Hello from a very warm England! Phew it has been way too hot for me but it's been so nice to see the sun.
So I've been getting some finishing off done on the ornaments from my SAL with Barb and Chris. In the photo below are Lizzie Kate Up on the Rooftops, Country Cottage Needleworks Peace, The Snowflower Diaries Pure Love and Blue Ribbon Designs Snowmates. I'm really pleased with how these turned out. I still have Hands on Design Plenty to finish off then I'm up to date with my ornaments at least! I still have lots of other pieces to finish to display!
I have made a start on my ornament for June. Can you guess what it is? I'm sure you will be able to as I have stitched it before for Chris for our private yearly ornament exchange. Chris is catching up and has stitched her May ornament and started her June one this month. Barb is feeling much more like her old self and is back to stitching on her ornament and on our sheep SAL too.
I have had a few other new starts . I seem to be on an LHN kick at the moment! Oh and sheep!!
This one is the Soft and Sweet thread pack. I'm not sure what the fabric is but it's a very pretty shade.
Then this one is Welcome Spring which is free with the purchase of the 3 Classic Colorworks threads. I am stitching this for the sheep SAL Barb and I are doing. As you can see another sheep and a very cute one at that!
I'm feeling very good about my stitching at the moment. I think I had got in a bit of a slump and wasn't keen on anything I was stitching except for my HAEDs but having a couple of new starts has certainly given me a boost. Plus I've gone through my stash and sold some charts that I regretted buying. I'm finding that behaving myself and not buying so much is helping too. Having said that I did pop an order in with Karla over at The Patchwork Rabbit for some threads for the final bonus block on my AotH and I couldn't order just the threads could I so I ordered another part of Jardin Prive Histoire De Moutons! Just 2 more to buy now!
Typing of my AotH I finished Elizabeth Jane barring the personalisation ( this block is for my Dad. He wasn't born in December but this one has to be his ) and I made a start on the final bonus block. I can finally see the end and my determination to keep going with it until it is finished is paying off. I dread to think how much it'll cost me to get framed but it'll be worth it for such a special piece.
I am not too sure about this Lizzie Kate piece I am stitching. It is the bonus sampler from the Littles Mystery and I'm just not sure I like the colours. It's the DMC conversion. I may like it more once it's all finished. I didn't stitch on it on Thursday as I finally plucked up the courage to go on the local photography group's walk.
Ooooh I almost forgot! I have finished Hands to Work! I love this piece. It's so pretty.
Little House Needleworks Hands to Work
Last but by no means least are my two HAED WIPs. These seem to be such slow going now as I've been trying to cross country across the pages like I did with the challenge on the Facebook group. There seems to be an awful lot more confetti on this page of Mini Jolly Old Fellow and I couldn't really tell that I'd made any progress. So last night ( progress from last night not shown ) I decided to go back to cross country over 10 rows and it seemed to go better until I found myself going back to across the full page lol!
That's all my news for now. Enjoy your stitching and I hope the frogs stay away!
Until next time.
With much love,