Saturday, 30 June 2012

End of June already

Hello everyone. We have had some cold days but with winter here that`s why it is lovely to sit in front of the fire and stitch.

Look what I`ve got. A friends Mum went into a home so she passed a box of things to me and this wasone of the items in it. Hubby not too sure of it. It`s a paper clip. I love it. Really antique looking.

Sorry but this photo is on it`s side I did try to turn it.Wasn`t happening! This is `Gentle Stitches` by Shakespear Peddler in with `A Stitchers Heart` by Little House Needleworks. I`m stitching the heart now.
I used satin stitch for the thread on the spool,double cross stitch on the lettering and beads for the centres of the flowers.Now to make up for display and maybe useable as well. Have some thoughts on that.
Well this has taken some time today so best get the dry washing in and then some stitching done before the next meal needs cooking.
Thanks for visiting and love your comments.
Happy Stitching,


  1. Hello Clare,

    Just found your blog whilst commenting on Wendy's.
    The antique is gorgeous. Love the cross stitch you are working on.

    Happy days.

  2. It's been cold here too, thankfully the fire makes our lounge nice and cosy. Lovely to get a special antique from you mum's friend, love your cross stitch too.

  3. That's an unusual piece from your mum's friend.
    Lovely stitching.

  4. Your sampler is lovely & the antique is rather unusual