You may remember a few weeks ago Barb (no blog) sent me a couple of Shepherd's Bush roll charts and a lovely little SB kit. As her birthday was coming up I decided to stitch her a little something as way of a thank you and birthday gift. As she rather likes SB I chose a little freebie design which also appeared in Classic Stitches magazine. I didn't have a leaping sheep charm so I just stitched a sheep where that should be.
Shepherd's Bush Sheep in the Meadow
Stitched for Barb.
I have made a start on my biscornu for February but there have been a couple of evenings where I just haven't wanted to stitch, as I've either felt too tired or just not had the enthusiasm, so I haven't finished the stitching yet. It's a good job there's still about 10 days left in the month as I'd also like to get a PIF stitched!
I have finished up stitching my Feb ornament for the Christmas ornament SAL. This isn't the original design I chose as when this arrived with my Loose Feathers order from Drema I just had to start it. It was such fun to stitch!
Shepherd's Bush Santa's Coming (freebie with purchase of button, bought as kit)
28 count Newport Linen
For the HAED SAL with Lisa and Claire last Wednesday Quick Stitch Girly Gothic came out. Now she hasn't seen the light of day since May last year. I did enjoy getting back to her and I'm determined to stick with her this time until she's finished.
Sunday was my evening for stitching on BBD Beyond My Heart. I finished the verse and moved onto the flowers. I think these are going to take a few Sundays stitching as there seems a lot to stitch there. This picture is a bit dull so the verse is difficult to see. I have been thinking a lot about whether I am going to stitch the next design and the mystery and have decided I will stitch the next one (but not the last one!) but I'm not going to do the whole of the mystery. I think I may just do the part that is with the Keepsake Box.
That's all my stitchy progress caught up on! Now I have had two wonderful surprises this week as I have won Lizzy's blogoversary contest and also Lesley's birthday contest so I have been very lucky. I can't believe that I have won two in a week so thank you so much Lizzy and Lesley. I look forward to receiving my goodies and will be sure to show you when I do.
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It's always so difficult to choose just a few blogs to share these awards with but it's also nice to do it. As I have said before please don't be offended if your blog isn't on my list.
I think that's all from me for today. I don't think I've forgotten anything but I might have done! DH and I are going to be alone for the afternoon and so much of the evening tomorrow as Jess is going out with friends then back to one friend's house to stay over. Abi is going to her friend's house so we'll probably have an afternoon out together. I have a follow-up appointment with the ENT specialist in the morning so that'll be fun- NOT!
I'm afraid I am way behind on my blog reading as with Dh being off and it being half term I've not had time plus this morning I was going to catch up and I got so far through this post and had to save it because I had a flashing in my eyes. It's been very annoying as I've thought it had gone then it's appeared again. Grrrr. I think it's gone now but I'm having another break from stitching tonight. I will try and get caught up with you all soon as I really miss seeing what you've all been stitching.
Take care everyone.