Sunday, 24 October 2010

Stitching and a giveaway

Hello all I hope you are enjoying the sunshine we have here in the UK. It's still freezing here so I certainly haven't been out lol!!!!

I have another finish here for you Lizzie * Kate February. I love these patterns and am going to do all 12 but the rest will have to wait until after Christmas now.

I have a small giveaway. I found these kits in my stash and was wondering if anyone would like them. They are all brand new but none are my style at all. I do not wish anything for them I just don't want to throw them away. The only thing is, I can only post in the UK.

Happy Stitching

Linen and Floss xxxx

Saturday, 16 October 2010

January L * K

Well life has been manic here and I lost my stitchy bug so I really had nothing to post sorry. I will be blogging at least once a week from now on and have quite a lot to show you.

As I have said before I am not a great 'finisher' but I am really pleased with this finish. The fabric the pinkeep is lying on is what I used for the back - it's actually my sons old jasper conran pyjamas that I loved the pattern of lol.

I will be going around blogs today catching up with you all. Have a lovely Sunday

Linen and Floss x

Wednesday, 8 September 2010


Hi there guys sorry I haven't been a round for months. The computer died and I had no funds to replace it until recently so have had no internet access :-(.

But because of that I have had many stitching finishes. Please come back in a few days and I have will have new posts up with pictures x

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

June Goals

Are we really in June? Where has the last 6 months gone? I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and your enjoying better weather than we are as we have rain :-(.

I have decided to start setting myself some goals so here is this months

1 - June Biscornu

2 - June Xmas ornament

3 - Tooth fairy design for my son

4 - A needle roll finish

5 - A floss tag finish

6 - Sylvias SAL

7 - My other car is a broom L*K design

8 - French angel

It seems alot but as you know I only stitch small designs so it shouldn't take me long (hopefully). I am also hoping to start a slightly larger design it's a pastel sampler from Crossstitcher magazine in the UK. It's not very big but I am hoping it will help me with some different stitches.

I am spending the afternoon sorting out my threads getting them in order. If by the end of the month I have completed my goals I am going to have a small giveaway. I have some charts that I have used / won't stitch and some other bits.

Take care and I will be back soon.

Linen and floss x

Monday, 24 May 2010

Two finishes

Gosh it's hot here at the moment. I love sitting in the evening with the doors open and the breeze coming in. The only thing I don't like is the spiders EEEEKKKK!!!!

I finished these two Lizzie Kate designs this weekend for the teachers at the end of term. They were such a easy and delightful stitch. I used my own colour combo by just going through the scrap drawer.

I just need to finish them into pinkeeps now. I am not very good at finishing so I am going to practise on some other finished pieces first.

Thanks for looking and take care.

Linen and Floss xx

Tuesday, 18 May 2010


Hello if your in the UK I hope you are enjoying the glorious weather!!! I have been busy out in the garden, this is our first year growing veg and they are really coming along.

I have been stitching up a storm recently I just need to kick my butt in to gear and do some 'finishing'.

One of my recent finishes is this biscornu. It is a freebie but I am not sure where from sorry. I used a variegated thread and a scrap of aida.

The photos don't show it but the aida is a very pale lilac.

One day I would like to have a basket of biscornu as I love them. I have a million projects on the go at the moment and am trying to work on some kind of rotation I will see how that works lol.

Until next time take care

Linen and Floss x

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Hello anyone still read this?

Gosh it has been so long. I am so sorry the computer has had an 'illness' so we have been without the net for a while. It's not very good to start a blog and then disappear is it - sorry.

Well while I have been without the net I have had loads of time to stitchso I have many things to show you over the next few days. This first one is a stitchery. A friend was moving into her own home and was having a cupcake kitchen so I stitched on a tea towel for her. She was over the moon.

The chart is from

This was a very simple stitch and the finished result was great. i will certainly be doing some more.

I am now going to have a look at all of your blogs to seee what I have missed as I have not been around for so long.

Linen and Floss x

Friday, 9 April 2010

Christmas ornament

Hello all I hope you had a good Easter and if your in the UK enjoying this glorious weather.

We had a lovely weekend with family visiting. The boys had too many eggs as usual lol and we are now enjoying the holidays.

I am hoping this year to have a few cross stitch ornaments on the tree. I say this every year but by the time I see every ones on their blogs it's too late!! So this year I have started early. I have a few designs already stitched up but this is the only one I have finished so far. I stitched it sometime in February and did the finishing last week. I am awful at finishing and have a huge pile of items to be finished. So please excuse the shabby edges of this. I used some felt ribbon for the trim. If you live in the UK please can I ask where you get your trim from? This is a Lizzie*Kate design and I love the whole set. Hopefully I will get the lot completed one day lol.

Thank you so much for commenting and visiting my blog I really appreciate it. It puts a smile on my face to see a comment.
Have a wonderful weekend
Linen and Floss x

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

A small finish

He is a small finish I managed over the weekend . It's a freebie by It is stitched on 28 ct evenweave with a pale blue anchor thread I found. Sampler - Maryse
Started - 28/03/10
Finished - 28/03/10

I had a rather busy weekend stitching. I have made huge progress with the sampler and will hopefully be showing up to date pictures next week.

Thank you so much for your comments they really brightened up my day. Thank you all for visiting.

Linen and Floss xx

Friday, 26 March 2010


Well here is my finish this week Black needles by Obviously you can see I haven't stitched it in black!! I have stitched it on 28ct evenweave. Please excuse the bad photo the weather here is awful so I can't seem to get a good picture. Black needles Ravenelle
Started 24/3/2010
Finished 25/3/2010
I am hoping to 'finish' it this weekend. I started the SAL today which Sylvia (in my sidebar) is kindly putting the charts up each month for. Will be back Sunday with progress. Have a fabulous weekend!!!
Linen and Floss xxx

Thursday, 25 March 2010


Welcome to my blog Linen and Floss. I am a 27 year old woman who loves to stitch. I enjoy stitching smaller designs as I seem to get bored with larger ones. I LOVE reading blogs so I thought I would start my own to record my stitching. I stitch charts more than kits as I have too much fabric and the whole DMC collection. Because of the current financial situation I am stitching more freebies from the wonderful designers and bloggers out there on the web.

I look forward to getting to know you all

linen and floss xx