Sunday, 28 August 2011

Friday, 26 August 2011

Avarice Page 2 is complete!

Its finally done :) Short break from this piece now though, am a bit worn out after all the confetti lol

Monday, 22 August 2011

After IHSW....

Here's what Avarice is looking like. Another day or so and this page will be complete. Page 3 starts on the lady with her hair so I am quite looking forward to that! Something different than gems!!

Apologies. The pic is LOUSY. Goodness only knows what is going on with my phone 

Friday, 19 August 2011

An actual stitchy update!

Been a bit wayward of late with stitching but still managed some progress.

First a completed piece for Victoria's bedroom (if we get the house but even so its hers anyway) Excuse the fact that it is neither cleaned nor ironed. I am a slattern ;)
Secondly its another IHSW coming up. If you don't know about IHSW and the concept,then go over to Joysze's blog  .

Here is Avarice before the start. I am hoping to finish page 2 as its a bit labour intensive, Theres alot of confetti and colour changes on the gems. Looks easy but its frustrating to say the least!

So two opposing designs! Lets see what the weekend brings!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

And the winner is....!


I used the high tech put the names in a box and let child take one out method ;-)

Congratulations Peggy, I will email you shortly xx

Links to Peggy's blogs: here and here


Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Thank you all so much!

To everyone who is now a) following me, b) entered my giveaway and c) promoted my giveaway on their blog!

Far too many to mention but if you look on my giveaway post and look at the comments, click on names and you should find a link to the person's own blog on there!

I will be collating the entries over the next couple of days and drawing the winner on Thursday 18th August. Good luck to all who have entered!

In other news, I have been working on Avarice a little more. I am working alot of confetti which I can really only do during the day as it strains my eyes at night. Been doing a small piece for my daughter and I have started on Buddha.

I have in the stitching queue a Biscornu and a butterfly piece to produce so after I have finished Victoria's piece they are my next starts. I need to get those finished and sent as soon as possible before I (hopefully) move.

Off to the bank to ask for the mortgage tomorrow - exciting stuff! :D


Monday, 15 August 2011

Giveaway closure

My giveaway closes tonight at midnight, 16 hours to get those entries in!!


Saturday, 13 August 2011

Not much stitchy stuff going on!

Been very busy with gathering information for a mortgage application this last week or so.

Lots of stress looking after my girls and working and running a home while doing this too. Been very tough.

However, I have managed a little more on Avarice, probs about halfway through page 2 now, been doing a small Cinderella pic for my Daughters and I bought (naughty me) the materials and threads for Joan Elliott's Buddha wall hanging which was featured in her Bookazine :)

Here's what it will look like (shamelessly pinched from a webshots album I found the image on) although I plan to do it as a wall hanging like in the bookazine as opposed to framing it.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011


Aarrgghh!! It had to happen! Lauren and coffee and Avarice.

Luckily this is on the edge of my stitching. Even so. Not what I wanted to happen.

Child is a menace!! :-D

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Another giveaway!

Not from me lol

On this blog, the lovely Jules who is having a giveaway to promote her etsy shop!

Some stunning beaded jewellery there, take a look!


Thursday, 4 August 2011

Time for an update and welcomes!

Firstly, if you are a new follower, welcome :-))

Lovely to see so many now! If you have commented on my Giveaway post then you are in the draw unless you tell me not to! If not and you fancy some christmassy stitchy bits post a comment with your email and you're in!

A little about me:

I started this blog back in April and I am sure no one wants to go trawling through to the beginning to my about me post, so I am going to do another here.

My name is Nicky and I am 36 years old. I am married (14 years now!) to Jon and a Mum to 3 girls. They are Hannah (9) Victoria (7) and Lauren (2) My husband is a coach driver taking people on holidays and short breaks so I spend alot of time on my own just me and my girls, After they go to bed its time to stitch!

I live in Yorkshire, England in a very tiny house and I am moving later this year into a bigger house to accommodate not only our family, but the business I run from home (weight management) and a new business to do with stitching that I want to start.

I have been a stitcher since I was 14. My mother bought me a sampler one Christmas after I stitched a blackwork butterfly for her without anyone teaching me and it... sort of stuck with me!!

I like to stitch most things, but earlier this year I discovered HAED and I am currently stitching 2 pieces. The Flower Bride storykeep and Avarice from the Sins series. I plan on doing all the sins.. and I have Envy already!

I have a big stitchy stash. I have more than I can stitch but it looks like my girls are going to take after me and stitch themselves as they like to have a go with me.

What else can I say?? Oh.. I am on Facebook link and I love to get new friends so if you are on there then do feel free to add me.

I like music, I am pretty eclectic. I like my TV medical dramas and mysteries.

I think that's it.... if you can think of anything you want to know, leave a comment!!!


Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Come on you lot!!

Only one comment for my giveaway?!?!?!

Might have to put in a surprise to sweeten the deal!

At the moment Adrienne  is a shoe-in for the prize!!

Lets see some comments Ladies, especially from my new followers!

Edit: Many thanks to the ladies who have linked my giveaway on their blogs. At this rate I will be celebrating 50 followers!!! :-D

Edit 2.. Rapidly approaching 60! :-D