I have lots to show today. A little finish that I sent across the pond for a friend's birthday, lots of WIPs and some things I have received in the post! You may remember a while ago that I won Angela's 3rd blogoversary giveaway and I chose a stitcher's box. Angela and I were emailing each other for a few days to decide on a design. I chose an LHN, gave her some ideas then left it up to her what to stitch as I love surprises. Just look at what arrived for me today! Angela I absolutely LOVE it! You could not have chosen a better design to stitch for me as it has everything I love! It is absolutely gorgeous and I will treasure it:) Thank you so much Angela xx:) I have sent you an email.
Julie had been reading my other blog and sent me this book to help me get back into reading. It is written like a diary so has lots of nice, small entries so it's easy to just pick up when you have a few minutes and read an entry. I started reading it as soon as it arrived. Thank you so much Julie xx
Onto my stitching now. It's my SAL buddy Colleen's birthday today and as she likes Shepherd's Bush I decided to stitch up this little freebie and make it into a pincushion. I heard from her earlier today and she loves it so I am one happy stitcher :)
Shepherd's Bush Tiny Garden Freebie
28 count ice blue fabric
Started 9th June 2911
Finished 15th June 2011
ETA the SB freebie can be found here
Last Friday I started the 6th BBD AotH which is Happy Birthday. I love how this one is looking so far. I'm having to work round some bits as I'm waiting for my GAST threads. I ordered them in the JJ's 4th July sale so hoping to hear from them soon.
Sunday I stitched a little on my SB As Bethlehem Slept ornament. I was really tired after having a bad night with the neighbours then being up early on Sunday morning so not much done this time.
Monday as always was SB SAL night with Barb and Colleen. Barb had run out of a thread so didn't stitch on French Heart and started Sophie's Pincushion instead. I completed the sheep on Family Sampler and stitched the acorn (?).
I popped off to craft club again on Tuesday morning suffering from toothache and earache and not sure which is causing what! Lol! I was going to stay home but decided I'd be better off with people rather than sat on my own feeling sorry for myself. Anyway this is my progress on SB Christmas Candy Roll. And thanks to the ladies at craft club I bought a knitting magazine yesterday!
I hope you're not fed-up with my WIPs pictures. As I am stitching on some bigger stuff it's mostly all I have at the moment. I thoroughly enjoyed stitching on Drawn Thread The Sanctuary on Tuesday evening. It's really beginning to take shape nicely and is stitching up quicker than I expected.
Finally last night I almost finished my SAL piece with Lisa which is My Big Toe Designs A New Day. I reckon I will get this finished next week. Both of us are hoping to have it finished by the end of July as we are meeting up next month when Lisa, her DH and DD come on holiday to where I live and we're having a stitchy day and hopefully starting LHN Traveling Stitcher :)
Phew! I think that's everything!
Time for me to get out of here and start preparing tea. Fajitas tonight!
Take care everyone.
Love & hugs