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


  1. Yummie cakes and nice stitching!

  2. I love the stitchery, and the cakes look delicious!

  3. Yummy looking baking and the cross stitch is sweeter than sweet! Your stitches are lovely.

  4. Such a cute sampler and the desserts look delicious!

  5. I completely forgot FNWF :( Your cakes look scrumptious. Not sure I could see to stitch at 2am!! ... it looks great xx

  6. This is lovely! Try as I might - and I've been stitching for years - I cant get the hang of linen. Do you have any tips?? I love the finer finish compared to aida but it drives me potty!! I'm sure I am missing something...!
    BH x

    1. Hi I used to have the exact same problem. I found that a magnifier was the only way to go. Since I've been using one I haven't had any problems at all. Now I rarely stitch on aida as I like the look of linen too. X

    2. Thanks Melanie, I'll try that. I'm going to a big crafty show in Glasgow next weekend so I'll pick up some supplies and give it another bash! Thanks for the tip! BH x

  7. I've only just seen this! So glad you liked the chart. I stitched one myself recently so I hoped you would like it too.