It was such a lovely day today so I decided this afternoon to sit out in the garden and finally make up The Drawn Thread A Spot of Spring into a mattress pincushion. I used Vonna's brilliant tutorial and it made it so easy :) I really enjoyed making it up and I am extremely pleased with my first attempt. Si without further ado here's the pictures. These were taken outside so please excuse the shadows. I have now started A Spot of Summer and will make that up in the same way.
Another finish is another Shepherd's Bush needleroll, this time Beehive. This was a quick, fun stitch. I forgot to look on the SB website to see where the bees were supposed to go and as I only had one bee I just put it where I thought, which may well be in the wrong place!
Shepherd's Bush Beehive Roll
28 count vintage green linen
DMC threads, Delica beads
I made quite good progress on CHS Shores last Friday and Saturday but would really like to do better this week! Of course stitching on something like this whilst watching Dr Who is never an easy thing!! However I will try harder lol!
Sunday evening I managed to get my name stitched on the piece that will be the bottom of my Sampler Garden Casket. Unfortunately it's not quite in the middle but I didn't fancy having to frog the over one so it's staying where it is.
Chatelaine Spring Morning is going well for all I ended up having to frog the Algerian Eyelets as I had stitched them in the wrong place. I would have considered leaving them but they would have been the wrong colour so they all had to come out. I love how this part is looking though. The piccie is not too good as it was taken outside and has come out a bit too bright.
Finally I managed to get the page I was stitching on on HAED Guardian finished and I've gridded the next page which isn't a full one so this one might go a bit faster! I am really enjoying stitching on this again and, hopefully, I won't get fed-up of it again!
I am itching to stitch so many things right now! I could very seriously have startitis if I let myself but I really must behave!
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