Here I am with my second post of 2012. This week has seen two new starts and a finish and I must say that I am thoroughly enjoying my stitching so far in 2012!
Monday evening saw Barb, Colleen and I back to our Shepherd's Bush SAL. We had all enjoyed it so much in 2011 that we decided to carry it on this year and I have must admit that while Barb and I took a break from it for the last couple of months I really missed it. I was feeling a little lazy and low so I really didn't feel like sorting fabric and threads so went for simple kit. This is Feed My Sheep which Barb bought me for my birthday in 2010. Barb knows how much I loves me some Shepherd's Bush! I think I might have a finish next Monday.
Lisa and I were chatting before Christmas about our L*K 6 Fat Men SAL and as she wanted to do some secret stitching for her DH on Wednesdays I said I was happy to move our SAL to another evening if she wanted so we decided that from the first week in January we'd stitch it on Tuesdays so this is my other new start. OK I suppose it's no exactly a new start but I think each of these blocks can be classed as one! I chose to start Snow Fun.
I decided that I wanted to get Plum Street Samplers Christmas Tea finished before I started anything else new so I stitched on this Wednesday and Thursday. I cannot tell you how much trouble I had with the blackbird! The amount of times I had to pull it out is nobody's business but let's just say it almost took flight across the room!!! I wouldn't mind but it's a mirror of the red one which I stitched no problem! It's not exactly right as after finding I'd made a mistake again I decided I wasn't going to pull it out yet again! You may notice that I haven't stitched the snowflakes. The thread I'd chosen didn't show up on the fabric and neither did a few others I tried so I left them off. I love this piece so much and already know how I'm finishing it.
Plum Street Samplers Christmas Tea
25 count opalescent Silkweaver Stormy Skies ( I think!)
Crescent Colours & Carrie's Creations
Started 25th December 2011
Finished 5th January 2012
SAL with Michelle.
I got my Kelmscott Designs Miniature Monogram Hornbook finished of yesterday. Love this so much and it will be very handy. I have popped it into my Travelling Stitcher pouch.
Finally I promised a photo of what I bought with my birthday GC from Colleen. I'm looking forward to stitching both of these. This year is going to be my year for stitching smaller charts so hopefully I should get plenty done. The only biggy I plan on is finishing my BBD AotH and once that's done going back to HAED Guardian and try and stick at it!
I haven't been to craft club this week so no progress on SB Merry Be. I should be going this next week so hope to get plenty done while I'm there.
I have been catching up on your blogs and seeing lots of lovely new Crazy starts and getting enabled! Of course I'm being a good girl and not buying especially as I'm feeling really good about stitching from chart stash :) Tricia is joining us too. Welcome aboard Tricia:)
I had a visit to my doctor yesterday and she's referring me for surgery so I see lots more stitchy time sometime in the future! I know I won't get seen for a while so it will probably be well into Summer ( if that) before I get the surgery.
That's all my news for now. I think I'll pick up CCN Snowflake Serenade tomorrow.
Until next time, keep stitching.
With much love