Wednesday, 25 July 2012

I love surprises!

I was a winner of the giveaway at Carols blog Stitching'n'Stashing and this is what I won!  The cushion is so cute and as you can see she included lots of other stitchy stash for me to enjoy - she even included a bag she made herself - aren't I a lucky girl?  thankyou so much Carol I have already put the fabric you provided to good use as you can see below.

I have been working on my Papillon piece all week but it's been slow progress and lots of frogging due to the fact I am struggling with reading the chart as to where to put my needle - it seems I am only capable of counting in a straight line, beyond that I am in trouble. After all my work and finally completing stage one - I decided I wasn't happy with the colours I chose and ripped half it out!  Notice I have not provided a photo?  I hang my head in shame ...
  I took a much needed break from my Papillon and did something I knew I could do which is Cross Stitch!
  My new start - Summer Hill by By The Bay Needleart using the 32 count Antique White Belfast linen so generously provided by Carol from Stitching'n'Stashing.
  On to some bad news - I don't want to say to much because I want this blog to be about my passion for needlework not my personal problems but my baby was born with a health problem, he is currently very ill and needs an operation - this being Taiwan things are not going smoothly at all and I am extremely worried for my sons health, I won't say anymore and will leave it at that.
  On to another subject, did anyone buy anything from Picture this Plus this July sale?  I was sorely tempted but my spending has been out of control lately and I felt way to guilty to spend anymore.
Thankyou for taking the time to comment - I enjoy reading them!


  1. I lurk and enjoy your posts. My prayers are with you and your baby. This is a heart-wrenching situation.

  2. Great goodies! I'll keep you and your son in my prayers, for sure...

  3. What lovely goodies you won! I hope all goes well for your son and that he can have the surgery he needs. What a worry for you. Love your new start and, like yourself, I was good and didn't order anything from PTP - it took a lot of willpower not too though!!!

  4. What a wonderful gift from Carol! I love your By The Bay start too.
    Keeping your little one and you in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Very nice gifts. I understand completely the need to hold back on spending. It is difficult! I am praying for your son and your family.

  6. I'll keep your son in my prayers

  7. You received some lovely goodies from Carol...

    I pray that your little one gets the health care that he needs--this must be a very, very difficult time for you and your family... Sending a hug...

  8. Lovely stitching on your new By the Bay piece!

  9. What a lovely giveaway you won! That pillow is so beautiful! I love your new start now too.

    So sorry to hear your son is not doing well and that it's difficult to get proper health care. So worrying for you...hugs and prayers from me.

  10. What a lovely giveaway prize you won.
    Sorry to hear your son is not well, I hope things work out for you, you must be a Pushy Mum and demand the best even if it means staying at the hospital and nursing him yourself!

  11. Congratulations for the giveaway prize. What a nice prize it is! I hope your sons operation goes fine. It is scary even if the hospitals and health care are top quality.

  12. Just became a new follower, you have a lovely blog and do some beautiful work.
    Lovely giveaway from Carol.
    Sorry about your little boy , try and stay strong and have faith, you will be in prays .