August 15, 2016

Hello... long time no visit!

Wow.... it is so long since I have come over to this blog to say hello...  Looking at the blog feed I can see it was December 2015 when I last posted!  So to make up for it how about a finally finished Margaret Sherry piece!




I stitched these little mices over a couple of months and had originally planned to keep them as one piece for a bell pull... but then I changed my mind!  I finished them off as a hanger for a Christmas in July swap last month.


I must admit that these three little guys are my first MS stitching finishes for quite some time... I do have some WIPs sitting around that I must get back to one day!


Hope everyone is doing well!
Til next time...hugs xx

August 14, 2016

Cute WIP completed..

This little cutie was hiding in my WIPs but I found it yesterday and completed it today.  I did exchange dmc for most of the anchor colours as I only have a few anchor threads,  mostly for tatty teddys.  Happy stitching everyone! :)

March 12, 2016

Domestic Goddess done!

Well, I couldn't wait to show you.  I started this a year or two ago, and as I'm working on started items, I stitched a few remaining stitches and then the backstitching so here she is!  Margaret Sherry, 2008-2009 calendar, this one is October 2008.  Happy Stitching all! :) 

December 26, 2015

Send a Smile from Russia

Merry Christmas everyone!!

I had a lovely early Christmas present.... after months of thinking that the package Lena-Lentochka sent from Russia had been lost in the mail I finally received the package!

It took over 4 1/2 months to travel from Lena in Russia to myself in Australia... one very slow boat indeed!


Thank you Lena for the smile.... I am so pleased that it finally arrived safe and sound as when I was checking with the Post Office they had no record of it arriving in the country....

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas... all the best for 2016

Hugs xx

November 17, 2015

MS Stitching Update

Hi everyone!  Long time no posting... and long time no MS stitching!  But finally I have something to show you...

I have just looked back over the blog posts and noticed that the last time I posted on this blog was February 2015.... oh my goodness - I am hanging my head in shame!!

So who wants to see what MS stitching I have been doing over the last few months?

First up of course was the "Send a Smile" Exchange that I sent to Angel.  Link to Angel's post is here...


(Unfortunately I am yet to receive my exchange piece that Lentochka sent to me... given the length of time since it was posted I suspect it has been well and truly lost in mail - oh well these things happen)

While I have a couple of MS design in my stitching basket at the moment I haven't been very good at stitching on them....

Update below:

Spring Bouquet - last stitched on in April 2015


Merry Christmas Kitty (free kit) - last stitched on in July 2015


Trio of Christmas Mice (Free Kit) - finished in November 2015 (yippee!!)


As I said, not a lot of MS stitching done this year but at least I do have some finishes!!!  Hopefully next year will be a better year for MS stitching.


Til next time, happy stitching!
Hugs xx

November 11, 2015

Hello Everyone!

It's been a while since I posted on this blog. I can't believe my last post was in November 2013!
So, hello lovely ladies! Here's a warm greeting from Indonesia. I miss you all very much.

As of my latest finish of Margaret Sherry's design, here's a bookmark I stitched for a friend last week.
Chick lit bookmark from CrossStitcher magazine #231.


It's soooo nice to be back here again. Until next time!
Happy stitching!


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October 18, 2015

Getting cold.

It is getting colder, real autumn days with unfortunately rainy days.
Good excuse to stay warm inside and stitch!
Happy stitching!

October 10, 2015

Send a smile exchange - update!


Hello ladies!
Sorry I have been M.I.A., too many sleepless nights over here... For too many weeks =/ And I thought having a newborn was the hardest, such a fool :p My boy is 19 months old and still doesn't like to sleep much, he prefers to play and watch the world, doesn't want to miss a thing!!!

3 parcels to check on our exchange:

. Waiting to hear from Judith, about her parcel to Lentochka and Heather's parcel too
. No news from Lentochka either... Maybe Judith's parcel was delivered, no idea!
. And Noni is waiting to receive too, I know if it was already delivered, Noni would have written an e-mail to me ;)

How about everyone else? Was everyone happy with our exchange? Many smiles? :D
Feel free to write anything you would like to say about our exchange :) we can always learn how to do better.
I know I want to be more active, it hasn't been the same since I have my baby... And I still think all partners should interact more! When you receive your partner's address, you also receive her e-mail, talk to each other! Get to know your partner and friendships will grow, you'll see ;)

Hugs&smiles to all,





September 17, 2015

Send a Smile Exchange: Nia to Ysa

Hello Ladies!! Just to show that I received  the smile exchange sent from Nia.. First my apologies but I couldn't posted before, I received it about a week ago.  Nia thank you very much for your wonderful package!!!

Look this cute notepad with a lovely design of Margaret Sherry Sketchbook, I love it!!!

 

And all these beautiful goodies that I just start to use it!!

Thanks again to all of you for this wonderful exchange!!