Tuesday, February 28, 2017

That moment.....


when you realise it’s the last day of February and no, you don’t have a couple more days before the end of the month to do a blog post!!!  So, here I am, squeezing in a February post with a few hours to spare!

Once again February has been a mix of things, busy for the first half and slightly less so the second half.  I do have two small finishes to share and one small new start.

First up, I have finished The Gardener from BBD’s Garden Club series….




This one I looked forward to stitching but I seem to get bogged down in it and found that, for whatever reason, I was glad to finish it and be able to move on.  It is such a pretty square with the delicate colours but it became something of a chore to stitch.

That makes 7 stitched and 5 to go.  It feels good to be more than halfway now and I’m hoping that’s the impetus I need to keep going with them.  I would really like to have them all stitched in the next few months but, we’ll see!!!

I’ve made a start on How Does the Lily Grow, 10th in the series.  This is another pretty square with delicate colours.




And the final piece I can share is the finished Fa La La Snowman freebie from Plum Pudding Needleart which I had started last time round….

I do like this little guy and as I already have plans to send him to a new home at Christmas it means I’ll likely be stitching him again for myself. 




So there we have it, my February update.  Not much to share but I guess steady progress!!  It seems hard to believe that it will be March tomorrow – Spring just around the corner – can’t wait!!

Thanks for all your lovely comments. I really do appreciate that you take time to leave them especially when I am not the regular blogger I used to be.

Until next time……

14 comments:

wenhkc said...

Oh, gosh, you just reminded me I have to START the Garden Club series, so I'm waaaaay behind. Sorry it was a chore to stitch the gardener one. Do you know why? I'm stitching Country Cottage Needleworks Santa's Village and I'm finding the holly and candy cane borders to be a chore, though I'm halfway through and looking forward to the end (maybe for this year's Christmas time?).

Vickie said...

Oh Lois, The Gardener is my favorite of the series. This is just so pretty. I do not have this series, but admire it very much. You are doing a fantastic job!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Very pretty designs, nice to see what you've been stitching.

Barb said...

You have some lovely finishes. Your BBD designs are so pretty. The snowman, very cute!

Justine said...

Your snowman is so cute! Sorry to hear you aren't enjoying your garden series. It's very pretty.

Marilyn said...

This series in so pretty.
Congrats on your finish.
Marilyn

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Your stitching on the Garden series is lovely.

Melissa said...

The Garden series is lovely and you are doing well (you can do it!). I so love that snowman!

valerie said...

Love your snowman finish and progress on the Gardener's series. It's all looking wonderful!

Carol said...

I always love seeing a new post from you, Lois! The BBD Garden pieces have the prettiest colors and it looks like you are making quick work of them. Love that happy snowman--he was one of my first finishes way back when I started blogging :) Of course, now, my finishing has improved and I'd love to take him apart and re-finish him. But, will I? Probably not--ha ha!

Hope your March is off to a lovely start!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Beautiful pieces. We are now into a new month of stitching.

Margaret said...

Not much to share? I see plenty! All so pretty too! I love that Garden Club series so much, but I haven't purchased it -- I'm not stitching these days after all. lol! But I do love seeing yours!

Hilda said...

Hi Lois,
I am so happy to see the Garden Club Series finished here. I do have only some of the patterns, but I love them (unfortunately - I do not know if it is a problem of my Mac or if it is up to blogger: There aren't any pictures to see on your older posts ...)

The Falala-Freebie is on my list since years, because I love it, whenever I see it. Thanks for sharing!

Have a wonderful month of March!

Hugs
Hilda

Karoline said...

Lovely finishes Lois. The snowman is very cute and I can quite see why the Gardener might be a slog to stitch but the end result is lovely.