Tuesday, 13 January 2015


Happy new year to all my followers! I hope the year ahead brings everyone happiness, good health, love, peace and of course lots of stitching time.
As usual it's been a few months since I last posted. I have good intentions of being a bit more regular with my posting but it usually comes down to the fact of lack of time for me at the moment. It doesn't mean I haven't been stitching though. Maybe 2015 will be a better year for me with my posting.
Today is a rainy day here in Melbourne, my baby girl is asleep and my toddler keeping busy so I have a chance to actually post photos of my progress.
This is where I am up to on my current baby sampler. I am happy to say I have finished all the cross stitches, I am now just up to working on the backstitching as you can see and then I will be up to the birth details.

I am still in love with this pattern, and I am very happy with it. I was aiming to finish it before my daughter's first birthday in December but unfortunately that didn't happen. A few things happened in my family and it's also been a busy last few months so I didn't get as much stitching done as I would have liked. But at least now I can see an end in sight which makes it more exciting to knowing I can have another start very soon. A new start is always fun!
I also have two other stitching gadgets to show you that my good friend Gayle gave me a few months ago. She bought me a needle minder which I have never had before. Now I don't know how I lived without it of course haha.

She said she had to buy it for me after she saw the print. Hence my blog name, haha! Every now and then  I do find myself putting the needle in my mouth when changing threads and have to slap my hand to remind myself to use my needle minder. Haha.
She also very generously bought me this gorgeous scissor fob which I love and is very me. Lots of sparkle and cupcakes. She knows me well. I have 3 fobs now, these two stay on my scissors generally but I can start to swap them around with different projects.

Anyway that's all I have to share today. I will definitely post when I finish my baby sampler.

Happy Stitching xx


  1. Happy New Year Belinda!
    Love the gifted needle minder :)
    Great progress on your stitching, it's a sweet project.
    Looking forward to read you again

  2. The baby sampler is pretty. The needle mimder a great idea. Scissor fobs are awesome.

  3. I always enjoy reading your posts, Belinda, and can only imagine how difficult it must be to find time to stitch and blog when you have two busy little girls underfoot :) Your newest baby sampler is darling and I love the gifts you received from Gayle--how perfect for you!

    Wishing you a new year filled with love and laughter, good health and happiness!

  4. I love the look of the baby sampler! The needle minder and scissor fob are lovely too :)

  5. I love the design, Belinda. It's so adorable! And the needle-minder is perfect!

  6. The baby design is cute as can be!