Sunday, 11 January 2015

Something new.....

Hello wonderful friends...

As the wonderful header says,  I am trying something new!! 

I bet your all wondering what and OMG! is she side tracking again!? lol

I cannot take all the credit for this... I actually saw a fellow bloggers post and thought... hmmm that sounds like fun!  It was on Deborah's Bits and Pieces blog if you want to take a look :)

Thank You for the inspiration Deborah :)

I joined a facebook group called Joyful Embelishments run by Valerie Bothell.  Over the course of 2015 the aim is for her to post 5 new stitches every week.  Then come the end of the year there will be a total of 260 new stitches to use!! WOW!!!

I had an idea to make a booklet.. with all those stitches I am going to have to do it by month.  So for the month of January I have started my booklet and done the first 5 stitches.  I am really pleased with what I have done... considering I have never done anything like this before.

Also the idea of the booklet was purely for my memory sake I think.. you all know with my learning difficulties I do and have forgotten things.  I thought this would be the simplest way to 'keep' all this new information.  And I can refer to it at any stage.

Here are my first  stitches.... oh yes they are stitched on a square of beige linen... which was actually some new linen cloth napkins my my acquired many years ago.. I cut each one into 4 and used each quarter to stitch my design on.  I am using cross stitch threads and beads I already have.






I hope you like what I have done so far.. like I say its something totally different... oh but a lot of fun!

It seems....

As I had a great time putting it all together and now cannot wait for the next weeks stitches!

Oh dont worry I will be cross stitching too!!  I have so much time on my hands right now I thought why not!!

I hope your all having a wonderful weekend....

Smiles to you all :)

Oh yes!!

Thank you all so much for your comments on my last post.. I have not had a chance to reply to you all... so sorry :(

I am usually really good at replying too  :)

Note to self... try harder!!! 

Smiles :)



  1. Wonderful idea. Your book is already looking good

  2. Oh! Such a pretty idea! I love what you've done so far!

  3. Your stitches are beautiful and I love your idea of making a book.

  4. What a great idea...your stitches are lovely!!!

  5. Very pretty stitching, I can see you making some wonderful things in the future using these new stitches.

  6. Oh wow! Those are really neat!

  7. Good idea!
    Your stitching is beautiful, even with beads:-)))

  8. Great work Jaquie!! Love making lazy fun to try out new stitches isn't it?!! Still want to send you a little something but have been busy with my bday, Christmas and now a flu so have patience! Hugs!

  9. Oh such an interesting idea! I dunno if I could bring myself to make one per page though. I would cram a whole garden of stitchy flowers on one page if I could. But learning the new stitches looks so fun. :D


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