Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Did I miss Easter?


It appears I missed Easter :( 
Belated Easter wishes to you all.  As you know with my dairy,egg and soya allergies I did not think I would be getting any chocolate, or Easter eggs this year!! Ha! I was so wrong! My sweet jon went to town (not literally! He shopped online!) and look what he got me! All dairy and soya and egg free!!! 


I was gob smacked when this parcel arrived! It will take me ages to work my way through this lot!  I hope you all had a lovely Easter 😊

Unfortunately I am still not well... I had taken two weeks of antibiotics and well I still have a horrendous cough and no voice! Today my doctor has asked me to go for a chest x-Ray, we shall see what this shows! And guess what, more antibiotics to take! A different one though! Just until my doctor gets the results from the chest x-Ray.....then he will decide what to do with me! 

It's literally only been two days I have had a clear head, and boy in those two days I have made up not being able to concentrate stitching! Yes! Plodding on with the beautiful HATS sampler, enjoying this again now I can stitch it again! 

I also wanted to make a scissor fob as I kept losing my sewing scissors... Looked in my stash and found an adorable Lizzie Kate design called Farm Fob! It came with ric-rac, beads and fabric so just sourced threads in my stash. 

It's the first time I have finished a project using beads with ric-rac like this....it was fun and now hopefully I want lose my scissors! 





I have been busy with wool whilst my head has been cloudy.... I did not have the patience to concentrate on cross stitching. But I found I could work with wool, so I did! I could not do nothing so pleased I found something I could do! 

I joined in on a free BOM with Buttermilk Basin....AESOME designs! I caught up, done all the first 4 block! Got to wait now until next month for the next block! 

Block 1



Block 2


Block 3


Block 4


That was so much fun. Talking of fun....I made a rather cute pin cushion! But I like it a lot and cannot stick pins in it! So he just sits on my desk now! Ha ha

This is how he started... Oh the pattern, it was in one of my 'old' magazines! 



Awe, yes! Dogs.... I took this photo of Lancelot, he's adorable! 


Looking at me, sat on my bed watching me cough! I bought him a new toy.... A crocodile! He loves it! 

Oooooh yes! Trying to recall what I have not told or shared with you all! Eeeek! Yes! Han drew one of her cute characters and I said, ooooh! I can stitch him! Ha ha so I did! Han loved it! I made it into a badge and it's on her bag now! 



When Han was out the other day she brought me back a pack of Moleskine journals to sketch in....lovely!! So today as I was feeling up to it I decided to try and make a cover for one of them! Something different and new for me to try! 


This is what I came up with....



I measured the bits I needed to, added 3 cm more and voila! I also tried(kind of failed) at adding a packet to the front.  It's rather untidy, but functional so a win I guess!? 

Yes! The hand stitching in the front is a design Hands Across The Sea samplers showed in a tutorial guide. It's called 'Fearless Freehand',  the instructions and photos are brilliant, I followed it fine! 

Here is the completed design.. Yes! Me being me changed the fabric colour and threads too! Ha ha





I really enjoyed challenging myself and the new adventure of freehand stitching 😊 if you too want to challenge yourself or just want to take a look at the tutorial.. Pop along to HATS, there is a quick link in my side bar. 

I think that's pretty much covered what I have be up to whilst being poorly! Hopefully on the mend now? Fingers crossed!! 

I will be back soon! Until then, keep smiling 😊



13 comments:

  1. Hi Jacquie,hope you feel better soon.
    Wow lots of lovely chocolate for you,well done Jon.
    Boy you do such beautiful work,thankyou for showing us.

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  2. Love the 4 blocks they are gorgeous. I hope X-ray gives some answers. Get well soon

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  3. Oh Jacquie, I am sorry to know that you are still suffering that cough. Let us know what the x-ray reveals. Such lovely wool work.

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  4. You have made beautiful things. I am sorry your health is challenging you again. I haven't felt Easter this year as my mum got sick with a stroke.She is at home now and well we will see.AriadnefromGreece!

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  5. i love your post so much...all your creation and beautiful stitches are so pretty..my heart is feeling so happy to see all of them.
    love you dear friend x
    get well soon xx

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  6. That Jon of yours is one in a million isn't he?? Enjoy that chocolate!! You still are a prolific crafter even when you are unwell!! The scissor fob is beautiful, love the beads on the ric rac. The wool blocks are great too, what will you do with them when finished? Great photo of Lancelot, he looks like he is asking if you are ok!! Great badge from Hannah's drawing...and your journal cover is beautiful,such clever stitching!!

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  7. Hi Jaquie: So sorry you are ill, get better soon.
    Nice Jon bought this surprise for you, I love chocolate, went to Target bought all the MM's on clearance put them in double bags and into the freezer about three months worth yahoo.
    Love all you projects, that badge is adorable.
    I have Fobs on all my scissors even the cheap old ones, easier to find.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  8. Wow you have been busy, even if you are poorly! I hope you feel better soon and your x-ray is useful. Your notebook cover is so clever; I really like the pocket to keep your pens. What a lovely present from Jon too; he seems a good egg (tee hee!) x

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  9. You are so crafty. Love the journal cover especially and of course the fob!

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  10. That is a lot of crafty progress for someone feeling well! Everything is beautiful! I especially loved the pin cushion. Feel better soon!

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  11. I sure hope your all better now......gosh the month is flying by........

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