Little bit of this. .

Little bit of this & that, making some snow flake stitchery, plus a little cat from Plus a few baubles which I j6st created without a pattern.  I did some last year now ad-libbing my blackwork fillers.  Now to back them, for gifting at an upcoming function.


SAL Update – Box of Delights #2

Not much progress of late.  Much on,  distractions etc every stitch counts 😊

Every stitch counts

One piece st a time & some blocks are trickier than others.  Please pop in to see the SAL members work. We live all over the world so you may need to allow for time differences but we post local time, every third Sunday.

To  check out the progress of the talented women in this SAL.  Click on the following links to see what they’re all up to.  There’s Claire  Avis, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze,  Christina, SusanP, Kathy,  Margaret  Cindy & welcome to Helen

Next update on 18th December


Also meet my new friends, I’ve been hobbling for a week now, getting worse.  Dr thinks it might be a torn ligament or meniscus.  Will need x-rays, MRI etc will keep you posted.

Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose xxx

Brain Drain time

I’ve been stitching just the border of late.  Nothing too mentally stimulating, but more than my little brain can cope with at his point in time.  I know I  have a lot on plus working extra hours.  However when something I planned for ages didn’t eventuate, I felt let down.  Why is it so easy for others to let us down.  To me it’s as if they don’t care.  Which is disheartening.  Perhaps I need to care less.  That way I wont feel as I do.

Ok my emotional rant is over.  A little more border stitching only.  As my secret Christmas Stitching cannot be revealed just yet.


Until next time,

Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose xx

Tis the pre-season…

Tis the pre-season… to eat out too often.  With so many Christmas functions , Birthdays etc at this time of year.  The MOTH & I  have been dining ourselves in all manner of cuisines.  Here are just a few of the tasty morsels of late.

Spinach, pumpkin, quinoa salad with Persian Feta

Eye fillet, mash & vegetables

Salmon with asparagus cream sauce, parmesan rice & tomato bombs

Raw Pad Thai salad with prawns & black sesame

Chicken & Prawn dumplings with gorgeous lime & chilli sauce

Chinese five spice roast duck, cucumber & goji berry salad


Chocolate tart, with orange jelly, chocolate mouse.

Naturally my waist line is suffering, so its time to dance.  Ballroom style, I  dug out my aging dance shoes.  Back to beginners class, fortnightly due to other commitments.  Amazing how much I forgot & remembered after 10 years on side lines.  Knees are surviving just sore.

Ciao for now


Scrap Happy November

Not too much to show.  Using scraps I have bordered my little cross stitch.  The borders are 1/2 inch wide.  Then with left over ends 1 inch wide I created some binding.  Machined one side, then hsnd stitch under side.  Crazy or what!   Ok corners were tiny tiny demons.  Think I will add some embroidery to embellish.  Its going to be a needle book – eventually 😁  By the way what you seevis 2.5 inches square.  Yep, scraps do have a life.  Im still to add pages & join together.  Embroidery 1st, so you’ll have to wait a little.


Please visit the other talented ladies in this scrap SAL.   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):

Usually has a post 

Kate at

Gun at (in Swedish and English)

Titti at (in Swedish only)

Heléne at (in Swedish only)

Sometimes has a scrappy post:

Eva at (in Swedish only)

Sue at (in English only)

Nanette at (in English only)

Lynn at (in English only)

Norma at (in English only)

Lynda at: (in English only)

Birthe: (in Norwegian only)

Turid: (in English and Norwegian)

Cathy: (in English only)

Debbierose: (in English only)

Tracy: (in English only)

Jill: (in English only)

Claire: (in English only)

Susan : (in English only)

See you again, same time next month!

Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose xx


Summertime, those warm glowing days.  Moments relaxing, sipping a cool drink in the sweet breeze.  Scent of flowers wafting.  Colours abound.  The sweet pink blossom on a nearby tree catch my attention.  Pink its my favourite colour.   Here’s a blast from the past my girlie girl quilt. Lots of pink & chenille.   It’s used often, even as I type, warming my old rusty knees.  Hence the wrinkles.  I  stitched this about 10 years ago.  Using my  breast cancer fabric. As it was for myself, I never labeled it 😯


So ! What’s your favourite colour?   I look forward to learning y9ur preferences.

Until next time

Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose xx


SAL Update – Box of Delights #1

My new – old WIP.  It’s  been a little over year since this was started. From a freebie by Elizabeth Almond I chose a different colourway.  Cottage Garden Threads #”1002 Kangaroo Paw” (variegated).   I’m Still having trouble with colour, its actually a yellow background.


I am sure the other SAL members have been productive.  In order to find out, please don’t hesitate to click on the following links to see what they’re all up to.  There’s  Claire   Avis, Gun, Carole, Wendy, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, SusanP, Kathy,  Margaret & Cindy

Next update on 27th November.

Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose xxx


That’s how we roll . . .

I have previously mentioned my MOTH bakes a yummy loaf of bread. Well he handed the dough to me to create some knot rolls.  You see we “kneaded” to try something different  😂😂😂

Before baking

After turning the dough onto unfloured board (oops)  scraping if off and flouring the board.  The fun began.  As I wasn’t sure how big they would rise, I tried 2 sizes.  The first few knots are a bit rough looking, then improved.  A touch of milky glaze, a sprinkle of poppy seeds, some extra rising tine.  Voila – crusty light rye bread rolls.

The mighty have risen & baked

Now where is that butter. …..

See ya round, Cheers ❤ Debbierose