Friday 28 September 2012

Tast week 39, knotted buttonhole stitch !

Hello All, just a quick post today, to show you my latest beaded mandala for week 39 of TAST ( TAKE A STITCH TUESDAY ) !!!
The usual DMC threads, perle 5 thread, felt background, pearls, beads and a rather large crystal and green donut bead to complete the mandala !!!
I'm off on Sunday to Las vegas for my daughters wedding and I am so excited.........Sorry this post is so short and sweet but I have so much to do !!!

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzHave a great week, I know I to alll...................xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday 24 September 2012

A very proud Mum and Dad !!!

Hi there, just a quick post.......Our Son graduated last Friday........He achieved his B.A.HONOURS
DEGREE and got a 2-1..........He attended 'THE BRIGHTON INSTITUTE OF MODERN MUSIC '
and attained his degree in guitar !! He has landed himself a wonderful job on a cruise ship sailing around the world for six months...starting in November !!! We know we are so fortunate to have a son who has worked so hard to achieve his goals and are particularly proud to be his parents.........Thank you for stopping by to see a little bit of my life !!!!!
One more post this week and then we are off to Las vegas for my daughters wedding

Thursday 20 September 2012

Tast 2012 drizzle stitch, week 38 !

Hello people, a dull day here in the UK ! Well this week is the 'DRIZZLE' stitch ! A strange stitch , which stands proud of the background Material........I had a dilemma in choosing a design for this stitch ! Most people will opt for the drizzle stitch flower but after much deliberation......this is what I came up with !!!!!

Sorry there are no beads on this mandala, apart from the one little pearl on the bow in her hair !
I have used a cotton DK yarn for the 'drizzles' and a linen ground fabric with DMC threads for the facial features and a rayon thread for the lips !!!
From the 30th sept, I shall be away for my daughters wedding in Las vegas and return a week later !
Thank you all for your wonderful support and lovely comments you leave.....I am blown away by the
comments sometimes....they mean so much to me !!!! Have a great week, be back soon  xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday 17 September 2012

And the winner is.........................

Hello all on this lovely sunny September morning !
Well after much deliberation and a lot of names in a hat the winner of my Madras Magic Mandala is......
SUSIEQUEUE, yes Susie you are the winner.....congratulations !!! This embroidery is left in the 'HOOP''.....aka HoopArt and is collectable......All you need to do is hang it as it is !!!  Can you email me with your address
please Susie !!!  Well have a great week folks..............................xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday 16 September 2012


Good morning all ! A special post today as I am celebrating my accomplishment of making my own felt !
I had so much fun and I just know that I shall be making a lot more felt for my embroideries ! It is beautiful to sew with and I can blend my own colours for backgrounds........So here is my first piece and I would love

to here comments, good and bad !!! Machine and hand stitching stitching techniques used...........
Well I hope I have brightened your day with my colourful bouquet.........Have a great Sunday and I am choosing a winner for my give-away tomorrow..........xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thursday 13 September 2012


Hello darlings, its great to be back in the swing of things and this week its the wonderful 'pistil stitch' !
This is a beautiful stitch that is used for flowers.......hence the name !! I had an amazing time with this stitch

and I am sure it could be used for many, many projects in embroidery......I have started a new hobby and that is 'FELTING !' On this weeks mandala I have needle felted the design onto black felt and then embellished it with the 'Pistil' stitch !
Perle 8 threads, tiny size 15 beads and needle felting techmiques were used.......I love this design, so 
simple and elegant I think......What do you think ??? I love to read your comments and thank each and every one of you for taking the time to look in on me !!!     xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
WATCH THIS SPACE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday 9 September 2012

Madras Magic ! And a give-away !

Hello you lovely people ! I've been away again to Dawlish for five days and had a glorious time ! As you know there was no TAST stitch this last week ! I have made a lovely mandala as a give away !!!!!!

All you have to do is leave a comment ,good or bad and I will include you in the draw to receive my Mandala !!!! This mandala is made with 'SARI WASTE MATERIALS' !! I found a wonderful shop in Teignmouth that sells these wonderful craft materials and this is the link.......
I appreciate everyone who visits my blog and maybe you might be lucky with my give away !
I have entered this mandala into Sharons mini challenge this week....I hope you all like it !!!
Have a wonderful week.....shall post again very soon.........xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday 4 September 2012


Hello people, sorry to say that there is no mandala this week as the challenge is having a 'catch up' week
for those who are behind with there stitches ! So I am off on a little holiday tomorrow with hubby and doggy!

The weather forecast is great for the next few days, here in the UK , so we are taking advantage !!!
I have a little something up my sleeve for when I Monday ! If you are a follower of my blog,
Please keep checking back as I have a little giveaway for a lucky follower !!! More info next week......
Have a great week all......................Love Chris xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
p.s. The first shot is my daughter with her husband to be ! The second shot is my daughter dancing with my son David who has just got his degree in music.......well done my son !!!
We're off to Las vegas in three weeks for my daughters wedding........WATCH OUT VEGAS HERE WE COME !!!!!!!!!!