Monthly Archives: August 2013

the smell of new books!


i may or may not have ordered some new books from amazon. dont tell my family!.



some work related, some hobby related, and some self reliance related.

i love the feel and smell of new books!!.



lookie lookie….


today my cross stitch orders arrived…..


snowmen charts by Lizzie Kate


the 8 Santa’s Village charts released so far from Country Cottage Needleworks

P1090395 P1090396

and ‘Little House Neighbourhood’ from Little House Needleworks. this is the one i shall be working on, as much as i want to do Santa’s Village, i didnt buy the things to make it, so am going to be good and work on the one i did buy all the bits for.

I also thought i’d show you my painting in the room i’m in – hanging on wardrobe doors. i have it out to enjoy before it has to be put away in preparation for sending to NZ later in the year.



and finally, around the corner from where i was working in Marylebone i saw this blue plaque which i had to photograph!.






Wish me luck!!


I’ve been helping ‘little miss (8yrs) with a cross stitch project and have thoroughly enjoyed doing it – in fact i do more of it than her!!.

so, i’ve decided to get myself some cross stitch to work on!. i haven’t completed a project for about 20rs i reckon, certainly nothing in the UK. i’m in love with some Christmas stuff, so have brought the charts for that, but wont work on that.

this is what i’ve chosen to work on –


and heres a link to buy it.

it should be a nice easy project to take to jobs – shouldnt take up much space!. however!!!!!…..i must finish the other secret project first before starting in this. I’ve just seen a really cool idea for joining the layers that i think i’ll try – it might be tidier that whats currently going on!.