Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A house, some flowers and a santa.....

Hi everyone! Finally, a day here where the sky is blue and we’re having some much overdue sunshine and it actually feels pleasant outside!  Mind you, the weather forecasters have said to enjoy it today as by tomorrow we’ll be back to rain again!!! 

I've been enjoying PSS A Red Cottage ……

Stitched on 32ct Vintage Meadow Rue using suggested threads

I love stitching in red and houses are another favourite of mine, although it’s been a while since I stitched any. I love how the flowers pop off the linen too. Such a pretty piece to stitch.  Only the over one house to stitch (okay, I’ve sort of been putting that off!) and a couple of the red motifs and then I’ll have a finish to share.

Here’s a progress pic of the next BOAF Santa, the black one. 

Stitched on 32ct BOAF Meadowlark using suggested threads

He’s looking slightly odd without a body but I couldn’t resist stitching the stocking and having a bit of a change of colour.  I feel like he’s stitching up much more quickly than the green one.   I loved the green Santa but when I was stitching him he just seemed to drag along.  This time round, I’m feeling a lot more love for this little guy!

Another day or two working on A Red Cottage and then I plan to get back to A Sampler Story.  Having got back on track, if I’m not careful I’ll be falling behind again.

Hope all is well with you and yours!  We’re very definitely on a wedding countdown – 17 days to go - now if we could just have weather like today on the day……!!!!

Until next time……