I have had two more finishes this week and an almost finish :) I think I am definitely well into my stitching again and I just want to stitch everything I have now!!!
So I think it's time to
shut up and show my stitching! As my regular readers will know Barb and I have been SAL-ing on The Sampler Girl Return the Sea With Jane Austen. Amazingly we both finished it this week and we are both delighted! I have thoroughly enjoyed stitching on this piece and am looking forward to our small pieces next week then on Bank Holiday Monday we are starting the Jane Austen Sampler Stocking. I have edged mine with nun stitch and will add some ribbon as a hanger. I'm planning on finishing At Home the same way. Thank you so much, Barb, for stitching this lovely with me.
The Sampler Girl Return to the Sea With Jane Austen
36 count flax linen
Started 5th July 2010
Finished 17th August 2010
For the small design that Barb and I are going to stitch Barb has lent me A Sweet View which I absolutely love. I think Barb is going to stitch A Turn in the Garden:) She also sent me the Shepherd's Bush 2008 Fob chart- thank you so much Barb xxx
My second finish is ( wait for it!) another Halloween ornament! Yay I shall have two ornaments on my black tree at least! I chose a quicker stitch this time and just love this cute pumpkin! Not sure what design I will choose next but I can't wait to get the JCS mag with the Halloween ornaments in it. I asked at my newsagent if they could get the mag for me and they can:)
Just Nan Batty Jack from JCS Aug/ Sept 2008
Started 18th August 2010
Finished 20th August 2010
My almost finish of this week is Chatelaine Spring Morning. I finished all the stitching except for the backstitch around the lily of the valley as it's white and it doesn't show up at all so I've left it off for now until I decide what to do. This week I'll be adding the beads and crystals but as there are lots of beads it may take me a while!
My final WIP, of course, is CHS Shores. Block 8 seems to be going very well ( should I have said that as I may have just jinxed myself!!!!) I have got quite a lot done over the past two evenings which makes me a very happy stitcher lol!
Thank you for all your lovely comments on the finishes in my last post and the other things I wrote about. I absolutely LOVE my hair! Wonder what my hairdresser will say when we go next Saturday!
After all the stress on Jess' student house last Sunday it has all been sorted. We went yesterday to take some her stuff and it looks so much better. I think they may all take some time to settle and I must admit I am worried about how Jess will take to it but I am sure after a couple of weeks she'll be fine and once the new semester starts and she gets into a routine again it will all come together. She's moving in properly next weekend and that will leave a huge hole at home again until we get used to it.
The girls and I took a trip into Hull on Friday. We don't do this very often as the fares are ridiculous but we needed to get Abi's uniform and didn't know when we were going to have time on a weekend. We are not a two car family and my DH uses ours for getting to work so off we went on the bus! We did quite well getting what Abi needed and, thankfully, she didn't need everything new as she'd got some new bits in the last term. I dread unifrom shopping more and more every year as the older they get the harder it gets but this is her last year. On Tuesday she goes for the results of the two GCSEs she's taken early so fingers crossed she's done well in those.
Time I was going now to get some washing hung out and put more in. I need to make sure everything Jess needs with her is ready to pack over the next week!
Take care everyone.