Friday, 24 October 2014

I'm getting there. I just have to put the borders on and quilt it now.
Not that I'm cutting it close to have it ready for Halloween or anything. 
I've really enjoyed designing it. 
It's going to go on the back of my sofa. So It is wide rather than tall. 

Looking forward to Spooky half term with the Ro and Lily. 
Decorating the house and lots of baking for our party on Friday. 

Let's hope the weather is good so we can get a few trips out too.

Have a great weekend whatever you're doing. 

Melanie xxx

Saturday, 18 October 2014

A Busy Week

It's been a busy week. I've sewn a few christmas gifts and I've finished my Halloween Cross Stitch and it's out with a few of my other bits.
I can't wait to get the rest my halloween decorations out.

The lovely Postman dropped a couple of parcels my way this week.
This is what Amy sent me in the Autumn Glow Swap 
There was Tea Towel with a knitted hanger, Acorn wash cloth, autumn leaves flag, pumpkin hand sanitizer, spiced chai tea bags, autumn ribbon, Jack-a-lantern socks and a chocolate ghost. 
I was truly spoiled :)

In the other package was 2  skeins of yarn that I won in a give away held by Debi.  I just had to answer a question she asked,as it was from one of my favourite films 'The African Queen' I was the first to get the answer YIPPEE ! 

Lion Brand Vanna's Tapestry Yarn Peru

I've also started my Granny Stripe blanket. I bought the yarn pack at Yarndale it was really handy having all the colours ready chosen. All I have to do know is get it crocheted up. I am thinking it may take a while though as it's double bed size.

I'm off to get a bit more hooking done.

Have a great weekend.

Melanie xxx

Monday, 13 October 2014

Kimberley's "Send Us Christmas" Swap

Kimberley  is hosting this great Christmas swap over on her blog. It's open internationally and you can sign up until the 10th November. So why not pop over and have a look. Maybe even join in the fun.
I have :)
"Send us Christmas" Swap

Melanie xx

Sunday, 5 October 2014


Cheryll hosted her FNWF on Friday and as usual and lots of us joined in.

I had a choice of goodies to have with my cuppa as my DD held a Macmillan Coffee morning at her Nursery. 
I was baking cakes alot of Thursday: Rocky Road, Red Velvet cupcakes, Double Chocolate cupcakes and Carrot and Orange traybake. They all sold but I did keep a Double Chocolate one  ;)

This is what I stitched. It's the chart that Justine sent me last week. 
Once I started I couldn't put it down. I eventually went to bed at 2am. I did get it finished but I'm not sure how I want to complete it.

I'll have a think about that over the next few days.

Have a good week whatever you're up to.

Melanie xxx

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Halloween Swap Goodies

This Halloween Exchage was Hosted by Kim @ Wisdom With Needle and Thread 
I can't show what I sent as my partner hasn't received it yet.

These are the fabulous gifts that Justine sent me.
A Halloween fat 1/4, Lizzie Kate chart, Chilli and Orange chocolate ( I don't think that's going to last long), It's in my craft room. So it's reasonably safe unless I get the munchies! Some Weeks Dye Works threads and a pumpkin button,
I love the stitched Ornament that she made.
The cute pin she used to finish it off.


I was in another swap over the summer.
It was organised by Mii Stitch and the theme was Tutti Frutti.
This is what I made for Veronique
Lily made the fabric strawberry.
I stitched Vero this Strawberry Needle Case and sent lots of other Frutti goodies

Melanie xxx