Saturday, 30 July 2011

Chillies and tomatoes!

I've not done much in the way of stitching this week, but did manage to  finished my exchange biscornu. Just need to post it off next week, but sorry no photo yet, but I will show you this what  I managed to finish off too.............   can you guess what's in here!

        ....something I love!  its so amazing!  and partly to blame for not a lot of stitching getting done!.....

                 can you see it... just peeping out!  yes........ its my new Kindle.  Thought it deserved its own case so I found these charm squares in my stash and they seemed to fit the bill fine.  I love the lime and black together.

The title of this post does mention Chillies, so here's an update of how they are doing

                    and the tomatoes,  but I think I may need a recipe for green tomato chutney!

  and I'll leave you with a gorgeous fuchsia flower that's in one of my hanging baskets.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Still stitching.....

This week I finished another little biscornu in lovely summery colours.  The fabric is from Polstitches  a lovely soft hand-dyed evenweave, threads were DMC. These are so addictive, I think I shall be making lots more.  Take a look here for some free patterns  ... ummm which one do I stitch next.  May have a go at a 15-sided one... now that would be a challenge!

I love this sweet welcome design with the sheep, stitching is nearly finished, then I will make into a pillow.

 lol... a couple of legless sheep!   Don't worry they will have legs soon, the fabric is pure linen and it's taking me a while to get the feel of it.  Think I prefer evenweave.

Happy stitching!

Friday, 15 July 2011

Mail arrived!

I had two packages in the mail yesterday............. first a gorgeous package from Mouse of Friendly Stitchers.  I won fourth prize in the Mid-Summer Show and Tell comp.  (ok, so there were only 4  But I feel I won first prize, cos inside were some beautiful threads and cute scissors.    I am so looking forward to stitching with them especially the silk, they are yummy colours too!   Scissors are like fabric and floss... you can never have too many.  take a look...

Oh! and my second package was my Kindle......... I've wanted one for ages and finally did it!  So far  I'm very impressed with it, so easy to use.   No photo, but I'm sure you all know what they look like....  everyone seemed to have one but me!

DH and I went off in the motorhome to Rendlesham Forest in Suffolk last week, only for 3 nights but it was a welcome break.    After a lovely day walking the forest trails it was good to sit and stitch in the evening sunshine.  Here's a little Christmas heart I finished stitching....   

   the chart was a freebie I found on a french blog, can't see which one at the moment but will add when I find it again. (   thanks Mouse)  Not sure how I'm going to finish it off,  maybe a pillow or hanging... any suggestions most welcome

happy stitching

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Look what's in my greenhouse!

I have this small greenhouse where I try and grow plants from seed for my garden.  This year I decided to try some tomatoes and chilli peppers............ and wow they are looking good!

to this in July!

from this in April .................

Sunday, 3 July 2011

A little organising of stash

 I decided a re-organisation of my thread stash was badly needed as I just toss skeins in this old tin and ...... well it's a mess!  So here's the result of my evening's work, not ideal but a lot better.  I can at least see what colours I have now, but there's room for more floss of course!

The before and after photos............ much neater don't you think?

                            ummm.... should have a go at my fabric stash now!