and come sit with me a while , I will regale you with snippets of news and stitching finishes and "I have some" that will hopefully make you want to stitch too , so many seem to be missing a mojo lately. Just perhaps ,perhaps perhaps.
I am firstly going to show you my "Little packet"that Angela (no blog) sent me. We are very taken with Miss Austen and you can imagine my delight when this arrived for me.
From time to time we send a little "Jane" item and I now have to think of the return gift. I was thrilled to have the little needlebook ,it is just so sweet. Now I know Angela will not mind as she asked if anyone would like one or two or three or maybe even 4 then she is selling them. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be delighted to hear from you .
The thread winder apparently came from the US and has taken a while to get here,so meantime Angela put needle to thread and stitched the sillouette of Jane .I have hung it above my Jane dresser.
So a big thankyou Angela .
I also received my Summer Exchange parcel but cannot show you that just yet.
Now on to the stitching I have done,as you may remember I had mentioned that Julie had a birthday this is the piece I stitched for her.
This was taken from The Honeysuckle Manor book by Blackbird Designs , I changed the colour of the GAST silk and the backing fabric which I cannot show you was a new line from Thread Bear.
Julie loved it and I am so pleased. Seymore sent Miss Rose shopping with me to find a little present for Julie Mum and she chose a guardian angel pin , as she had been made to shop, he had to write the card. If you do not know about" Seemore and his family" they are my little family of Julies knitted bunnies ,who keep me on my toes stitching wise. In fact Seemore has been so good at his job making sure I stick to my UFOs along with Mr Stick (thats another reason to get stitching) that I have this to show you ,Whoo hoo !!!
This is Autumn, you hadn't guessed had you lol. It is a design by Cross eyed Cricket ,I stitched it over one one Sassys 28count fabby. I now have to do the other 3 to do!!!!
Another finish that was a quick one but when I saw it I could see it finished for Hallowe'en ,PrimitiveDesigns by Jennifer Taylor-Goss. Her blog is simplegoodesstitchedbyjennifer.blogspot.com if you like Primitive then you will like her home and blog.
This is Shadows of a Thousand years.
Again stitched on Sassys fabric over one then tea dyed and splashed with coffee.You do not need to adjust your eyes ,the blanket stitch I made crooked on purpose .Honest.
You know I sal with Sally and Colleen (I think Colleen is still with us) and this week yep another!! finish this is Sophies Pincushion a SB design. I keep looking at the new ones they have just brought out , hinting heavily to other half here, I think I am talking to his left deaf ear !!
I will be sending the chart on to Sally.The wording reads She tended her garden of gladness and fears,nurtured with love watered with tears.
SO have I inspired you to get your needle out and stitch.
I had a phone call from a friend who I do not see as often as I would like , she said she had to drop her hubby at a Victorian Fort near us and would I like to go with her to the Dorset Art and Craft Exhibition. Of course I jumped at the chance, it was a choice between that or going to see Cars 2. Well ok what would you have chosen, so Martin drew the short straw .
I took a few pics but surreptiously, but no cross stitch as they didn't have much that I considered worth taking pics of.In fact I was told I should put mine in. Oh no , not one for doing that , I dont mind you ladies seeing my efforts but not sure of exhibiting.So this is a quilt done by a man and it was incredible.
Entitled have you guessed yet. "Thats the way to do it"
This little barn that was a woodsmans shed , of course when Seymore saw it , he whispered he may like to move in.
He could see himself pushing the wheelbarrow and the apron hanging on the door is just his size.In fact it would be just perfect for him to escape to.
Only one more and taken for Martin, I will let you into a little secret about 13 years ago (oh dear ) better get Mr Stick out Julie. Martin started a boat and it is still awaiting finishing. Anyway I just had to take this one to show him that it CAN be done dear.
This Sunday he is up up and away in the Tiger Moth flight ,so look for some pics next time.
Well my dearies , hope you will be able to see exchange photos next time. I shall leave you as I begun with dear Jane, my last weeks progress on Mansfield Park.
As it is Jane night over at Needlecraft Haven I am now off to stitch.
Take care all and thankyou once again for the comments love them all.
hugs n stuff