Kissing Fish #5

Happy Dance Time

WOO HOOO…….My bright, lively Kissing Fish are complete. Well the Stitching anyway. I’m thinking Cushion. Watch this space…..

Free pattern courtesy Purple Peppermint

Uhtil next time

Hapoy Stitching 💛💚💙💜 Debbierose

Ballerina Beauty

This beautiful Ballerina pencil sketch cross stitch was completed awhile ago and added to my stash of cross stitch surprises. Waiting for the birth of a friends bubba to add the name and finish off. Both Mother and Bub are doing well and once these pesky visiting restrictions are lifted, with lockdown rules. I will meet this gorgeous babe and deliver this ittle gift in person.

18 count cream aida, 10 different DMC grey’s The pattern has been “filed” in a safe spot. Unfortunately I cannot state brand.

Happy Stitching 💗 Debbierose

I’m Back Baby & African Daisies #2

OMG! since I added my post on the 15th I have been locked out of my blog. Which has been most annoying, frustrating a and now means I have to play catch up with all the lovely scrap happy posts.

In the mean time I have started to stitch my daisies together and hopefully they will end up looking like an Owl. I do need to make the eyes. Fortunately the beige I purchased to complete the final round of each daisy should be ample to hook up a few eye sockets.

What a Hoot!! LOL Happy Stitching Debbierose

Scrap Happy ~ September

WOW another month has rolled by. That means it’s Scrap Happy Time.

When is a scrap, appear to not be a scrap. When it’s a slightly larger leftover, from a bag I made sometime ago. Bag lining left over in fact. I originally had a full metre, then snippped a bit for my lining, which I miss calculated, cut incorrectly, had a little tantrum and ended up with a larger scrap.

A left over large enough to make a bright squishy dinosaur. Adding scrap felt from a project decades ago. My felt scrap bucket also overflows from the days of felt applique Christmas ornaments.

Free partern courtesy of Wollypetals.

What us ScrapHappy. A group open to anyone using up scraps of anything – no new materials. It can be a quilt block, pincushion, bag or hat, socks or a sculpture. Anything made of genuine scraps is eligible. If your scrap collection is out of control and you’d like to turn them into something beautiful or useful instead of leaving them to collect dust in the cupboard, why not join us on the 15th of each month? To join email Kate ir Gun, our cheerful scrap group admins.

This month we welcome our newest memberJules to our group. Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at).

Kate (me!)Gun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
KerryClaireJeanJon, DawnJule,
Gwen, Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue L,
Vera, NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Bear,
Carol, Preeti, Edith 

Until next time

Happy Stitching 💚💚 Debbierose

Kissing Fish #3

Pucker up, it’s time to start locking lips. LOL. I am enjoying this colourful project. Even if I had a little frog session. Sidetracked watching DR. Death on STAN. Next thing I knew RIP-IT time. Here are the before and current.


Happy Stitching 💖 and Fathers day to the MOTHs in your lives

xx Debbierose


This weekend I have chipped away at some projects on my “Frivolous To Do List”. Craft related and quality time with my glue gun projects.

Early this year I made pedal pads. There ok, just decided to streamline. Custom cut some rubber non slip and glued to base. It works a lot better, so I am chuffed. So happy I also added dome to 2 of my 3 overlockers. I don’t have an overlocker fetish, I inherited 2 overlockers.

MILs 4 thread overlocker. This weekends project. Currently cleaning, rethread, tension etc. Will be gifted to a local charity who’s overlocker has died. So it will be well used and loved.

Next item on my frivolous list (lol). A project on my, I want one and do I really need it list. An item I spied on YouTube. The Lori Holt Portable Design Board, free tutorial. And decided I needed some x 5. Using leftover core board from Save the Stitches (To be laced, soon). Some wadding offcuts and precut 2.5 binding inch strips. Not a hard project, a little fiddly, yet will be very handy for preparing blocks for craft weekends.

Bonus project using left over tile offcuts, some wadding glued to base so they don’t scuff the table. The larger one to sit my hot glue gun which is missing it’s stand, a small portable iron or iron on my side table and protect it from the heat. The smaller tile for when I use my curling wand. I told you I was fulfilling my frivolous list.

What frivilous projects have you indulged in?

Until next time Happy Stitching 💚💙💜 Debbierose

1 Row Only V3.0

Wow, frosting cupcakes is hard LOL. Time consuming as I scatter my variegated thread, Bradley Balloons, overdyed by Threadworx. Adding features to the gingerbread men. Topping of the cupcakes a cheery on top with glitter Thread. Needs an iron, then to have a get together to piece and finish off this gift.

🍪🍩🥮 Debbierose

Ciao for now 🍪🍰🥧 Debbierose

Kissing Fish #2

My goodness. I wrote this post under the influenceof analgesia redently. Then forgot to post it. So here goes. Better late than never.

This project I first posted about in March 2021. Yes a new project commenced this year. Not too much of a blast from the past. Next on my must finish list. Yes I am on a mission.

Happily tackling little projects as I recover from my fall. After seeing the Dr for another follow up visit. I was told another week off work due to the soft tissue damage around my rib cage and then I cried. Doc said it could be over a month until I am back to my old self. Self Pity and tears set in. Which a chocolate indulgence and cuddle from the MOTH soon fixed.

My Darling MOTH dutifully went to the shops for milk, bread and something gooey. He did chose wisely. I cannot remember when I last had a candy bar and the old Mars Bar, a chewy caramel chocolate treat did wonders for this lost soul. On the bright side the Head CT I had also came back all clear – no damage there, thank heavens.

Ok, that’s enough sweet talk, wallowing and whinging. Here are the before and afters of my Bradley Balloon Kissing Fish. The fish is the size of the palm of my hand. Light to hold

Until next time ~ Happy Stitching 💕 Debbierose