Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Not a lot going on here!

Hello lovely friends...

Guess what???

I now have some kind of flue bug! Sniffles, cough, temperature, blocked nose.... And cannot be bothered to do anything!  One good thing I guess is the fact that I am already bed bound so can keep toasty warm! Ha ha ha

Well I have been doing things... I think!? What has happened to my memory? 

Not being feeling up to doing much since I last posted so thought I would see if I had the patience to stitch something small whilst feeling poorly.

The design is one I have been waiting forever from a supplier... 4 were posted to me and never arrived...finally this one arrived! I am so happy as its such a cute happy design.  No.... No chart to show you yet, it's a surprise!

I thought looking in my stash would be a quick thing to do, to find the right fabric to stitch on?! Oh no! Seems I am naff at deciding! And I think I have told you all before.... I am useless with colours!! So I posted in a FaceBook group asking for assistance to choose one of the 3 options I chose...

Here is what I come up with.... Thinking blue for a kind of sky look....

Hmmmm it's turned out so much harder than anticipated, ha ha out of all the people that have commented on Facebook seem they can all be chosen! Lol

So I went with...

Thinking this was like a nice bright sunny day....

I started... Then thought no! Not liking this.. Not sure why, I could not put my finger on it...

Then fiddles about for a few hours trying to make my mind up! Came up with this....

It's a lovely flax coloured 28 count Pearl linen.... Yes me being me thought I would stitch it over one! lol

So more on this in my next up date!

A while ago, last year I think.... I had a go hand dyeing my own fabrics... As you all know I love to experiment!  And whilst hunting for fabric to stitch on I came across a few pieces.  They look so very different, ideal for a Halloween stitching project I think.  

I offered it to anyone that made a comment in a Facebook group.... Ha ha I never for one minute thought anyone would actually like or want it!   Seems like people like it! Lol. My reasoning behind giving a piece away was to make someone smile.... Me feeling as ill as I am, I thought I would spread a little kindness.

Here is the fabric I died myself... It's 17 x 11 1/2 inches in 14 count Aida.

I know a lot of people don't actually like to stitch on Aida, but as I have another 'spare' one... Is there anyone here that pops in to see me that would like a bit? Not sure what the size would be, not far off this one I should imagine as I dyed all the same size bits.  The pattern on it may be slightly different.. Ha ha would of been simpler if I had of taken another photo! Lol ha ha this way it will be a nice surprise! Ha ha just let me know if you want it! And who ever I send it to, I would love to see what you stitch on it.

Ok... Well I am going now as I have a banging head ache...

More soon...

Smiles to you all :)


  1. Hope your feeling better real soon Jacquie.


  2. I think the blue would have been great but so will the pearl. I think the fabric looks great! I don't stitch on aida or else I would enter but good luck to whoever gets it!

  3. I hope you are feeling better soon.
    I love them both, but blue is one of my favorite colors.


  4. Oh Jacquie, I am hoping you are feeling better today? I hope your stitching comforts you a bit.

  5. OH no.... hope this fluey bug leaves you quickly and you can get back to recovering with your other things.

  6. I do hope you are feeling much better soon. There seems to be so much going around now.

    Hope you manage to get some stitching done. I LOVE that pearl linen. It is so nice to stitch on. Can't wait to see what you are stitching.

  7. I hope you feel better soon hon. THere's nothing worse than a summer cold. If no one else puts their hands up for the Aida, I'll take it. I have a design of the rock band Motley Crue to stitch for the daughter and I think it'll look quite good on that xxx

  8. I would have gone for that middle blue too but for some reason the colours look more muddy on blue than on the neutral you chose. Sometimes you have to experiment!

  9. Feel better soon, my friend. Love and hugs

  10. Feel better I've got that cold too! Boo!


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