Well a part finish at least! So it's 7 down and 2 to go :). Yay the end is in sight!
Country Cottage Needleworks Frosty Forest Snowgirl's Cottage
32 count pearl grey linen
DMC & GAST
I'll be starting the next one next Wednesday. Hopefully I'll get it stitched faster than Snowgirl's Cottage!
Barb has finished Spell of the Moon this week but I am not quite there yet. I just love how the moon changes the look of the owl! He looks quite evil now but in a cute way! I think I should have it finished Monday then I'll be starting a Blue Ribbon Designs one from the JCS mag.
The March cottage is coming along nicely. As February is a short month I need to get a move on with March so that it's ready in time.
I am happy to say that it looks like the wreath on Beerenherz im Winter meets up! I got a little worried as I was stitching along on Thursday but it looks OK so fingers crossed!
Barb and I have started our next ornament which is Dear Santa. As with all of these I am using the recommended fabric and threads. I had a good start on mine last night and I don't think it will take too long to stitch. Karla very kindly resent the missing Christmas Cookies chart etc this week along with the next chart Christmas Cheer and the final part of the Lizzie Kate Things Unseen Mystery which I had signed up for last year so that was some nice post. Then Barb kindly passed on Lilli Violette With You chart which she had stitched. Such a sweet design and one which I hope to stitch sometime this year.
Lesleyanne has kindly lent me LHN Blessed so I made a start on that when Gill came for a crafting morning on Thursday.
Last but not least is my progress on my robin. I finished the 10 rows I have been stitching on and started the next 10. Lisa has finished Frosty and he looks stunning! We'll be carrying on SAling though which I am very happy about :)
I have also been doing some knitting. Abi asked me if I would knit her a shawl she had seen. Well I've been taking it to craft group with me until I reached the lace pattern and that pattern has been causing me grief! Lol. I think I must lose concentration or something as I've had to take it back three times! Fingers crossed it's right now and I can get on with it! I'll take a photo when I get more done.
Well our forecast of snow didn't come to much unfortunately although we did get a very nice flurry on Monday afternoon. It was lovely to watch it falling. There is just something so magical about it. There was only a slight covering so it was rather disappointing. No more forecast for now as the jet stream has moved and the more time moves on I can't see us getting a decent fall. I know we have had snow into March and April in the past but we shall see. God willing there is always next winter! I think because we didn't get anything last Winter it just gets more disappointing!
We went to the cemetery this morning to put some flowers on my parents and parent - in-law's graves. Tuesday would have been my Dad's 86th birthday. I took my camera with me and took just a few photos. I can't take claim for the robin I'm afraid as I couldn't get my camera to focus to Abi took it for me with my camera.
This angel is beautiful.
This squirrel looks like he's been in the wars!
Sparrow in my garden this morning.
That's all for now. I might have a couple more finishes next week if I'm lucky! Lol.
Until next time.
With much love.