This week I finally got the backstitch border done on all pieces for my mattress pinkeep and sat on Wednesday afternoon in between naps ( yes I was so damned tired I had to nap!!!) stitching it up but didn't quite get it done before I had to cook our evening meal so it came back out again afterwards. I should really have been stitching HAED Guardian BUT it just wasn't calling to me this week again ( sorry Lisa. Promise I'll pick it up again next week). So here's my second mattress:) Only another two to go!!!
Monday I started The Sampler Girl Return to the Sea with Jane Austen which I'm SAL-ing with Barb:) I already love this and can't wait to pick it up again next Monday. Do pop over and have a look at Barb's lovely blog if you haven't visited her before. She stitches the most lovely pieces and her pics of her flowers and garden make you wish you were there:)
After I'd finished making the mattress I decided to start my SB roll for this month. Of course July means American Independance Day so what better roll to stitch than Americana. This is my start on it. Being a Brit obivously we don't celebrate it lol but I want to stitch all the SB rolls :) Anyway I think I only have three more charts in my stash left to stitch now so if anyone has any that they'd be prepared to lend me I would be so very grateful :) The ones I'm short of are Christmas Candy, Halloween, Happy Pumpkin, Long May She Wave, Pansy, and Antique Heart.
Oooh I almost forgot my progress on Chatelaine Spring Morning. I've decided to join in UFO night/ week on Stitch and Stash, where Julie and Mr Stick keep a very close eye on things, so that I am not tempted to put it away and not stitch on it. I have to admit that the vines have been a bit testing lol!!!
I was hoping to show the gift I sent but I forgot that the lady in question is on holiday so that will have to wait until another time :)
This little chap/ chapess keeps visiting us :) Mum and Dad are regulars in our garden so it was lovely to see him/her as well.
Finally a piccie of me and my DH from last night before we went to an 80th birthday party. We haven't been out for ages so it made a nice change :)
I am hoping for some cooler weather for a bit as this heat is just getting too much. I know I shouldn't complain but it's so draining and you can't sleep at night because it's still so hot!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thank you for continuing to visit me and comment:)
Take care everyone!