Yay! Lol! This week I finished Blackbird Designs Clara Ellen from Anniversaries of the Heart :) I don't know why I struggled so much with this one. Maybe the colours but anyway it is now done and I can now move on to Evergreen Lane!
Blackbird Designs Anniversaries of the Heart Clara Ellen
36 count Rosewood linen
This block is for Jess. I did have to leave off a bird to get her name in and then I added a heart motif as I had a big gap. I didn't add an initial to the basket and the initial on the right side had to be done over one to fit it in lol!
I don't have much to show this week as I've been stitching on an ornament for one of my private exchanges then I've stitched two nights on my November Cottage to get it finished.
Country Cottage Needleworks November Cottage
32 count Natural opalescent linen.
Just one more to go now and I am so excited to get these finished :) Of course it's the December one and December is my favourite season of the year. I do love Winter / Christmas stitching and had loads of charts sorted to do through this year but it did not happen!
Final piece I have to show if, of course, my lovely Robin. Now that I'm stitching on him two evenings a week I'm getting a good bit more done. I have just joined a challenge on the new HAED group on Facebook to stitch at least 100 stitches a week over 4 weeks which I'm sure I can do easily!
Typing of Facebook Gaynor from Stitchers Anon has set up a new group for her designs and she had a giveaway for a £20 gift voucher for her shop and I was one of 3 very lucky winners :) I bought the 4 primitive heart ornaments as well as Season of Joy featuring the very cute Holmsey and Fergus and I sent an RAK of that one to Barb which I am hoping she likes and hasn't already got! Lol!
More Facebook and the HAED group. HAED had sale on last week and I was sent an RAK by someone called A Cross Stitch Addict of Faces of Faery 193. It is just so beautiful and a piece of artwork I have loved since I first saw it. I am so greatful to whoever you are :) I don't know when I'll get around to stitching her though but I'd love to start her!
Before I forget the winner of the Potted Poinsetta chart is .................... Christine! Christine as I have your address it is already on the way to you. Enjoy!
Following on from SFS post and me saying no charts next year I am going to need some serious help in achieving this. I am thinking if I say no charts at all I am probably going to break it so I've thought about saying I can treat myself to one new chart if there is something I really want when I've had so many finishes. I'm thinking 10 finishes. What do you think? Too few? Too many? I just get more and more ashamed of myself when I see what I have and my To Stitch From list does not include my HAEDs but I see new stuff that really calls to me! I do keep telling myself that I don't drink or smoke or go out much but it' just gets too silly!
Speaking of new stuff my final Shepherd's Fold piece arrived on Wednesday. Oh wow what a beautiful kit it is! It is a ruler pocket and it includes a gorgeous wooden ruler. I can't wait to get to stitching but I have do the others first. I didn't get to stitch on the fob this week as I wanted to get the November Cottage finished.
Tonight it's CCN ornament night with Barb and we're stitching on Merry Merry. Maybe a finish, maybe not lol!
I had a great time catching up on blogs and seeing what you have all been up to. Of course I get enabled too! Lol!
That's all for this time. Have a great weekend everyone. Abi and I are going to a book signing tomorrow. We're looking forward to it. C L Coffey will be signing her new book Angel Eclipsed. Abi and I have the first book, Angel in Training, so we have to get the second one!
Until next time.
With much love.