Monday 30 January 2012


Hello all, still a bit chilly here in the UK ! I have a request to put to all you lovely people out there ! Are you a you live in the UK !!
I am looking for someone to 'PARTNER' me in my quest to make this 'BEADED MANDALA' Wallhanging !
I need some kind soul to make the backing for my wall hanging and attach all 52 mandala's to it.......
You would get great exposure for your blog...not to mention how many new followers you would get !
Since I decided to do the wall hanging for charity, I have had no end of publicity and exposure for my work.....
I just need a little  help with the backing part ! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS PARTNERSHIP....Then please email me...CHRIS RICHARDS for further information........... OR leave a comment below.......Thankyou xxxxx

Go something worthwhile in 2012

Friday 27 January 2012


Hello all, on this frosty UK morning ! This week on the TAST challenge, the stitch to be used was CRETAN

stitch ! When I started this mandala, I had no plan as to what it would become and low and behold, I've ended up with an underwater theme......which I am quite pleased with. I have used DMC 6 strand , pearl 8 , 5 and 12 threads, lots of beads and french knots....hope you like it and once again thank you for visiting my blog  xxxxxxx

Saturday 21 January 2012

TAST 2012 Feather stitch...week 3

Hello all, a very windy saturday in the UK today ! So we are on week 3 of the TAST 2012 challenge.......

feather stitch is the order of the week ! I had a wonderful week doing this mandala, such a wonderful stitch to play with, meandering here and there......Thanks Sharon, this one has been such a treat ! I was a little naughty and sneeked in some french and colonial knots and some bullions for this design.......such Fun.....Thanks for looking and your comments are much appreciated !!! Have a great week end all. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thursday 19 January 2012

My first beaded Button !

Hello all,Just a little extra post thiis week.....I have found a wonderful tutoirial on how to bead a button and this is the result of my first one !!! If this inspires you to have a go, then please visit There is an amazing amount of 'BEADY' eye candy inspirational....
Have a creative Thursday.....xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday 14 January 2012


Good morning all, a very cold and frosty morning here in the UK!

This is my bead mandala no.2 in the series of 52 ! I do hope that I manage to do them all ! I shall be making a wall hanging with them and then donating the wall hanging to ST LUKES CHARITY, which is a very worthy charity that Anne from supports !
Hope you all have an awesome week end and thank you for visiting my blog !!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday 11 January 2012

Toby, David......proud grandparents !

Hello All, just to let you know that we became the proud grandparents of a beautiful baby boy TOBY, DAVID,

Born 9.57 am Saturday 7th........8lb 4oz mother and baby doing fine !
This is proud granma with Toby and Ella, my 6yr old grandaughter..........Thanks for taking a peep into 'GRANMA'S WORLD'.......Have a great day !!! xxxxxxxxxx

Thursday 5 January 2012


Hello, today is my first post on the T A S T challenge. Sharron Boggan from is running a 'year' challenge. Each week she will give one stitch to learn / play with and see what lovely creations people come up with !

I have decided to do a series of Bead Mandalas incorporating each the end of the year, I should have 52 bead mandalas which I would present in the form of a wall hanging ! The first weeks stitch is 'FLY' STITCH...............This is my Mandala no.1
I had no particular design in mind, I just started from the middle and worked out from there ! The Mandala is not a perfect circle, but because I have done the whole thing freehand, I did not expect it to be perfect !
I am more than pleased at how this mandala has turned out and so look forward to making my next one.......
I have a link on my sidebar if any of you would like to join in.....There are over 500 people taking part and alot of them are NEW stitchers, so this is a fantastic resource for learning embroidery and its FREE !!!
If you go over to T A S T you can see what other people have done! Thank you for stopping by my blog, it means so much to me...........I shall post every week now with a new creation......have a great week !!!!!!!