It's hard to believe we are already a week into 2015! Sigh. Why does time have to go so fast?! Jess had her final shift at her temporary job on Tuesday. I think we were both hoping they might offer her a permanent job but we will have to see. There may be something in the pipeline but I'm not holding my breath!
I decided not to have my usual New Year's Day new start this year. I figured that I already have enough on the go and I really want to get some of the series finished as soon as I can. I think I've got a little snowed under of late so my first aim of 2015 is to finish the Frosty Forest series ( 6 down, 1 started, 2 to go ) and the Garden Journal series ( 7 down, 1 started, 4 to go! ). It will take me a few months but I would like to try and give myself a little stitching time during the day at least once a week to get further on with them. Then I will just have the monthly cottages series and the classic ornaments which Barb and I starting tonight.
So the first finish that I can show is this :).
Country Cottage Needleworks February Cottage
32 count Natural Opalescent linen
I just love the colours in this one. March will started next Tuesday :).
Barb and I have restarted our Halloween SAL. You may remember we both stitched Barbara Ana Designs Wicked Since for our first one and we both thought we'd be stitching different ones for the other 11 but no we both chose Blackbird Designs Spell of the Moon! This is my start from Monday. I had looked online before I went to Harrogate for the thread list and wherever I looked must have had it listed wrong as I had one wrong! So I used the DMC listed in the chart instead but it looks dark compared to the picture so not sure whether to pull it out! Think I have too much of it stitched now ( it's the grey ).
I made a little more progress on Snowgirl's Cottage on Wednesday. I love how this looks. I'm wondering how to finish it when it's all stitched up. Maybe a cushion or something like that as I don't want to get it framed. I'm running out of space!
I haven't stitched much on my SAL with Chris lately so last night I decided to see if I could get page 1 finished. It didn't quite happen but I'm getting there. Chris has almost finished hers although she may have it done now.
Finally my robin. It's funny how you think I'll never get this finished but then you look closer at what you've stitched and what you have left to stitch then you start thinking I can do this! Out of 9 pages there is actually only one full one although some of them are close to being full ones!
I received a lovely belated birthday note and gifts from dear June this week. Isn't it a wonderful package to receive in the bleakness of the aftermath of Christmas? I have hung the heart and angel together :). Thank you so much dear June.
That's all my stitching news for now. I've been trying to get some finishes sorted to make up. Tea Room and Needlework Shop are half way done as is Snow Angel which was my New Year's Day start last year.
Until next time.
Take care everyone.
With much love