This has been such a lovely week :) Busy...but a good busy! The weather was lovely...not too hot...not too cold.....but jussstttt right (just like Papa Bear's porridge!)
I managed to get some bits done.....
The second card of the free kit that came with Issue 149 of WOX
I also finished off this bookmark, which is a free pattern that you can download here
You'll need to register with your email, but that gives you access to all their free downloads :)
I changed the colours for the flower and decided that I didn't want to backstitch it .....overall I'm happy with this and so is little bug :)
The last bit that I finished this week was a bit of a disappointment.I had bought this hardanger kit many years ago when I just started cross stitching - it was part of a lot that I won on ebay. I thought this would be a good opportunity to stitch this ..
The plan was to finish it and instead of stitching it as a napkin holder, to leave it and use it as a bookmark.
Unfortunately this kit could quite possibly be the absolute worse hardanger kit EVER. Instructions are virtually nonexistant - you have a chart, a sheet illustrating common hardanger stitches (many of which are not a part of what is required to complete this kit) and no instruction re: thread cutting or starting .....
Once I completed the outer buttonhole stitch border, I decided that some improvisation may be in order, and added some snowflakes from this bookmark.
The end result was this
I also spent a little bit of time out in the garden this morning!
The kids helped plant out seedlings this morning :)
By the afternoon we were all ready for a nap....
Did you have a good weekend?