I've finally got my butt into gear and done a little more finishing. My sewing machine came out yesterday so I could get some bits sewn up then last night I decided not to stitch and get some trims etc sewn on. I can't show them all as one is a gift and the other is for an exchange and then I didn't get the trim on the rest! So here's what I did get done that I can show.
Yesterday at craft group I started and finished a wee gift that I now need to attempt to make up in to what it should be! Hmmm.
As I've been stitching on exchanges and gifts there isn't a deal of stitching I can show. My Cottage Garden Samplings have been on hold but, hopefully, I will be back to those on Sunday. I did get some more house building done on Little House Needleworks Song of the Seasons but decided I needed a break from the house and went and built a snowman instead before putting some windows in! I'd like to get the Winter/ Autumn section finished tonight in the parlour with Barb and the other ladies at Needlecraft Haven :).
I managed to get part 2 of Lizzie Kate Holly and Hearts Christmas Mystery Sampler finished on Saturday just in time for part 3 arriving on Monday :). So I think I'm going to make a start on that this afternoon as I'm having a stitching afternoon with my friend Gill. I'm going to have to be careful with the WDW Oscar though as I don't think I'm going to have enough.
Barb and I are snow stitching on the little Wisdom sheep. So cute! I got the sheep stitched. I saw the 11th sheep, Gratitude, and it is so sweet!
Final piece of stitching I can show is another SAL with Barb. This time it's Jardin Prive La Pensee Positive. I've almost finished part 3. My sheep are showing up quite nicely so I'm pleased that I won't have to backstitch then!
I received a lovely package from Michelle last week which contained birthday and Christmas cards and presents. Thank you so much Michelle. I have been a good girl and put them away until the right days. I can't believe that 3 weeks tomorrow I will be 50! I'm looking forward to it and going to welcome it with open arms as so many people I know have not been lucky enough to see 50. I do feel sad though that my Dad is not here and it's going to be a tough first birthday and Christmas without him but I know he would not want us to be unhappy.
It was a good stash day on Monday as I received the latest Just Cross Stitch magazine from Country Designs, the final part of the Lizzie Kate Christmas Mystery from The Crafty Kitten and my order from Crazy Annie's Stitchin. Not everything is shown here as one is a gift and one is to be stitched for a gift!
Last, but by no means least I received this book from Lois. Lois as been stitching the gorgeous Lo How A Rose from it and kindly offered to send it to me when she had finished so I could stitch it. I'm really looking forward to stitching this as soon as I can get around to it. Thank you so much Lois :)
Well that's it from me for now. If I get anymore bits stitched up I may well be back at the weekend!
I need to catch up with you all. I seem to be way behind but will make time this week to visit :)
Until next time.
With much love.