Given that we’re into November (how did that happen?!?!), and December will be here before we know it, I thought I’d start with one I stitched earlier this year……August to be exact ……and which I have finally got round to putting together.
Renato Parolin Joy ornament
Confession time. Not only did I cut the fabric a tad too close to where the finishing seam was on one side but, having stitched three sides together, I realised that I’d left that side as the final seam. Since then I’ve had a major case of procrastination. Well, no matter how much I hoped/wished/dreamed, it really wasn’t going to finish itself. So, I took a deep breath and spent a fiddly hour trying to stuff the ornament and finish the seam without the linen unravelling on me! The seam isn’t perfect, don't look too closely (!!), but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it will hold!!!
Back to some stash diving and I’ve started this one ….
BOAF’s Happy Hearts Sampler on 32ct LL Autumn Gold. I'm planning to have this one as our family sampler so I'll be putting in the year that DH and I were married. Not sure whose initials of the five of us will go where so that I’ll be leaving to the end and deciding then. I've only really made a start on this but I'm enjoying stitching with the stronger colours on the fabric.
Would you like to see a couple of pictures of how far into autumn we are around here?
The leaves were probably at their best about a week ago but was I organised enough to take the camera when I was out and about?!?!? No!!!! Since then we’ve had quite a bit of rain and wind and you can see that some of the trees have lost most of their leaves. It was sunny this morning (not now, the rain is pouring down again!) and I remembered to take the camera with me so hope you enjoy a little taste of what’s left of the autumn colour near to where I live.
Life’s been busy around here, some redecorating going on and eldest son was home for the weekend so I’m a little behind on my blog reading. I’m hoping to fix that this week and get caught up with everyone!
Until next time ……