As we were up late on Friday waiting for Abi to arrive back at school from her prom so we could pick her up I kept on stitching until I'd finished BBD Farm House. Every time I finish one of these AotHs I say it's my favourite so far then I stitch the next one and that becomes my favourite! I really love this one. The colours are gorgeous. The initials are those of my Grandad's cousin, the year is the year he died in the first world war and the initial above the house is for Arras which is the battle he died in. Happy Birthday will be next :)
Blackbird Designs Aoth #5 Farm House
36 count Rosewood linen
GAST & DMC
Started 10th June 2011
Finished 1st July 2011
The only things I have to show are WIPs for now :) Monday evening was SAL night with Barb and Colleen but I know Barb did not stitch as she has not been well :( Hope you are feeling much better my dear friend. I was stitching away on Family Sampler and thoroughly enjoying it. I fear I could spend a fortune on SB kits if I had the money! How lovely it would be to have a good lottery win, visit the shop and have a spending spree!
Tuesday was DT The Sanctuary with Chris and Kajsa and I made more good progress. This piece is looking so pretty.
Wednesday was SAL night with Lisa on A New Day but I had a visit from the frog:) I very stupidly stitched some of it with two strands of thread instead on the one I'd been using throughout the design and didn't realise until I'd stitched quite a bit so had to rip it all out! As you can imagine I was not happy! So I didn't get quite as much stitched as I might have done but it's still progress!
And that is all I can show:) I am hoping to get my sewing machine out this week and finish my PIFs so that I can get them in the post. I've been so slow with these and feel bad even though I'm within the time I have to do them.
Not sure what I'm stitching tonight. I will probably start the next SB ornament and get a move on with that :)
I plucked up the courage and went to a craft club at the local museum on Tuesday. There were only two us cross stitching, one lady doing tapestry and the rest knitting. I kind of wish there were more stitchers but never mind. I quite enjoyed it and think I will go again this week. I took my Shepherd's Bush Christmas Candy Roll kit as I thought it was easy to carry rather than having to take a thread box etc. I forgot to take a picture of my start so will show that another time. The only thing I found was the lighting was not very good so I struggled considerably:(
Thank you all for your lovely comments on my photos of Abi:) I cannot tell you how proud we are of the beautiful young lady she has grown into. She had a fantastic evening! She said that people had probably seen a different side to her that night!
I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. Belated Canada Day greetings to my Canadian friends and Happy July 4th to all my American friends! Hope you all had/ have a fantastic day:)
Take care everyone.
Love & hugs