Sunday, 15 September 2013

Stitching Sunday

Woohoo I have my laptop fixed.  It was meant to be going to the shop on Tuesday but one of my husbands friends fixed it today for £10.  That has made me very happy as the shop had quoted £75!!  I got in to a bit of a stress about it all last weekend as I felt highly embarrassed.  You see I won THIS giveaway over at Chrissie Crafts and I was all set to do a blog post with my winning prize and then the computer crashed.  I felt awful for not being able to take part in Stitchy Sunday which I was very much looking forward to.  Sorry Chrissie. 

Anyway here is the gorgeous book I won.  It has been beside my bed since I received it and I have been leafing through it each evening.  The only problem with having a book like this, is that I want to stitch everything in it!  It is truly a wonderful book which I highly recommend to anyone.  Thank you so much Chrissie. 

 When I was a child my mum used to iron on transfers to a pillowcase and I would backstitch the designs in pretty colours.  I haven't done anything since.  Since receiving this book I have been playing with stitches (I didn't know there was so many) and pinning patterns to my embroidery pinterest board.   I am looking forward to starting the heart project Chrissie sent me this week.  

I have been sewing though and have just joined a few ladies on instagram with #fallfridaystitching
We spend each Friday night stitching something Autumn related.  I chose a Freebie design by Blue Ribbon Designs called Acorns and Owls.  This design has now retired sadly.  It has been on my to do pile for years.  I am stitching using the recommended DMC colours and 32ct linen.    I have hardly started the design.  We had a party to go to Friday night so I only managed a few stitches.

A design I have recently finished is this Lizzie*Kate one.  I thoroughly enjoyed stitching this and need to spend the time to finish it in to something now. 

Well thank you so much for visiting.  Now I have a working laptop I will be regularly posting.  

If you would like to join in with Stitching Sunday please pop on over to Chrissie Here

Laura x 


  1. Gorgeous cross stitch! That looks such a nice book. Looking forward to seeing what you make.
    M x

  2. Dear Laura
    Congratulations on winning that lovely book. It will be lovely to see what you make.
    Best wishes

  3. Lovely cross stitch, enjoy your new book.

  4. Really like your cross stitch, it is beautiful and what fun to do a fall friday stitching on Instagram. I love Instagram, it is such fun. I think your very lovely finished cross stitch will look so lovely framed. That book is wonderful, you were so lucky to win it, what a treat! Wishing you a happy week xoxo

  5. Hi Laura! So happy your laptop is up and running again...I'm also happy that you are enjoying the book! Your cross stitching is so very pretty, I'm looking forward to seeing what else you get up to! Chrissie x

  6. Congratulations on winning the giveaway. Lovely sentiment on the cross stitch. Hope your laptop behaves itself and happy stitching.
    S xx

  7. I love the cross stitch. And very jealous you won the book :-( Enjoy!

  8. Laura - you expressed interest in joining my Advent SAL. I can email you further details but I don't have your email address. Please email me via my profile on my blog. Thank you