Thursday, 5 April 2018

Hello Blackbird

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Today I just wanted to share some photos of my beautiful new bag that I commissioned from the incredibly talented Irene Campsill from Irene Campsill Designs

I have 'quite' a few bags made by Irene but this was a particular request of mine.....I wanted a blackbird in amongst some branches and Irene created this beautiful bag for me.....

And I adore it....it is so much more than I had imagined.

The Bag...


The Detail...


The Label...


On the reverse of this label is written...

"This bag has been made from a furnishing fabric off cut and oddments of wool skirts and jackets and denim jeans"....

I love my bag and have already another design in mind.....most of my other bags have hares on them so this was a little different for me this time.....

Thank you Irene....you are so very clever and I love my beautiful new bag...


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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 



Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Gifted Gorgeosness 2018 - March

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

This month....Yes I know I'm late in joining in with Jo again from Serendipitous Stitching who hosts Gifted Gorgeousness....

This is where you can share the stitching projects which you have been given as a gift or you intend as a gift for someone else....

There are lots of ways to shoehorn a project into Gifted Gorgeousness.....

  • Any chart/kit which was given to you
  • Any chart/kit which you won in a giveaway
  • Any chart/kit which you bought using a voucher given to you/won by you
  • Anything stitched on fabric received in the above ways
  • Anything stitched with floss received in the above ways
  • Anything embellished or finished with items received in the above ways
  • Anything which is intended as a gift or prize for another person
  • Anything else you can somehow shoehorn with word "gift" into!

Once again I have very little to show but I have had a few weekends away this month so I was pushing my luck on the stitching side I'm afraid.


I have only managed to add a few stitches to this 

 ABC chart from Bent Creek 

Kitty Cat Row





From this to this.....


I know....very poor progress but I am trying....honest.

Again it's has been a very busy month here...


So now I need to see what everyone else has been working on for Gifted Gorgeousness.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 



Sunday, 4 March 2018

WIPocalypse February 2018 Check-In...

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

It's time for a little catch-up with 

WIPocalypse

WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi's Musings

I know I'm very late with this.....So sorry!

Each month we share the projects we want to finish and show our progress....in my case....'if there is any progress....'

Here is a list of my WIPocalypse projects for 2018:-

 The Spirit of Christmas - Lavender & Lace
2  The Autumn Queen - Mirabilia
3  The Stargazer - Mirabilia
4  Bluebell - Miabilia
5  Kitty Cat Row - Bent Creek
6  Seashell Treasures - Dimensions
7  Hope - Little Sheep Virtue no. 1 - Little House Needleworks - Finished
8  Cardinal Winter - Little House Needleworks - Finished
9  Strawberry Biscornu - Jane Greenoff
10 Mini Owl & The Pussycat - HAED
11 Forever Friends - HAED
12 Hot Cocoa - Little House Needleworks
13 Oh Christmas Tree - Little House Needleworks
14 It's Snow Cold - Little House Needleworks
15 Hello Winter - Plum Street Samplers
16 Pomegranate Santa - Plum Street Samplers
17 Jolly Happy Soul - With Thy Needle & Thread
18 Ho! Ho! Ho! - With Thy Needle & Thread

I haven't managed very much in the way of stitching in February but I have managed another finish....
 
So that's two so far....two down only 16 to go...!!!


Cardinal Winter - Little House Needleworks


I only managed a few stitches on my

 ABC chart from Bent Creek 



But that's better than nothing I suppose...



Question of the Month - Gadgets! Show us your favourite gadgets! and how did you do with Olympic stitching and what goals did you achieve?

My favourite gadgets are my needle minders....

Here are just a few of them...



I have to admit to having a little obsession for collecting needle minders....

Maybe I'll have a go at making some of my own sometime....

And I didn't take part in the Olympic Stitching....too busy I'm afraid...


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your evening... 


Sunday, 25 February 2018

Smalls SAL 2018 - February Check-In...

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I know I'm late again checking in but it's been another very busy month I'm afraid....

So this is my second time taking part in 


 Hosted by Heather over at the Stitching Lotus. 

And 'Yes' I actually did remember to check in again and 'Yes' I have yet another start and more importantly another finish!....


Little House Needleworks - Cardinal Winter

I now need to get on with 

Little House Needleworks - Little Sheep Virtue no. 2 - Love


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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 


Sunday, 18 February 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness 2018 - February

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

This month, although a little late I'm joining in with Jo from Serendipitous Stitching who hosts Gifted Gorgeousness....

This is where you can share the stitching projects which you have been given as a gift or you intend as a gift for someone else....

There are lots of ways to shoehorn a project into Gifted Gorgeousness.....

  • Any chart/kit which was given to you
  • Any chart/kit which you won in a giveaway
  • Any chart/kit which you bought using a voucher given to you/won by you
  • Anything stitched on fabric received in the above ways
  • Anything stitched with floss received in the above ways
  • Anything embellished or finished with items received in the above ways
  • Anything which is intended as a gift or prize for another person
  • Anything else you can somehow shoehorn with word "gift" into!

This month I haven't managed to do very much in the way of stitching as I have been knitting away as though my life depended on it.....I am determind to finish my 

Shawl Of Secrets


I'm well on my way with this now....

I have only managed to add a few more stitches to my 

 ABC chart from Bent Creek 





Not much progress but it has been a very busy month in one way or another...

So now I need to see what everyone else has been working on for Gifted Gorgeousness.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 


Tuesday, 6 February 2018

A Little Trip To London...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well and managing to stay warm.

We took a little trip to London at the weekend....mainly to see....well actually.....to see Jeff Tweedy at the Barbican which I thoroughly enjoyed I might add.....

But I did manage to weedle my way to taking a small detour (the less said about 'small' detour) to....

LOOP


Oh my word what a joy this lovely shop is. Yarny heaven and the ladies were so helpful....especially to a knitting novice like myself...

Thank you ladies for such a fabulous glimpse into knitting heaven....

Needless to say I came away a very happy bunny with three wonderful patterns (which I'm sure I will get my head around)....and two lots of the most fabulous yarn.....I will share these in my next post when I can get some decent light for a passable photograph...

I also managed to watch my beloved rugby on Saturday then leaving King's Cross on Sunday on an early train....


To be back home with perfect timing for the England match and a lovely dinner made by mum and dad....

And of course the match result made for the end of my perfect weekend.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day..  

Sunday, 28 January 2018

WIPocalypse January 2018 Check-In...

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

It's been a lovely day here...a bit milder and I even managed to get some washing out on the line....

It's time to share my stitching progress on my WIPocalypse list 2018...

18 in 18

1  The Spirit of Christmas - Lavender & Lace
2  The Autumn Queen - Mirabilia
3  The Stargazer - Mirabilia
4  Bluebell - Miabilia
5  Kitty Cat Row - Bent Creek
6  Seashell Treasures - Dimensions
7  Hope - Little Sheep Virtue no. 1 - Little House Needleworks - Finished
8  Cardinal Winter - Little House Needleworks
9  Strawberry Biscornu - Jane Greenoff
10 Mini Owl & The Pussycat - HAED
11 Forever Friends - HAED
12 Hot Cocoa - Little House Needleworks
13 Oh Christmas Tree - Little House Needleworks
14 It's Snow Cold - Little House Needleworks
15 Hello Winter - Plum Street Samplers
16 Pomegranate Santa - Plum Street Samplers
17 Jolly Happy Soul - With Thy Needle & Thread
18 Ho! Ho! Ho! - With Thy Needle & Thread


And big smiles from me as I managed a finish....one down 17 to go!...


Little House Needleworks - Little Sheep Virtue no. 1 - Hope


 ABC chart from Bent Creek 




Just a little progress....


And finally


Cardinal Winter - Little House Needleworks

Slow progress but adding stitches when time allows.

Not a bad start....

Question of the Month – What SAL’s are you participating in this year? and If you are participating in the Olympic Stitching Challenge, what challenge are you accepting?  What are your goals?

This year I am taking part in one SAL....


 Hosted by Heather over at the Stitching Lotus. 


And no....I won't be taking part in The Olympic Stitching Challenge....just too busy I'm afraid.


So now I'm going to sit down and do some knitting....I am determined to finish my lovely Shawl Of Secrets....and I'm thrilled with how it's turning out.




Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.. 


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