How Time Flies...

Can you believe how fast March has gone?? Seriously it doesn't seem two minutes since Christmas.  I've not had much stitching time during March thanks to my boys and their activities but whenever I could I have managed to put the odd stitch in.

The Great Escape
designed by Abi Gurden, The Stitch Specialists

Hurray one of my 15 challenge projects finished, it didn't take long once I sat and actually stitched properly.

Cedar Sampler
by Elizabeth Designs

Thank you to everyone who either left a comment or sent me an email with their suggestions of what colour I should use with my flower. The overwhelming majority voted that I should stick to white. 
      So here is how it stands today, I've used perle, satin, stranded, coton a broder and the centre has DMC Memory Thread couched around it. 

Stitches used are:
Stem, French Knots, Spider, Chain, Running and Couching.

A bookmark I made for Lisa for an exchange I took part in...

Finally here is the biggest reason  my stitching has been hit and miss. Our eldest son Peter did his grading at Sheffield Dragons for his brown belt in March...this is my baby boy looking all grown up with his new belt on....

I get a lovely big gap now until he grades for his brown/black :-)   Our youngest son Luke hasn't had his presentation after his dance exam yet (end of April) but his teacher did say he passed so he's thrilled.

There are more photos on Tony's website of my little boy doing his stuff last Friday night if anyone wants a nosy...Tony takes the photos for Sheffield Dragons so DS1's are the first photo and then on page 2.


  1. Dear Jo
    I love the way your purple flower is turning out. I also like the flowers in great escape. Congratulations to your sons on the new belt and on passing the dance exams

  2. GE and Cedar Sampler are really lovely! Your flower is turning out lovely and you did a great job on the bookmark!
    Congrats to your sons!

  3. Congrats on your finishes. Escape looks great with all those specialty stitches.

  4. Great Escape and Cedar Sampler looks really pretty! Congrats on the finishes.

  5. oooo well done on your finish :) love that purple flower and big congratulations to the boys in passing their exams too ... you must be really proud of them :) love mouse xxxxx

  6. Congrats on the finishes. They turned out really nice.


  7. Congrats on the finishes. They are very pretty. :)
    A big congrats to your son on achieving the new belt!

  8. wow....beautiful stitching! I love the fabric on Great Escape. Congrats on your finish.

    Love the beautiful flower.

  9. Congratulations on your finishes they are beautiful.


  10. TGE is looking awesome! That fabbie is gorgeous and gives such a dramatic effect to TGE. Congrats on the other finishes and to your son.

  11. Your Great Escape is looking wonderful, Jo, and grats to your sons. Sounds like they both did well in their activities. Good progress on your flower too. Shoot, everything looks good, lol.

  12. Lovely stitching. Congrats to your sons. I have given you the Liebster Blog Award. Details on my blog

  13. Your sampler is lovely Jo and the purple flower looks awesome. Congratulations to your sons. They are certainly boys to be proud of.


  14. Love all of your stitchy updates. The Great Escape looks fantastic! Congrats to your boys :-)


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