This week has been a funny old week. Still no trim on those stitched up pieces on my last post. It's funny how I seem to have done so little yet time has got away from me. Yesterday morning I was out the house at the time I'd normally be getting up! I wanted to get down to the beach to watch the sunrise and take some photos. So there I was standing on the beach at 7 am, not a sole in sight, waiting for the sun to come up! It was well worth it too even though there was some cloud. I took way too many photos so need to plough through them and pick out the ones I want to keep! Unfortunately being up at that time didn't mean I had a productive day housework wise or making up wise as Abi and I went out last later in the morning armed with cameras for a walk along the seafront and then into the park!
Anyway on to stitching! I managed to get my October ornament finished for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. My November one is started but no more progress on that.
My Big Toe Designs Always in my Heart ( 2011 JCS Ornament Magazine )
36 count Vintage Examplar linen
This one will be going on my ornament tree in memory of my parents and my parents in law.
I have been making steady progress on the Lizzie Kate Holly and Hearts Christmas Mystery Sampler. Part 3 is on the way to my ONS over here and I would love to get part 2 finished by the time it gets to me. Not sure if I will as I have a couple more ornaments I want to get stitched. One will be a gift and the other my exchange with Chris. I also have my ornament for the Needlecraft Haven exchange to make up and get packed up ready to go.
Barb and I are SALing together 3 evenings a week at the moment. I enjoy these evenings knowing that she is stitching away with me especially as she has become such a dear friend. So first SAL of the week is, of course, the sheep! Patience is coming along nicely and looks so sweet. There hasn't been one single one of these that I haven't loved and I can hardly wait to see what the last two look like even though I know we probably won't get them until after Christmas.
Our next SAL evening is with the ladies in the parlour over at Needlecraft Haven where we stitch on either Little House Needleworks, Country Cottage Needleworks or The Sampler Girl. Barb and I have gone back to the Song of the Seasons mystery. I started building a house. Boy this house building is hard work!
Final SAL is Friday evening and Jardin Prive La Pensee Positive. We are on part 3 and mine is going well. I've finished the wording and started the sheep. I may backstitch the sheep when I'm finished depending on how they stand out against the white fabric.
Final progress is from last Sunday on Cottage Garden Samplings My Garden Journal February's Primrose. I have no idea what is happening with the next few of these I'm waiting for. They were supposed to coming in to the ONS I'm getting them from about 2 weeks ago. I have decided I'm not chasing them. I'll chase the sheep ( ha ha ) if I have to but that's it. I'm sick of chasing!
I still have to get caught up on the PSS Mary's Sampler as I really don't want to get a long way behind. I will have to see whay I can do before the next part comes out tomorrow.
My blogoversary is coming up soon I think. I was going to borrow Barb's idea of picking someone who had commented over the last year to win my finished Lizzie Kate Love-ly pincushion but then I thought what if whoever I pick doesn't want to have it so I'm going to go with comments on this post. If you'd like to win it ( it's not completely finished yet so I can't show it ) just say so in your comment and I'll pick a winner on my blogoversary when I look back to see when it is! The only rules I have are that you have commented regularly in the last year and not to post it to your blog. I know my giveaway is not much but I cannot afford to send out big packages or anything like that.
Finally thank you for all your lovely comments on my kitchen in my last post. We are so pleased with how it looks but it has also been a very emotional time for us. We have cried quite a lot both during fitting it and since finishing it as we wish that both my Dad and my DH's could have been here to see it but without the inheritance we got from them we would not have been able to do it. We all miss them both so much.
Until next time.
With much love,