Brrr!

A funny thing happened on Sunday. We had spent the day feeling a little jealous of all of the pictures friends in the UK sent/posted of the snowfall there. Then, late in the evening we looked out of the window and saw this: Although there is usually plenty of snow on Mount Etna during the … More Brrr!

Weekend WIP Roundup

Goodness me, it has been a while since I’ve been here. I really didn’t mean to be gone for quite so long. Despite the blog silence, there has been much happening here on the creative front. A recent commission has enabled me to develop my ribbon monograms idea.  The brief was for the two monograms … More Weekend WIP Roundup

Catalonian Colour

As mentioned before, Mr Stitches and I made a brief visit to Barcelona last month.  I always feel nervous about visiting somewhere of which I have heard nothing but glowing praise.  Will it really be as good as everyone says it is? I am pleased to say Barcelona far exceeded our expectations….and a little more. … More Catalonian Colour

A Woman of Letters

A couple of weeks ago, before the relocation mayhem started, we took a trip to Spain.  Mr Stitches’ parents recently moved there after retiring and we thought we would pay them a visit. We flew to Barcelona and stopped there for a couple of days.  So much inspired me creatively there that I think I … More A Woman of Letters

The Gift of Giving

I remember when I used to have a measure of embarrassment about telling people that I liked to embroider, sew and craft.  The response I frequently received from many was a firm declaration of not knowing one end of a needle from another and no intention of ever finding out. Embroidery, knitting, crochet et al … More The Gift of Giving

Weekend WIP Roundup

This new project is proving to be quite a challenge. I mean this in a good way! For some time I have wanted to try something that took me out of my stitching comfort zone. I think I can safely say “mission accomplished” to that part anyway! Faces and hands! I knew they would be … More Weekend WIP Roundup