I will begin at the start with the latest picture of Fairies, which I didn't have time to download from my camera before I went away.
I bought two new charts recently. Now I know I promised I would stay on the wagon until I had used at least half the stash I already had and I have managed to stay on it for a couple of years now, but alas getting back to blogging has led to way too much temptation. I fell hard and I lay the entire blame on Mylene and Andrea . The first I saw in Mylenes blog and I fell in love with the verse. It is called "A place we call home" and is by Country Cottage Needlework. As this is a pretty straight forward and easy stitch I decided to make it my holiday stitching piece. By the time we got home it was done apart from a few stitches on the last motif and the wording. It was hardly worth putting it away so in the little time I have had this week I have worked on this and now I am pleased to announce I have a happy dance. Two so far this year I am doing well lol.
So here it is
A PLACE WE CALL HOME
Country Cottage Needlework
started on 27th April 2013 and finished on the 8th March 2013
Now for the other one I bought. It is from the Drawn Thread, and I love their designs anyway. This one is called Butterfly Garden and its a beauty. I first saw it and fell in love with it when I was visiting Andrea in The Craft Room, I tried so hard to be good but everytime I visited and saw a little bit more my resolve melted a little more too.
As with the last one I am just going to use the colours I like though I think I shall stick to silk threads as I feel the design deserves them (the one above was just hand dyed flosses). I am not going to start it yet but I dont think it will be too long before I have to give in and add a new start to the mix and I know it will either be this one or one I got as a birthday gift a while back which is The Forget-me-not Sampler from Victoria Samplers.
We took my Mum out on Monday to Berkley Garden Centre near Burton. She loves it there and to make it even better they have a craft shop too, mainly papercrafting though they do have a few things for stitchers and knitters. Mum insisted on treating me to a new die - one of the new Make a Scene dies from X-cut. She loves hot air balloons and I think that is why she wanted to buy it for me. Here are two cards I have made with it and I think it will get a lot of wear as I love it.
I am starting to get around to reading blogs again, so if I havent't left you a comment yet then I will get round to you soon and please except my apologies for being so long about it.
Thanks as always to those lovely people who are kind enough to take the time to read my blog and to those of you who take the time to leave a comment then I have to tell you they are much appreciated.
Hugs to all,
May your frogs stay in their ponds.