Good Friday morning everyone! Time for an update before we hit another weekend. Life’s been busy, a trip to
England which was a lot of fun, seeing
our daughter and son-in-law for a couple of days and then on to see son #2 for
a few days before heading home.
Right, let’s chat about stitching! First up, the on-going Sampler Story. I completed the second square for this month yesterday. I'm actually quite chuffed that I've finished these two squares and there’s still some time to the end of the month. Any mermaid lovers out there? You might like this square!
I enjoyed stitching this one, it seemed like quite a change from the other squares so far which added to the enjoyment.
Here’s a pic of the two completed squares for this month…
Next up is a finish to report! Jingle all the Way by The Scarlett House. I’ve been working on this one on Sundays on Instagram so it feels like it’s taken me a while.
Love how the words and snowflakes pop off the fabric, I'm happy with how it turned out and I love how splodgy the fabric is but, it didn’t convince me that stitching on dark fabric was something I enjoyed! I stitched this on the suggested
fabric but used
32ct instead of 36ct and used a couple of Belle Soie silks that were already in
my stash – Vanilla Pudding and Red Fox. PTP
Next up is a progress pic of BN’s Lo How a Rose that I'm stitching in a SAL on Instagram on Wednesdays. This week I feel like I finally made some good progress. We've all started in different spots and it is fun seeing how our pieces are growing.
Stitching this on the suggested antique white in 32ct and using a mix of the suggested overdyeds and DMC.
I celebrated a birthday last week and wanted to share the lovely package of goodies that arrived from dear Carol over at Stitching Dreams. Many of you know, and are friends with Carol, and know what a sweet friend she is. If you’re not familiar with her blog click here and you’ll discover for yourself what a lovely person she is.
When I unwrapped everything look at the lovely pillow I found inside…
then a pic of everything…...
Carol has the most amazing knack of knowing exactly what you would like to stitch. Having seen this Stacey Nash chart on several blogs it was one that I had on my ‘must add to my stash and stitch’ list. I love this chart. I’d love to say that I’ll have it stitched by this Christmas but I think a more realistic view is that I will have started it but will be looking at a finish for next Christmas!!! I love the little extras she included, the rusty bells and the perfect sticky notepad for me – I more than need one that will remind what I need to do!!! Thank you Carol, you are a dear friend and I love what you sent - one of those packages that made me smile for the rest of the day!
So, that is what’s going on in my corner of the stitching world. Hope all is well with you and yours and that you enjoy the upcoming weekend. I do appreciate you all dropping by my blog and leaving comments. I've been very remiss at keeping up-to-date and commenting on other blogs but I'm hoping to improve over the coming weeks.
Until next time…..