

Some time stitching.

Hello my friends.
Once home from visiting my Mum.
She`s on the next stage of medications with a new
Dr who visits he daily at the moment.
Her other Dr did not !!


These two are playing up. 
Peanut on the chair started this game and now Tillies trying to get back. :)

I stitched one small area of 
`Random Thoughts`.
That was all I stitched for Friday Night stitching.


I have over this last few weeks stitched and made up my
`Circle of Friends`
project.


A wheat bag came with this design.
`Be My Friend` by The Scarlett House.


The ric rac with design was enclosed with the seam in their photo.
I decided to attach with elongated cross stitch
stitched with left over of WDWs Grasshopper.
I also stitched one over two when stitching. 


The love heart and pin where attached to wheat bag
and as suggested removed to here. 


I saw on Flosstube  `Primitive Stitcher` 
showing how to make these project bags.
I have made five up till now,two given away as gifts.
So enjoying these one`s.
I have a few more waiting to be made up but either need suitable 
lining fabric or trim.
Happy Stitching,
Clare. 

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Some Stitching done.

Hello my Friends.
A belated `Happy New Year`!
With family over Christmas ,New Year
and my Mum now in a home who is declining.
Things have been a bit much for me so this blog has been put on hold.
Some stitching has been done though. 


The one over one stitching verse in 
`Random Thoughts`.
I`m trying to do this project each week but as we go to see my Mum 
every 2nd night I come home too tired to stitch this on the Friday
we go there.


Started `Feliz Navidad` by BBD.
Sometimes a new start helps!!


I am stitch in the `Circle of Friends` with the Silver Needle.
So liked this design by `The Scarlett House.
So have stitched quite a lot of it.
So pleased to have blogged even at the end of January.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Monday, 25 December 2017

SSCS

Merry Christmas my friends.
Mum has been having seizure`s lately
but the times we have seen her she has been 
able to visit with us.
Mum was to have lunch with one of my sister`s families.
I have not heard anything so she must be having a good day today.

My SSCS  gift was a lovely table runner
 ( found this has a hanger so can be used for a wall hanger)
 of tree`s with snowman buttons,
3 lovely charms and a little wooden box of 36
wooden figures.


Martine has stitched beautiful leaves round the first border .
Thank you Chookyblue for organising this lovely 
Christmas swap again this year.
Also to Martine from Belgium.
I pray everyone enjoys this Christmas holiday.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Sleigh came by.

Hello my friends.
The SSCS sleigh came by my letter box today.


Lovely parcels. I have been truly spoilt,by my partner
Martine.
Thank you so much.
A thank you to Chookyblue for setting this swap up for us. 


With this snowman ornament. 
So adorable.


With my Mum so unwell but quite happy to see us,
I am behind on quite a few things at the moment.
So these gifts made a smile come my way. 
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Stitching last Friday night.

Hello my friends.
It has been a while since my last post.
Hubby and I had five weeks visiting with friends in USA.
Plus a weekend in Canada.
I will show over the next few weeks or so where we went. 
My Mum wasn`t well a few days after coming home so 
stayed with her as carer for 9 days while other family had work 
and their family needs.
Soon after that we had carers coming morning and late afternoon,
with meals on wheels for lunch.
Short story she ended up in hospital and had CT scan showing 
she has cancer in her brain.
I`m finding this hard to write this,as this Christmas is her last.
Now before I get choked up, my stitching from 
last Friday night.


White work row,hearts and letters N and O.



The other side P and Q with owl.
Progress on `Random Thought`s `
bellpull a SAL with Elizabeth of Paisley Post.


I was so pleased my teapot house travelled home safely.
It was packed a box and put in my cabin luggage.
We did so enjoy our trip.
I have a few things to sort but hope to get those
organised soon plus joined Chookyblues SSCS again this year.
That`s nearly ready to post.
Happy Stitching,
Clare. 

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Two nights

Hello my friends,
Two nights stitching on 
`Random Thoughts`
as being unwell I`ve only stated again.
I have bronchitis.


Finished the butterfly and bee`s with white work.
Only little button to attach in centre.


The letter `L` complete.
Row of white work  for next Friday.


Stitching Circle with The Silver Needle.
`Threads That Bind`
sewing pocket.


The back has this lovely cotton reel in centre.


I lined mine with this lovely pink and red fabric.
Then using cotton reel part of pattern and using
WDW brick which I used in design instead of 
Ruby Slippers. 


Progressing on `Summer School ` part 1.
Well must get on to other projects that I need to have done.
I am still working on what I have decided for my draw so have 
not forgotten.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Using Christmas Thread

Hello my friends.
I have been unwell with flu the few weeks.
No stitching at all till late yesterday:(
I decided after seeing Fiona`s stocking block
to use a Christmas thread for wording.
One of my sister`s gave me 
Cottage Garden Thread: Mistletoe
as part of my gift last Christmas.
I thought it suited July block,
so I am using it in this quilt.
I will re stitch block one`s words to match. 


I am pleased with this block.
The stand and topping have gold thread,which makes it sparkle.
I used DMC 3052 for tie and back stitching of holly.
The blanket stitch on holly is DMC 936.
The pudding DMC 3047.
Heart DMC 816.
Berry DMC 221.
I have cut out applique pieces for next block.
I only need to work out what size my background piece is to be.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.