Monday, October 10, 2011

Cross Stitch Pumpkins, the more the better.!

Hi Sweeties,

Back again this time with a cross stitch finish. Anyone who knows me, knows that I just looooove Pumpkins.! I love collecting them and displaying them for Autumn and Halloween and I especially love to stitch them.!

Have been meaning to stitch this one for ages now. It is a Sanman Original Design called 4x Pumpkins, and I have stitched it using my own hand dyed fabric and flosses.

I will either finish this one up as a no sew cube or make it into a small pillow. If only I could find some fabrics with Pumpkins to go with it, it would be perfect but sadly I havent been able to find any here in Australia.

Oh well, off to finish up some other Halloween Stitching.!

Hugs and Stitches,

Susi xoxo

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cookie Jar for Pink Saturday

Hi Sweeties,

Hoping you are enjoying this lovely Pink Saturday this week. Here in Frankston, Victoria, we are having some lovely showers. My favourite kind of weather to sit in my comfy armchair and stitch to my hearts content.!

For my post for this weeks Pink Saturday, h0sted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound, I want to share with you this adorable Pink House Cookie Jar..!

I was lucky to have found this sweetie at my local Oppotunity Shop a few months ago. Now this is the kind of house I would dearly love to live in one day. Not sure if its a School house or a Tea room as it has both St Columbia School on the front and then Tea above the door.?

Side view of the Cookie Jar.And the back view.

Now I just have to bake some yummy pink cookies to fill it up with. lol.!

Actually had some other pink goodies to share with you but Blogger isnt letting me up load photos tonight. Oh well, will just have to keep.

Hugs and Stitches,

Susi xoxo

Saturday, October 1, 2011

My First Pink Saturday Post & Embroidered Heart Ornament..!

Happy Pink Saturday..!

Well after a year of oogling over the Pink Saturday posts, hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound, I have finally decided to join in the fun.

So for my very first Pink Saturday post I want to share with you the little treasure that not only started me off on my seriously Pink Collection, but also my love and collection of Porcelain Roses.

I bought this little vase when I was 9 years old. I saw it when my Mum and I went antiquing and just had to have it.! I remember I spend an entire year of my pocket money, birthday and christmas money to buy this but didnt care.

It measures about 6" in height and is perfect condition. Sadly it doesnt have any markings on, so I do not know who its made by

Dont you just loooove those beautiful pink roses..? Ahhhhh....

I also would like to share with you my recent Embroidery finish. And since it is also Pink, what a great day to show it off.!

Its a dear little Heart Ornament with Pink Bullion Roses on it. I did the Tatting edge around it and thought a row of pretty cream pearls would complete it.

Used some pretty pink fabric with tiny rose buds for the backing.

Am really happy how this turned out and think I will be making some more soon.

Hope you all have a perfectly pink saturday..!

Hugs and Stitches,

Susi xoxo

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Happy 10th Birthday Dougie...!!

Yesterday, 13th September, was my beautiful, sweet American Cocker Spaniel, Dougie's, 10th Birthday.! I honestly thought he would not make this special birthday as the sweet dear is suffering badly from infected glands which is causing his ears to become swollen and full of waxy debri, which then sadly causes skin abrasions.

My old vet kept telling me that it was a hopeless case and that I had to put him to sleep, but I just could not bring myself to do it. Took Dougie to a new vets and in the first visit she diagnoised what was wrong with him and gave me the proper medications. Goes to show that even with pets, you should always get a second opinion..!!

My sweet boy is slowly recovering and I couldnt be more greatful. If ever it was possible to love a pet as much as I do with Dougie. He is like my contant joy and my little protector. And I am so happy be able to share his 10th birthday with you all.

I love you sweet little boy. Happy Birthday and may you have many, many more..!

Hugs and Stitching,
Susi xoxo

Friday, September 2, 2011

2x Embroidered Ornaments

Oh my goodness, I didnt realize just how many months have passed since I last blogged. Life and stress has a habit of getting in the way as usual.

On the stitching front, I did manage to embroider and finish the following 2x ornaments a couple of weeks ago.

The first is a round one that is looking slightly wonky in the photos. lol. This is my own design using Cast On Stitch Roses, and Bullion Stitch Daisies. I crocheted the edgeing myself.

The second is a square ornament, again my own design, with Cast On Roses, and Lazy Daisy stitch flowers. Little white seed pearls decorate the edge. Lace is hand crocheted by me also.

They measure at about 4" in diameter, and I have them hanging on my dressing table.

Hope you enjoy,

Hugs and Stitches,

Susi xox

Friday, February 25, 2011

Colin Firth in 'The King's Speech'

Hi Sweeties,

I must admit that I am a Colin Firth fan. First film I ever saw him in was the 2x Bridget Jones Diary movies and I just fell, hook, line and sinker.! lol.

Then I saw him in Pride and Prejudice and yes girls, he will always be Mr. Darcy to me..

Aaahhhhhh..........Those dimples.....!!!!

Was so happy to see Colin Firth in 'The King's Speech' , this week, and I've got to say it was a great movie in everyway. Actors were supurb, heart breaking moments when you just want to rush up and give Colin (as King George VI) a hug for trying so hard. Enough light humor to keep it entertaining and great to learn a more intimate side to the Royal family and how they were brought up as children.

Colin Firth and Gefforey Rush were excellent and I'm really hoping Colin will get an oscar for his role. Besides who can resist a handsome man in uniform..!!

Hugs, Susi xoxo

3x Sanman Valentine Finishes

Hi Sweeties,

Yes I know I've been a very bad blogger and not made a post in a long while. Thing is have been going through some health problems both myself and older sister, and not been doing much stitching lately.

Have made a New Year's Resolution though to try and finish as many WIP's this year as I can. Sad to say I have more than I thought I did.? Whoops :)
Anyway here are 3x finishes for Valentine's. All are stitched with my own hand dyed flosses, and on linen.
Be True - Sanman Originals Design
Bee Mine - Sanman Original Designs.
Valentine Love - Sanman Original Designs.

This one is my favourite as I love the roses. Have some lovely pink fabric that matches this design and am seriously thinking of making it up as a pretty pillow with white lace.

Hugs to all,
Susi xoxo

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween 2010...!!

Happy Halloween Sweeties...!!!

Had such a nice Halloween this year. Had 5x adorable Trick or Treaters come knocking on my door. Last year had some more, but the weather here was raining and windy, so only a few kids came out for a few hours before the weather got bad again. Doesnt matter at least I had some which made me happy.!

Here are some photos of my Halloween Decorations in my Living Room. Was so happy to find the paper Pumpkin ornie. (accordian style one). You can see my Couldron is filled with goodie bags for my Trick or Treaters.

Was a little sad that none of the shops here had anything with Pumpkins. As most of you know I just ADORE Pumpkins and love adding them to my collection. Went online and saw some gorgeous Soup Tourines, and Cookie Jars, that I so fell in love with. Am pounting now as I so badly want them. lol maybe if I'm a very good girl next year, I'll save up and send away for them.!

Also managed to stitch up 2x new Halloween Ornaments for my Tree this year. Both are from Brook's Book's Publishing. This was my first time stitching on Perferated Paper. Have stitched on the plastic before but was worried about the paper. Wasnt as bad or as fragile as I thought it would be.!

This adorable little Witchy is called 'Hannah the Happy' and has to be my favourite of the Stitch a little Witch series. Probably because she is in my favourite color. PINK..! lol.

The second Witch is called, 'Gwendolyn the Great '. I had to improvise a little and used DMC Metalics instead of the called for Krenik Braids. Also used silver paper for the accessories as I didnt have any in gold. But she is still a cutie and proudly sitting on my tree.

Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween this year. Am going to try and finish all the WIP's I started earlier this year so that they will be ready in time for next Halloween.!
Hugs and Happy Stitching,
Susi xoxo

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Present from Loriana

Hi Sweeties,

Well it has been a very long time since I've posted on my blog. Life has been very trying lately, so have been keeping to myself mostly. Was offically Divorced in August, and am happily getting on with my life, meeting new people, making new friends and enjoying the simple things again.

Havent been stitching much these past few months either, but am slowly getting back into it again.

Today I came home to find a wonderfullest surprise in the mail.!! My dear, sweet friend Lorianna from Italy, sent me a lovely little package.

Inside was this darling Halloween Ornament that Loriana stitched just for me. Isnt it the most precious ornie..?

Just love this and it is proudly displayed on my Halloween table. Loriana even used Pumpkin material to frame it, which I love. Lol she knows how much I just adore pumpkins. I am so blessed to have such a caring friend.

Thank you so much sweet pea. You are the best friend ever..!!

Can not wait until Halloween on Sunday. Will show you some photos of my decorations tomorrow.

Hugs and Happy Stitching,

Susi xoxo

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Still Tatting my little heart out.!

Hi Sweeties,

Yes I know bad girl have not blogged for a whole month. Those who know me, know I've been going through some hard times personally this past month and trying my best to deal with it.

On the crafting front, I am still Tatting away like a mad woman.! lol I have finished 3x Bookmarks so far. All of these are Tatting using my own Overdyed Flosses.

This Bookmark was Tatted using the Justrite Metal Shuttle that a wonderful lady on the Sanman Board sent to me along with the Celuloid Shuttle as a Wish. Had to put a piece of Bandaging on the Justrite as the darn thing is so slippery, the point of it went right into the palm of my hand.! So wonderful to Tat with though.! lol
This Bookmark is again using my own Hand Dyed Flosses, the pattern is a Freebie called "Friendship Bookmark".
These cute little flowers are practice pieces for me to learn how to join motifs. I'm thinking of using them in a crazy patchwork project I'm wanting to do soon.

I am just having so much fun Tatting. Hope to make something really special soon.

Hugs and Happy Stitching,
Susi xoxo