Thursday, 27 March 2014

5 minutes of Fame..

It was with great surprise I received an email last month from the lovely
Fiona Smith, Production Editor for the World of Cross Stitching magazine.
Fiona announced my little blog would be featured in their next issue
and needed me to write a few lines about myself.
Here it is, issue 215
Blogger of the Month!!!

I've been waiting impatiently for the new issue to come out
& now I have my copy!
- insert Cheshire Cat like grin on my face -

I'm so happy!!

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The Maiden of New Life - The Little Stitcher | Giveaway from Françoise

Françoise at Petites xxx et Cie
recently organised a giveaway to celebrate her 5th blog anniversary
It was with delight I found out I was the winner of her first prize
A handmade "cartonnage" item & a gift voucher
Here is the beautiful finish made by Françoise

 I was so lucky to choose the design for the finish.. 
The Maiden of New Life, from The Little Stitcher

Françoise stitched it over 1, this is so tiny!
Absolutely beautiful


Inside, I found the cutest little pins (and a few extra!)
from Butterfly Couture - Another fantastic online French shop!! -
and a shiny new pair of scissors


I love this item, all the little details and the finish is perfect!
Thank you so much Françoise, you made my day!
I then used my gift voucher at Le Comptoir Des Fées,
A great online shop, perfect to stock up on stash.
Both service & delivery were spot on!
I purchased the following charts:

Singing in the Rain - Madame Chantilly
Thread & chart Pack N° 5 for Spring Social - Country Cottage Needleworks
Duo Lapin - Tralala
Chasse à l'oeuf - Tralala

Picture source: Designers website

I have been so lucky & am truly overwhelmed by the generosity of my cross stitch friends!
Françoise, I can't thank you enough for all these fantastic items
I'm sending hugs & BIG KISSES your way
Happy Stitching!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Frosty Friends - Lizzie Kate

Spring is here!!
The sun seems to have deserted the Shropshire part of England
Sky is rather dull this morning & it is a little bit chilly too :(

A quick post today to let you know my sweet friend Marie-Christine
is organising a very generous giveaway.
For a chance to win her lovely bundles of fabric,
please go & check her blog
Berberis Patchwork & Broderie


A BIG thank you too for sending me this cute little chart
Frosty Friends from Lizzie Kate
I love it & really can't wait to get started!!!


Cross stitch update posts will be coming up soon!
I have so many things to show you all, but can't yet...

All I'm doing is stitch & stitch so that I can show you a finish....
It won't be long now

Don't forget my Easter Surprise Giveaway too, click here

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Giveaway winnings!!

Happy Sunday dear Blogger friends!
Another beautiful day here in Shropshire UK


I recently won the first blog anniversary of
Kim at Wisdom with Needle & Thread

I know I really have been lucky recently with all these winnings!
This is a bit embarrassing but hey... I'm not complaining :D

My parcel arrived yesterday & was full of great gifts
I've received more than planned
Kim noticed I recently joined a RAK club she is part of too
so she decided to RAK me too at the same time!!!

There was two cross stitch charts.
One came with the charm and the other with the special threads!
I can't wait to start these ones :)

I also found the cutest scissor fob made with beautiful butterflies
& my all time favourite Swarowski crystals

A cute little pair of scissors and a fabulous box made by Kim
The stitching on the angel is so so so tiny, I couldn't believe it when I looked at it!
Well done Kim, my eyes would never allow me to stitch something this tiny

Also included in the box
- I know, I told you it was bursting with lovely gifts! -

Some fabulous cards & postcards
These postcards are from beautiful paintings made by Kim
That is seriously talented, isn't it?

The cutest china box with a lovely butterfly, again painted by Kim!!
Some adorable stitched gift tags

And finally some vintage embroidered dish clothes with Owls!!
How sweet are they?
Kim found out I have this little thing for owls,
so these were a lovely addition to my gifts!

Well I have been truly spoiled and love absolutely everything!
Thank you so much Kim for such generosity and talent!


I'll be back soon with some stitching update


Hope the participants of my Easter Egg Change are all busy working on their projects & getting their goodies ready. Yes, I haven't forgotten about you!

Don't miss out on my Easter Surprise Giveaway too
Join the fun here

Happy stitching!

Friday, 7 March 2014

Help! Pretty Please!!

Hello dear friends!!!
I hope you are all ready for the weekend?
Here in UK the temperatures are planned to go up in the 17°C, would you believe?
No rain and plenty of sunshine :D
A little post today asking for your kindness.
My friend in France, Marie-Christine, has a blog.
After trying to change the name, had various technical IT issues, and ended up with
no followers & no visits & no comments... :(
She's feeling really down because she always follow blogs & leave nice comments to everyone
She is so closed to give up everything, which is too sad
she's so lovely and so talented too!
She stitch & crochet and patch... and also bake some yummy looking food too :P
So could you please hop over to her blog
& leave her a little comment to boost her ego????
Pretty please!
Her new blog (with now everything working correctly) is called
Thank you all so much,
Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Easter Surprise Giveaway - UPDATE!

Source: Google Images

Fantastic news to all the participants!!
The lucky winner of my very special
Easter Surprise Giveaway
will be receiving an EXTRA gift!!!
This has been very kindly donated by the generous team at


There is still plenty of time to join the fun
I'll be happy to post worldwide
Be a follower of my blog & leave a comment on my
Easter Surprise Giveaway post HERE
Happy Stitching!

Source: Seek It Out

Saturday, 1 March 2014

March Stamp - Lizzie Kate

The sun is shining and the weekend is here! 
Plenty of cross stitch time ahead for me ☺

We are now in March
- yep, already! -
which means it's Lizzie Kate stamp time


Stitched on 28 count white Brittney fabric, 2 over 2,
using all 10 DMC recommended colours.

For the finish, I used the supplied yellow tiny buttons for the pot of gold
and some green pearls that I found in my stash for the edge.
And voila... a little pin cushion finish!!
All ready for St Patrick's Day on the 17th


There is still plenty of time to join my Easter Surprise Giveaway,
hop here to take part

Off to put some crosses on my Easter projects
and wishing you all a stitch-tastic weekend

Happy Stitching!