Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Merrry Christmas Everyone, hope your having or about to have a fantastic Christmas day.

Luv n' Hugs to everyones families

Kathy xxxxx

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

A HD, WIP and more home

First of I would like to show you what I stitched Karen for her Birthday.  As you can see I framed it, she loved it, and I know it has pride of place in her lounge.  It was a fab weekend, no children for me, her son was out for the day on Saturday and we had a Twilight Fest, mmmmmm am def Team Jacob on that front lol !!!!!

 Here is my wip as of yesterday evening, I ahve worked on her for 2 days, and here is where I got her too.  She will be worked on more tonight and over the coming weeks.  She is a dream to stitch up for sure, am soo lovely her, I just have the Easter Fairy to go now onec Halloween Fairy is finshed, I am looking forward to stitching her up in the New Year.
Pompejian Garden was put away, as I was going thro a tough patch and will come out once I have moved home and settled down, so for now small and easy things are great for my mind at the moment. 

As for what is going on at home.  The sad news is I am splitting up from my Husband, and it was not an easy decision to make, but there are a lot of factors as to why. 
Thanks to everyone for your support, am so enternally grateful to all my wonderful friends who are also my family

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Results & Apologies

Hi Everyone

Sorry forgot to post here about my news.  I got the all clear, for my biopsy a couple of weeks ago now.  nI have had other sad news recently, but I will not go into that just yet, I have sooooo much going on, it's unreal.

I have had a HD called Cat Lessons for People, will post a pic one day, but sorry I am not in the mood for blogging or stitching at the moment.  I will come back to it one day, but when I don't know, please be patient and I will keep you all updated soon

Monday, 31 October 2011

Oct/Nov Goals

Well unforntunately due to one thing or another I have hardly done any stitching since my last updated.  I was kinda hoping to get Pompeji finished, but with a Mamogram due, I have been more worried about that than getting anything finished.

I went for an ultrasound on my breasts and nothing was found, but because I have a thickening of the breast tissue that is bigger on the right compared to the left, they still want me to go and get a Mamogram, which I am having a week today.  Am going to try and stitch to take my mind off it for now.  Altho there is nothing to worry about, I am a little scared to say the least.  I haven't been sleeping well, and it is all catching up with me.  I will keep you posted.

Goals for November

Just to get Pompeji finished if I can, and worry about the other stitching, once next week is outta the way.  Sos for not being around Blog wise, but now you know why.  Take care all and hugs to everyone who needs them.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Pompeji Part 5 HD

After 2 wks of slogging away, due to mojo loss, but I seem to have it back for a wee bit linger now, I have finally finished Part 5 of Pompejian Garden.

Thank you for all your lovely commets, they willl def kep me going.  I would most def like to get this one finished now, should have been finished a couple of months ago, but life sorta got in the way, things have settle down a bit now, so I am now getting back to normal and back to my old stitchy self.  Roll on a major HD real soon.

Thanks again everyone, you sure keep me sane lol !!!

On another note, I have just recently found out that my DH's Cousin had  baby boy last week, but had no name, hope they give him one soon, I have a rather cute Birth Sampler to start working on, which I may do this weekend.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

October Goals

Here are my goals/rotation for the month

1. To finish Pompejian Garden including the beading

2. To work on Sabrina Get her close to being finished

3. To start working on White Nights in St Petersburg (finish Parts 5/6/7 on bottom section)

4. To work on Mermaids of The Deep Blue, finish small mermaid and start the bigger one

5. To work on one of my PRs, not sure which one yet have 3 of them started. It will either be My Lady of
the  Snow, Enchanted Fairy or Fairy of Dreams, The Guardian

Will rotate 2 to 5 once Pompeji is finished

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Another Pomp Update

Here is another update of Pomp.  This is the last part 4, I have 5 parts left to go now, and I have start Part 5.  Am hoping to get Part 5 finished by tomorrow.  I should have this finished by Tues 11th Oct, well the stitching side of things lol, then another week for beading.

Thanks for all your lovely previous comments and encouragement, it is keeping me going.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Border HD for now

Here is another update on Pompejian Garden, I finished the border last night. It is now scrolled up, ready for the final push of Parts 4 - 6 and 10 - 12.

Just hope I can get it finished in the next 2 to 3 weeks. Thanks for all the lovely previous comments, it has kept me going.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Pompejian Garden Part 9 Finished

Hurray I finally got around to sorting out Pompejian Garden this weekend, altho I shoud have been working on a PR as it was SALL weekend, BUT I need to get this gorgeous piece finished. I am working on the sky about the roof tiles as I update this blog. Jeessssshhh I had no idea it was that long ago I did this lol.

I am hoping to get the sky and the border done today, then I can start the mamoth task of getting the top finished Parts 4 to 6, and then parts 10, 11 & 12. am hoping to get the majority of it finished this week, before I go away. I am looking forward to my weekend away, and I will be taking this with me to finish off. Am hoping I will be at the beading stage by next week.

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Fuchsia Fae HD

Fuchsia Fae
Passione Ricamo
Stitched on 27ct Linda - Oddment by Crafty Kitten

Here is Fuchsia Fae all finished. I started her on Friday last week and finally got her finished today, when I got home from a few days away. Had to add the last colour at home here today, as I forgot to take the colour with me, what a dope I was lol. She looks fab and I am very happy with my Fabby choice too. I am now working on Robin Red Breast.

For those asking about Colours of the Outback, Mel is selling on Facebook only at the moment.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

New Stash

Last week I bought some fabric from Mel Munsell (Colours of the Outback). I just fell in love with these colours
This one is called Pinkish Hue, 28ct Opal Lugana
This next piece is called Golden Night, on 28 ct Opal Lugana
And this last Piece is called Spooky on 28 ct Opal Linen

Fuchsia Fae WIP

I started this lovely piece yesterday afternoon, I added the beads and backstitching this morning. As you can see I only have the Flowers around her to go, am hoping she will be finished by tomorrow.

I am stitching this piece on an oddment by Crafty Kitten, it is 27 ct Linda.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Snowman HD

Here is my lovely cute, little snowman, that I stitched up in about 3/4 hours last night. I just fancied something small to work on and here he is. I just adore Snowmen, he was just brilliant to stitch up. I haven't worked on Sabrina much as we have not been in too much lately.

Hubby has been on Holiday for a week and has one more to go, so we have been out and about loads, and have finally finished school clothes and shoe shopping, after having to go and change the trousers for Mark as I had bought the wrong colour grrrrrr. I am going to be away from Sunday thro til Thurs, as we are going up to hubby's Mums for a few days, then home and get them ready for starting their new Schools on the 5th and 6th Sept.

Guy is of to a local School starting on Monday the 5th and Mark is going Private on the 6th, typical when you want them to go to the same School they choose to go to diff schools lol. Never mind it will do them good not to be with each other 24/7.

Thanks for all your wonderful comments on Sabrina, I had hoped to get her finished this month, but it will have to be next month, once this lot are back to School and Work.

I have some new Stash arriving soon from Aus and US, can't wait will show pics one they arrive.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Another update on Sabrina

Here is my next installment of Sabrina, she has taken me a week since the last pic. I haven't stitched on her solidly for a week, as I have been out and about with the kids as usual lol. But I am hoping to get this top section finished by the end of next week.

Thanks for all you previous comments, they sure keep me going. I am hoping to have her finished by the end of the month or sometime in September, then I shall be onto Pompejian Garden.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Sabrina update

This is where I got to with Sabrina as of last night, beads added to Glove and Bodice of Dress, am hoping to get her to the half way point by Friday. Then onto Pompeji for a few days.

Thank you for all the wonderful comments on Bluebell she was a dream to stitch. I only have 10 of my Challenge pieces left to get done by the end of the year, but that could well be a feat and a half lol.

I had to remove a couple, one has to be restarted and QS Fragile Heart has gone away for a while, for some reason I just cannot get my head around HAEDs, and struggle after making a good start. Maybe one day I will get one done, but not just yet. I guess it doesn't help with having about 90 colours in the majority of them.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Bluebell HD and Sabrina WIP

Here is my HD for the week. Bluebell was finished last night woohoooo. I stitched her on 32ct Evenweave by Sugar Maple Fabrics called Gelati.
This is Sabrina, not a great pic, but this is where I got to on her a wek or so ago. I have picked her up again today and she is being stitched on 32ct Lugana, Desert Sky (Silkweavers). Will post a piccy once I have made a dent in her.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

New Rota

WK 1 - Enchanted Fairy
WK 2 - Bluebell (will add Jingles, Chuckles, Snowball & Twitch when BB is finished)
WK 3 - Sabrina
WK 4 - Pompejian Garden

I am putting HAEDs away for a while, having trouble concentrating on them

Friday, 15 July 2011

Bluebell Update

Here is my update on Bluebell, she is coming along nicely and is now away til next time round on the Rota. Thank you all for your lovely comments on Dog Lessons, I loved stitching that piece.

My next piece I am working on is Sabrina (changed my mind), will work on her over the weekend. Monday will see the return of Pompejian Garden.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Dog Lessons for People HD & Bluebell WIP

Here is my HD as of late last night, I finally finished this piece at about 11:45 pm. I stitched this piece on 28ct Monaco by Sassy's Fabbys called Butterscotch Cookie. I just love this fabric, sounds good enough to eat rofl. This will be framed and go over the dogs bed next year when we get our Retriever.
This is a pic of Bluebell from December, as you can see the top section is backstitched and beaded, just have the bottom part of the dress and her legs to go. I did start the front of the skirt back in December so I should be finished by the end of the week.

Next weeks rotation piece will be QS Fragile Heart.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Enchanted Fairy WIP and Goals

Here is Enchanted Fairy, I hadn't stitched on her since October and felt really bad as I was not joining the Passione Ricamo SAL every month and I run it argghhhhhh. So here she is, and I will be working on her in the SAL and also in the rota which works out to start her on SAL weekends which is great. I was hoping to get her beaded and back stitched, but time ran out and I am now onto my next piece.

Yesterday I started working on one of my challenge pieces, called Dog Lessons for People and I will post a pic soon. I have done the top 2 rows so far, and will be cracking on with it for a week. As for Pompejian Garden I am gonna add it to the weekly rota, I was losing my stitchy mojo after a couple of weeks of solid stitching, so if I crack on with this rota all of these should get finished and new ones added as and when. I will not have any new starts unless they are for birthdays or other pressies.

This is my Rota and July Goals
wk 1 Work on Enchanted Fairy - Yes Done.
wk 2 Finish Dog Lessons for People (not sure what to replace it with, will have a think)
wk 3 work on QS Fragile Heart (I will finish this HEAD piece)
wk 4 work on Pompejian Garden (this will be finished this yr)

Monday, 20 June 2011

Pompejian Garden Update Again lol !!

Here is the next installment of Pompejian Garden Mandala, I have had a couple of weeks off this, due to lack of enthusiasm, but I will be cracking on with it again today, there are times I look at this piece and think why did I start it, but I do love it, so I shall get it finished.

I have part 9 to go and the border, the it ius the top section that needs to be done and Oh BOY there s alot to do there, before starting to add all of the beads arghhhhhhhh, that will prob take me a week of Sundays lol !!!

Thanks for all your lovely comments on the previous piccies, they are sure helpful, and once this is finished the Robin Red Breast will be next followed by Dog Lessons for People. Am hoping to get those 2 finished quicker than Pompeji lol !!!!!

Friday, 17 June 2011

Stash for Sale

Have made an Items for Sale list, if you see anything you like, please PM me at

Friday, 3 June 2011

Pomp Update

After 3 days of stitching I have finally finished Parts 5 and 7 and also added the border. This is the left side of Pompejian Garden. Now it is time to start Parts 5 and 9 and add the border which is on the right side. Once that is done, I will only have the top section to go and all the beads to do, what a mamoth task that will be, there are about 3,000 to go on argghhhhhhhhhh lol.

Thanks again for your previous comments, they have certainly got me going again, and I am looking forward to having this piece finished. Am keeping my fingers crossed for an end of June finish now.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Pompeji Update, Robin red Breast WIP and Christmas Beaded Wreath

Here is my update on Pompejian Garden as off today, I haven't stitched for 2 wks due to alot of running around after the kids, but picked up a needle this morning, so I know have pushed the finish date to end of June/July, so long as it gets done that is fine with me.
This next piece is called Robin Red Breast, which I started back in January as one of my 15, and like with Pompeji it hasn't been worked on in a couple of weeks, but I love the way it is looking already.
Last night I decided to do a bit of beading, as I was in the mood for it. I bought this kit along time ago, so decided it was time to get it done. I loved doing this it was made within 5 mins. I am thinking about making more of these and selling them in time for Christmas. The will look lovely on anyones Christmas Tree or hanging anywhere in the house at that time of year. I know, I know way to early to be mentioning the big C word, but I loved making this, I have enough wire and beads to make them, just need more hearts and ribbons to make more.
Thanks for all your previous comments on Pompeji, I shall keep reading them until it is finished as it will encourage me to get it finished. The boys are on Half Term for a week now, so I am hoping to get more stitching time in.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Pompejian Update

Here is my next update on Pompeji, it is coming along quite nicely. I finished part 4 about midnight on the sides last night and started Part 5 this morning about 6am. I am determined not to let this one beat me, it WILL be finished lol.

Once Part 5 has been done, I only have parts 7 and 9 to go on the sides. Then start at the top to do Parts 4,5,6, 10, 11 and 12. Thanks for all your encouraging comments, they keep me going, I must finish, I must lol. The aim is to get all the stitching done by the end of the month, and then hopefully it shouldn't take me long to do the beadng.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Pompejian Garden Update

Here is my next update on Pompejian Garden, I am really steaming along and loving stitching this piece. I am still on target to have this piece finished by the end of May this yr, hope I do, it's about time I got it finished.

I took this before I scrolled up to start Part 4 on the sides. I shall be working both sides at the same time, and then onto the top section, can't wait now.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Pompejian Garden Update

Here is my Pompejian Garden update. it has taking me almost a week to get this far. I started the left side bottom section which are parts 10 to 12. I am currently working on part 11, which is the border that goes all the way round. Once I have done this section, I shall then start the right bottom side. I am loving this piece.

I am just debating whether, to bead as I go along or wait til the end. I will prob wait til the end, then it won't get all bobbly underneath when they have been on for a few weeks. I am going to try, and get this piece finished by the end of May. I think April will be to short a time to get it done, but who knows lol.

Thanks for all your wonderful comments on Neuschwanstein Castle, it was a dream to stitch and it will be framed soon, I want it on my wall by my stitching area. I will add another pic of Pompeji next Friday. I am going to try and post once a week ever Friday so that you can see the changes in Pomp as I go along.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

HD Again lol No 3

Neuschwanstein Castle

John Clayton - Heritage

Stitched on 28ct Evenweave

Here is my 3rd HD, I finished this one today about 1:15 pm. I have really loved stitching this piece. I also love the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in which this Castle appeared. I have loved this Castle ever since I was a child and here it is stitched up ready for framing and hanging in my lounge.

I am going to crack on with Pompejian Garden now, I am about to put it on a frame, so fingers crossed I can get on with it, without putting it off all the time. It has been on the go for a long time now, so time to get it finsihed.

Thanks for all the lovely comments on Miss New Year, I just loved working on her.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Woohooo 2nd HD of the yr

Miss New Years Eve Fairy
Finished - 25/3/11
32ct Natural Linen

Here she finally is after a couple of days of stitching. She was finished at 2:15pm UK time, and she was lovely to stitch up. Now to crack on with my Nueschwanstein Castle.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Neuschwanstein Castle Update

Here is an update of Neuschwanstein Castle, I stitched it mainly Sat and today, not done any inbetween, but I am enjoying working on this piece. I am not quite over half way yet, but hoping to be soon.

Will post an update on Sat before I go away for half term

Thursday, 3 February 2011

TUSAL Feb Update

Here is February's TUSAL piccy, as you can see I have been one busy girl lol. If I keep this up I may have to start a second jar lol.

Not done much stitching this week, but I am gonna tackle it whilst huby is away in New York watching the Superbowl, live on TV.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

First HD of the Year for me

Here is my first HD of the Year. I finished this on Sunday 30th Jan, late morning whilst visiting a friend. I made her jump lol, when I finished it. I took it out of my hoop, chucked in the air and went woohoooo, as I always do with a HD lol. He he Sorry Marilyn.

Yesterday I started on Day 2 of the Challenge, that I started back in January called Neuschwanstein Castle, will add an updated pic soon. I now have 33 WIPs in total (well 32 now that one is finished) and I will try and get as many of them as I can finished this year. I know I won't get them all done, but I will have fun trying for sure lol.

Marilyn, thank you very much for your hospitallity at the weekend it was great seeing you, Tessa (Westie) and Jacqui. I had a lovely time and looking forward to seeing you at Nuneaton in March. Things sure have been busy around here this last month. I was ill at the begining fo the year, and I phoned the Golden Retriever Rescue Lady, who we are registered with, to have a rescue Dog. When we were chatting she said they haven't had anytime dogs/bitches in over a year, and we would be best going down the puppy route. So we are now not just looking at Golden Retrievers, but we are also considering Bernese Mountain Dogs and Siberian Huskys as we love all 3 breeds. But I expect the GR will win lol.

I have been going out dog walking with a friend who has a Blue Marl Sheep Dog and looks after a friend's GR called George who is gorgeous, so I get to hold his lead when we go out for our weekly walks. He is a great dog, he listens to me and does as I ask which is great. He is very vocal when I get there says hello, and doesn't stop talking to me til, we get out of the house rofl.

So since we have said we will get a pupy, I have been sorting this house out. Everything that should NOT be on the floor is being moved like the kids lego, my stitching and anything else that needs to be put away, the rest will stay, as he/she will have to learn not to chew etc. So far the Kitchen has been done and the Utility room and Hallway is almost done, just the Lounge and Dining Room to do now, then upstairs to tackle.

We won't be getting or looking for a puppy until my nuneaton trip has been and gone, as we will need to meet mum and the pup/pups. I have said I will do the training, so less trips for me for a while, but I do have friends that have said I can visit and take the dog with me, so it won't be too bad hopefully. Will keep you all posted. WOW I think this is the longest message I have put on here in a long time lol. I hope I haven't bored you all to death rofl.

Have a great day everyone. Tomorrow is TUSAL day so I will take a piccy later and post it tomorrow, with a WIP update of Neuschwanstein Castle.

Sunday, 9 January 2011


Sorry for the delay, but here is the first TUSAL piccy, the Jar was empty when I started. I thought I would oin in to make sure I keep stitching, and to get my mojo back, hopefully doing this and the 15 new starts challenge and getting them all finished by the end of the year may help me rofl.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Lovely New Yuku Stitch Board

Hi Everyone here is a lovely new stitchy board set up by Clare Hearnden called Needlecraft Haven.

Hope to see some of you lovely stitchers on the board.