Little House Needleworks Needleworker
32 count Vintage Country Mocha linen
Crescent Colours ( or Classic Colourworks as they are now known )
Started 16th July 2014
Finished 28th August 2014.
I loved every single stitch of this. I made a mistake so my borders are just single rows but I'm very happy with it. The chart is now for sale along with the leftover threads. I think there may be enougn to stitch it again. Please email me ( email in my profile ) if you are interested :) SOLD
No other finishes but I did have a new start last Saturday . This is Carriage House Samplings Alphabet Sampler from the JCs mag. It's a companion piece to the 1823 Emma Elizabeth Blackwood Sampler. It is stitching up quite quickly.
No progress on June's Honeysuckle this week as I had something else to stitch so I will, hopefully, get something done on that on Sunday. I did make good progress though on Snowy Friends. Still keeping my fingers crossed that my placement of this is correct but I don't think I'll be frogging it if it isn't!
I have almost stitched all the wording on Garden Bliss. I am just loving this as it is so pretty and, of course, it means an awful lot to me. I think my Dad would have loved this on display in his house so, hopefully, he is watching me stitch it and smiling.
No Marching Orders this week either as I didn't have much to do Needleworker and wanted to finish it. After that was done, rather than get more stitching out, I decided to see if I could finish knitting the front of my top and here it is! It's not going to be finished this summer but finishing one side has given me some incentive so get on with it but I don't know when!
On Tuesday I spent a lovely day at Gill's caravan again. I took my blanket to knit this time and finished the strip I was working on and started another. Really need to get on if I'm going to have it finished by the end of the year! We never seem to stop chatting when we get together but we still manage some crafting!
Then on Wednesday I was so excited to have my surrogate sis Lisa visiting for the day. It was so good to have a catch up and do a little stitching. Lisa was stitching a lovely AAN design called Corsetto in red and black silk. It looked stunning. You're not going to believe what I stitched on! HAED QS Spirit of Winter Robin! I had a bit of a panic when I picked it up though as I struggled to see the holes and I must admit I'm now worrying that I'm no longer going to be able to stitch on them. Once the Alphabet Sampler is finished I'll bring the Robin into my rotation and see how I get on. It may well have been the light so I'm hoping I do better using my lamp. Fingers crossed as I really want to finish this one. Also Gill and I have decided to bring our Gelsinger mini Santas out again in October and Lisa is going to join us with hers too :).
A wee while ago I was saying I'd just started to collect Country Cottage Needleworks Cottages of the Month and Heather said she would happy to send me any I didn't have when she had finished stitching them. I felt quite awful as I only had the first two but look what arrived yesterday :). Thank you so much Heather. I'm looking forward to getting started on these hopefully in October then I can display each month next year in place on the Lizzie*Kate ones I've had on display each month for many years! I have promised Heather I will send her something for sending me these :)
On Sunday we went to the Driffield Country Fair. I'm afraid to say I don't think we'll be going again as it wasn't very good. I did snap a few photos and have just quickly sorted these two of Fluffy ( yes he really was called Fluffy!) the Monitor Lizard and Zorro the 8 week old Little Owl :)
I think that's all my news for this time. I may not get a post in next week as my DH is having the week off. Don't think we'll be going out much but we do have the odd job to do at home. First one will be going through boxes in the loft to see if there's anything we can get rid off! Then me and the girls are having our hair cut. New hairdresser as ours is finishing and moving to Tenerife. I've never found choosing a new hairdresser so stressful but Vicki has cut our hair for about 10 years now!
Take care everyone. Looks like summer is back next week here in the UK so enjoy it while it lasts! I've been enjoying the slightly temperatures.
With much love.