I know the header is not stitch related but with the weather we have had here recently the photo of Pom Pom rock that I took on Boxing Day ,can not be taken again. It was demolished by the sea, it is the stack you see in the foreground, it has been there for a great many years and is no longer. I hope you have all stayed safe and dry during this past few weeks,and for those out there in the U.S of A, hope you had a warm snuggly something to cuddle in to.
Well I have been stitching and have one finish to show you and one almost ,the first is Positive thinking the final stitch was put in on Saturday last.
The other almost finish is this one.
Just have to do the outer border and attach the buttons. Today was a red letter day as the postman brought me the last sheep in the series. Joyfulness. However much as I think this is the best of the flock and I am itching to start it, I still have Gratitude to do first.
Wonder how Sally did with Kindness last evening, I am awaiting the first calendar girl from LHN so I can start those when I finish the sheep. Again Sally and I will be stitching together although she is doing the Frosty Forest ones. I mentioned that it was a red letter day today , I received the Merry Merry Be chart from June ,it looks awful familiar so perhaps it was a chart I have stitched in the past ,but I will be stitching Junes never fear as I think my girls may be getting a couple of stitched ornies this christmas, oh lor it only seems 5 minutes since last Christmas.!!
Anyway I was lucky enough to win this from June and she so kindly sent me these goodies too.
A lovely butterfly which will remind me that summer will soon be winging its way ,a lovely scented sachet, some polka dot buttons and I am sure I shall find a use for the polka dot ribbon too. Thankyou so much June for making this lady very happy.
Today saw the arrival of my last order of last year (oh lor how can I exist for a whole year now,apart from the girls I signed up for before the ending of the year) from the U.S. This is Country Cottage Needleworks Snowmen Trio.
From New York Dreamer this is Frosty night.
Itchy fingers again.Last week I started my new start in the parlour over at NH and oh I am liking this one. I think I shall have to buy a bigger house!
On the winter theme again this is In the meadow by CCN, well it would be wouldn't it, as Parlour theme is Little House Needleworks in the Country Cottage with sometimes The Sampler Girl.
So from now onwards you will be seeing things I have had in my stash being shown the light of day.Don't you just love the colour of this fabric, it is Week dye works Scuppermong and we can now get this fabric in the UK whoo hoo. It is so nice to stitch on too,albeit a bit pricey now. Oh well perhaps a hint or two to family as to what birthday wishes are. I would like the other 2 Scrooge charts from Gaynor and I love the new LHN one Hands to work but that one would not get done until next year. Where would we be without our stitching one asks.
I have also got 2 new books ,what more I hear you ask!!!. Well I saw the Longbourn one and as it is about life below stairs in the Bennets household well as the children would say it was a nobrainer. "If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats" ,Sarah thought,"she would be more careful not to tramp through muddy fields."
Have I got you hooked now.
The other one is one of a trilogy. I need to read more this year.
I would like to thankyou all for your kind wishes for my health - has anyone seen a voice belonging to a Barbara as I have carelessly lost mine. Chest infection and the winter cough and cold to blame. The blood results have been diagnosed by gp and inflammation levels are high and something else which I have forgotten. Anyway still awaiting scan and have had repeat bloods yesterday with a gps visit next Monday. She want to keep reviewing them so more to come. Just let me finish all my cross stitching stash and I will die happy - that will be when I am about 150.
Well my dears I think that is about it for now , I have to go pop a card in the post as my eldest is going to be 46 on Thursday ,he wont thank me for telling you that.
Take care all and thanks for the comments they mean a lot.
Much love Barb.