I don't have fireflies in my garden - which is a shame... only cats, bees, a dog and the odd dragonfly!! So please settle down with a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Stitching Update....

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books
~Walt Whitman ~

Hi there!  How about a bit of a stitching update?  It surely must be past time that I showed you what I have been stitching over the last couple of weeks.

Now when I last posted I had just started my Lizzie Kate "Jingles" SAL - but more on that in my next post....

This month I have also been stitching on my April design for the Halloween Ornie SAL 2014 blog.  The April theme was Owls and I chose to stitch a rather cute Diane Arthurs design.  Surprisingly this month I have actually managed to get my Owl stitched and posted before the end of the month!!

Say hello to "Owliver and Punky"!

"Owliver & Punky" - designed by Diane Arthurs
Stitched April 2014
This design was published in the Just Cross Stitch Halloween 2013 Special Edition magazine.  I stitched this lovely design on plastic canvas which I will back with some felt at some stage before turning it into a hanging ornament.

Next month's theme is "Monsters" - but I am yet to find a design that I like.... so let the hunt begin!

Hallowe'en Ornie SAL
2014 Themes
May -Monsters
June -any freebie chart
July -Pumpkins
August -Ghosts
September -Black cats
October - Trick or Treaters
November -Bugs, insects or spiders
December -Free choice


So that was Halloween.... now onto the MS Lovers Blog SAL's.

Remember I said at the beginning of the year that I had signed up for three MS SAL's this year.... well finally four months into the year I have managed to start stitching my first one!

SAL #5 - Spring Bouquet
started 26/4/14
The fabric that I am using to stitch "Spring Bouquet" is a 14ct white Aida with pink spots that Heather sent me for the MS Christmas Exchange.  Now that I have started stitching on this lovely design I think it is going to be hard to stop... except that I will very soon be hitting the white on kitty.... not looking forward to that!!

Before I leave you, let me show you the secret stitching that I mentioned last month in my TUSAL report. For those of you that follow Nia's blog you will know that little Lourenço was born on 7 March 2014.  I decided to stitch a little piece of Australia to send to Nia and her little man.  But as always happens with me, time went by and I didn't get it sent off before he was born. But maybe I should say I planned it that way so that I could add his birth date to the final stitching.

I stitched part of a birth sampler design from Carrol Nielsen.  I love Carrol's designs especially her Koala's.

This was my first flat fold finish....  The fabric that I used was another one from Stitches and Spice.

I also sent some little Aussie friends for Lourenço - just a little piece of Australia for a little Portuguese baby!

My next couple of posts will be my TUSAL post and an update on "Jingles".  See you then!

Til then, happy stitching
Stitching Noni xx


  1. Lots of fab stitching. What a lovely gift to send to Nia and little Lourenço.

  2. Great stitches and sweet baby gifts!

  3. You owl, is so cute!!
    Real Halloween!!
    I like it!

    You new start looks great altready!!
    You really ar eon a roll with your neeldes!!

    I just commented about the beautifull gift you maie for Lourenco in teh mail ( finally) I saw it, and it looks so great!!
    Really beautifull, and Nia likes it.. isn;t that then the most awesome things...

    Happy Stitching

  4. I love owls, so owl is the best :-) I will stitch Spring bouquet for my friend´s birthday. And you sent nice presents to litte baby boy

  5. Aww your owl is so cute...I love it so much...
    So sweet..really cutie ❤️
    And the gifts is too cute..
    Big hugs x

  6. The owl is awesome!Love the baby pressies:)

  7. I've stitched Owliver & Punky!!! They are so cute, aren't they?? I love the colours, so striking!

  8. Congrats on the finish, Noni!! The owls are really very cute!!:)
    And your gifts for Lorenco are so lovely and sweet!!

  9. your owl is the cutest sweetie :)
    I love him. and what a good idea to stitch him on plastic canvas for an ornament with felt...can't wait to see it =)
    very beautiful !!!
    just as your piece for Lourenço, this is so sweet !!!! The colours, the stitching and all the Australian gifts, really lovely and perfect :D
    this little man is a very lucky one ;)
    happy stitching my sweet friend, can't wait to see which monster you chose....
    big big hugs

  10. Ohhh we all love your gifts :D not only Lourenço but his parents too =) Rui almost kept the koala for himself :p lol it's safe on our baby boy's room hehehe right next to your stitched flat fold :) I will send you a picture soon :D
    And when my little boy grows a little more, I will send you more pics of him wearing your other gifts :D
    Once again sweetie, thank you for everything :))))))))


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