I had a lovely Mother's Day. We watched The DaVinci Code which was quite good but a bit slow at times and Jess didn't like the end bits; she thought it would have been more exciting! It's often the case when you've read the book that the film doesn't quite come up to your expectations. I stitched on HAED QS Girly Gothic and the new Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers so have piccies to show of them. We had a takeaway for tea so no work for me, other than some washing! Lol!
So I stitched on HAED QS Girly Gothic for most of the week and managed about 1600 stitches on her. I'm really pleased with how she is looking. As with all HAEDs it doesn't look much when you look at it close up but when you hold it at arms length you can really see it coming together. So here she is!
Friday was the start of the Blackbird Designs Yahoo group SAL. This is my first ever Blackbird Designs so I was eager to join in with the SAL. We are stitching the new Loose Feathers design Where My Heart Blooms which is gorgeous. I decided to stitch mine on the suggested fabric ;30 count RR Korty's Special Blend. You may remember I thought this fabric was a little strange! Lol! Well I have to admit that it is just lovely to stitch on so I am going to enjoy this project very much! I stitched part of the roof Friday afternoon only to find that I'd used the wrong colour! As it was the colour I used, GAST Mulberry, and the colour I should have used, GAST Gingersnap, are very similar so I have left it as it is. I stitched more on Friday evening then again last night so have got quite a bit stitched up.
The fabricsI tried dying with tea and coffee are drying at the moment but I don't think I've got the effect I was after. The tea is definitely too dark ( I think I used too many teabags! ) and I have a lighter and a slightly darker in the coffee ones but I don't have a vintage, mottled effect like I wanted. I scrunched it up really well before I put it in the coffee so not sure what I've done wrong. I could keep at this for weeks and not get the effect I want so I may just have to resign myself to buying some:(
Helen is back from her holiday so we'll be back to Just Nan Queen of the Needle tonight. I'm eager to get back to it as I've really missed stitching on it. It would be nice to have it finished for the end of March but we'll see! As usual Tuesday will be Ink Circles Sea Stars with Karen then the rest of the week it'll be Chatelaine Spring Morning but I may have a break from that on Friday and stitch more on Where My Heart Blooms!
Have a great week everyone and stay safe from these high winds we keep getting here in the UK. I'm going to catch up on blog reading as I haven't done a few days.