I am finally here with a post I was intent on doing days ago but things happen and you lose your enthusiasm for a little while.
So last month ( I can't believe we are into February already ) the monthly challenge on Needlecraft Haven was to stitch and finish The Little Stitcher Sheep Day. Although it was a very quick stitch I was late in the month starting it and had to rush to finish it so here it is.
Of course I had to stitch this one didn't I? I must look to see what Christine has chosen for us this month.
I have had 5 new starts since my last post and 2 finishes :)
First up two of the new starts which are also finishes. These are quick stitches, very sweet and my new SAL with Barb. These are Days 1 and 2 from The Little Stitcher 12 Days of Christmas. We were going to do one a month but as they stitch up quickly we decided to just do another as we finish each one.
My other SAL with Barb is, of course, those cute Little Sheep Virtues, and here is Gratitude which we started on Monday. I wish we weren't coming up to this SAL ending as they have just been so lovely to stitch.
Another finish that I have been unable to show until now is this which I stitched up as a birthday gift Mouse. I am happy to say she loves it.
M Designs Spring Garden ( from JCS March/ April 2011 )
28 count Count On Me Rose
Started 12th January 2014
Finished 21st January 2014.
Birthday gift for Mouse
New start no.4 is Cottage Garden Samplings March's Daffodils. Love this already!
Finally new start no.5 is Little House Needleworks The North Wind which I started with the ladies over at NH in the parlour. Not a lot done on it but it's a start.
I picked up Snowflower Diaries Angela again. I hadn't stitched on it since New Year's Day.
Finally on the stitching front is my SAL with Shirlee. I'm getting there with the house and I also now have a dog :) I really need to drop by Shirlee's blog to see how she's doing.
I've also been getting some knitting in. I finished the first strip on my afghan, started the second strip and made a start on the first insertion strip. I think I have renewed enthusiasm for this!
Just over a week ago postie brought me an envelope from The Patchwork Rabbit. When I opened it I got such a lovely surprise as someone gifted me these.
LHN Warm Winter Woollens and the threads to stitch it with . I have absolutely no idea who gifted me these so whoever you are thank you from the bottom of my heart. It really lifted my spirits. Look at the note Karla has written at the bottom lol!
I'm still doing well on Stitch from Stash. My purchase of stuffing did not count so up to my last post I had spent nothing :) So far for my next month I've spent 80 p for a skein of DMC I had run out of.
That's it for now. Until next time.
Take care everyone
With much love