I do rather like these smaller finishes in between stitching on slightly larger pieces. This one was finished as a fob on the chart BUT I messed up a little and ended up finishing it as a pincushion. This design is finished rather funky, at least I think so, so I used a bright pink ribbon for a roughly ruched edging with some blue and pink Rocailles that I'd bought Abi for her textiles project but she didn't use them. I am rather pleased with the result.
Cherrywood Design Studios Eat Sleep Stitch
28 count white opalescent evenweave ( 1 over 1)
Started 3rd March 2011
Finished 6th March 2011
While I had the sewing machine out sewing that one up I also finished off the BBD Winter Garden pincushion. Another simple finish that I absolutely love :)
And to prove to Chris that I am actually stitching the SB ornaments here's the two I have finished! I'm hoping to get the next one finished this next Sunday then I'm all caught up for now. I'm afraid my photo of them is rubbish!
I've been beavering away on my WIPs this week. Monday was SB SAL night with Barb and Colleen. Now Barb has been one speedy stitcher and had a happy dance so please pop on over to her blog and have a peek at The Journey. It is beautiful and so nicely finished. I am hoping ( please!) that Barb will keep on with the SAL with Colleen and I :) Anyway here's my progress on Emmanuel's Song. I am almost half way through this and love how it's stitching up.
Tuesday evening, after my fright of realisng just how close DH and I's 25th wedding anniversary is, I picked up Blue Ribbon Designs Stitched With Love. Once I get the SB ornament for this month finished I shall have two evenings on SWL as I need to get a move on! So much I want to stitch NOW and so little time! Lol!
Finally last night was LHN SAL night with Lisa and Lesleyanne and I see a finish in the not too distant future :) Well I think by the end of March this lovely design should be done and dusted:) I love every single bit of this.
I am still waiting for my BBD A Stitcher's Journey book but I now know what has happened to it! I emailed Karen from Wasatch Needlecraft and it appears it was returned to her. She said she's had a few international packages returned as the mail carriers read the return address as the shipping address!!! Duh! So she resent it on 28th February so keeping my fingers crossed that it actually arrives soon.
Some good news for Jess. As you all know she wants to be a novelist hence her wanting to now change to Enlgish and Creative Writing at university. We still are none the wiser as to how she's going to fund her fees for the first year of the new course BUT there is a little light in the darkness and that is she has just had her first short story published as an ebook for Kindle on Amazon:) here. I haven't read it so I think I might have to ask for a copy!! Lol! I just hope she does well with it.
Right I'm going to see what you've all been up to on your blogs for a bit. I did a mass catch up yesterday but need to keep on top really! Thank you for visiting :)
Take care everyone.
Love & hugs