Monday, October 19, 2020

Gifted Gorgeousness - October - Halloween Preparations

Hello my friends, new and old!      

Thank you for all your comments on my last post! It was lovely to catch up with everyone and see what you are all doing.  

It’s been a funny old year, what with COVID! I’ve been a real coward and haven’t been out shopping at all! I don’t know how everyone copes with wearing masks? DH and I have been out walking with a friend on a nearby common and my friend has asthma and is very scared about catching COVID. So we wear masks even though we can distance from each other safely. Maybe it’s because we are walking uphill and talking but I keep finding I can’t breathe with a mask on!


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Gifted Gorgeousness - August 2020

Hello my lovely blogging friends!

I hope you are all keeping safe and well in these strange times! 

I meant to write last month, but we had a big storm here on 13 August.  That day I stood in our kitchen looking out of the window talking to the cat when lightening forked down towards our house! I suddenly wondered what I was doing standing there when I heard a small "pop" ..... that was the lightening hitting the telepjone lines leading to our house. We had no internet for three weeks while the repairs went on! 

Still, we have our connection again now and so today I’m joining Jo’s Gifted Gorgeousness, where we share gifts given and received over the month. Read all about it on Jo's  blog h - 

Darn, it's like starting at school all over again!!

This is a gift I received soon after “Lock down”, from one of my handicraft friends:
It is made in the method of EPP (English Paper Piecing) - i.e. lots of tiny pieces of material stitched together with teeny tiny stitches! You can just see the tiny stitches in the third photo.


Thursday, July 30, 2020

A tiny finish for Gifted Gorgeousness - July 2020

A big “Hello” to all my blogging friends!

This month I actually have a tiny cross stitch finish to share. 
I’m linking to Jo’s Gifted Gorgeousness and as I don’t often have small finishes I am  taking the opportunity to link to  Mary’s “Small Finishes” also!

I haven’t been shopping since the lockdown began here in March and suddenly realised it was our friends anniversary coming up. So out came all my old cross stitch magazines while I searched for ideas. I was going to stitch a wine bottle with a white blank label but hubby said that no bottle would have a blank label, so I added a backstitched pattern on it.  Then there were patterns for champagne flutes but nothing with red wine so I drafted my own glasses, shorter and wider. 

I know it’s only a small piece but still a lot of love went into it!

Excuse the hasty photos. Once the stitching was finished and attached to the card I had to race to catch the post (well hubby did actually!) for it to arrive in good time. 

Greetings card - Anniversary

Greetings card - Anniversary

So now I’m looking for something similar to whet my appetite for more cross stitching!

I do hope everyone is keeping safe and well, and getting lots of stitching done!!!!

Barbara xxx