Friday, 25 August 2017


Hello and Welcome

As well as cross stitching I do drawing and watercolour painting.

 This painting I did as part of a class I was in. As you can see it came in 2nd place twice.

I painted this last year and was so pleased with it. It also placed 2nd in a show last year.

The picture is from an artist called David Bellamy not the person you might be thinking of, he paints in watercolours. I have copied his work but used what colours I like,   

This one I painted at the same time as the above one. Again another David Bellamy copy and someone loved it so much it came in first place this year. My first win in 1st     

Both of these designs were taken from a local painter Jackie Hadwin I repainted them from cards I bought from her. As they have been entered on shows only the red squirrel has won 2nd a few years ago. Shame as I love them    

My own design something quick with left over colours 



Welcome to my blackwork items.  I have made a few items on blackwork. 

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Joan Elliott Desk Top Calender

I started this free with World Of Cross Stitching in January 2016. I should have stitched one an month last year but only managed to stitched up to April. 
 January - Skating Robin Stitched 2016

February - Poodle Love Stitched  2016

 March- Stitched 2016

 April- Stitched 2016

 May- Piggy Blooms

Started in 2016 completed in May 2017 better late than never

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Other Crafting

April 2017

Made my bunnies this month love making these so quick and easy to make.

They should be just make in felt but I love making them in tweed/checked fabric, should be finger puppets but great way to added small easter eggs up them.


These were the first ones I made last year from an old coat each one is different and now with my three friends. I named them after Beatrix Potter bunnies Peter Rabbit (which was the first and is mine), Cottontail, Flopsy, Mopsy 


August 2017

I think there is something about Bunnies I like as I have been stitching some more. I made them for a  show they came in third pleased as they were not what I was planning on doing. 


Other Cross Stitching

Hello and Welcome.

As well as crafting other items I have manage to cross stitch the items below this year.
March 2017 


 Birthday Card. This came free from cross stitching magazine 

Easter Card, Hobby Craft small kit

August 2017

I stitched these a while ago and made them into a card and hanging again for a show. Card came first and peacock came second


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Summer Lilies, Good Housing Keeping Kit Finished April 2017

Week 1, 16 Feb 2017
Hello another new project on the go only a medium size. Summer Lilies, Good Housing Keeping Kit a birthday present a few years ago from a friend. 

I started this last week at the craft group I go to so only going to be stitching this there. Gives me another project other than my christmas inn.

Not bad going for a couple of hours work

Week 2,  23 Feb 2017

Another couple of hours work done this week at the craft group.

Love how this is looking so much better than the photo on the front of the kit, standing out so much. Coming on really quick.



Week 3,  9 March

More done on the lilies.

The more I get done it comes to life so bright and colourful didn't think I would like stitching this but I am.

Week 4, 16 March

Getting there with the lilies, main lily nearly done just a few more stitches, on with smaller lilies this week.

Finding the colours so bright and stunning.

Week 5, 23 March

Manage to get some more done even with a sore leg. Was
planning to complete this by the end of the month but I don't think I will.


Week 6, 30 March

So its the end of the month and I didn't get it done in time for my craft group to end for a while.

The group is still on I'm unable to go due to painting in the village hall, I have a health condition called multiple chemical sensitivity just as it sounds I cant be near anything which will set off my condition. One of which is paint so having time off which I can get on with cross stitching/crafting at home.

Week 7, 22 April Finished 

Manage to get this done when I went down to Yorkshire for the day.   

I am so pleased with how it has come out.

Thank you for looking and following me stitching this summer chart. Wished the weather would be more warmer a cold April morning.

God Bless