I am so proud of what I have to show you today :) Michelle and I have done some trades recently ( our tastes are so very similar!) and she said she'd be happy to receive something stitched by me as well as TSG JA Sampler Stocking chart when I've finished stitching it. I knew straight away what I was going to stitch and although I haven't finished it exactly as it says on the chart I actually prefer it the way I've done it!
L'Atelier Perdu Follow Your Heart
stitched 1 over 1 on white 32 count evenweave
Started 5th October 2010
Finished 20th October 2010
I added some homemade cording to the scissor etui as I thought that finished it off much nicer than leaving it off. I just hope Michelle has some scissors that will fit in as the pair you see in the photo are the only pair I have that would fit nicely! She received this yesterday and I am so happy to say that she loves it :)
Here's my Halloween tree! Not much on it so it's a good job it's only a 2 foot tree! There is nothing hung on the back of it! I found the bellpull and the San Man piece you see under the tree in one of my stitching drawers. I do have a Lizzie*Kate design too that was hung on my hallway wall. I found that in a box and hope to make it into a flat fold this week to stand next to the tree.
Tonight I hope to finish Blackbird Designs Their Song so I may be back with another finish soon. I am also close to finishing Shepherd's Bush Happy Pumpkin Roll which I started on Wednesday once I'd finished the stitching on Follow Your Heart. Yesterday was such a horrible day I spent all afternoon stitching on it then last night I stitched on Shores. I want to do a bit more on that this afternoon as it's another horrible day. Not quite sure what happened to the sunshine we're supposed to have!
I am happy to say that Debbie at Stitches N Things was lucky enough to pre-order the Just Nan Christmas Sheep Ornament Pocket and Woolly Ewe Winder for me :) I might get my DH to put it away for me for Christmas or my birthday though.
Lisa and I have been chatting about what we are going to stitch next year. Lol! My "biggy" for next year, as I've already said, will be the Blackbird Designs Anniversaries of the Heart. In fact I think it will be my biggy for part of 2012 as well! Barb is starting Shepherd's Bush The Journey so I asked if I could join her and stitch SB Emmanuel's Song and she said I could so I think we may starting the first Monday of the New Year ( correct me if I'm wrong Barb!). Sometime in the New Year Lisa and I are starting Little House Needleworks Travelling Stitcher and we're also going to have a small new start on New Years Day!!! Possibly something we can start and finish on the day! Lol! That Lisa is such a bad influence; she really is!!! Lol! Something else I really want to do next year, in place of the SB rolls, is stitch an SB ornament a month from the JCS ornie mags. I think I've mentioned that before and Chris is going to join me. So next year is another to be another stitchy filled year, God willing of course.
It's half term this week so I'm looking forward to having my DH and Abi at home. I think we will just be chilling for the week although we will be going out on Wednesday as we're going to pick Jess up and maybe have some lunch out. I need some wee bits from Hobbycraft for my PIFs and Abi needs some stuff for her final Textiles project so a visit to Boyes is in order too!
Thank you to everyone who left good luck comments for my smear. I am so glad to get it over with for another 3 years as it was so uncomfortable. I came out of the surgery and I was so close to tears but never mind. It's done, just have to wait for the results, and I can relax again. Also the government spending cuts that were announced on Wednesday are really going to hit many people very hard. We still don't know what's going to happen with the agency my DH works for but we think it may be OK, fingers firmly crossed.
Hope everyone has a lovely week. I'll be back soon with my WIPs and maybe a couple more finishes:)