Monday, 6 June 2011


Remember 'my' big black cloud ~ YIPEE! it's gone away and my run of bad luck has gone with it :-)

The whole idea of wishing for that 'big black cloud' was to give our gardens and flowers the big drink they have been so desperate for to bring them back to life and the South of England has been waiting and waiting and waiting but all I needed to do was just say the magic word ~


and hey presto! it rains, not just the showers forecast but persistant non-stop rain the whole of Sunday and most of today!

  Saturday was beautiful and hot
 so I said 'that' word and Sunday was not!
Anyone fancy wet burgers and fries
It's the best I can offer ~ just look at the skies!
Even the bunnies have turned up their nose
Wet grass and carrots, not the best I suppose
But come on guys!  Look what it's done
The flowers are blooming and the forecast is SUN!!!

So now to stitchy news . . .
My last 2 posts have been void of anything cross stitch, I have been doing some, honestly, but ssssshhhhh, hush, hush, cannot talk about it yet ???

So I thought I'd show you this one, stitched in 2008 . . . .

The Coffee Angel by Carolina Country House
stitched on Cream 28-count Evenweave with my choice of DMC threads

The original colours for this one were yellow, orange and green with a black chequered border and not coffee-like at all so I changed them to my taste and altered the spelling of cappucino to the english version ~ is one letter c the american spelling? all our products here have 2 letter c's in the middle?

There are four Angels in this series . . . .

The Coffee Angel, The Baking Angel, The Spice Angel and The Herb Angel

The first 3 in the series I tracked down quite easily, although I've only stitched the 'Coffee' one but the 4th one ~ The Herb Angel ~ was non existent until eBay came up trumps and probably the reason was Carolina Country House had changed to Manor House Collection and now they don't seem to exist at all!

So I was just wondering if anyone else had stitched any of them and if so how they had finished them?
As usual they are not a standard frame size finish, they are too big for a pillow finish and would a wall hanging look strange without a fabric border bearing in mind they all have a chequered border already?
Oh, decisions, decisions, now you know why it's been sitting in the 'Remember Me' pile for over 3 years!!!

DD has just got back from sitting her last exam so it's a well deserved rest for her now and fingers crossed she achieves all she's hoping for.

Thank you to everyone for your words of support and encouragement on my recent doom and gloom ~ you are all the perfect tonic for me!


Friday, 3 June 2011


This is a non-cross stitch, non-bunny and thankfully (after my lost post) a non-eventful post!

I thought I'd share with you my DS's (aka Twin I, aged 13 3/4 !!!) Works of Art.
He's always loved drawing and is an avid reader of the Terry Pratchett novels and as it's Half-Term this week and he's having a break from his Playstation 3 he's combined the two and Hey Presto . . . .


An artist at work!

'Gak' ~ a work in progress

'Gak' completed!

'Evil Harry Dread'

All 3 of these characters are from Terry's novel 'The Last Hero' and are pencil drawn and coloured with artists' tone & blend pencils.
Perhaps not drawings us cross-stitching ladies would hang on our walls next to our stitched Samplers!!!
but we will frame these with clip-art frames and when they are hung in his brick-wall effect bedroom they will look great!

Beautiful sunny weather here in the UK but very windy too!

Have a great weekend everyone