Saturday, 25 March 2017

Under the sea SAL - Durene Jones (Part 3)

Hello Peeps!
I am back again with another small post about the
and this time I am on track & up to date with it all.
A few little crosses later and part 3 is done!
Still stitched on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew It All, ocean colour
DMC threads

A focus on that funny looking sparkly fish...

Right, what to stitch next?
I am quite tempted with a cheeky small new start,
I better go & have a look in my stash, to see what takes my fancy.
See you soon with more little crosses,

Monday, 20 March 2017

Under the sea SAL - Durene Jones (Part 2)

Hello Peeps,
I have been happily stitching away little fishes every day and
have now caught up with part 2 of the Under the sea SAL
Here are my latest little crosses

Under the sea SAL designed by Durene Jones

Stitched on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew it all, Ocean colour
2 over 1, using DMC threads
And the whole project so far..
Just when I thought I was doing so well with the catching up,
part 4 landed in my inbox a bit earlier than planned.
It was a nice surprise of course,
so better go back to my needles!

Time to announce the winner of my latest giveaway
The original chart from
Abby Rose Designs
Do more of what makes you happy!
 17 of you joined the fun (thank you so much to all of you Ladies!),
the winner is


Please kindly email me your address so that I can post the chart asap.


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Do more of what makes you happy - Abby Rose Designs

Hello Peeps,
Well in between all those small monthly projects that I seem to be focusing on this year,
I do try to find time here and there to work on other pieces...
And so, I finally manage to come round to blogging about this small finish
I did a little while ago
Do more of what makes you happy

Apologies with my pictures, the sun was out in force at the time and unfortunately made them a bit too bright & shiny :)
A sweet & quick design, very much in tone with the Lizzie Kate style
Worked on Zweigart cotton evenweave, 32 count Brittney, granite colour
2 over 2 using listed DMC threads


Yet to be finished into something
- That is when "stitching" bug decides to leave some room/inspiration for "finishing" bug to strike! -


If you'd like a chance to stitch this pattern, please say so in your comment.
I am giving away the original chart to one lucky stitcher.
Happy to post worldwide too!

Winner will be announced in my next post!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Under the sea SAL - Durene Jones (Part 1)

Hello peeps!
Despite all my best efforts in resisting the temptation,
I have recently joined the
Under the sea SAL
available at Lakeside Needlecraft
This is a year long project consisting of
12 monthly parts exclusively designed by Durene Jones
The end design will represent a full under the sea picture
Of course, I am a bit behind at the moment as the 3rd part has been released a few days ago,
but I should be able to catch up in no time!
So here is my first part, Mr Octopus!
I have decided to stitch the whole SAL on
16 count Aida fabric from Sew It All,
Ocean colour
Design worked 2 over 1
using the recommended DMC threads

So much details & colour changes,
Mr Octopus has been so much fun to stitch!

See you soon for part 2!

Monday, 6 March 2017

March Yearbook - Lizzie Kate

Good afternoon Peeps,

Another small update on my other monthly
on going project for this year

March Yearbook
from Lizzie Kate

Worked on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew it all
Linen colour

2 over 1 using DMC threads

Here how they look all together!
With a cheeky sneak peak of next month too...

Each monthly designs also come with their own charm.
I have decided to not add them for now.

As I am stitching them all together,
I am slightly worried the finished piece will look a bit to "bling-y" to my liking.

I will have to think about that again in December, when finished!