The header pic is Wisley a rose in my garden. Thanks so much for the lovely comments on the garden and offers of coming to stitch with me there ,you would be very welcome.We have been busy out there this last week and my stitching has suffered and the mojo has gone walkabout.Need Mr Stick to come and prod me into action.Just so far behind on things at the minute.
Well last time I did not show you recent additions to my stash so here as promised is a few of the purchases in May and June probably April too.
Where shall I start hmmm......
Well birdie ones first me thinks.
Sarah Tobias Book Blackbird designs
Flirt a Feather by CHS. BTW all these pics are clickable to be made bigger.
So as you see the bird wall will be quite full when i get all these bird designs stitched.
As with birds I have also had a splurge on The Sampler Girl designs ,Tanya had a sale recently and I can never resist her sales ,so I got these, I think I am only
missing a couple I would like now ,so when the next sale comes along they may have to jump into the basket too.
Anyway here are the latest ones.
I also ordered the fabric that goes with, I would rather be at Pemberley.
Some seasidey ones just because the summer is here.
Last of these is Mansfield Park . However ,whilst on the subject of Jane Austen I saw on the stitching Janeites forum this book that someone recommended ,so yes I had to have that too.
Talking of books , another I got when I ordered this, was a book I remembered from my childhood (more years ago than I care to mention).Just thought I would re-read it now .
My Kate dd asked if I was in my second childhood, when she came to look for a book to read. Hmmmm now I wonder.
Also Julie gave me a link to some crochet I think it is called Attic 24,oh it grabbed me by the throat and said YOU HAVE to try this. So another book was called for here it is ,however I think I was a little ambitious !!!!
I think my brain,hand co-ordination is lacking ,well maybe just the brain!!!
Martin has gone back to work today,after a week off and it feels all wrong here , even Ollie is sulking. He had a very busy week in the garden ,Martin not Ollie, I really should have taken a before and after pic of this ,as it was a wall that always had the stuff that gets dumped somewhere in front of it. No more!! here is our weeks efforts and I painted the bench (please dont tell me I missed a bit) .
So now you see why I have not got much stitching done - excuses excuses .
The little I did - oooohhh another link hee hee.
Progress on Quaker Christmas
Onto page 4 now.Shall have to get a wiggle on with this or Tina will be way ahead of me. I have not seen Yoyo posting lately on the SAL,wonder if she has her computer problems fixed yet.
I also have started a SAL with the Blackbird design group I belong to,it is a summer sal ,your choice of one of their designs. I have chosen Beyond my heart a Loose feather design for my bird wall. I did start it on fabric called for,decided it was too dark and opted for white. Now I think it is too stark, shall I tea dye it when finished ---any thoughts?
So you see not a lot of stitching done , oh I did do 2 hats on my Generosity but I will wait until I get more done before taking a pic. Btw if you have a ufo to finish why dont you come and join Julie and Mr Stick on Stitch and Stash forum and get it finished , Julie is a sweetie and Mr Stick well he only wields his stick from afar.
Martin took a pic of the swimming dog yesterday and I was going to post it for you ,however although he sent me the attachment I dont know how to get it on here . So next time you will maybe get pic of swimming dog.
Again thanks for the comments , I look to see everyday if some kind soul has posted me a little message,they do help my day along.
Well spose I had better go do something or my dear Martin will think I have been sitting here all day talking to you instead of dealing with housewifey duties and doing the girlie jobs.(wink). Why is cleaning the loo a girlie job can anyone enlighten me.
Oh well take care all hugs for you that are feeling under the weather ,had a pain day Saturday but managed a walk with Ollie and Martin around the fields yesterday,which took ages and in pain last night but ok today.
Hugs n stuff till next time