Birth Sampler #7 Stitching completed Happy Dance

I hope my neighbours heard/felt my happy dance with the completion of this project.  Its been a long time in the making.  My friends Bubba is now 5.5kg, smiling and both Mum & Bub recovering well after a rough greeting into the world.   Now I need to  get the machine out and finish this wall hanging!  I am giving myself an achievable deadline – 3 weeks and the next post in this SAL.


Now onto my original stitchery, Save the Stitches.  When I can locate where I filed it amongst the WIPS etc it will turn up.  In the meant time I have chosen another project.


Please hop over to my fellow bloggers you you will be delighted with their colourful talented efforts.

Happy Stitching Xx Debbierose







Birth Sampler #6

Well there is a plus side to adding the wrong date in my scheduled post.  Had it as 29th not 19th.  Then as we have an updated list my dating error identified.

I have made a lot of progress and my sampler is almost complete.  Fingers crossed for a happy dance in 3 weeks.dreams aug 19

Feeling pleased – and I know if you hop over to my fellow bloggers you you will be delighted with their colourful talented efforts.

Happy Stitching Xx Debbierose


SAL#5 Birth Sampler

I am struggling to complete this project.  My motivation lacking in so many ways.  I the home front the kitchen is slowly progressing, and I have an oven yeah!   Still need to paint and do the floors.  A few more stars and back stitch these past weeks.  Slow and steady, on this tiny project.


Please pop over to the see the inspiring works of art by my fellow SALers.  Thelinks are below.

AvisClaire,  GunCaroleLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanze,   Christina,

KathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLindaMary Margaret,

HeidiJackieSunnyHayleyTonyMeganTimothyCatherine, Deborah

Happy Stitching xx Debbierose



SAL #4 Birth Sampler

A few more stitches on my SAL, time has flown – and the baby has arrived a few weeks early.   I really need to get stitching and complete this project.

Do pop over and view the wonderful work of my fellow SAL’ers, far more productive than I, but then every stitch counts.


AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnKateJessSue,  ConstanzeChristina,  KathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLindaMary Margaret,  Heidi, JackieSunnyHayleyTonyMeganTimothyCatherine

Happy Stitching Xx Debbierose

SAL#3 Birth Record (growing) & SAL#15 Save the Stitches (no progress)

As the end of the financial year looms I have been toiling away on one item only.  Mainly as the baby is due soon – therefore my number one priority in the crafting arena.

I am enjoying this little cross stitch especially as the back stitch makes it come to life.


Do pop over (links below) and see the other extremely talented craft bloggers in this group, I know you will love their work and perhaps find inspiration of your own,

Happy Stitching  ♥ Debbierose Xx


Hi Everyone.

Unfortunately no progress on my SAL as I had a little segue for a birthday Biscornu.  I decided to put a line backing on this one for a change and it was awkward to stitch.

Do pop over to the other wonderful members in our group, they always have such wonderful progress.  See you all in 3 weeks.




Happy Stitching  Debbierose

Calling all craft minded Toastmasters.

I am curious?  Are there any of my fellow craft bloggers or your family/friends who are members of Toastmasters?

Toastmasters, for those not familiar is a public speaking club and not about cooking your bread to perfection and slathering it with butter.  (Insert yummy buttery toasty smile topped with Jam – here).

We also have on-line clubs for those who have difficulty getting out and wish to make that vital connection around the globe.  I am a member of 2 online clubs and one land based or as we refer to it Bricks and Mortar club.   If you are interested in checking out an online Toastmasters club and seeking what I consider the most inexpensive form of education.    We meet weekly in the “cloud”  traversing the globe from varied locations.

The theme for our next meeting  – Who I remember most… I dare you to be original. Think outside your family circle and share with us.
On the day, meet us in the cloud at this address:
Check for the correct time where you are:

I hope to see you online, for a fun filled meeting.


Debbierose – Ablaze Toastmasters

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Sadly no progress at all for either of my SAL’s – many reasons.  The main on pre-occupied with a kitchen renovation, which will take a few more weeks.  However the bulk of heavy work completed by my brother with the MOTH’s assistance.  However you will be delighted with the progress by the other highly industrious members of the SAL.  The boys have nearly gutted the kitchen, ripped up the old lino, and the floor boards should polish up nicely.   Bench top sin and plaster dust everywhere.   Still need to have electrician, plasterer and painting completed.  Plus a new window.  Perhaps 4 more weeks of chaos but main section is moving along well.   Flat packs taken over the lounge, passage etc are almost all in their new homes.

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Fingers crossed the next 3 weeks are more productive.

Happy Sttiching – Debbierose xx

QAYG 56/100

My QAYG has resurfaced.  Enjoying this between SALs.  Previously had 36 fully completed with sashiko flowers.  Plus 20 ready for sashiko flower.

Now, over half way completed 56 fully completed.  On a mission to finish my QAYG.  As have 4 of each colour.  Plan to use 75 for a runner & 25 as a bag.  Photo has several folded in half to mimic layout.



Ciao for now & Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose

SAL #14 Save the Stitches & SAL#2 Birth Record

Greeting everyone!  I do hope you are well and keeping busy.  Incredible how much you can achieve when a baby is due – not mine just to reiterate.  A dear friend in one of my stitching groups is having her first baby.  As a result the bulk of my stitching is on a birth record, and a little on my original SAL after frogging!

20180415_222042.jpgWoo hoo lots of birth record progress to show.


The other members of this SAL are far more productive than I and I do hope you can hop over and view their impressive works.  I feel very privileged to be part of this SAL Group.

See you in 3 weeks – Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose Xx