Monday, 17 December 2012

The reappearance of Santa

This is what I have been re- stitching as a present for my mum as she liked mine so much I have also done the snowman but that has been posted off before I remembered to take a photo
Had to wait for mum mum to email me the picture before I could blog about it. I have not been well again so I am sticking with that excuse as why I keep forgetting things

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Fantastic review and giveaway time again( sorry)

I can not believe it is December already!

Stitching has been non existent lately  its been work, parents evenings, careers evenings, this evening, that evening etc it goes on and on, so last night with the WHOLE night to myself i sat on watched White Christmas, didnt pick up a needle just sat and vegged out.

On the stitching front i did a tiny amount on mermaid, but nothing to shout about. i love the frame but it took some getting used to with the size of it.

I have also had a review done by Gizzimomo AKA Thea HERE and it better than I thought it would be.

And since its December i am have 25% off everything on the website HERE, and have two fantastic artists that are joining us in the new year that you will love.

And finally having another giveaway, This time you receive a chart just for entering, these are just simple charts, which you can choose from. then the winner will win 3 charts of their choosing from the site as well, so its a win win situation, To enter just comment and mention in your blog, or go the the Facebook page HERE, Dont forget if you want the free chart that is only available to the people that enter  let me know your email address  either on the comment or email myself at  and let me know the chart you would like Christmas Cupcake,Under The Mistletoe or Snowflake. Competition ends on 24th December.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Mrs Billy No Mates

There's nothing much to post really. Well on the stitching front I have nearly finished with 'merry' yes I know I said I would have had it done by now but I have been in agony with a abscess that made my eye shut completely, making me look like I had been in a boxing ring and having several visits to the hospital.
So stitching was the last thing on my mind.

I have however completely reworked the website which took me longer to do than I thought from making banners that looked professional to templates etc, anyway I have a few more charts to upload then it will be completely finished, I asked my husband if he had any comments good or bad as I like to know where I have to improve on , and do you know what he said .... " have you changed it?" Honestly !
So any feedback good or bad would be GREATLY appreciated ( )

And finally I have ignored my husbands sulking and I am going to the stitch Nd knit show in Harrogate on Saturday. I can not wait, I am praying they have a millennium frame and it's not too expensive and I am going to see about some hand dyed fabric too so I am going to be there when the doors open to make sure I don't miss out, if your going you will recognise me as the one on my own as no one wants to come with me. So iPhone charged up music on and shopping can't wait!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Half Of An M and one more day left of giveaway

Started the Christmas banner today, I only had some 28ct Jazlyn left so its not going to be a banner as such but just over 11 inch long. Just part of the letters M and E showing at the moment but I am hoping to have the word MERRY done by end of next week also a quick reminder that there is just tomorrow left to enter the giveaway for more details see the post below

Saturday, 3 November 2012

The 'C' Word is Coming!

Yes its November so that means GUILT FREE STITCHING!!!
Dark nights = more stitching + Birthday + Christmas, yes I can finally stitch for Christmas without anyone going, its JUNE!!
Wether I just stick with the while christmas theme all way though remains to be seen, since i have the patience of a fish it is highly unlikely, but last night i started doodling in photoshop and this is how it turned out this morning.

I wasn't really sure which way to do it, so MERRY had a different colour red in each letter, Christmas had 5 different colours in each letter.

I thought the green looked so much better, anyway i posted the picture on the Facebook page and this is what the end result looks like now

Yes the feedback was that the green looked better, so i have found a scrap bit of white 28ct so will start stitching this today, I asked hubby for a kindle Fire HD for my birthday but i think some fabric would also be in order ( whats betting i dont get either lol)

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Halloween Giveaway,12 Charts!

First of all Happy Halloween, Cant believe its been ages since i was online, Family life has got in the way and i had to have time away from the internet.
But I am back now, the website is now all cleaned up and looking a lot better and i am holding aHalloween giveaway!

The Winner will win 12 charts, one to be picked every month for a year from the website!
I am also going to give a second and third prize if i get over 100 entries.
All you have to do is either go to the Love Thy Thread Facebook page and like and share the competition post or post a comment on this post and share on your blog, and thats it!

On the stitching front I have been stitching the Halloween freebie that I did unfortunately I didn't take a photo of it before I posted it to a relative and I have been working in a Christmas freebie too, and here is a small progress I made on mini Sundae Delight.

It's my birthday next week so I am hoping I can get a millennium frame so I can stitch better as I am not liking the tension I get with Q snaps.

Forgot to mention its a short giveaway and the winners will be drawn out on the 6th November, good luck!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Update three

Well this is a giveaway to what it is now I should have started in a different place in the pattern.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Second clue - competitoon

I really do not know where the weekend has gone I have done very little in the way of stitching so not really much more for you to see.I can see it more now, but then again I have the chart in front of me :)
Don't forget to look at my previous post for what you have to do.
Good luck!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Up for a little fun competition?

Ok so I am back at work now after six weeks and it's fair to say that it has been a shock to the system so very little( you can see what I mean by little) stitching has been done.

So for a bit of fun i have decided to have a little competition.

This is a chart from my website but can you guess which it is?

I will keep posting small updates to see if you can figure which one it is.

All you have to do it comment when you think you know which one it is, simple!

The first person who can tell me which one it is can choose any chart that they like from my site. You can have it sent as a PDF or through the mail.

A clue and I don't think it will help at all is it is DMC 934

Also I have been having problems with Facebook, on the love thy thread page which it seems Facebook will only show a small minority the post, and my personnel account in which my family and friends are bored with the stitchy stuff, so i have now combined the two hence my new profile.

Yes i know its not the same as a page but just send me a friend request where the only thing on my profile will be stitchy related 

Happy Stitching x

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Hello Again... I think, and ideas of a giveaway

hello?... is there anyone out there?...

hmmmm maybe not...

Am I talking to myself?  Well if I am I should be used to it,

Yes after over a year away from blogger when i moved over to the other side ( wordpress)

it seems that it has locked me out, wont let me renew my domain name ( well it would for a stupid price and i would have to restart the blog again)

so i am going to see if i can get this working, and see if there is anyone still out there that remembers me lol

OK the short version is, my stitchy bug buggered off for quite a while, then i started designing my own charts, sold a few on Etsy bought better software that Bothy Threads use, and started getting a few artists involved, now i have four already on the site, three more that i am working on their artwork at the moment, and five that are in various stages of talks with.

I have learnt so much,  but there is also a lot more to learn, I started stitching again, and I was asked by  a magazine IF they could use my pumpkin in a where to buy section, wether they use it or not i don't know, but in case they did i stitched it myself and this is what it turned out like.
I like how it turned out but i HATE stitching on black, took me a week to stitch but would have been a lot quicker on white.

I am contemplating what to do next, do i continue on my HAED, Snowman by Ruth Sanderson...

or do i start another one of mine, i do like this by Katie White...


and there are quite a few others that i love too, which i cant show at the moment.
At the moment i am thinking of a quick stitch and with it nearly being Halloween I am thinking of doing another seasonal chart.

I have also had a idea of doing giveaways on Facebook that i set up and newsletters, i wont bore you with the details but  you can find more out here on my other blog, and my website is here

If i am stitching something of mine then i will show it but otherwise i wont drone on about my site as i use my other blog for that.

I would be grateful though if i could get some feedback on the giveaways that i am going to do and the site, as i have done it myself as i couldn't afford to have it done for me and when i ask hubby he says its ok, he says everything is ok really so i need a honest opinion.

Well i hope someone is  still out there i am going to do a bit of blog hopping now since everyone is watching paranormal activity and i will cry if i watch it.
Happy Stitching