Saturday, 16 August 2014


I have not been bothering with this at all! I've been so busy this past year. Chris got a job and we booked our wedding for 22nd March 2015 so wedding plans are well under way! Only took us 8 years haha.

Anyway, I've been neglecting my stitching and don't have much to show to be honest but here is an update on Solstice and Equinox at present. I'm currently in kreinik heaven :)

I've stitched more than this now and will post another pic when I have a page finish.  I love my needle minders! I have a great selection courtesy of No More Lost Needles. Here is a selection of some that I have.

I have also came across some new Cross Stitch Designers such as Love Thy Thread, Tilton Crafts, Paine Free Crafts and Alessandra Adelaide Needlework.

Hope you are all well :) xx

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Solstice & Equinox Mini Update

I've decided to start showing mini updates as it can take me a long time to finish a page on a chart. I now have a whole dragon head! I'm at the halfway point of page 2 and I'm starting to see the second wing! It's a shame the sparklies don't show up aswell on camera. I'm really enjoying stitching this one so far. I'm thinking I'll stick with it until I've finished page 3 before I go back to QS Siberian Forest. I might aswell since I am on a roll =)

Thanks for looking!

Ali xx

Monday, 29 July 2013

Current WIP's

Realised I haven't shown my other two WIP's in a good while. I haven't made a lot of progress to be honest! QS Siberian Forest I've completed the first page. Soltice and Equinox I'm now working on the second page and will show another update soon. I'm stitching the sparklies with Kreinik Blending Filament 032 two over one as I like the effect it gives. It's surprisingly easy to work with when you have thread heaven to hand!

QS Siberian Forest

Solstice and Equinox

Sunday, 21 July 2013

SK Sunny Complete

I finally finished her! She was my first real experience of confetti stitching and I lost my way with her for some time. It took me a long time to find a way to stitch confetti heavy which was right for me *thank goodness for parking!*. I'm so glad I finally went back to her and that she didn't become a UFO.

She's too pretty and colourful to be put aside! I stiched her 1 over 1 on 25ct White Evenweave.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

I've been naughty!

I've completely ignored my blog for way too long! Can't believe it. I have an 'almost finish' which I think will be a great way to get this back in form. I'll make it my aim to post a lot more often and keep checking everyone else's work.I'll post my finish over the next couple of weeks!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Monday, 2 April 2012

Liebster Award

Big thank you to demeter83 and Sharine for the Liebster nominations! Didn't know what they were until I got nominated and it's a lovely gesture =). For those that don't have a clue what I'm talking about, here is some general information;

Some background: Liebster is a German word, meaning favourite, dearest or beloved and the Liebster is awarded by bloggers to other, newer bloggers, who have fewer than 200 followers, to spread the word and help the new(er)bies gain wider recognition. The award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting:

1. Choose five up-and-coming blogs (with fewer than 200 followers) to award the Liebster to.
2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award.
4. Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don't know about you.

So here are my five nominations.

Dizzytiggy as she is very new to blogging and has such a lovely personality.

The Crafty Pixie
as she is also new but has some genius ideas on cross stitch projects.

Aderye as she is a beautiful stitcher.

Astrid as she has stitched so much and she inspires me to stitch more.

Aussie Stitcher as she stitches a wide range of projects and they are all stunning.

My five random facts.

1. I'm obsessed with tea pots.

2. I'm obsessed with all things cupcake.

3. I'm allergic to the sun (hands blister due to photosensitivity!)

4. I'm a geek =)

5. I'm in love with all thing oriental <3