Well since I last posted I have done the workshop , done one panel of the bag and binned it ,started another and happier this time. Here are some pics for you to see of last weekend (is it really a week ago) and some of the ladies and their work.
This is how far we had got in 6 hours !!
This is my new start on my first panel.
I will show you more as this progresses. I also took a pic of the "class" and some of Annettes bags.
The fourth side.
Annette brought another bag with her called her angel bag. I only took a few of this one.
She had done the most gorgeous little angel tag.
The tag is on the left of the bag.Here is a pic of the class in the old school we use.There is a gap here and I do not know how to fix it!!!!
So there you have it last weekend ,redwork stitching. I have almost finished another sheep , The very last one so just have to play putting it together. Joyfulness hopefully will be finished tomorrow with Sally.
I could not stitch on Rosie last week as I had run out of Schoolhouse Red and was waiting for it to arrive. I did stitch last night and will show you a pic of that next time. Also last week I finished Day 4 , I did not use the dark colour for the writing ,instead used a silver metallic thread.
Here they are all together .I almost finished day 5 on Friday but not quite so that will be another finish next time.
On Wednesday I stitched in the parlour with the ladies over at Needlecraft Haven and In the Meadow is growing.
I did have a couple of surprises this week. Martin sent for these 2 items for me.
Do you think he wants me to stitch faster as I now have 2 memorial pieces to stitch. He also saw Annettes stitching book and this arrived yesterday as he thought it might be useful.
Sorry it is on its side, no matter how hard I try the gremlins will not turn it round. Also you may have noticed there is a gap in the middle somewhere. Again those gremlins have been at work. As I am on the subject of books I have acquired these 2 this week.
This last week in the UK it has been Shrove Tuesday also known as Pancake Tuesday. Being Tuesday the tribe were here for dinner ,and nanny had to do pancakes , I do not know why it is so disappointing for the children if they do not have pancakes ,so all was gathered together.
They were yummy but since I was the one making them they were no sooner cooked than eaten so no pics.
Sam did quite well as he came for dinner today too, Sunday roast beef as he had homework to finish, he has been making a sword and shield with his Grandad.
Then he was off to football. I have just finished watching England v Wales in the 6 nations . Whoo hoo we won. I have let Martin take Ollie as I just had to see what happened. So I thought I would try and get this finished before they get back.I have had another finish for Alfie ,Sams younger brother ,this is Scales a lizard scarf I have shown you in the process of being knitted.
Pleased to say Alfie loves it, not so sure of the legs myself. Next is an Owl cushion for Ella. Sorry if this has been a bit disjointed. I want to thank you all again for your comments, it is surprising what a word or two from the readers of my blog does to my spirits. Sunshine all the way.
To any new readers hello and its good to meet you
To my old friends , much love and hugs.