SAL#8 Save the Stitches

What an adventure filled past few weeks.  Our little holiday went very well although it started with a very comedic fall the day prior to departure and I was very sore and limping for a few days.    Sailing is so relaxing and fun, the food incredible and the MOTH & I walked everywhere taking the stairs to make sure we returned home the same size. We were very successful in this regard.
I have progressed a little further with my stitching and so close to a finish.  Only a few more posts and then it is complete.  Although there is an option all round border which can be added, however I think it will be best left off this project.   Plus I have already decided on my next project to complete in the WIP pile.
Please pop over to see the brilliant work from my fellow SALer’s.  They truly are inspiring.
Until next time.
Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose

SAL#7 Save the Stitches

‘Kia ora’ – hello!
Yes I am on holiday, cruising round New Zealand and getting into all manner of fun with the MOTH. Therefore I had to sneakily schedule my post as I do not have any connectivity (at an inexpensive rate anyway).  Not content with 4 colour blocks, I added the next black row.  Making up for lost stitching time in days gone by.
I will catch you in another 3 weeks and do pop over to see my fellow SAL’ers (not to be confused with Sailors

Catvh you in 3 weeks

Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose xx

SAL#5 Save the Stitches

Due to “life getting in the way of stitching” NIL progress on my project.  Last time.  And I missed posting about it! Mehta! That’s life!  Studio_20170917_131108

So I have made up for it.  😀 6 weeks later 😀 I am up to here


This last orange blick, was seriously stitch intense.


Now – Do pop over & visit the wonderfully talented crew in this SAL, & special welcome to Jackie our newest SAL member.   Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, ChristinaKathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Catherine, Mary Margaret, TimothyHeidi, Connie, Jackie

See you in 3 weeks

Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose



SAL#4 Save the Stitches

Amazing what you can achieve when time permits and you get stuck into a project.


Ta Dah ……


Please visit the incredibly talented crew of this SAL, I am sure you will not be disappointed.  Avis,Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze,  Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda,Catherine, Mary Margaret, Timothy, Heidi, Connie

I hope to see you again in 3 weeks on 17 September
Until next time Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose xx

SAL#3 Save the Stitches

I hope you are sitting down! Shock horror – Yes I have powered through a lot in the past 3 weeks.  I am really enjoying this project.  My time has been jiggled, reassessed, rationalised.  Looking closely at what I wanted to achieve and how much time was wasted with futile projects that have bogged me down.  Regaining focus and clarity was hard and a job on its own.  Sometimes you have to step to the side lines and figure out your life.  Now I believe mine is more balanced. Several hard decisions being made, I am not one for confrontation however the experiences of late have meant some serious decision making.  Any way enough of the boring stuff!

Hope you like my before and after shots.




Please visit the amazingly talented crew in this SAL, they will not disappoint.  See you in 3 weeks 😀 & welcome \aboard Heidi & Connie our 2 newest SAL members.

Happy Stitching Debbierose


SAL#2 Save the Stitches

Wow wee 21 days has flown past.  Where does the time go.  Some definite progress.  Feeling goid about this project.  Over half way now.  Please pop into see the stunning work completed by my fellow blogging buddies.

ClaireAvis, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Catherine,  Mary Margaret, Timothy

See you in 3 weeks xx Debbierose ❤

SAL#1 Save the Stitches

I am taking the plunge and using the SAL on a very big project.  Many of you may remember the freebie “blackwork” project I am doing in colour.   It is from the talented Liz Almond over at Black Journey.

Started several years ago, and occasionally surfacing to see day light.  This 3 week SAL project will ensure it does get finished – one day – yeah I am excited at that project.  I had a little dilemma when I ran out of the Perle 12 and could not source more.  Then finally I scored and found someone who had a few spools.  Phew!

Anyway here is my before and after.




Please visit the other amazing, support and talented group in the SAL, they have some incredible projects to show you.

ClaireAvis, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Catherine, Wendy, Mary Margaret, Timothy

See you in 3 weeks

Happy Stitching  Debbierose

Scrap Happy June

It’s Scrap Happy Day & my Birthday 😀 (which I will blog about later this week) so celebrating with my other scrap project.  Mini hexagons & diamonds.  A scrap project made with a friend’s scraps which were headed for the bin. 20170605_094836

I bundled it up and fi a little at my Pixie class.  Nice portable hand piecing ptoject.  Here they are against my ruler.  The mini ones are 1/2 inch, the diamonds 1 inch.  Then they are against my large hexes which is from charm squares and not scraps.  Managed to add 5 more Stars to the collection.


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 scrappy 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)

Susan: (in English only)

Cathy: (in English only)

Tracy: (in English only)

Jill: (in English only)

Claire: (in English only)

Jan: (in English only)

Karen: (in English only)

Moira: (in English only)

Sandra: (in English only)

Linda: (in English only)

See you again, same time next month!

Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose xx


O’ Christmas Tree #7 Happy Dance

Yes another 3 weeks has come and gone.  Happy Dance to the finishing line – yeah.  Things progressed slow and steady.  Its winter in the land of Oz and with that comes the cough & cold season, my sciatic which flared up is doing nicely at the moment.  I even managed a pair of heeled boots this week.  I am planning on another dress up soon so might get a picture of me all dressed up and girly.


Here is the “Before” and “After”.  Its amazing that using different devices to take your shot and lighting, the colours look so different.   Obviously if you crop on the pixels smudge some of the the shot.  I need to remember to take the picture closer.


Anyway do pop over to view the incredibly talented crew in this SAL.  You won’t be disappointment.  They are : AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanze, ChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLindaCatherineWendyMary MargaretTimothy

Now my next dilemma, which WIP to finish next.  Decisions decisions 😂

Happy Stitching  ❤  Debbierose xx