Monday, 22 August 2011


I have tried and tried to post over the weekend, so this time I'm not going to type much-I have wasted sooo much time typing posts and they won't publish!!!!

I have been in the Christmas Spirit all summer! In fact, I could do Christmas anytime and the other night while stitching, I was sure I heard sleigh bells!!

Look who was in the field by our house????

I think he smelt Christmas and was looking for Santa....

Talking of Christmas, this is why I really wanted to post. Wendy (the quiet room) and I did a fun Christmas in July swap and just look at the lovely goodies she so kindly sent me. Wendy is one talented stitcher and I absolutely love everything she made. Thanks once again Wendy!

And just to finish-I couldn't resist starting this little mini mat wool kit.

Now to see if this publishes,
Have a great week,


Thursday, 11 August 2011

Catching up!

It is hard to believe I have been away from posting for sooo long, but blogger and I haven't been the bestest of buddies recently!!

Firstly, I had difficulty uploading pics-I would get a number uploaded and the next thing, they were gone and now this last number of attempts, I press 'publish' and nothing happens. Hopefully this time......

I have an awful lot of catching up to do, but I think I will show a little of our hols and see if this works; if so, I will be back soon.

Monday, we returned from a great trip to USA!!! What a great time we had and those who live there, feel honoured to have so much beauty, choice and availability, not forgetting the cheaper costs!

We started in beautiful New England, which was amazing, although on hindsight, doing there would have been better at the end of the trip. So many beautiful prim shops and the kids were itching to move on to Niagara Falls! But believe me, the shops I did get too, I made my visit worthwhile!

We stopped off in a lovely little town called Sturbridge and I found some lovely prim shops. First off was 'Handmaiden' which also had a quilting shop beside it....
A few pics of inside and I will show some purchases later.

Next was a visit to 'The Quilted Crow'. I have loved this shop online and Sue and her girls made us feel so very welcome; even taking lemonade and cookies out to poor hubby and kids in the car.

Some yummy wools!

I took the next pic for the runner they are making in a class-the snowmen. I have this earmarked in the Primitive Quilts magazine-a pattern by 'primitive pieces by Lynda'-it was adorable.

Now for a few purchases.
I loved the colour of this runner and the dish, I thought would look great with snowballs at Christmas.

I am loving these fabrics and found some lovely wovens when away too.

Of course a few Christmas wool kits had to make their way into my bag and I couldn't resist this little picture.

I better not try any more in case this doesn't work again, but, do you know how to recognise a stitching addict?? She takes stitching on hols!

Yes, I took some x-stitch. I knew we had a few long flights and car journeys, though the car was quite a challenge-monster lorries whizzing by on either side and us already travelling on the 'wrong side of the road'-my nerves were shot!
BUT I did some driving too, in fact, I was so good at driving on the left had side of the road, that hubby told me I was a natural! I KNEW I was born into the wrong country-I was meant to be in USA all along!!!!

Have a great day,


I have spent what feels forever this last while writing posts, only to press 'publish' and nothing happens!!!

This is just a test , on the off chance it will work.