Nope not really! Not yet anyway, although according to the forecasters there's a strong chance that some of the country may see a considerable amount of snow as early as October and more of the country will have it from November through to February. Looks like we're in for another harsh winter but it wouldn't surprise me as there are a lot of berries on the trees and bushes.
Anyway I am digressing here! The Let It Snow is for a finish I have recently had. It was dear Lainey's birthday on Saturday and as many of you know she is rather partial to snowmen ( and sheep!). So I was debating what to stitch for her and I came across this freebie that I'd had for ages. I really want to stitch this one again for myself as I'm so pleased with how this looks. I've been trying to find the chart again this morning but don't know where I've put it!! Duh!
Little River Snow ( freebie)
Jayne's Attic COM Sweet Pea
No idea when I started it but finished 18th September 2011
Birthday gift for Lainey.
I am very happy to say that Lainey loved it:) Happy Birthday Lainey xx
I had another finish on Friday and that was this.
Blackbird Designs AotH Pumpkin Farm
36 count Rosewood Linen
DMC & GAST.
Started 19th August 2011
Finished 23rd September 2011
I dedicated this block to my DH. I added his birth year as well as the initials on his parents and brother. The bonus block is next:)
I posted Tricia's wee prize for naming Cecil the Sheep on Friday so hoping to be able to show that as soon as it arrives over the pond:)
I haven't had chance to stitch part 5 of the iStitch mystery SAL yet as we had a bit of a busy weekend but hoping to get it done before the next part comes out.
My other bit of stitching is Tra La La's Duo Noel Mouton. The mouton lol just has legs at the moment but hopefully will have a body next time! I'm loving stitching this!
I think I'll be stitching on Drawn Thread The Sanctuary tonight and tomorrow night so I can get more done. Barb and I are having a wee break from our Monday night SB SAL to stitch The Primitive Hare Christmas Carol Sock and I think we are starting next Monday. I had to dye some fabric as the only piece I had big enough was white so I'm hoping it'll look OK. I used Lady Grey teabags lol. We were going to start it when I'd finished The Sanctuary but Barb suggested the break from our SB SAL so we can have a better chance of having it finished ready to hang for Christmas and I'm all for that! I hope Colleen won't mind. I have emailed her :) Also we can then start The Sampler Girl Glad Tidings with Jane Austen which we had also planned to do sometime this year!
Lisa and I will soon be starting our L*K 6 Fat Men SAL. I finally got my charts on Saturday so now just need to buy some fabric which I will do this week. We are going to finish Little House Needleworks Travelling Stitcher first.
I had a lovely surprise when Mouse emailed me the other day as I have now become part of the Stitcherhood by winning Shakespeare's Peddler Count Your Blessings chart:) This chart is so apt for the way I've felt this year. I am so pleased as I've been following this on blogs I read for a while now so as soon as I receive it I'll be stash diving. Look out for a post in the next week or two if you'd like to be part of this although rules do apply:)
Jess is now in her new student digs. She rang me this morning and sounded quite settled so I feel a little easier. I will feel much better when she starts her new course next week and I know she's settled on that. However we thought she was settled on her chemistry course! She does seem much more excited about English and Creative Writing and was so chuffed to find nearly all of her reading list in a second hand book shop on Saturday. She even started reading one of them straight away!
Well I think I'd better get myself sorted and get my sewing machine out again! Must get caught up on blogs tomorrow after craft club and see what you've all been up to.
Take care everyone.
Love & hugs