Sunday, 27 October 2013

Back to the Long, Dark Nights...

...which can only mean one thing, staying in and stitching away! Hehe!

I hope you all had a good weekend? Mine wasn't the most productive every but hey ho sometimes you need a lazy day :)

Last night the clocks went back - we are officially on our way to Winter! Which also means Christmas and my Birthday - Yippee! :D

Today I worked some more on the Lizzie*Kate mystery sal Holly and Hearts, not too much done but a start none the less on part two, I need to crack on with it now as part three will be here in no time and I really want to get this done for Christmas.


I will be changing the spelling of honor to honour (which to me is the correct spelling) if you are wanting to change it too they have kindly added an alteration to the Lizzie*Kate site which you can find here.

Other than that this week has been made up of more stash building.

First my new needle minder arrived from Lisa's No More Lost Needles.

Excuse the edit - just hiding personal info!
It holds the needle really well and I have already placed a request in for another minder for next month, I suggest you take a look as she has loads of different designs, and very reasonably priced too!

Next, my parcel from Colour Cascade Fabrics arrived all the way from Oz. This was part of a Facebook event and my partner very kindly sent me a voucher, which I happily spent and then some!


The fabrics are Indian Sunset and Wicked Garden, they are gorgeous! If you are reading this my secret birthday Santa thanks very much! :D

Lastly, this was from last months event for Across Town Stitching, which sadly is closing down soon, its a shame as she used to do great deals on thread. Again I was sent a voucher from my partner and I picked these two kits.


I think that is everything for stitching updates...but I have more exciting news! Yesterday me and the other half booked our flights to Rome for next year! :D I am SO excited already! So, does anyone have any recommendations of crafty shops or magazines I should pick up while I am there?

I will be back on Thursday for the Halloween Blog Hop taking place over at Serendipitous Stitching - I have a spoooooky finish to share!

Until then stay safe!

Emma xo

23 comments:

  1. Oh wow I love your Lizzie Kate Christmas, and wonderful new goodies. Congrats on getting to go to Rome next year. I would ask Giovanna she lives in Italy. her blog or website is Giovanna's Stitches and here is the address:
    http://gio162.wordpress.com/
    I would write and ask her about what stores to visit. Good luck. love Annette

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    1. Thank you! I am looking forward to it so much :D

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  2. Lovely stitching and cool needle minder :)
    Here it's one hour back too.. I miss Summer already :p
    Have a great week sweetie!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you and bump have a great week too! :)

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  3. aww very sweet stitching and very pretty needle minder..
    sending you hugs ^-^

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  4. Great new stash! :D Your progress on the Lizzie Kate Mystery sampler is gorgeous - I love those colors!

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    1. I am really enjoying working with these threads, and I also like how it uses less traditional Christmas colours with the pinks etc. Have a great week!

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  5. Lovely items. I like the LK sampler...very nice!

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  6. Gorgeous stitching!
    Can't wait to see the finished piece!
    xoxo

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  7. The LK stitching is looking good. I agree with you about the spelling....even though I've lived in the US for years, I still can;t get used to their spellings!!! :) Great new stash...enjoy!

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  8. Great stitching & lovely needle minder... very nice stash too! Have fun!!

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  9. Great goodies that have dropped through your letterbox this past week, much better than the brown envelopes I've received! Enjoy!

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    1. Hehehe, always seems to be its all or nothing...and the other half rolls his eyes every time something arrives!

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  10. Your LK mystery is looking just lovely!

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    1. Thank you! I am really enjoying this piece :)

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  11. Hello Hello ^_^
    You have been chosen (by the ever trusty random number generator) to be the next person to stitch the Lizzie Kate chart ^_^ If you email me (faeryfeller@yahoo.co.uk) your address I will pop it in the post ^_^
    XOX

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  12. wow, many great new things here :)
    great new stash, great needle minder, and most of all a very great stitching =)
    this mystery SAL is so beautiful, I love the fabric you chose
    enjoy :)
    xxx

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  13. Your LK mystery is looking lovely Emma.

    Lots of lovely new goodies too!

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