Yesterday,  I attended my 2nd post-surgery appointment and after much prodding and probing, the result is that I’m grounded 😦  Another week off work, and part-time work to the end of the month! Good part? The ‘bionic’ eye is healing very well and I get more time for stitching, even if only for a short stretch at a time 😆

I have a few finishes to share with you.

Finish No. 1 for 2011: A gift for Gaby, with whom I have a birthday exchange. Gaby said she loved the design and wanted to stitch it some day. I framed it in a rustic green purchased frame and really like how it turned out. Gaby has let me know she received it a couple of days before the big day and her son took hold of the parcel and refused to let her open it until the big day. Hope  you like it, Gaby!

Dutch Strawberries, The Goode Huswife
Dutch Strawberries – close up

Design: Dutch Strawberries The Goode Huswife
Fabric: 32 count Vintage Country Mocha
Threads: DMC


Finish No. 2: Hornbook Sampler, as displayed in my previous post.


Finish No. 3: Miss Mary Mack, La D Da – This is actually a WIP I started sometime last year.

Miss Mary Mack, La D Da

Miss Mary Mack - close up

Design: Miss Mary Mack, La D Da

Fabric: 35 count Northern Cross Tea linen (colour not showing well in picture)
Threads: HDF 5300 Basic Black premium (1 over 2)


You didn’t believe me when I told you I’d found my turbo needles, did you? 😆


Off to start my next project.

Happy Stitching 😉





Certified X-stitch addict and lover of tea, fabrics and beads. I work in the vocational education and training sector and in my spare time potter around in the garden growing roses. I'm mum to two adult children of whom I'm very proud.

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5 comments on “Grounded!
  1. Dawn in AZ says:

    Congratulations on the finishes!

  2. natasha says:

    I love that Miss Mary Mack…. And I am sure your friend will enjoy her gift, it’s pretty.

  3. Harmien says:

    Oooh, poor you! I’m all for extra stitching time, but not for medical reasons… Hope your recovery goes smoothly from here on in!! LOVE your gift for Gaby!

  4. Gaby Mayer says:

    Dear Pokua,

    just want to send a large thank you to you….will mail you tomorrow, have a bad head ache since two days….BUT I love all your gifts, the strawberries are simply gorgeous, I can´t remember the designer but I love them;-)))) Love everything strawberrish;-)) And oh the little cow is toooo cute…just come over to my blog tomorrow…hope to get some nicer pics than today…weather is foggy and there is no sun;-(((

    Would love to hug you…..

  5. Myra says:

    Those surely were turbo needles! I am sorry to hear you are still grounded – enjoy the time off work. Gorgeous finishes.

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2012 Stitching Plans

1. WIPs - finish 4:
- DT Sampler Game Board
- Workbasket's Trellis (done)
- DT Morning Glory
- LK ABC Lessons

2. New Stitching Projects
Plymouth Sampler - TSC (started)
Wonderful Village 1 - MaggiCo (done)
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Pear Orchard Farm - CHS (done)
Mermaid's Song - CHS
Dutch Strawberries - TGH
Birds in the Bower - TGH
Persian Proverb - MB
Peaceful Garden - MB
Sampler 1663 - PoC

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