Hello my wonderful fellow stitchers from a very dull, dreary East Yorkshire. I am hoping for snow to brighten things up but right now it's raining and so miserable. Thankfully I have my iPod playing Matt Cardle ( the winner of the X Factor for those who didn't see it) which puts smile on my face lol! Of course the fact that I took all the Christmas decorations down yesterday makes things even more dull. I think I need to get some all year fairy lights!
As promised in my last post I'm back with my made-up Little House Needleworks Fa La La. Why is when you plan a finish it just does not go right! Never the less I am happy with the way it turned out and this will now be going into a shoe box waiting for other ornaments I might stitch over the year to join it! The other box I have for stitched ornaments is now full so I'm starting a fresh:)
Little House Needleworks Fa La La
36 count sand linen
Started 5th December 2010
Finished 2nd January 2011
I intend to stitch the other LHN ornaments that I have in my stash over the year as well as maybe getting the odd one of the new ones this year. I think I might need a tree just for my stitched ornaments before I've finished!!!
As I said in my last post I started Shepherd's Bush Emmanuel's Song on Monday evening. Barb, Colleen and I are SAL-ing on an SB piece and I chose this one. I should get this first band finished next Monday all being well :) I am already enjoying this piece.
I am busy stitching gifts as well and thoroughly enjoying what I've chosen to stitch. After those are done I shall making a start on the blogoversary giveaway piece for Ellen. She has been very patient with me and I have decided what I'm going to stitch :)
I couldn't resist starting the Blackbird Designs Anniversaries of the Heart series, my 2011 SAL with Jane and Valerie, even though I haven't finished Shores yet. I decided popping a few stitches into Snow Garden couldn't hurt! Lol! After much deliberation and a check on the GAST I had I decided to stitch it in GAST and DMC as I had what I needed for it and I will stitch each one the same. Snow Garden uses GAST and WDW threads but I don't have WDW so subbed those for DMC. The border part does not show up very well on my fabric ( 36 count rosewood linen) but I think once I get the other stitches in it should look fine. I must say I didn't really want to put this away last night.
So tonight is Shores and I'm hoping for a good session tonight and tomorrow night. This final block doesn't look too bad so hopefully I should soon have it finished.
With some of the money I received for my birthday I treated myself to a wooden storage box with DMC threads in it from Johnson Crafts. It arrived the weekend before Christmas but I forgot to show it. It was half price so a very good buy and I can no longer find it on the website so I am guessing it has sold out. As you can see you can mount a stitched piece in the lid so I am thinking that I might mount The Sampler Girl's Wonderful Life in it. I may have to add some trim at the top and bottom of the design to make it bigger to fit in and if not I'll find something else from my stash!
Thank you for your lovely comments on my first finish of 2011. It was such a nice quick stitch and finish. I hope to have a few of those again this year!
Take care everyone and thank you for your friendships :)
Love & hugs