It's a been a wee while since I showed any stitching so thought it was about time I blogged to show you what I've been up to. I have to say that I was humbled by all the Pumpkins for Cathey posts that popped up last Friday and I was honoured to have taken part. Just goes to show there are some wonderful people in the stitchy blogging community showing our love and support for such an inspirational lady.
Anyhow last week it was my dear friend Lainey's birthday. After much deliberating about what I should I stitch for her I came across a cute freebie on Facebook and decided yes that is perfect. I am very happy to say that Lainey loved it :)
Fearn Abbey Needleworks Little Lambs
Sparklies 32 count Pisces
Birthday Gift for Lainey.
I have had another two finishes. First my ornament for September for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. I must admit I have been thinking that I wouldn't do this again next year but now I'm thinking I will! I've enjoyed it so much and have 12 lovely ornaments at the end of the year. That is if I get my finger out and get them made up!
My Big Toe Designs His Gift
Can't remember the fabric
Started 3rd September 2013
Finished 17th September 2013
My other finish is this one. Need to add buttons.
Little House Needleworks Little Sheep Virtues Faith
32 count Vintage Country Mocha
Started 15th August 2013
Finished 24th September 2013.
Oooh just remembered I have another finish! Silly girl! How could I forget my SAL with Lainey, Mouse and the ladies in the parlour at Needlecraft Haven?!
Little House Needleworks Curly Q Ewe
36 count Flax linen
Crescent Colours & DMC
Started 22nd May 2013
Finished 25th September 2013.
WIPs now. My Lizzie*Kate Hearts and Holly Mystery Sampler is still not started but it will be, hopefully, tomorrow evening. I have to get a move on as the next part will be here in a few weeks.
On Wednesday with Barb and the ladies in the parlour at Needlecraft Haven I went back to stitching the Little House Needleworks Song of the Seasons mystery. I'm still on part one. No photo as I intended to blog on Wednesday and took my photos then! I have now almost finished part one :)
As I'd finally finished Faith I started Simplicity with Barb on Monday evening. I just got the sheep stitched. Hopefully this one won't be running away due to the grass dying off like the last one did! Patience finally arrived last week so at least Barb and I have another one in the pipeline when this one is finished.
Barb and I started another SAL the other Friday :) I love my SALs with Barb as she is such a special friend and we have achieved so much since we started stitching together virtually a few years ago. We started the Jardin Prive free SAL Think Positive. I haven't finished the first part yet and I stitched the fence in the wrong colour but I'm not frogging it! I downloaded part 2 yesterday after Barb reminded me it was ready :)
I am getting on well with Cottage Garden Samplings January's Snowflakes. Really loving this. I am so glad I chose 40 count to stitch this one. I took it to craft group with me on Tuesday as I didn't have time to kit my ornament for October up before I went.
Finally a little progress on HAED QS Spirit of Winter Robin. I have to admit that I am enjoying my stitching so much more now I am sticking to just one HAED. I feel bad that none of my others are currently getting stitched but it's the way it is for now!
I am impatiently waiting for the Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue to drop through my letterbox. I subscribe through Country Designs here in the UK and the ornament issue is part of the sub. I know people who have ordered the single issue through them have received their copies so starting to wonder where mine is although Chris hasn't got hers either!
My plan next year was not to buy any charts and just buy fabric and threads when I really need them. Well that has now sort of flown out of the window! What should pop up on the Country Cottage Needleworks Facebook page but a new 9 part series called Frosty Forest. Now anyone that know me well will know I love Winter designs and as I love the sound of this I'm signing up for it. However it is ALL I am going to buy chart wise next year! Enough is enough and if I can go a year with just that series I shall be so proud of myself. I was going to do it this year but things happened and my stash treats have been a great comfort but next year I need to put on my big girls panties and just deal with it! Lol!
So I bet you're all wondering who the new family member is. Well here is he!
He is Abi's new little furry friend who came to live with us almost 2 weeks ago.He was only about 6 weeks old when we got him and hadn't been handled so we're going through the taming process. He is doing incredibly well though but is still a little nervous at times. He is quite a character and we love him to bits!
That's all my news for now.
Until next time.
With much love