Friday, 29 November 2013

Christmas Stitching -Christmas Tree Free Chart 2013

So I started stitching the free chart that I uploaded onto the website this week, Christmas Tree. Here is my progress for today will post details on how to get it tomorrow 

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Crafty Auction News, and a finish

This year I am not doing a giveaway as such for my charts for the followers you may remember I gave 12 charts away, one a month. Well this year I am auctioning off three prizes of 12, 5 and 3 charts, all to raise money for a woman get help with treatment she needs for her cancer battle ( it's a sad world,when money comes before peoples health and their right to fight for their life) anyway enough of my views. It's a silent auction and there is some wonderful prizes, including prints from Selina Fenech, Jasmine Beckett Griffith, Ching Chou Kuik, patterns from Joan Elliot, AAN, kits, fabric etc there are loads of goodies, it runs for this week so you need to be quick!!! 

The link is

Now onto the finish !!!!!
Yes that's right, I have a finish and I am on a roll :D

The only thing was I couldn't decide what to stitch next. I started the LK mystery SAL but not got very far with that, didn't like the fabric I got with it, so I got a nice ice pale value opal the only thing is I made a mistake when I started, and it's not in the middle Argh!!! That's what you get when stitching when mad. I am not pulling it out, it will just be a challenge to finish it ( speaking of finishing, I have still not. Finished the Halloween piece maybe next year lol)

On the freebie front I am drawing up a new Christmas freebie, so will post a link to it when I finish it, still playing about with it at the moment.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Simple stitch but taking so long to complete :(

So it's back to Dear Santa, and hopefully I will finish this, this week. I am sooooo slow. I am stitching the bottom in DMC 151 and I love this variegated thread, I wish I had stitch it all in this now :(

I am hoping to  another halloween piece in, but I have had a go at photo manipulation  and I love it! Here is my first attempt at it, yes it's not brilliant but I thought its a start :)

Also the halloween piece that I showed last post I have decided to upload it onto the website as a freebie as I was getting inundated with messages asking for the chart, so far it's had 350 downloads. Wow!!

Happy stitching everyone

Bev x

Monday, 14 October 2013

Second Finish Of The Year

I am so bad at blogging, yeah, yeah, I said i would keep it up, but i also said I wouldn't be fat and 40 and its my birthday in less than 4 weeks and i am still fat :(

oh well... It may have been because me stitching had stopped and i had nothing to show. i have though had a finish!! yeas thats two this year ( both super easy charts thought but a finish is a finish!)
Here is Halloween, stitch on Into The Mystic from Colour Cascade Fabrics. I love the colours wish i had opal though, I think i should stitch everything in opal!

And this is what i am going to be stitching next, Dear Santa...

I also signed up for the mystery LK sampler but its still in the wrapper i am not that keen on the fabby (maybe its because its not opal)

Monday, 8 July 2013

Halloween SAL?

Why am i so bad at blogging, time just slips away these days, and i lay in bed at night, thinking
'Tomorrow i will finish that chart, work on web site, do some stitching and write on my blog.'

But then i am lucky to work on a chart.

Bad Bev, bad bad Bev.

SO Geisha is pretty much like it was the last post, my dad has been ill so no stitching has been remotely attempted, however i did start on a piece for my sisters wedding, however i am not putting up here just yet, as I wouldn't want her to see it, so i have no WIP's to show you,What? a blog post with no pictures? We cant have that we have to have at least one!!

Well i have just finished a simple Halloween piece ( yes another with a spider, if you have been on the website, you may have seen that i did a spider, that i have to stitch!)

Well this one is for a SAL on Facebook that i was asked to design a chart for, I chose October, as i love stitching for Halloween, and this is what i came up with, not sure if its the right design of what they are looking for, as it has to be stitched in a month and not sure if its too small/big, but i like it. The SAL Group  is here if anyone is interested, they have a free design to stitch each month

Sunday, 19 May 2013


So this is what I have been stitching lately 
And this is what it will look like when finished
A long way to go, and she will be huge when completed 24" by 36" but worth it, and then there is this one I am trying not to start but I know I will soon as soon as I decided what colours to stitch her in.
My excuse is I have to stitch them to show people what they look like, we'll that's what I tell hubby lol

Think some more Threadworx is in order. Well off to see if I can get a bit of stitching in filigree Heart, this afternoon while drooling over Mr Gosling AKA sex god :D

Thursday, 16 May 2013

A simple reply

My husband always moans when I buy new fabric/charts/threads, even though he paid a fortune for a diesel  pressure washer, that sits in the shed.

So when he saw these ( which I thought I had i got away with, as he did not know they had come until my daughter told him)  threadworx - Kalebs Cherry Patch  I got another session of him having a winge, asking me why do I have to buy some much crap.

i didn't respond but I stitched this and it is now in room.

when I showed hubby he just laughed and said you better me make me one of this those so it says tools and I can put it in my shed, I think I may have shot myself in the foot here as I am always saying to him, that he does not need any more tools :/

Speaking of my room my eldest daughter moved out so I had claimed the room as men, I bought some paint and some opulence gold glitter glaze and I now have my very own office/craft/hiding from the kids room.
Just wish I got my time to spend in here :)

And finally on the frame ( yes I now the top and bottom fabric are on the frame wrong, but I was midway through changing it when I took the picture) here is the thread I bought, on dusky rosé fabric by polstitches. Not much to see at the moment but hopping to get some more stitches in it tonight

I will try and be a better blogger too, as I bought a. iPad so I can read the blogs I follow at night now, if I don't fall asleep playing candy crush - why did someone tell me to play that game, it's too additive!!

Friday, 15 February 2013

How Much?!!!

Yes that's what I shrieked out when I was told I had to pay £8.50 for ten threads of DMC. If I didn't want to finish this page so bad I would have out them down and ordered off the Internet.
Oh well.....
Todays update you can see the bottom of the nose appearing, hoping that it will look like a face soon

Thursday, 14 February 2013

I really need to get a full set of threads

I hate thinking I have got all the threads I need and then realising I have loads missing. Well I will have to work around the missing threads for now, so much for blending in the face, oh happy valentines day too

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Sneak peek and update

Are you getting fed up of the daily posts? Not like me at all, still got very little done last night as I was working on two charts, Angel and Birth Of Magic there not finished yet hence the missing colours in the forehead, will finish them tonight I think and hoping to start to blend in the face a bit more too.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Second Preview and future charts i have to stitch

Quick progress picture, I am speeding along ( well for me the super slow stitcher) with All That Remains, it may be because of the way i am stitching now, making it possible to stitch two handed.

This is why It will actually look like when its finished . Do you ever look at something when stitching it and think I hope this is right lol 

 Not the best photo i know the light in the kitchen is not the best plus i  took it with my phone. But I want to get a fair bit done of the face of this as i have two.. no make that three charts i want to start, the first is a photo conversion i did myself of my new puppy Jake ( who thinks my millennium frame is an excellent chew) this is the photo...

and this is a mock up of how the chart will look ( the mock ups do not look the best and look at LOT better when stitched up)

Can you spot the difference?

yes i got rid of the piece of string from Jake deciding to attack a sock that is not in the photo.

I was then RAK this gorgeous chart from Tilton Crafts. This is the actual image as they don't provide mock ups so no idea how it will stitch up but still excited about this one.

and then finally i kitted up this chart, Love letters, from Love Thy Thread ( this is a mock up showing what the stitch piece will look like)

Monday, 11 February 2013

First Post Of 2013, shame on me!

You know it's been a while since you have done something online when you can't remember your password to get back on. After numerous attempts I can finally post. Why have I not blogged in what seems like months? ( probably because it is) Because there has been nothing to show. My stitching bug went on the back burner while I was busy being mum, wife, supervisor , taxi driver, cook, carer, cleaner and baby sitter when I did have me time I was busy charting.
However I picked the needle up again this weekend and had progress!
First I found a way of stitching comfy with my millennium frame making it so I can stitch with both hands( very important with me being such a slow stitcher) and I started a piece called All That Remains , not sure if you can make out what it is yet but it's part if the eye and face, so tonight I am just going to relax and stitch for the evening, and I can see how much I get done with my new found way :)

Happy stitching everyone!