Hi everyone! Well, now that it’s February I’m going to start off with something that has been waiting a long time to actually be put together!!! I stitched this February Word Play piece back in 2012 when Linda of Keeper of the Crowes very kindly passed the chart on to me after I’d admired it on her blog. As you know, I can be something of a procrastinator when it comes to the finishing part. Stitching? No problem. Finishing? A completely different matter! I’d great intentions of having it finished- finished for last February. Obviously, that didn’t happen but, here I am, two years later having finally put it together last week…….
Such a sweet piece, makes me smile every time I look at.
Having come to terms with ‘that’ sheep in Simple Guidance I have everything stitched but the personalisation. In the original two full names are stitched but I’m not sure I’m going to finish it that way. I’ve a couple of ideas rolling around in my head so I’m putting this to one side for now while inspiration comes to me.
Up next is my progress on Hannah Lovina Joslin from BBD’s Honeysuckle Manor. This is our current SAL piece on Instagram on a Wednesday.
I’m loving this honeysuckle border and didn’t want to put this one down on Wednesday night! One thing, it would appear this booklet is becoming increasingly hard to find. We’d no idea when we decided on stitching this piece that there would be a problem finding it but a number of people were hoping to join the SAL and weren’t able to. So, I guess what I’m saying is, if you have this booklet hang on to it, if you don’t, and would like it, look for it sooner rather than later!
Having managed to finish the Word Play pillow I kept going and put Sleigh Bells together. Now, this one isn’t quite finished-finished yet, I want to add some trim round the edges but thought I’d share a picture this time round.
And I’ve stitched my first Christmas ornie for 2014! This is Homespun Elegance’s Festive Redbird….
I stitched this one using some fabric from my stash and a mix of the suggested overdyes and DMC. I’m a bit undecided about the ‘4’ in the year. It is as charted but every time I look at it it catches my eye and not in a good way. So, that might change!
Another week almost over, it’s feeling like February is going to go as fast as January! I’m hoping to pick up SL’s Mary Gail this weekend as I’ve been neglecting her a little bit and I really need to get back to her. Whatever your plans are for the weekend – have fun! I know many of you are still in the grip of severe ice and snow so stay warm! For those of us in the
UK where it seems to be doing
nothing but rain, rain, rain. I hope you’re not affected by flooding and can
Until next time……