Sunday, 4 September 2016

Secret Flower Bed

Just a short blog post before I return to school tomorrow and life becomes hectic again.

I thought I would show you my completed cross stitch project that I have been working on over the last week. This design is the Secret Flower Bed by The Trilogy. The original design was stitched in speciality threads but I stitched this version using good old DMC threads.

I have so enjoyed getting back into cross stitching again, it has been far too long. I have another small piece in mind that I would like to start on next and then I really should get back into stitching some of my UFO's (unfinished objects) of which I am embarrassed at how many I have! Just need to send for some more needles before I can start on anything else as my remaining two are not in a good state.

I am not quite sure how I am going to finish this project, I already have a huge box of stitched pieces that are awaiting framing or finishing. I am afraid that I dread the finishing process and am always scared I am going to ruin my stitched piece. I look at other stitcher's finishes and am in awe and just wish I was confident in this process.

One other thing I have been working on this week is designing a blog for a friend of mine who makes the most amazing creations out of paper/card. Here are just a couple of her projects.

If you are interested in paper crafting do go and have a look at her blog ( and welcome her to Blogland. There will be more posts coming soon on her blog. 

Well that is all for now, I have a busy week coming up, back to school and all that entails and DH and I celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary on Tuesday so I probably won't be back until I post my next Five On Friday. Have a great week everyone and see you soon.


  1. Your cross stitch is wonderful and I love your little needle book. xx

  2. Best wishes for your 36th. Enjoy the new term at School, the first day back should be good catching up with everyone again. x

  3. Love the pattern on the cross stitch. Best wishes for your 36th wedding anniversary:)

  4. I love your cute cross stitch, what are you going to do with it? I know what you mean about UFOs, it doesn't matter how many you have, you still can't help starting more!
    Happy anniversary, and send my good luck to your friend, hope her new blog goes well xx

  5. Have a wonderful anniversary. You are the same as me and my better half. 36 years is a major achievement. Your cross stitch is beautiful. Hope school goes well :) B

  6. Beautiful work by you and your friend! Happy Anniversary!!!! xx

  7. I'm so pleased to see your finished cross stitch piece--it is adorable, Jan! And how nice that you're enjoying stitching again :) I would be lost without it!! That is so nice of you to help out your friend with her blog--her creations are wonderful!

    Happy 36th to you and your husband--wishing you many more happy years together!