Just a little into August and the BIG block on CHS Shores of Hawk Run Hollow is done. Yipeeee!!!! This is my SAL with Jane and Nicki. For all this block caused me some problems because of a mistake I made with the borders I did enjoy stitching this block. I made a small start on block 8 whilst watching Alice in Wonderland on DVD, which we bought for Jess for her birthday. There is a lot of stitching in this block but not too many colour changes so it shouldn't take too long! Haha famous last words!
I've almost done all the stitching on the SB Violet Roll which I started last week. This roll is another very pretty one and I hope to finish it tomorrow evening.
Sunday evening I had my shameless new start! Well I did finish the stitching on the casket so a new start was in order :) As I said in my post before Jess' birthday post I decided to start Blackbird Designs Their Song. I coffee dyed some white 40 fabric for this piece last year and I'm using DMC threads. I love what I have done so far and am looking forward to stitching more on it next Sunday.
Last night was my JA SAL night with Barb and more loveliness was stitched on Return to the Sea With Jane Austen. When this one is finished I'm going to edge both this one and At Home with Nun stitch then use some ribbon to make a hanger to hang them both on the wall.
Tonight I would like to finish the cross stitching on Chatelaine Spring Morning then when I get an afternoon free add all the beads and crystals. Not sure when that will be as we are having a day out shopping tomorrow. Even if DH and I can't buy anything the girls can and Jess needs some bits and pieces for when she moves into her new student digs. She's picking up her keys at the weekend as her contract has started which I can't get my head around as they don't get any money from student finance until they start the new semester at the end of September. Good job she managed to save some money from her last lot of student money but she will be job hunting too when she gets settled in. She's sharing with 4 friends. It hardly seems like 5 minutes since she came back home.
Thank you to those of you who left birthday wishes for Jess and also for all your wonderful comments on my previous post. They really lift my spirits. It's so nice to know that people are reading my blog and like my stitching :) Thank you from the bottom of my heart xxxx
Take care everyone.