Welcome to my Place

Hi everyone,

I hope you will enjoy my place and my photos, I am looking forward to visits from friends, old and new.

Please respect the copyright on my photos. Thank you.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Celtic Noel



My latest piece of finished Cross stitch.

This beautiful lady has taken me some time to make, the chart, threads and beads were all sent to me by a lovely American friend, Angela, about 4 years ago. I finished all the cross stitch quite some time ago, then hit stitcher’s block, which lasted for quite some time! Finishing my daughters banner earlier this year gave me a boost and I am now working my way through all the half -finished pieces!


The stumbling block on this piece was the beads! As they are spaced out quite a lot, each bead needed to be attached securely, but they were well worth all the effort involved. All I need to do now is to get her framed in time for this Christmas!


I still have quite a number of UFOs (unfinished objects!!) in my cross stitch pile but it will be a while before I complete another piece as the other pieces are nowhere near being finished, hmmmm now which one shall I do next??



  1. Oh my goodness! This gorgeous lady is SO impressive!!! WOW! Truly worth all your effort! GORGEOUS!!!

  2. Thank you :) There will be more cross stitch as I finish more things :)

  3. Oh Wow Poppy lovely the Lady is wonderful you have defiantly woven some magic there. This has got to be the best I have ever seen. Well Done xSheilax

  4. It's not a very blokey thing, but there's a lusciousness about the colours in embroidery threads - I do try not to get caught casting a sideways glance at peoples needlework in between pints of beer.

  5. Thanks Sandy, that gave me a giggle!!!! Glad you like it Sheila :)

  6. Oh my! you did that! That's incredable or beautiful might even be a more appropriate word!
    This takes tallent & patience!

  7. Well, that is very beautiful Poppy, There must have been many hours of work gone into it, Now I wonder which of your two daughters is going to be lucky enough to inherit this wonderful family heirloom.

  8. Wow! You did a great job! That looks great! :-)

  9. Thank you everyone :) Arlene I only have one daughter, but my son has a kit lined up for me to stitch for him, strangely enough that one is a gorgeous lady too! It will be a long time until I get it done for him though!!