Friday, January 25, 2019

Smalls SAL

Hi there!

This is my first link up to the Smalls SAL which is being run by Mary of Mary's Threads this year ..... sign up page is HERE.

I recently realised most of my stitching is small, don't know why I hadn't thought of linking to the  SAL before! Of course this could be included in Gifted Gorgeousness too, but I couldn't wait to show you all!

Friday, January 18, 2019

1st Gifted Gorgeousness of 2019

Hello Dear Reader,

Here is my first post for Gifted Gorgeousness in 2019. Find out more about who is joining in with Gifted Gorgeousness over on Jo’s blog - Serendipidous Stitching - HERE.

 Here is the logo Jo stitched for our 2019 banner:

Yay! Lookie here! 
I've finally worked out how to upload/download photos from other blogs!  Tee hee!
Always with permission from the owner, of course!

I'm taking part in a Pin Cushion Swap over at Beaquilter, and you can see other pincushions that have been made and posted HERE. It's the first ever swap I've joined, and I have been really nervous about taking part, here is this first pinny I've received. It came all the way from America from Meloney who blogs at ..... Mel’s Quilting Blog

Sunday, January 13, 2019

WIPocolypse - edited 18.01.18

Happy New Year All

Well ..... now I've worked out how to add photos from other people's blogs, I can join Measi's link up (if it is still open) which needed a photo before it would accept my post (updated 18.01.18).]

Well, I realise I absolutely must join in with Measi's WIPocolypse if I am ever to finish all the WIP's that have accumulated on my Shelf of Shame. Or maybe I'm too late to link up, but anyway ..... you can read all about it and maybe link up too HERE.

So, if you don't already know, this is a fun SAL where we link up to try to encourage ourselves to finish those lurking WIPs that have become UFO's.......

Measi has asked us to introduce ourselves, soooo here goes  ......

Hi, I'm Barbara, blogging from South East England.

I live with my long suffering DH (Darling Hubbie) and two little monsters (cats).

DH and I are both retired and, when the monsters allow us time off from caring for them we scan the interweb searching for veggie/vegan restaurants to inspect/approve. We both enjoy reading, and strangely enough we like the same type of books, mainly historical fiction.

This year I am going to try to FFO (fully finish off) a few of my unfinished stitching projects (all previously blogged about).

I am definitely not a OAAT (one at a time) stitcher and so my list is endless!!  These are a few I'd really like to finish, and this year would be good:

Cross Stitch:
  1. Camper Van - started last year - just needs handles.
  2. Bee needle case - started last year - just needs FFO.
  3. Etoilé thread sampler - needs framing.
  4. Easter cross stitch piece - framing.
  5. Polka Dot Lady quilt - finishing.
  6. "Stitches" - unfinished.
  7. Night time - finishing.
  8. Tatty Teddy 
  1. Polka Dot lady
  2. Dormouse
  3. Laundry day
  4. Name badge
  5. Plus two others
Assorted Embroidery:
  1. Goldwork picture
  2. Stitch sampler bag

I just know there are others I've overlooked but I'll add them later.

Pin cushion swap

I've recently joined a Pin Cushion Swap over at "Beaquilter" and I really must press on, unfortunately though ....... my sewing machine died last week, and this week DH and I have been searching the Internet trying to decide what new machine to get. Some friends have made suggestions and I've been investigating those machines but its so hard to decide, so for now all my stitching is by hand.

I've finished January's pin cushion and just need to post it to its recipient. Then I hope to be back to show the pin cushion I have already received.

Hand Stitch QAL

There is a Hand Stitching QAL over at Patty Dudek's blog - Elm Street Quilts, and, as I am already hand stitching by necessity I will see how I go at joining in!

Barbara xxx