A couple of weeks ago it was my lovely friend, Lesleyanne's birthday. I was a little late sending her birthday gift but she was very understanding. Here is what I stitched for her.
Lizzie* Kate Friends Are Like Angels
GAST & DMC Variations
Started 19th February 2013
Finished 5th March 2013
Gift for Lesleyanne
I am very happy to say that Lesleyanne loves it :)
I had a finish this week which is great as my finishes are few and far between with me stitching so many HAEDs. I sometimes think I must be mad having so many but I have got my love for stitching them back. Anyway back to my finish!
Little House Needleworks Home of a Needleworker ( Too! )
Silkweaver 25 count Stormy Skies
Started 3rd October 2012
Finished 21st March 2013
Of course it wouldn't have taken me as long to stitch had I not abandoned it in favour of CCN Gingerbread Cottage! I love how it has turned out!
Mouse and I are going to be going back to our SAL next and are starting Shakespeare's Peddler Gentle Stitches so I'm looking forward to that.
I have almost finished my March ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. I'm hoping to get it finished this week. I really like how this is looking. I have been stitching this with my dear friend Barb while we are waiting for the next Little Sheep Virtues.
Onto my HAEDs now. QS Holly Fairy is coming along well. That bit under her face was driving me mad on Thursday evening and I will admit to getting a bit lost at one point and wanting to throw it but I composed myself and sorted it out!
I did a little bit on QS Spirit of Winter Robin. He has a beak now!
I've started to try and stitch on SK Dragon's History as one of the stitching groups I belong to on Facebook are running a March competition where we count up the number of stitches we do each session on our SAL piece. It's been the kick up the butt I needed to get a bit done on this. If we're not doing anything on a weekend I sit for a couple of hours on a Saturday and Sunday afternoon and get a few stitches in. I need to do something like this for Mini The Forgotten! Run a competition for myself and say when I get so many stitches done I can treat myself to something lol.
Finally my progress on Guardian. I am making pretty good progress but it never seems enough somehow when I still have so many pages to go. I am determined not to give up though like I usually do and see it through to the final stitch even it takes me until I'm 60!
impatiently waiting for the next LHN Little Sheep Virtues, Love, to arrive on our shores. It seems to take so long and I'm desperate to get started on it! Also have you seen the gorgeous Cottage Garden Samplings Garden Journal series? Oh wow it is so pretty and I love the idea of actually making it into a journal. I am desperately hoping that Karla at Patchwork Rabbit will be able to get them in but I'm waiting to hear from her. She did say she'd look into it so fingers crossed. So much so for only buying the Little Sheep Virtues this year but the way I've been feeling I think to hell with it! I'd order from the States but shipping has got ridiculous but if she can't get them I think I might have to bite the bullet and just get them!
Before I forget I was most disappointed to read that Google Reader is finishing on 1st July. I really liked using it as it was so simple. I am giving Bloglovin a go now and it seems pretty good so I've imported all the blogs from Google Reader to Bloglovin.
Thank you to all of you who keep visiting me and leave me such lovely comments. It's lifting to know that so many people care so much and are thinking of me and my family. This past couple of weeks I've wanted to cry every single day but try and hold it together for my girls sake. Sometimes it just hits me and all of a sudden I just think I've lost my Dad. It's so hard to think of him not being here even though he's in my heart and always will be. Then of course there's the idiot company who send a bill even though I was told his gas and electric accounts would be on hold for 3 months and it's not 3 months yet! Not very compassionate at all!
That's all my stitching for now. Until next time.....
With much love