I stitched up a little thank you for Lisa S for very kindly sending me the fabric to make a pouch for LHN Travelling Stitcher. Not only was there enough fabric for a pouch and a needle case but also enough for me to make another set to send to my surrogate sis Lisa. I searched Lisa S's blog to see if she'd stitched this one or been sent it in an exchange and as she hadn't I set on to stitch it! I added our initials to the back. I am very happy to say that Lisa has received it safely and loves it:)
Little House Needleworks Winter Sampler
32 count Permin Amber Linen
Started 1st November 2011
Finished 4th November 2011
Thank you gift for Lisa S
Wednesday evening was SAL night with my surrogate sis Lisa. My DH, Abi and I were at school for a while at the GCSE Celebration evening then I stitched when we got home just after 8.30 pm. I am catching up on blog reading as I type and saw Marylin's WIP of it and realised I shouldn't have stitched up all the border on Snow Friends. I am so damned cross with myself and wonder sometimes why I bother stitching at all! Thankfully it's not a lot to frog so I might do it when I've finished catching up so that I don't forget!
Typing of my surrogate sis Lisa she told me to look out for a box from her this last week. Of course I missed the postie by about 15 minutes so had to wait until the next day to see what it was. Lisa said I could open the box then read the card on the top. I was very intrigued! When I opened it my first thought was why have I got all these parcels! Then when I read the card I was even more gobsmacked. It's my very own, personalised advent calendar! I cannot tell you how touched I am that Lisa did this for me and how excited I am for the 1st December! Thank you so much Lisa. I cannot thank you enough for this wonderful gift.
I've been doing a little secret stitching so just have Renato Parolin Love to show. I just love red thread on white fabric. I'm hoping to maybe get more stitched on this tonight.
Thursday is 1st December ( where on earth did November go???) so it'll be December SAL time with Chris and Lesleyanne. Chris and I decided on a design no sooner had we finished the last one! Lesleyanne is stitching L*K Snowman 2010. I am hoping that Chris will be OK to start as she had a cortisone injection on Wednesday for Tennis Elbow and was in a lot of pain.I have decided to stitch mine on Cobblestone linen as I think the colours will really pop on it. Here's my fabric with the threads I'm going to use. I decided on a mixture of DMC, Carrie's Creations, GAST and Crescent Colours. There should also be a darker green that I haven't decided on yet!
Thank you for all lovely comments on my Winter Band Sampler finish. I'm hoping to get it made up soon so that I can get it on display.
I'm going to catch up on blogs now and see what lovelies you've all been stitching. No doubt I will end up being enabled as well!
Have a great week everyone!
Love & hugs