Sunday, August 20, 2017

WIPs and Stash

Another update on Chenonceau

I have started on the outer border so not far to go!

I have also had another start.... Opps!

28 count Ivory evenweave

This is another Chatelaine Design called Pompeji, I'm loving the colours so far!

I have also had these Teresa Wentzler charts for a long time, so I finally purchased some fabric to start them

Magical Night will be stitched on 28 count Ice Blue evenweave and Carousel I have 28 count Grey evenweave. Never ever again will I do a Teresa Wentzler piece on 32 count linen, I value my sanity lol.

I have also brought New York by Thea Gouverneur. Now this has 18 count aida in the kit and I will not be using that, mostly because I don't like aida much so I think I will get some evenweave 28 count. It is stitched with one strand and I am considering using 2 strands. Obviously there won't be enough thread in the kit so I will have to match up from my DMC threads . Has anyone used 2 strands? How does it look?

So all up I have a few things to get on with and the stash grows bigger and bigger!

Happy stitching!

Saturday, May 20, 2017


I have finally finished the castle of Chenonceau!

Before -

After - 

Now on to the garden part with lots of specialty stitches!


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Loire Castle - Chenonceau Update

I haven't posted about Chenonceau (Chatelaine Design)for a while and since I have done quite a bit since the last photos of this I decided it needed it's own post!

Before -

 After -

I have started doing some back stitching on the windows, mostly because there is heaps of it and I would rather do a bit now instead of having all of it to do at the end.

I will endeavour to blog more often but I just get so busy with work and stuff! 

happy stitching


Thursday, December 29, 2016

The WIP & UFO List

Well since I had some time on my hands today, I got out all my WIPs and UFOs to have a look at and cringe about how many I have

Basically here is the list:

English Garden Sampler
By Teresa Wentzler

I really like her designs but I really don't like the huge amounts of backstitching and blended threads, in saying that I have 2 of her designs on the go...

Summer Carousel
By Teresa Wentzler
This is my oldest WIP (probably now a UFO) Started around 17-18 years ago

Oh Christmas Tree
By Lavender & Lace

Stitching Accessory Book
By Designing Ladies

Angel Dwell Here
By Mirabilia

By Mirabilia
New start on 28/12/2016

The Enchantment of Winter
By Dimples Designs

Roman Building
By Unknown

Petit Marche de Noel
By Cuore e Batticuore

By Mirabilia

Ballerina Beauty
By Dimensions

A Cat Lovers Biscornu
By Sandra Cox Vanosdall

By Janlynn

Dancing in Passion
By Lanarte

Italian View
By Dimensions

Lastly are my Chatelaine Designs. I have 4 WIPs but 17

Lake Como Mandala


Provence Mandala

Rose Lights Mandala

So will I get these finished? Well maybe one day....I have been good though and only started one over Christmas!

Happy stitching !!


Saturday, May 21, 2016


I am rather remiss in my postings but anyway here I am again.

I actually have finished 2 cross stitches!!!

The first is Afternoon in Provence

The second finish is the Eiffel Tower bookmark which I still have to make up

Lake Como mandala is coming along nicely, I am on the second villa and hopefully I can finish that soon. I usually only work on this at weekends hence it takes me a while to do.



Unfortunately you can't see the sparklies in the fabric which makes it look really nice.

I am trying really really hard to finish some WIP and we all know sometime you just lose the mojo to finish a particular WIP that you have been doing for years, I know I have quite a few of those! I don't really have a rotation, I just stitch what I feel like doing but sometime I have an urge to dig out some old ones and put a few more stitches in.

It is coming into winter here so that usually means more stitching time!

happy stitching


Friday, February 12, 2016

New Year Beginnnings - Be it a Bit Late!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year! I know, I know it's February!

For me it was really quiet, New Years eve was spent at home watching movies on TV! Not that I really minded, it was nice to sit down and write down what I wanted for the year coming up.

I had 3 new starts for this year, yes 3! Like I need more WIPs! Though there isn't much to show on these hence no photos.

I also had 2 finishes so far, hooray!!!

Pattini d' Argento
By Cuore e Batticuore
Stitched on 32-count natural Belfast Linen
Recommended Floss

Parisian Street Scene
By Maria Diaz
28-count Lugana
Recommended Floss

I don't know when I started these exactly but they are now finished!

Another update on Italian View


Lately I have been watching Stargate Atlantis, unfortunately they only made 5 seasons of this but it is my absolute favourite!

Hopefully it won't be too long before my next post but since being back at work I have been so busy, work really interferes with my stitching!

Happy stitching 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Putting up the Christmas Tree

Yes the christmas tree is up!

No presents under the tree yet is that is my job for this weekend! I am also toying with the idea of a tree skirt, has anybody stitched one? If you have, do they look good?

Also coming along well is my Christmas project



Pattini d'Argento
By Cuore e Batticuore

Hopefully and fingers crossed I may have this finished before Christmas? Maybe...

We have had some very hot days here the last 2 weeks, 30+ degree days which is nice but I'm always inside at work! :(  boohoo...hopefully the weekend is nice and hot.

I have 3 more weeks of work before the Christmas break which I am very much looking forward to. I have stitching, walking, cycling and more stitching planned on my time off and I can't wait!!!

Here is Gingalicious enjoying the sun...

Happy stitching