Today is my dear friend Barb's birthday and as she is a sheep lover, a fellow stitcher and a very dear friend I thought this design was just perfect to stitch as a gift for her. I finished it into a pinkeep with a pocket in the back and added some Kelmscott heart shaped thread rings. I do hope you like it Barb :) I loved stitching it :)
Elizabeth's Designs Stitchin' Friends
28 count Bay Leaf linen
Started 5th February 2011
Finished 10th February 2011
Birthday Gift for Barb
Another finish was for my DH for Valentine's Day. We don't normally exchange gifts, just cards, but this year I decided I wanted to stitch a little something for him and this is what I did. I had planned on stitching this for his birthday at the beginning of January but it just did not happen!
The Sampler Girl My Everything
32 count fabric
Carrie's Creations Old World Red
Started 10th February 2011
Finished 12th February 2011
Valentine's Gift for my DH
On Sunday evening I finally finished my first Shepherd's Bush ornament of the year! This one should have been finished in January but I got a little behind stitching other things. Chris finished hers well in time and started the next one! I love this one and am looking forward to making a start on the next one on Sunday.
Shepherd's Bush Earth's Delight
From the JCS Ornament Magazine 2010
36 count sand linen
Started 16th January 2011
Finished 13th February 2011
Whilst I had my sewing machine out finishing TSG My Everything I also made up TSG Wonderful Life which was my final finish of 2010 and here it is! Notice the tiny jingle bells? Love it! I'm really pleased with this.
Finally my WIPs on Shepherd's Bush Emmanuel's Song from last night. Colleen and I travelled to Barb's place ( in spirit ) and this is what I got done:) I didn't read the instructions properly ( duh) so the last but one row I stitched is one fabric thread out so I am debating whether to leave it or take it out and restitch it.
Thank you all for your lovely comments on my Snow Garden finish and Valentine's Rose start. I think Valentine Rose might be dedicated to my grandma ( my Mum's Mum) but not entirely sure yet!
***Life alert, please bypass this if you want to *** Thank you also for listening to my ramblings again. I was rather surprised by my sister's reaction to my GP visit. She did look down her nose to begin with when I said I was taking a step back from my Dad as I couldn't cope with everything going on there and things with Jess. She just said Oh dear! She did, however, become more sympathetic when I told her I was going to be going for counselling as it was bringing up things from my teenage years when Mum suffered from depression. It's not easy being 14 and having your Mum stop going out, then stop getting out of bed and trying take her own life twice. My sister had moved away then. I thought I'd dealt with it and understood it but now I'm not wanting to get up in a morning ( thinking I won't have to deal with things if I stay in bed!) but am pushing myself because I have a husband and two daughters and now I'm struggling to understand why she couldn't. I know she was very ill. Anyway enough of that. Even though I know I'm still posting my stitching it's time to get back to it being all about stitching with the odd bit of other stuff! Lol!
Not sure what I'm stitching tonight but it'll probably be more on Spot of Autumn then tomorrow is LHN SAL night with Lisa and Lesleyanne! Can't wait :)
Until next time, take care everyone and thank you for visiting :)
Love and hugs