The DMC box I treated myself to with some birthday money over a year ago has finally got a stitched piece mounted in the top! I've been looking for something ever since I bought it and finally found exactly what I wanted. I stitched this whilst recuperating and here it is finally mounted into the top of the box.
I really like the way it has turned out.
Another of my many recent finishes is also made up. A while ago I bought a couple of small canvasses that had stands with them so I mounted The Sampler Girl Queen's Diamond Jubilee Sampler onto the canvas and added some edging. Here it is.
My DH even commented on how nice both finishes looked :)
I've had a couple of new starts:) First one is Just Nan Floral Fifteen which I've had in my stash ever since it came out! Not got very far on it yet but I'm loving the colours.
My other new start is an SB one. Once I'd finished the stitching on my SB that cannot be named I started the Snowman Treat Bag which Shirlee very kindly gifted me with.
Final stitching is my almost finish on my July ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. This one is Blackbird Designs 2004 Christmas Ornament from the 2004 JCS ornament magazine. I will get it finished tonight!
No SAL with Mouse this week as I'm waiting to start the Shakespeare's Peddler piece until Mouse is ready.
I'm still knitting on the Crest of a Wave Baktus. I'm only getting some done at craft club but it's growing quite nicely. I'm well over half way now.
Finally I've been doing a little bit of stash shopping seen as I sold some of the charts I'd finished with ( thank you to all those who bought then). I'd been wanting some fabric to stitch Birds of a Feather Sally Spencer Sampler on but was having a hard time deciding. Anyway I emailed Dawn at The Crafty Kitten asking if Fall Foliage would work. Dawn was so helpful and custom dyed me some lighter as she thought it might be too dark. It arrived yesterday and it is perfect. Thank you Dawn for your help. I have taken a photo of my floss toss but the photo really does not do it justice.
I've just done a small order with JJ's in their Christmas in July so I'm looking forward to receiving that. I ordered a couple of charts and some Crescent Colours threads :) Something to look forward to and to cheer me up lol!
That's all my news for now. I'm going to do a bit of exercise now. I bought a game for the Wii called Exerbeat and it is so much fun. Jess and I were doing it together but we found that we didn't have enough room when it came to some of it and I ended up bruised!!! I need to get myself toned up and my weight down as it's getting me down. I really don't like what I see at all when I look in the mirror!
Take care everyone.
With much love