Friday, 4 February 2011


Happy February everyone!

I, for one, am glad to say goodbye to January this year, whether it was the events over Christmas and the beginning of the year that seemed to have sent a dark cloud over me or just the gloomy miserable weather I don't know but the sooner Spring arrives and some bright weather the better.

So to help lift the mood the planned Winter stitches have been returned back to the 'Please Remember I'm Here & Stitch Me' box and a more colourful zingy W.I.P. has began ~ Cup Cakes by the Historical Sampler Company . . . .

Good enough to eat and very low-calorie too!!!

  Lovely to stitch but the cakes are in pieces at the moment as I cannot decide whether to use the cream thread provided in the kit ,which is very much like the linen colour, or use a brighter DMC white.  I did contact HSC just to check if the photo on the front of the kit had been stitched with the one provided and they assure me it has and WILL show up when I use it with the other colours.  I have decided to leave all the creamy bits until last and then stitch a little with both choices and see which is best.

This cake is a little more caloriffic but how cute ~ DD's 17th birthday cake.

I'm feeling very guilty as even more calories were added in the evening when we all went out to an Italian Restaurant and celebrated but I'm pretty sure I'll get to walk all the extra pounds off this weekend as her birthday wishes were for money so she could have a shopping day out on Saturday and I also get to go to my favourite shop for fabrics and embellishments.

I have finished my L*K 'Love Crazy' stitch from my last post but as I've yet to decide on a finish for it I'll leave it until next time for showing.

Enjoy your weekend ~ hope it's full of stitches


Annette said...

What a beautifull WIP, yummy cupcakes!!!
Ow that cake looks so yummy too... Love calories!!!

Crystal said...

All of the cakes look yummy, hope your DD had a wonderful Birthday, enjoy your shopping trip with her on Saturday. Looking forward to your pics of Love Crazy.

Cath said...

Mmm , yummy stitching . Happy Birthday to your DD . Enjoy your shopping trip . X

Pumpkin said...

I'm with you Jane! January was an awful month here too :o(

Cute project!

That is the 'sweetest' looking cake. I love Tatty Teddy :o)

Meadows08 said...

Happy Birthday to your DD! Have fun shopping :)

Michelle May said...

What a beautiful cake! Happy birthday to DD! Enjoy your shopping/exercise trip. ;)
xx, shell

Lois said...

Happy February Jane! Yes, it's good to see the back of January. Now if the mornings could just be a bit brighter when I have to get out of bed!! What a cute WIP! Happy Birthday to your DD - enjoy the shopping trip! As for that cake? Looks delicious as well as cute.

♥ Nia said...

Happy birthday to your DD!!! :D
I love Tatty Teddy cake =)

I'm with you, I hope Spring will arrive soon! So tired of the cold =/
Have a good weekend!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hope you are having a great day out shopping with your daughter. Love your cupcakes stitching, so pretty.

Sally said...

Gorgeous WIP. They definitely look good enough to eat.

Enjoy your day out shopping with your DD!

Elaine said...

Such a cute wip Jane. Hope your DD had a lovely birthday and you both had a nice day out today.

Barb said...

Scrummilicious cake there Jane ,both birthday and stitched. Ooohh does that mean we have a pic of fabby etc too!
Hope February is a lot better for you than January- hugs for a tilly bunnyxx

Justflo said...

My granddaughter would love just looking at this as she adores making buns.


Priscilla said...

Hi, I love your cupcake cross stitch, I have seen this design on 'Sew and So' website and fell in love! I had a look through your blog and wanted to say how cute your rabbit is, found you through Carins blog.. See you again soon

Priscilla x