I have had some lovely things in the mail this past week. Of course you have already seen what I won in Lizzy's blogoversary contest then Barb (no blog) kindly sent me another SB roll chart which was the Folk Heart one which is so pretty. Thank you so much Barb. Then on Saturday when I arrived back home from shopping there was a package from Lesley (You may remember I won her birthday contest) which contained a gorgeous crocheted brooch beautifully made by Lesley herself. The colours are absolutely perfect for me and I don't know if you can see in this picture but there are tiny crystals on the flower petals. I am wearing it on a black jumper at the moment and it looks so pretty. She also sent me some lovely charts including two from Shepherd's Bush and a Sweetheart Tree one. I already have plans for these! Thank you so much Lesley. I feel honoured to have one of your gorgeous brooches and I will treasure it. Hope you have received the email I sent you.
Last Wednesday I managed to stitch a little bit more on my HAED Quick Stitch Girly Gothic. I am not quite as enthusiastic about this piece as I was Sampler Letter J but I'll keep plugging away best I can with her and hope to finish her by the end of the year.
I have finally stitched another PIF and just need to get it made up and in the post. This one is for Ruth and I do hope she likes it. One more to go for this round then I can start on the next ones!Saturday evening I had a new start! Yes I know this is bad but Susan was having a small SAL for LHN Hen Party and asked when I was planning on starting it so I thought what better time than now and join in her SAL. Lizzy then mentioned it would be nice for us to stitch together too so I asked if she was ready to start and she is so she's joining in too! I do rather like SALs as it's so nice to know that others are stitching with you. I decided on 32 count vintage mocha linen and away I went. Now I have to say that my enthusiasm for the pieces I've been stitching on has been disappearing a little of late and for all I've stitched quite a bit on those pieces it's been a push and shove to get myself going with them. This new start really made stitching a pleasure as it is so much fun and I sat and stitched all evening with just a quick break for a cup of tea! LOL! So here's a picture of my progress. This will be my Saturday evening project!
Last night I stitched on BBD Beyond My Heart. I must say that for all I have enjoyed stitching on these 2008 Loose Feathers designs I am going to take a break once I've finished this one. I think 4 in a row is enough for all I only have one more that I want to stitch. I was planning on trying to get the flowers finished but I ran out of one of the greens for the stems so had to move back to the border again.
So once BBD Beyond My Heart is finished I plan on starting Midnight Stitching Quaker Faith Hope Love. I haven't yet decided if I'm going to stitch it monochrome or in the colours as charted. It all depends on the fabric I decide on as one choice is white 40 count and the other is 36 count flax! After that I plan on making Sunday evenings Drawn Thread stitching as I have a few of those charts in my stash!Now it's March I have another SB roll ready to go, I have decided on the Christmas ornament and the biscornu and I'm hoping to get another PIF done too.
Have a wonderful week everyone!