Friday, 29 January 2016

Are you smiling?

Hello my happy smiley friends.... It's the weekend again! Gosh they come around quick! Ha ha

Lots has happened since I last popped in, I am pretty sure you all don't want to be bored stiff with an update. Let's just say, I am quite sad and have a lot more to deal with. But if you really want to know send me a message and I will reply letting you know! 

Thank goodness for stitching and blogging!! 

So on the stitching front I have been busy... Yes stitched more of my bird project..

From this...

To this...

Then sad to say it went back into the bucket of dooooo! Ha ha well something else was calling me! And I have to be fair when stitching! So my attention went to the wonderful Scarlet Letter design Mary Gail... I love it and it takes my breath away knowing I actually stitched it! So I plodded on a little more with that..

From this...

To this...

So you can see it's coming along nicely... Mary Gail takes a lot of concentration from me, the stitches are tiny and I sometimes read the key wrong and end up frogging! So I only tend to stitch this when I know I am able to concentrate.  And boy have I needed to take my mind somewhere else.... Stitching is a pleasure and a place for me to hide in.  See when I stitch it's like I am in my own little world, sure I hear the TV on but everything else melts away and I enjoy the moment.  I am so pleased I have this escape.

I am sure stitching and doing crafts means different things for you all... And the love of doing stitching and sewing and other crafts have brought us all together.  It's simply awesome! I have been blogging for a few years now... Since 2013 and to be honest I write and post and never thought for one moment I would meet any of you... Your in my PC!! Oh I know your all real! It wasn't until last year 2015 when I was lucky enough to meet Sue... Kiwi Kid whilst she was on holiday in England.  I mean she lives in Australia!! What were the chances of that!! Meeting Sue was great, and for me it made blogging that little bit more real for me. Not sure if I am getting across what I want to say or even mean here? Hmm well I guess I want to say Thank You! For being my online blogging friends. 

And stitching wise.. What's next? Well I want to plod on with Mary Gail... For as long as I can this time around.  Then switch to something else I guess! But I am making good progress on her so I hope I can get a little more done.

I know what I want to start next.... And am so so excited about it... I have it on good authority that it's been posted! And should arrive here very soon.  Eeeeeeek!! More on this when it arrives! 

So like I say it's the weekend! So hope you all have a great weekend full of smiles :)
Until I next pop in! 


  1. They look great! Have a wonderful weekend :)

  2. Looking great
    Happy weekend smiles x

  3. Both looking good! I feel exactly the same way about stitching - it's a safe place away from the stresses of my life, which for me come mainly from work. It's very calming putting in one stitch after another.
    Online friends can be just as good as "real" friends too!

  4. I feel just as you and Justine do about stitching.
    Mary Gail looks fantastic!
    I sure hope the envelope arrives immediately for you. I hope it truly makes you happy my friend.

  5. Your stitching is lovely, and I feel the same as you and the others about my stitching time.
    I'm sorry to hear you're sad. Sending happy thoughts and hugs your way:) I hope you have a nice weekend!

  6. What a lovely cheery post even thought you've had a hard week again. If you've still got my number, give me a ring next week.
    Amazing progress on both pieces. Mary Gail is worth all the concentration you're giving her.

  7. More beautiful stitching Jacquie. I know what you are saying..I was very excited to meet you last year and appreciate very much that you and Jon came to meet us as I know it wasn't easy for you. I have been lucky enough to meet 3 blogging friends, 2 from the UK and one from Qld, that are far away, it mm is very special and cements the online friendship! I am also look lucky to meet up with local (Melbourne) bloggers 4 time a year. Most Bloggers are very special people!! I am sorry to hear you have had a sad week, happy to listen if you want to share more. ...your sadness doesn't come acroos in your blog posts, you are always spreading smiles no matter what.

  8. Jaquie: It is always nice to meet fellow bloggers, I have met one (Chris Tot Hill Farm) She is so sweet and loveable, I look forward to seeing her again sometime.
    Lovely stitches, your progress is really showing.


  9. Very nice stitching and nice comfy stitching spot. I also just have a TV on for the background company while stitching

  10. Sorry to hear you've had a bad week. I'm sure it helps so much to be able to take solice in your stitching. You've made fantastic progress on the birds. I thought it was just the border then realised it was all the lawn and the pond. Mary Gail is coming on so well too, I love the colours

  11. I'm saddened to read you've had a bad week (warm hug). A lot of stitchers find comfort in needle and thread, I know I do.
    Lots of lovely progress on your projects, well done.

  12. Don't be sad!Smile!Things are bound to get better, remember?AriadnefromGreece!


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