Was my dear friend Lesleyanne's birthday and after much deliberation I decided to stitch her this.
Le Chalet des Perelles Un Peu D'amour et D'amitie
28 count Silkweaver Tutti Fruiti Linen
Started 25th February 2012
Finished 28th February 2012
Birthday gift for Lesleyanne
Now I am terrible at making decisions as to what to stitch so it always makes me so happy when I know that the recipients love them so I'm happy to say that Lesleyanne loves this! I backed it with calico and ruched some pink gingham ribbon around the edge.
Today is another dear friend Jane's birthday and this is what I stitched for her.
35 count lightly coffee dyed fabric
Victorian Motto Sampler Threads
Started 28th February 2012
Finished 2nd March 2012
Birthday gift for Jane F.
I am also very happy to say that Jane loves it! I backed it with calico and added a pretty trim that I bought in the local cardmaking/ scrapbooking shop. Wish I'd taken a photo of the trim as it's really pretty.
You may remember that I decided to take part in The Primitive Hare's contest to stitch her design May Love. Well I finished the stitching a while ago and have finally got it made up and I think I am now allowed to show it. I am not 100% happy with my finish and I know that there will be far better finishes than mine but I am just happy to take part:)
The Primitive Hare May Love
32 count linen dyed in cranberry and raspberry tea
Carrie's Creations Old World Red
Started 19th February 2012
Finished 24th February 2012
I have put this in my red basket. Yes I've started a red basket after seeing a few on blogs. I already have a few red pieces that I have stitched and that have been gifted to me so I have a small start!
Right WIPs now! Monday was SAL night with Barb and Colleen so I continued with The Journey. As you can see I now have a sheep:) and part of a dress.
Tuesday I started my next L*K 6 Fat Men my SAL with my surrogate sis Lisa. I started Let It Snow so am leaving the long one, Snow Day, until last as I think that will probably take the most stitching!
At craft club on Tuesday morning I started my March ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. This month I chose Blackbird Designs Joy from last year's JCS ornament magazine.
Finally last night I stitched more on Stacy Nash Primitives True Love Sampler Bag. I really love how this is looking and it's stitching up quite quickly too.
Not sure what I'm stitching tonight. I may start an RAK that I'm coffee dying some fabric for. I never seem to be able to get that mottled effect though which is very annoying!
Off to have a cuppa and a catch up on blogs now before I set about some finishing. The pile is getting bigger. I get so far then the enthusiasm goes!
With much love.