Sunday, 20 September 2015

It's A Finish, Jo!

I can use this for a Prairie Schooler SAL and a Gifted  Gorgeousness SAL finish. 
Here's the link if you'd like to stitch this little poinsettia ~

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL

Not much progress here.


I do like the shape of these letters.


"The Alchemist" Heaven and Earth
Page 3 (actually page 7 of 52).


Heaven and Earth  "Lily of the Valley Mini"
It's a good thing green is my favourite colour!

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Giveaway

Primitive Colors by Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe
Click on the link for a chance to win this beautiful collection of floss!

Sunday, 30 August 2015

WIPocalypse for August

hosted by Measi's Musings

a little progress on Rose Watercolor Butterfly "P,Q & R".

A Prairie School freebie for the PS SAL over HERE hosted by Kaye.
I'm sadly lacking any other PS patterns right now, must check out ebay.

Finally, the reason I made so little progress on other projects this month,
I have finished page 2 of The Alchemist!! This is also my Huge A** Project update for the 1st.

That's all she wrote for now.  

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Giveaway

What's your favourite thing?
The lovely Nancy of   Victoria Motto Sampler Shoppe  would like to know.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Halloween Giveaway

Halloween Collection Giveaway offered to you by

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Gifted Gorgeous SAL Update for August

Jo's year long SAL Gifted Gorgeousness

I have been stitching quite a bit on The Alchemist this past month (3400+ stitches),the floss was a gift from my Mr. last Christmas

Santa has gained his belt and part of his plaid mittens.

A few letters; from here on out everything is #310!

A new little start on a Prairie Schooler design (free on their site).
This will be finished as an ornament and used in place of a bow on a Christmas gift.

 I did start and finish (still needs to be made into an ornament), Midnight Santa, 
stitched with floss that was gifted to me.

That's it for me for this month's update.

Giveaway from VMSS

 Aren't these autumn colours scrumptious?
If you want a chance to win them stop in and give Nancy some love,

Sunday, 9 August 2015

A Treat

Since my birthday is on the 13th, I decided to treat myself to a new 

"Lily of the Valley" 
Rachel Anderson
This design caught my eye and reminded me of the lily of the valley that grew in my Mom's garden when I was a youngster. I can remember the delicate vase Mom would always put the flowers into and the fragrance, just lovely.
Although there is quite alot of green, I don't mind since that is my favourite colour. 
Now to hint to the men of the house that the floss would be the ideal birthday gift!
If you missed it, HaED is having a 35% off sale gong on right now.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

WIPocalypse for July 31

For the second time this month the participants of WIPocalypse are able to show their progress!
Yes, July 2015 brought us not one but two full moons, the elusive Blue Moon.
Question of the month

What makes you pick up a long abandoned UFO rather than beginning a new piece?

That's a good question. I'd have to say that I really don't like things that go unfinished. That and the fact that it's there, staring me in the face, begging to be completed or at the very least given some love and attention.

Not only did I get this far on these pieces but I managed to get my printer cooperating and 

The Alchemist has come out to play!!
This is my Big Ass Project that's in my sidebar.

I'm combining both SALs on this one post, more stitch time ;)

ta ~ ta for now ")

Monday, 27 July 2015

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Giveaway

Birthday happenings are going on right here
The draw will be August 14th!

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness for July

It's been quite some time since I posted for 
but I'm back in the stitching mood and have some progress to show off!
This is where I left off in February ~

Progress so far ~

Where I stopped ~

Where I am now!
I really went to town on this one over the past few weeks!!

I managed a finish as well!


Finally, a new start!
This one has been keeping things cool here, we've been stuck in a bit of a heatwave.



Sunday, 12 July 2015

Too Hot

We've been experiencing +35C temps here.
Try to keep cool!!

Happy Stitching Everyone  ") 

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Thursday, 2 July 2015


Progress at last!



My needles are very happy!!
This month's question deals with Fantasy or Reality, what's our preference?  
I happen to like a little of both on my cross stitch menu!

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Christmas in July Giveaway

 is having another Christmas in July giveaway.
Click on the above link for your chance to win one of Nancy's beautiful samplers!

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Forward ho

I finally shed a little light on this piece and, last evening, added the "r, a, d & t" at the right!
I must admit, it felt wonderful just stitching away for an hour or so. 
 The Mr. is off to pick up our grandchildren in Calgary this morning so I'll have today and tomorrow to happily work away in peace and quiet.  Our grands are staying for a month long visit so I'm not sure just how much I'll accomplish but it will be relaxing when I do have the opportunity!

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Edging My Way Back

It's been forever since posting and taking a break was the right thing to do for me; now that I'm here in the now, I would like to share a GIVEAWAY with you!

***Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe***  is celebrating Christmas in July!

This is what Santa Nancy has in store for one very lucky stitcher!
click on the link and enter

Monday, 16 February 2015


The winner of my GROW YOUR BLOG GIVEAWAY IS ...

 the elusive  #1
  Lara B.
(I cannot get the Random generator to copy)

Congratulations, Lara.
Send me an email with your 10 DMC colour choices and I'll get them out to you toot sweet!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness February Update

It's time once again for 
This is where we stitch projects that have the tag "gift" in any way, shape or form attached.
It's great fun and a wonderful way to start and finish those
"Two Long ~ eared Rabbits Poem"

is coming along nicely. 
"Rose Watercolor Butterfly"

a new start for this month.
I'm pleased with the progress for the month ")
Until next time,