Well I don't seem to get on top of this blogging! My plans to blog a couple of times a week has gone to pot oh so quickly but never mind.
I've had another productive week stitching wise and have stitched up some ornaments that now just need trim on them. My sewing machine was playing up yet again so I wasn't too happy but I seem to have sorted that now.
The storm that we were on yellow alert for overnight Sunday and Monday was nothing more, thankfully, than a damp squib. In fact it was windier last Sunday during the day. Unfortunately southern parts of the country were not as lucky and there were some tragic deaths and some damage. The weather has definitely turned chilly now, the clocks have gone back an hour and the nights are pulling in.
So time to show my progress from the last week. Sundays are My Garden Journal evenings for now and here is my progress on February's Primrose. Vinniey chooses such beautiful colours for these designs.
Next up is sheep SAL night with Barb, my first of 3 evenings stitching with her :), and progress on Patience.
Tuesday at craft group I decided to try and get more done on my October ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. At the rate I'm going I can't see me finishing this by the end of November!
I have been desperately wanting to get part 1 of the Lizzie Kate Holly & Hearts Christmas Mystery Sampler finished and get a good bit done on part 2. Part 3 is due soon so I want to get as much as I possibly can done so I've been stitching on that a lot this week. I finished part 1 and made a good start on part 2:)
Wednesday is my second SAL night with Barb and also the ladies in the parlour over at Needlecraft Haven. Barb and I are both stitching on LHN Song of the Seasons. I corrected my mistake from last week and added more stitches.
I decided, rightly or wrongly, to join Vonna's new CCN blog and this weekend has been WIP-it weekend. Now I don't have a CCN WIP and I didn't want to start a bigger one until my December SAL with Chris so I made a small start on Winter's Eve from one of the JCS Christmas ornament magazines. Not much done but I shall make this count as my November ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL too seen as it's free choice this month.
My final SAL with Barb is Jardin Prive La Pensee Positive SAL. Part 3 was released on Friday so promptly downloaded and printed and started!
Last piece of progress is Plum Street Samplers Mary's Sampler. I am behind om this and the next part is due out today! I kept up for 3 weeks! What happened?!
I had such a wonderful surprise on Friday when Shirlee emailed me to say I was a runner up in her blogoversary giveaway and to watch my email for my prize :) Later in the day a gift certificate arrived for 123 Stitch :) Thank you so much Shirlee for picking me as one of your winners. It brightened my day no end as you know. It's a secret what I have chosen until I receive it lol!
Finally at long last I have got some photos of our finished kitchen! DH took some but they were on his laptop so I asked him to email me them. The photos make the units look white but they are cream. I love my kitchen!
That's all my news for now. If I get these trims etc on these ornaments I will be back to show those. Thank you so much for visiting me and for continuing to do so :)
With much love,