Friday, October 9, 2015

Catch up!

Hi, I'm so sorry I've been absent but it has been a mad mad week.

Ok:  the rotation fell down a bit this week.

This is where I was with Feathered Friends

Just a goose head but it's better than nothing right?

Why have I been busy?  Well I've lots of new releases and it's been a busy week with outings.

I attended the Mount Falcon fund raising ladie's lunch which raises money for Casting for Recovery. This is my chosen charity this year which I'm supporting through my business.  It takes women with breast cancer or who have had breast cancer and teaches them to fly fish which is wonderful when it comes to getting those arm and breast muscles active again after surgery.  There are lots of other activities which help us to as well as having a cancer care nurse, a counsellor and oh my, Mount Falcon is such an amazing place. We are treated like queens.  My retreat was my turning point in my recover, when I mentally healed enough to say I was done with cancer!

Of course, going out meant I had to brush my hair and put some lippy on!

I took mum in law with me and we had a ball!

There wasn't a vegetarian main course but they did offer me an alternative..I was quite happy with just the vegetables though which are all grown there organically.  It was an amazing meal.  We were then treated to a fashion show, with hotel staff starring as the models, followed by a raffle with some amazing prizes.

I was also very blessed though to meet up with ladies who took part in the retreat with me two years ago.

Then it was my crafting groups special outing.

We went to Sligo, to visit the Yeats museum and go for lunch, followed by a trip to the Crafters Basket.

The sun shone and it was just lovely.  I may have come back with some wool and some quilting materials for a quilt for my grandaughter's Christmas box. I just may, which would have been foolish because I have so much already.....oh what the heck. Yes I did.  I bought it and loved every moment of buying it!
 And I will use it all, I promise.

I've got lots of new releases, well some new angels in my classic style.  They are stitched on Belfast Linen Vintage Mocha with DMC and Mill Hill Seed Beads 00057.  I hope you like them.

These were stitched and finished by Elaine M.  my model stitcher.  The Irish postal service went on strike and that meant we couldn't get models back so she kindly stitched they all for me and made these amazing models.  Thank you Elaine!

I also have some new Halloween ornies out.  One, Pumpkin Party is going to be offered free on my Halloween FB group

Feel free to pop over and join in the fun!

A Festival of Spiders

Pumpkin Party


They are all the same size so they can be stitched together.

What else was there....hmmmmm I know there was something.

Oh yes, my rotation is going to get a bit more complicated.  A load of us designers have got together with some fabric dyers and silk producers to run a Winter SAL over on fb.  

And as part of it, I'm going to be working on some charts by some of the other designers and using some of the fabrics and threads by the other companies taking part.

So, I will be adding to the rotation with these.

 From Paine Free Crafts


 From Charting Creations

So very, very busy. I will leave you with a photo I took today from the river in my town. A gorgeous heron..I love them, so graceful!

Well, I guess with all my stitching needs, I'd better make a start!



  1. You have been busy! Those are some big projects you're adding into your rotation. Great stuff!

  2. You are a busy stitcher! You've done lot's of amazing pieces! Great work!

  3. As always, yes, you are busy... but it is all good! You look so fit and beautiful... great picture! Retreats are always so refreshing! And on top of it all, you have new designs! Phew! Wonder Woman! One question--are you REALLY going to stitch those two BAPs??? Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

  4. Busy having fun, that's what I like to see. You looks so lovely and healthy, what a nice pic of you.
    Nice new ornies Elaine stitched and finished


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