Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Love, love, love it!! And a lovely giveaway!

Hello happy smiley people!!
I put love, love, love it as my post header as today's post will be full of love!! :) hee hee

Your first dose of love will be something rather wonderful... Oh yes!! It's a 'lovely' giveaway hosted by Kim from Wisdom With Needle And Thread blog.  Kim is having a celebration of giveaways!! Make sure you join in the fun!!

HERE is the link to her blog :)

This weeks giveaway is rather lovely indeed (I borrowed her photo to show you all!) 

Hop hop hop off to Kim's blog :) remember if your not in it, you can't win it! I would love to know who said that! Or rather who thought of it?! Very true though!!

Second dose of something lovely.... 

Well it's what I am stitching!! I LOVE IT! But of course I do!! You all know that already! Hee hee

It's the 'lovely' design Gathering Honey :)

I last showed you all my hee hee lovely garden..

So now... Yes I have been stitching and am really loving every stitch if this beautiful design... 

Then some more....

Then I had a dilemma, where to start? Which corner? I opted for the bottom left as the bees are the closest there and I cannot wait to stitch them!! 

And must tell you all how much I love the colour pallet for Gathering Honey.... Such pretty pretty colours. I 'love' colour!!

And I love... Hee hee my stitching area.. I get to create my own corner of mess! Ha ha there is my foot! Ha ha 

Something I must share with you all... Something Han shared with me today via picture messaging when she went out earlier! Oh it's still on the theme of love, but it's something Han loves!! 

Caramel latte with cream and caramel sauce! Way way way too sweet for me!! But she loves it, so I thought why not!! Ha ha 

It's been a rather odd post from me, right?! Ha ha 

I thought love would be a good word to share seeing as it's almost Valentine's Day! Sure I could add many many more things I love but I don't want to bore you all!! Ha ha 

I think I have killed the word love and lovely now! Well for a short while anyway! Haha ha

Until my next post, happy smiles to you all, remember to pop in and see Kim!!

Monday, 8 February 2016

How does your garden grow?.....

Hello wonderful happy smiley friends....

I have had a relaxing stitching weekend! Sounds like I have been somewhere!! No! I assure you all I never left my bed! Ha ah 

Stitching is such a happy thing to do... I love it!!

So want to see what I have been doing?? 

Wondering how my garden is growing??

I am still stitching Gathering Honey, I am stitching is design on 22 count antique white fabric 1 over 1 with DMC threads. And the chart was kindly gifted to my from Vickie (stitchers story blog). 

This is the design...

Here is where I was on my last post... Just done the outlining...

I was itching to start the flower and veg beds... They looked so lovely, all those colours..

Then more!!

How cute are those turnips? 

Then more...
This is where I am now!! 
I love it!! 

My favourite bit... It was fun stitching all those French knots! 

Oh my!! I am usless at taking photos!! Ha ha. You all know that! Maybe this one is a little clearer?

So tomorrow..ha ha I should say later, I will be stitching the next step... Maybe some lettering and words? Eeeeeekk exciting!! 

Oh but that's not all I got up to!! You may recall I joined a little abc SAL? I put a little link in my margin if you want to go see or even join in! Three parts have been released now... And new parts released every two weeks now.  It's a rather cute SAL and I am enjoying it lots too :)

Here are the three parts so far...
I am stitching this on 30 count natural linen 2 over 2 with DMC threads. Yes I changed some of the colours, went with what I had in my stash.

So it's technically Monday now! Haha have a lovely week!! 
I will plod on with the stitching.. A quiet week here, no appointments and not going anywhere! So you know what that means??? Plenty of stitching!! Ha ha 

It's currently just gone 5 am... I am still awake, I have terrible insomnia.  I have tried all the usual techniques of relaxing, nothing! I don't stitch all through the night! I am not super human! Ha ah I am roughly only sleeping around 4 hours a day right now.  I guess my body does not need the sleep, when it does I will drift off! Being awake all this time I think, well not much else to do! Thinking...hmmm yes!! I have decided to do something rather drastic... All will become clear one I finish Gathering Honey.  I need to finish that design before embarking on a BIG job! Ha ha well why not, it's not like I am going anywhere soon! 

Have a good week :)

Until I next pop in, keep smiling :)

Friday, 5 February 2016

Hopping and it's not Easter yet!

Hello wonderful happy friends :)

Feeling worn out and pretty tired, but wanted to show you all what I have been up to! 

I was hopping visiting blogs and popped in to see dear Cucki's! So lovely to see you posting again :) I saw this adorable cute SAL she had joined and thought to myself.... Why not! Ha ha

The SAL is HERE if you want to go see... It's adorable :) 

Yes I started it!! And caught up...waiting for the next one out now...

I am stitching this on 30 count natural linen with DMC threads 2 over 2.  It's very sweet and stitches up quickly.

I also squeezed in a little stitching on the Gathering Honey design... This one if your not familiar...

And this is where I left off yesterday..

And managed to do some outlining ready for me to stitch the garden in...

I was hoping to of got more done, but I had to go to the hospital so see the knee consultant.  Hmmmm let's say I am not overly impressed about the visit.  It was a formality more than anything.  I was offered coretzone  injections to help with the pain but for me that is a HUGE no no.  For many reasons, I take fragmin blood thinner injections daily and there is a risk of an internal bleed if he injects into my knee.  A risk I was not prepared to take.  Also I have a major and I mean major fear of any needles going anywhere near my knee... This is all due from a&e last year trying to extract knee fluid... I have never felt such an excruciating pain before, I have never screamed like I did ever for that!! So no!! No injections in my knee!! My mum tells me that coretzone injections sometimes don't work and wear off too.. And they were not prepared to do top up injections until 3 months had passed! So why why why!! Would I put myself through all that stress?? Not happening!! Back to the drawing board! That means waiting!! Ha ha 

I want to say a HUGE BIG thank you to Han... My daughter for those who don't know! She accompanies me to all my hospital visits.  Lately she has been my rock and I appreciate everything she does to help me, thank you Han!! ( just because I know she stalks my blog! Ha ha )

Ok... Back to the stitching to keep me sane!!
Until I next pop in...big smiles to all of you :)

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Bzzzzzzz bzzzzzzzzzzy bzzzzz

Hello happy smiley friends :)

I have been really busy or should that be bzzzzzzzzzzy! Ha ha stitching away... Staying with the Gathering Honey design as I am REALLY enjoying it.

Here was what I did yesterday....

And here is where I am today.....

I am so happy with my progress :)

Not sure how much stitching I will get done tomorrow as I am off to the hospital.... Getting picked up by patient transport to go see the knee consultant.  I have been for what seems forever to see this consultant, the day is tomorrow! He will no doubt say what I already know, but got to go as I need it on paper! I will let you know how I get on in my next post.

So seeing as I will be 'out for the day' ha ha at hospital! Not actually sure how much stitching I will get done? Yes, when I come back I will be picking up my needle as I would be having withdrawal symptoms of not holding a needle by then! Ha ha I am sure I can manage a few stitches tomorrow :)

Until I next pop in, remember to smile :)

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Poodle post!!

Oh my, oh my!!
Hello happy smiley friends I have something rather exciting to share with you all :)

A little while ago I showed you all a really lovely design that called me to stitch... Rather I was drawn to it to find it and stitch it.

It was this design...

A really lovely happy design I just wanted to stitch. After jon searching the web for days with no luck I decided to post it on my blog that I was searching for it.  

One lovely blogger, Vickie come to my rescue! Thank you, thank you and thank you!! Vickie popped the chart in the post and I received it yesterday afternoon.  I would of posted yesterday but I was busy sorting out threads so I could start it!!

Vickie had the chart in her stash from an old magazine she kindly dismantled for me! And do you see the rather cute poodle? It was on the envelope!! That's why I called this post that! 

Jon and I sat for a good few hours checking all the threads, ha ha I almost died when I saw the thread list! So many colours!! Well 50 in all!! Ha ha after checking my stash I was 14 threads missing... This was not too much of a bother as luckily Han was in town! I messaged her and gave her the task of locating the missing ones I needed! I am happy to say she did manage to get the threads I needed and I started stitching!!

Here I am getting everything ready I need to start... So exciting starting a new project.

I decided to stitch it on 20 count antique white fabric...hmmm not sure what kind of fabric, it was something I had in my stash.  I am stitching over one square as I thought it would make the design too big if I did it over two.  And I am using one strand of my DMC threads... I did try with two strands, but thought it looked too messy.  I am happy with what I have done and am enjoying this design so so much.

Here is what I have done so far...

I will stick with this design until complete as I really like it and am enjoying seeing it grow.

Well must get back to my stitching!! 

Hope your all well and happy, sending happy smiles to you all!! :)