Friday, January 31, 2014


Hello dear friends , I have a WINNER and the name out of the hat is EVALINA congratulations if you could confirm your address please so I can post your chart next week.
Thank you every one who entered , I also have the February one to giveaway for February .
So watch this space I will be back very soon so if you did not win this time you could win the next one.
Have a wonderful day my friends .

Monday, January 20, 2014

Jungle Baby

I would be happy to send this chart to a new home. I stitched it as a gift for a first time mom of twins and am now hoping someone else will enjoy it.  It was such a fun stitch.  Don't know anyone that's expecting???  Each square would look great stitched separately as an ornie or just take off the bottom band for the name. I  am willing to ship anywhere!  Please leave a comment if you are interested.  If more than one stitcher is interested,  I'll do a random draw :)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

I'm behind showing you my wonderful RAK from Evalina ...

Here's the lovely RAK I received from Evalina before Christmas .. love the pattern and the threads!

Thanks so much Evalina!

Hugs, Michele

Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy Birthday Sarah Beth!

May all your dreams come true and all your wishes be granted. Happy birthday dear Sarah Beth!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Happy belated birthday!

I just noticed that we had already three four birthdays this year. Happy belated birthday to Anne, MicheleLesleyanne and Sue!

Saturday, January 11, 2014


Hi every one  Happy New Year  , lets start off the New Year with another Giveaway , I know the last few months we have all been so busy with  family life and Christmas there is always so much to do at this time of the year.
And I also agree that the cost of postage is so much money now, but if we keep the giveaways small  I am sure we can still have fun.
So here is just the chart of Mill Hill " Welcome Home " this is the Calender series January .
So if you would like to stitch this design I think we could start a rolling chart so when you have stitched it put it back on the this site for someone else to stitch , but because we are all so busy there is no time limit, I will enclose a card and we can write down our name when we have stitched it but like I say no rush , just enjoy stitching it when you can.
There is a little bead work but you can leave them out and just stitch , so you will only get the chart and I will send you also one of my Butterfly ribbon holders with ribbon .
You have to be a member of this site and just leave a comment , I will leave it open until the end of the month then I will let you know the winner.

Giveaway for Members of this Blog- Edited

 Sorry: I wasn't very clear, so have added some bits for clarity.

Phew...well, thank goodness that is cleared up!  Thank you Evalina for taking over management of the blog and thank you Mouse for offering as well: two heads are better than one so it is nice to know someone else is prepared to help should the need arise.

Caroline, please look after yourself and for everyone suffering at the moment with health issues, you are in my prayers.

I recently had a giveaway on my blog and sent it this week...OMgoodness, the postage costs!  It cost almost as much as the items in the parcel!
And I know how much more it is for our friends in the USA...a country we normally associate low costs with has actually managed to get something more expensive than Ireland...are rare feat!  Such a shame for businesses though who rely on international trade..but I digress.

I am still not working as I still have lots of hospital appointments and yet I really wanted to offer an RAK.  What to do?  I was talking to my craft group about it last night and they come up with what I hope is a great suggestion!

I am quite new to designing charts and really do it for fun and therapy but I have a few now with more in the pipeline.  So for members of this blog (and you have to be a member) I would like to RAK gift you any single chart of your choice.  You can see them all along the top bar of my blog.
Simply leave a comment saying which chart you would like (if any: I won't be offended if you don't want one lol) and an email address and I will send you a pdf version!  

THIS IS NOT A DRAW: YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR FAVOURITE CHART.  ;-) of each member who wants one so please leave contact details, an email address pref. and the title of the chart you would like.  If you go along the top bar of my blog you will see the different categories and the charts I have available to date.  Please leave your information on this post only, not my blog! This is only open to members of our RAK community xx

Oh, and don't forget to check out the previous post by Evalina who is also offering a giveaway!

So that is my contribution for now: Have a very Happy New Year and if you are in an area affected by snow/sun or floods, please keep safe!

Gaynor (Stitchers Anon)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

New host and a giveaway

Happy New Year everyone!

I will be your new host for this blog. If there are any questions you have regarding anything please send me an email. I am looking forward to getting to know each and everyone of you. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. I hope we can do many fun things together.

I want to give a big "Thank You" to Carolyn  for keeping this blog and allowing me the opportunity to continue. If there are any questions that I can't answer she has graciously offered her service if needed. I hope I can fill her shoes.

I would like to start off with a surprise giveaway. To be eligible for the draw you must be a member of this blog. Click here (or the upper tab) for more info about joining. There will be some stash and some chocolates and maybe even some stitched by me item... Interested? Leave a comment and a good luck! The draw will be on Saturday, February 1st.

So long my friends,
this and that...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Happy New Year! Is anyone interested in this Blog?

Hello to all of you,

I hope everyone's New Year is going well. For the last few weeks I have been rolling this over and over in my head regarding this blog. I had every intention of doing a great job and being there for everyone. Last year my family and I were busy with moving into a new house. We are settled in but still things aren't quite there. I think moving takes more then one year to get everything in order. We have more stuff then I ever realized. Anyway on with what I'm really here for.

Last year some time I developed a health issue. Well now it seems I have two. I won't go into them as I'm sure you all have your own things going on. One of the health issues will include surgery and I'm not sure when as of yet. I will be seeing a surgeon on the 16th. I am hoping this issue can help clear up the other issue. I am really hoping and praying.

So with that in mind. I don't think I should be counted on as far as this blog goes. I think someone needs to be here for questions and keeping the blog, stitchers addresses and everything else current. It isn't like you have to be right on top of it.

I personally don't know what to do at this point. If anyone has suggestions please, please, let me know. So I want to step down and need someone to step into my place. It would be a big help to me at this point. I want to get my health back to normal so I can get on with it.

Hugs, Carolyn

Monday, January 6, 2014


Just wanted to check, are we keeping this blog going over 2014??