A trio of counted thread bookmarks

I’ve been on a bit of a counted thread spree recently. I love counted thread, and I haven’t done any for a while, but I decided to add some stitches into my last biscornu, and that gave me the inspiration to try doing some more.

Victoria Sampler has a wonderful collection of free patterns. I often turn to them when I want something small but beautiful to stitch, and I was really delighted with this ‘Friends Count‘ bookmark. In the end, I stitched three of them – each slightly different (although there I did make one ‘deliberate’ mistake!).



Tooth Fairy Pillow finished!

Firstly, if you’ve arrived here looking for the Happy Spring 2014 Blog Hop, just click the link and you will find my post. However, this post is all about the Tooth Fairy Pillow I have been making for my granddaughter.

I first wrote about it here, and I’ve been beavering away at it ever since (although I did take a short break to make my give-away biscornu for the blog hop!). I love the look of even-weave, and I also love the feel of it when I’m working, but I think old age must be catching up with me, because I can only manage now in very good light.


Spring is in the air

Welcome to ‘Stitches ‘N’ Dreams’! Thank you for hopping here from Handmade by Hannah, and I hope you enjoy my post, as well as all the others in this ‘Happy Spring 2014 Blog Hop. If you just arrived here and didn’t know about the blog hop, you can start at the beginning on ‘Pretty Little Things in a Box’. The blog hop is due to start on 19 April.

I love the spring! I am not a winter person, and as soon as Christmas is over I am looking for the first snowdrops poking their heads through the soil, and the first spring lambs in the fields. I love the spring bulbs with their vibrant colours, and I always get excited when I see the first baby leaves popping out.