Hi everyone! New month, new week, so let’s get the ball rolling with a new blog post! Although it is now July (can anyone tell me how we got to this stage in the year so quickly?!?!?) I did finish the second of the two blocks from A Sampler Story towards the end of last week – so technically staying on track with it. Here are the two blocks for June - the sheep in the meadow and the two bunnies under the tree.
I’m very happy to report that I’ve reached the midway point on this one, 12 blocks down, 12 to go!!!! Here’s how it’s looking……
The Sampler Company's A Sampler Story on 32ct cream linen and suggested DMC
And here’s a sneak peek of the next block I’ll be adding in. I’m looking forward to this block, I will be using some of the stronger colours again and I know I’ll enjoy that.
Another finish to report this time! In fact, sort of two finishes!!! Here’s the 4th and last BOAF Santa, the gold one. Must admit I wasn’t overly fussed on the colours of this guy when I first started him (probably why I left him to the last!!!) but when I was putting the final stitches in yesterday I realised he’d grown on me and I was feeling more affectionate towards him!! His coat is meant to be stitched in metallic gold but I decided against that and went with DMC 680.
BOAF Gold Santa on 32ct BOAF Meadowlark linen & mix of suggested overdyeds & DMC
Ta-da!!! A long held stitching wish was to stitch all four BOAF Santas and, now that Mr Gold is done here they all are…..
All 4 stitched on 32ct BOAF Meadowlark linen with a mix of suggested overdyeds & DMC
It has taken me 6 months to get these four stitched and it has definitely been thanks to Instagram and #santasundayxs. If anyone is on Instagram and would like to join in you are more than welcome. It’s as simple as stitching Christmas related pieces on a Sunday, no pressure, no deadline, just posting pics of any progress you make.
Thanks for all your lovely comments last time round about my grandmother’s wedding veil. I’ve ordered some acid-free tissue paper so that I can pack it away correctly and hopefully it will be around to be passed down through future generations.
Hope all is well with you and yours.
Until the next time…