Did you all have good weekends? :) Did you hermit? Or go our and do fun stuff? Or was is just a plain old "blech" weekend?
I actually had a bit of it all this weekend! Let's see....the little buggies had a bit of a tummy bug so Friday and Saturday were spent trying to cheer them up....inbetween trying to stitch too!
And Sunday was a bit of a fun day! I got to have a massage.....we went to the movies ( watched Tarzan)....and ofcourse I stitched!
That I had unpicked and restarted?
Well I had done some work on it last week, so at the start of the weekend I had this......
Believe me....the fabrics are the exact same....the first is just a really shoddy pic!
Anyhoo.....I'm pleased to say that there was progress this weekend! (yes another shoddy pic....sorry!)
|"Sunflowers in Summer" by CCN|
Stitched on 30 ct WDW linen - "cocoa"
using recommended threads
I will have another finish from my 2012 CJC by the end of this year!
Oh! And I almost forgot....Friday is kind of part of the weekend! And after almost 3 months of an empty post box....I had mail!!!! WHOOPEEEE!!!!!!!
You see....our wonderful postal service has been on strike for ....hmmm....it's now in it's 4th month! Most frustrating!! BUT! I got some of my long awaited bits.......
All of this........
And hidden in these little packages were these...
In September (yes that long ago!), I got chosen to be #41 to stitch the Travelling Pattern "Count your Blessings" by Shakespeare's Peddler. Gillie, very kindly included the second chart....sorry I seem to be having a spate of bad pic taking, but the chart is "Blooms of Spring" by Hands to Work :)
The rest of the little packages are all ebay purchases made in August....
Lovely fabric trims lace and stuff!
My set of crochet hooks!!!
I'm a happy little bunny :)
There's still quite a few things that's out in the land of post....so I'll be watching my box until I know that it's all here!
Now....I know that I'm trying to wittle down my WIPS and shouldn't be signing up for anything new....but I couldn't help myself....I tried not to...I did! But....I am weak willed and have no discipline...sooooo.....I have signed up to participate in Donna's (from "By The Bay Needleart") year long block of the month. It's an absolutely gorgeous design that Donna has designed and will be releasing over the 12 months of 2015. You really do need to head over to her blog and read all about it and see this beauty yourself!
And as a final note....have you headed over to Nancy's ? She has some really really lovely give-aways planned - from hand dyed linen or aida(three chances to win!), to floss and trims, charts and a gift voucher or two to her ebay store! Do yourself a huge favour and head over and enter them :)
In addition to the give-aways, she is also offering some really super savings...check them out here
I hope you all have a lovely week!