As the song from Gilmore Girls says “So welcome to my little corner of the world”. It’s all about me and my crafting – focusing around my love for stitching and sewing along with anything else that catches my eye. So welcome, grab a coffee and happy reading.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Theme-tas-Stitch - Join up January

Hey Folks,

As it is the 21st I though just a quick post to say the sign up is live HERE if you are thinking of joining us this year. The tab gives all the details of the themes and a couple of FAQ's. If you have any other questions, please leave me a comment and I'll try and answer them. 

I'm really excited to have 5 people sign up already - so a big thank you to those and a couple of maybe's too. 

I haven't quite decided what to work on for Focus Finish February yet. The fact that this biscornu still isn't done drives me mad and should only take a week tops, I really want to finish the Anchor Sampler and it is possible it could be done in a month as I have promised myself I can start Elizabeth Shepherd when its done. The last option is to crack on with 12 days as until I hit 8 maids a milking I'd been on a roll. I'd planned to get to and make a start on Day 10 by WIPocaylpse check in a week tomorrow. It's still possible... The photo does only show it up to the 6th day as I'm saving my progress pic for WIPocalypse.

So here are the options...What would you choose?

Have a great weekend and don't forget to sign up for Theme-Tas-Stitch

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness 2017 - January

2017 GG

It's the first GG post of the year and I have a finish!!

Gifted Gorgeousness is hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching where we stitch on projects using a kit, threads, fabric etc that were gifted to us or that will be gifts.

Saturday, 14 January 2017


Hey Folks,

I must say I love my Saturday mornings sat at the dining table with the laptop, coffee and toast, watching out the window at the birds in our garden. We didn't many birds other than Sparrows, Robins and Blackbirds at the old house so I was really pleased to see a Wren and Greenfinch this morning. We get a lot of Blackbirds as they love the apple tree and having the field behind us will hopefully mean we see a lot of new visitors - especially when I put some food out.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

WIPocalypse 2017

Hey Folks,

So a few days late, but here is my introduction post for WIPocalypse 2017 hosted by Measi. Most of you will be familiar with how it works but basically it's an easy going SAL where we choose our own projects that are Works-In-Progress  and post about our progress on the last Sunday of the month. There is usually a question too about us and our stitching. this month it's just introductions...

Here are my 7 WIP's going in to 2017...

Monday, 9 January 2017

Sunday, 8 January 2017

2017 plans


Thank you for that lovely welcome back...

I don't intend to set many goals this year as I'm rather over ambitious and just end up getting a little bit stressed out. So for 2017 here are my goals. I'm going to attempt 17 stitching projects in 2017. I have listed 16 as I'm sure something else will catch my eye during the year. The WIP's must be completed and the new starts - started!! I've put my quilt down and the 3 crochet projects I have on the go too down but they don't count in the 17. Despite me saying I'm not setting goals - that's more than last year and also includes several 4 WIP's from last year too. My theory is that I will complete the 7 WIP's and then have 3 to go into 2018 with along with a handful of small finishes too. I'm hoping this will help me stash bust too as only the humbug and ES need to be kitted up.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Don't look back in anger...

Hello friends,

So after a rather long blogging hiatus back as we very unexpectedly moved house at the end of October. I now feel I am unpacked, settled and ready to start stitching again. I am looking forward to catching up on all of my favourite blogs, So I'll be round slowly to see what you've all been up to.

At the end of my last post I had been running a giveaway to celebrate my Blogversary. Well I don't believe in promising things that I won't come through with so better late than never and in my next post I'll draw the winners and also for my end of year competition that I sent last January. I also ran a competition to guess biscornu's in my bowl and how many I'd stitch in 2016. I'll announce that too.

I'm not going to have a big looking back on 2016 post as I didn't finish masses so here are a few of the year's highlights.