Friday, February 14, 2020

Secret Stitching Sweetheart - 2020



Hello Everyone!

Gosh, it’s been a while since I’ve been here on my blog!

Over the Christmas holidays I became addicted to lace making ..... I mean really addicted!!! I did finish my Christmas stitching, must do a "Finished" blog post soon. Thank you all for the lovely comments ..... I think I replied to everyone but if I missed you I'm sorry, it got a bit hectic!

I made a few little samples of lace, experimenting I suppose I should say. Then I saw some lace making books on Amazon and ordered them, thinking they would be ages arriving because of Christmas, but one arrived before Christmas!!

I made a little lacy bookworm bookmark from one of the books, even adding beads for eyes, it was great fun to make!

Oh, and I also became addicted to Instagram!!! Bad news for the poor old blog! You can find me on Instagram as “Flashinscissors” if you’d like to visit. There is so much inspiration on Insta I could look at my screen all day if I’m not careful!

Anyway, I digress, we are here today for Jo’s annual Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop
 and this is the photo I received ..... I wonder whose stitching it is? I can’t guess, it’s really pretty, isn’t it?!

Edited just to let you know: This is Tiff’s beautiful stitching, (from Tiffstitch a Blog).


The participants will be visiting each others blogs in turn, and in due course the owner of each beautiful stitched piece will identify themselves in the comments on the relevant blog.

I’m off to visit all the other bloggers taking part to find my stitching. I hope you will come visit Jo with me  over at her place Serendipitous Stitching.

And on my next post I’ll show you my stitching in case you haven’t found it.

Have fun visiting, and




Hugs,
Barbara xxx

37 comments:

El Inventario de M.J. said...

Muy interesante ese reto, tu trabajo es precioso!!

Me alegra que hayas vuelto al blog, aún no tengo Instagram...a ver si vemos aquí tus encajes.

BESOS

Isabel para ALROMASAR said...

You come very romantic on this Valentine's day with a wonderful job, Barbara!
It is always a pleasure to visit you.
Hugs from Spain and happy weekend.

Tiffstitch said...

It's mine! I'm your secret stitching sweetheart :) Happy Valentine's Day!

gracie said...

Pretty but not mine.

DJ said...

Such a sweet Valentine you received! It looks like a JBW Design. Sadly it isn't mine. I hope you find your Secret Sweetheart soon! Happy Valentine's Day!

Vickie said...

Oh how pretty! Not my Valentine though! Happy Valentine's Day!

Sarah Haggett said...

This is a lovely piece but it’s not mine. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Clare-Aimetu said...

Beautiful stitching, but it isn't mine, happy Valentine's Day 💕

Ann C. said...

What a lovely valentine you received from Tiffany. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Anaisa said...

Que bordado tan precioso, muy lindo tienes mucho talento, y es una lástima porque yo no tengo Instagram, así que sólo te podré ver por aquí cuando publiques!!

Besotes y abrazos!!

Mia said...

Lovely stitching full of love, but I am not your valentine. Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Lacemaking sounds fun, although I need another stitching hobby like a hole in the head! I’m looking forward to seeing your work. And yes, I’m back too, at long last 🙃

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in the Secret Stitching Sweetheart this year.
This is a sweet design nod I guessed JBW too.
I have resisted Instagram for that very reason! Facebook is bad enough.

Astrids dragon said...

A lovely stitched piece, I love the variegated colours in it.
And yes, you should show off your lace here!
Happy Heart Day!

RJ said...

I love this pretty stitch that Tiff made. What a great Valentine. Hope you have a really good Valentine's Day. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Julie said...

Happy Valentine's Day. Sweet stitch from Tiff, its lovely.
Looking forward to seeing your lacework.

Kaisievic said...

What a lovely Valentine to receive from Tiff. Can't wait to see your Lacey pieces and I am now following you on IG, I am Kaisievic.

Elfie said...

So very pretty!

Celtic Thistle said...

Lacemaking always looks so complicated to me I look forward to seeing the results of your new addiction! Lovely stitching from your secret sweetheart :)

Christine B said...

Hello Barbara! It's easy to get side-tracked, I do it all the time!! Social media is a big time-waster but lots of fun too!! What beautiful stitching!! I hope you have a lovely weekend and are safe from the storms due to hit the UK!! Christine xx

Christine said...

Such a pretty Valentine from Tiff

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I'm trying very hard to limit my time on social media. It just eats so much time. Wonderful inspiraton yes, but it zaps the time I have to actually CREATE what inspired me. Lace making looks like you would really have to concentrate on what you are doing. I like that kind of artwork. I suspect after we move I will get more involved in weaving.
xx, Carol

Queeniepatch said...

I bet the lacemaking was absorbing! Looking forward to seeing some of your work on your blog.

jocondine said...

The blog hop isn't finished for me... I'm still visiting stitching friends, lovely pattern. xxx

Katie said...

I'm hopping through the hop posts to admire all the beautiful pieces. Tiff did a great job with this one. It's been fun chatting with you on Instagram. It's fun for sharing photos but blogs tell the story behind the pictures and I love that.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

That's a beautiful basket of flowers stitched by Tiff.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Your stitching is beautiful. I 'm looking forward to seeing your lace :)

Diana Moriel said...

What a beautiful cross stitching work! I wish I was as good as you are!
hugs

rebelrosecreations@gmail.com said...

Sweet looking Valentine! I am interested in seeing the Lace making. I looked back at your post from 2015 and have to say I do think I'll pass on learning lace making, Lots of Pins! and Bobbins! I would get confused easily.
Thank you for stopping by my Blog and commenting :)

Happy Stitching!
East Coast Stitcher
https://christiescrossstitchcreations.blogspot.com/

MARIELA Inspirada said...

So beautiful stitching project! This is a very funny blog hop!!! It's a great way to invite all the blogger friends to visit each other.
It`s nice to find you in Instagram too Barbara! Besitos...

Leonore Winterer said...

What a lovely Valentine, and I'd love to see some of your lace too!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Alas I won't see you on Instagram - I'm not a member and don't plan to go there. I can get into enough trouble with Pinterest and don't need any more time-suckers...hee hee. Hoping we're going to see some of your lace projects at some point?

M. Esther mg said...

Hi! What a beautiful embroidery, I love the cross stitch. Thank you for your visit, I follow you and I will look for you by instagram
Kisses

handmade by amalia said...

I like the idea of 'Secret Stitching' - it has a wonderful air of mystery and romance.
Amalia
xo

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Well done on lace making - I can’t get the hang of it even with a book! Xx

handmade by amalia said...

Me again, stopping by to say that I hope you're feeling well and safe in these strange times. A hug.
Amalia
xo