Hi everyone! A little heart-themed finish to start off this time round. I have to admit that I started to stitch this freebie (that you can find here) over a year ago. I came across the frame and bought it thinking that I was bound to have a chart somewhere in my stash that might work with it. Then I didn’t manage to finish it in time last February, then I guess I lost the motivation to stitch a heart, then it got pushed out of sight….you get the picture! This week I finally got my act together, finished the stitching and got it into the frame. So, that’s the grand total of one Valentine-related piece of stitching I’ve managed this year!
Alphabet Heart by Twisted Threads found here
This is how far I’ve got with La D Da’s By Her Hand.
I think subconsciously I am still avoiding the flowers after the frogging that went on with the first one. Well, I’m not going to be able to avoid them for much longer as I only have the numbers to stitch and then I’ll just have to knuckle down and stitch some flowers!
However, I’ve put it to one side to pick up A Sampler Story and make a start on the two squares for this month. Here’s my progress so far…..
This square is the only one that is completely filled in. I was tempted to put it off and stitch the next two top squares but then I thought, no, get it stitched and out of the way. The fourth square looks like it will be a quick stitch so it should all balance out.
It looks as though this coming week my Mum will finally be going home. She has been away from home for most of the past 6 months between hospital and nursing home stays, hip surgery in December and these past 6 weeks in the rehab unit. Her recovery from surgery has been slow but this past week she seemed to turn a corner and became much more interested in walking and being on her feet. Right now the only delay to her getting home is getting a care package in place but that should be worked out at the start of the week. There have been many times over these past months that I thought it might never happen but here we are. Never mind how pleased I am about it, you can guess my Dad is very much looking forward to her being home with him again.
And that’s about it from me for this time. Hope all is well with you and yours. If you’re under all that snow that we’ve been hearing about on the news today I hope you are staying warm and, if there’s nothing else you can do, enjoying some stitching time.
Until next time…..