Tuesday 6 June 2017

Little by little

I haven't blogged for a while, on here or my travel blog Aimetu's. I'm still not mobile and find many things too much just now; reading, stitching, watching tv, so there hasn't been much to blog.

However this last week I have finished a few things and started a new project so hopefully I'll feel like doing a bit more each day.

Little by little - it will all get better. 

So stitching, first of all I have finished the little design Vickie from A Stitcher's Story sent me - it's not made up as I'll be doing all the finishing of my church ornaments in one go. I love it - thank you Vickie it will be perfect on my tree.

Festive Greetings 
My second piece is my Summer stitching for Needlecraft Haven's Four Season's SAL. I loved doing the bright colours. The Gallery is open on NH so I can share it there too and next month we start our Autumn projects, where is the year going?

Summer - Four Season's SAL
My other piece is rather special - I had started it just before I had my fall and it needed to be completed for mid May. It was a struggle as I found it so hard to concentrate on the chart. I was very very nervous about finishing it so I did a bit at a time and I was very pleased with it.

It's a wedding sampler for our niece and her new husband who got married in Mexico on May 27th. Natalie is the first of our children's generation in the family to get married, a beautiful setting too.

Natalie & Kevin's beautiful wedding
Their colour scheme was blush and gold 
Wedding Sampler 
Corded edging and 'congratulations' ribbon

Blush backing 
I had a little surprise gift myself the other day. My stitching friend Mary, whose blog is Le Coeur Celtique and lives in France, made and sent me the most gorgeous project bag. The fabric is absolutely me - thank you Mary.

My gorgeous project bag from Mary 
The project I am working on is for the Needlecraft Haven Meet Up Exchange - this was organised at our Get Together on 22nd April - you can read about it in my previous blog here. We're making scissor keeps this time, I'm half way through the stitching then the exciting bit begins........the finishing!

Thank you for calling by, hopefully I'll be blogging again soon. 


  1. Oh Clare I am so happy to see you stitched Festive Greetings right up. :D Your summer stitching is so pretty. What a lovely wedding! And wOw! You did fantastic on the wedding sampler Clare! Just lovely and perfect. Mary sent such a gorgeous gift. A perfect gift to cheer you up as you continue to be "stuck" at home. I am relate. For different reasons of course. I am stuck in the house because of my horrid headaches. I truly cannot go out into sunlight at this point. Hang in there Clare!

  2. Beautiful wedding picture, congratulations to the newlyweds. A truly special handmade gift you created for them and completed on time even with your troubles.
    Bright and cheery coaster finish....shame the same cant be said for todays weather!

  3. Beautiful projects that you stitched. I love your wedding sampler. What a special gift. Also what a lovely project bag. A special gift for you.

  4. I love your wedding Sampler! I have stitched this design twice and both were made into square pillows. You did a great job with the heart shaped finish - it is just beautiful!

  5. I'm glad that you're able to manage some stitching. The wedding heart is beautiful and so perfectly finished too.

  6. Lovely stitching Clare, the wedding sampler is beautiful

  7. Your Summer Stitching is lovely and bright! Vickie's gift is pretty too! But, Wow! The Wedding Sampler is truly beautiful, and a lovely finish! I've never tried cording yet ..... it doesn't look easy ..... you have been busy, well done you!
    Mary's gift to you looks gorgeous, and so useful.
    I hope you are healing well!
    Barbara x

  8. Such lovely pieces that you show here. The heart for the newly-weds is a wonderful gift.
    Enjoy your new project bag from Mary.

  9. PS: ... and very glad to read that you are getting better and better.

  10. Beautiful stitching Clare. The wedding sampler is so pretty.

    Gorgeous gift from Mary.

  11. Such a beautiful Wedding gift & a beautiful location for a wedding. Your stitching is delightful.

  12. Beautiful finishes in spite of your injury!
    The Wedding Sampler looks fantastic, they must have been so happy receive it.


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