Well onward you will want to see what I have been up to the last few days.
As you know it was my birthday and I have been spending some of the pennies I was given . Some of it has arrived but still awaiting the Nashville new items.
Firstly I ordered the Dickens charts from Gaynor ,you can find her here:- www.stitchersanon.com.
I have done Bah humbug which was a freebie and now I have 4 others to stitch and more on the way I hope.Not too quickly though eh Gaynor.
Not sure how to stitch these ,on one piece of fabric or as individual pieces -any ideas.
Another one that has arrived from Italy this time , and it is a design I shall be stitching very soon.
I think this one may be my Tuesday or Thurday stitch.
I had to order some sewing goods this last week as I am being very brave and doing a workshop this coming weekend, A red work bag. The tutor is Annette Bolton and in the past I have been to a good few of her workshops , however I have not been to one for a while now so I shall be feeling a bit apprehensive. Think of me next Saturday. This is what I am attempting, do you see why I just had to do it. Will have to show you it at the end as I need a man that can ,just found him.
I can show you the little needlebook I did in 2007 ,yes that long ago.
I also made a little cushion for my pins from a free pattern from The Primitive Hare.
And they sit nicely in my Needlework Book.
I have to find a red pen to go in with the book.on the other side.
This was a class by Annette in 2007. If you want to look at her work go to Annette Bolton textile artist. If you live in the UK she may be doing a workshop near you.
So my dears I have one more finish to show you ,which is the monthly challenge over on Needlecraft Haven. I had in my head reveal day was the 27th , losing the plot here ,it was yesterday so I have just sent my pic in . Christine gave us this design a freebie, to finish as we wished.
Not sure about the finishing of this one. However it will have to do. Now onto the other weakness ,books. I have been good this last week and I bought Martin 2 which he is not sure he has read,so I shall have them. He picked up these 2 as they were free with his paper and I quite like the look of them.
I am reading Blue Monday at the moment by Nicci French. I have not got into it yet , but I will persevere a bit longer. I am expecting 2 new releases this week argh will I never learn. The fabric I used for Winter Tyme with the Y backwards on the header (supposed to be that way) I saw on JB fabrics that they only had a little left so I got a larger piece and sent Sally a piece as she wanted to finish her 12 days with the same fabric. Whilst there I got a piece of red and white ,yes for the redwork bag, and the same moss one ,along with blue of the same design, lastly a piece of red check again for the bag.
Tonight I shall be stitching along with Sally on the last sheep of the series so a new start. Martin has a committee meeting so he will be out. Wednesday I will be in the parlour and stitching a tree in the meadow. Here is progress.
On Friday last I started my 4 th day of the 12 days of Christmas that again I am stitching with Sally. I did not do a lot ,but I did get the skater done.
Another wip is the one I am doing as a ufo, it has come to a halt this weekend Miss Julie, I have run out of the Crescent Colour thread for her dress so I shall have to do the middle panel and some writing this coming weekend. I have ordered the thread but it is out of stock at the 2 places I buy from in the UK so have to wait until it comes in.
Last week I promised you some sea pics and I have a couple of my girlies to show you.
Caitlin and Ella on a cold windy day.9th February. Graeme and Sue the same day but in disguise.
The sea on that day. Although rough was not as bad as it had been.
The pebbles at the top of the beach have all been swept away and left just the blue clay. Something I have never seen before.
The next week on my birthday we went over with Sam and Kate to see what had happened during the week. The sea wall has great chunks of tarmac torn up and it was scary looking through the railings to see the rusting supports. Sam had to wear his grandads coat as he forgot his!!!
I think that is all for now I shall leave you with one of the sea and wish you all a good week with plenty of sunshine and lots of stitching.Take care all,leave me a comment if you have time and to anyone that is new I am waving hello. I will be back again soon.
Sorry one more to make you smile,This is what has passed for footwear on Portland lately.