Hi everyone! Between life being busy (in a good way – some time spent in
with our eldest son) and some lovely summer weather I’ve been finding
stitching taking something of a back seat.
I did have a burst of enthusiasm to keep working on A Sampler Story at
the start of July but then I got the notion to throw something else into the
mix and started something new.
First up, here’s the next completed block of A Sampler Story. 13 down 11 to go!!
Then into the mix I’ve thrown Sheepish Designs Simple Guidance. This was a birthday gift last year from my dear friend Carol of Stitching Dreams (if you aren’t familiar with her blog do drop by and see all her lovely stitching). I am ashamed to report that it’s been in my ‘to do’ basket for almost a year so it felt very good to start it!!!
Only a little stitched on this so far but I’m going to keep it in the mix. I’m stitching this on fabric from my stash that all I can tell you is a
with the suggested DMC.
I’ve picked up PSS Red Cottage from the framer since I last blogged. I had asked if it would be possible to have it by the end of July and she went one better than that and did it for me in just over a week. I’m thrilled with what she’s done, the specific requests from my daughter were that it had mats and a dark frame. The mid-colour on the mats is a perfect shade of green and the plain dark frame works well.
I know you can’t see it very clearly. We’re heading to
month to visit our daughter and son-in-law and I decided to keep the plastic
wrap on as I don’t want risk damaging it before I’ve handed it over.
And finally, aside from working on SD’s Simple Elegance I’m going to be starting a SAL on Instagram for Bright Needle’s Lo How a Rose.
Every so often I’d check on Amazon
to see if I could find a copy of the book the chart is in. I hadn’t looked for
I couldn’t tell you how long but it came into my head to check and, lo and
behold, I picked up a copy for next to nothing with free postage. Aim is to have it finished by Christmas and I’m
using the suggested cream fabric and a mix of overdyeds and DMC.
Did I really say at one time I wasn’t a rotation stitcher in any shape or form?!?!?! Somehow I seem to be drifting into rotation – let’s see how I get on!!!
The weekend is almost here and it’s to be another hot and sunny one with us. My plants are loving all this hot weather and I am loathe to complain about it being too hot given that our last few summers have been non-existent!!!!! I just wish it was a bit cooler and more comfortable at night! Whatever your plans this weekend – enjoy!
Until next time…..