As promised I am back with a couple of finishes today. Although I am really enjoying my knitting ( why oh why did I start knitting again??!!!! ) cross stitch will always come first :)
I am still SAL-ing with Barb but can't show what I've been stitching as it is for a private exchange that Barb and I are doing later in the year. I am , however, going to have a couple of new SB starts very soon. I have picked out the Snow Treat Bag which Shirlee kindly sent me as a get well gift to start and also sorted fabric and converted threads to DMC for My Mom's Garden.
So onto my two finishes. This first one was so lovely to stitch and is just so pretty. I love watching the birds in my garden so this was a must stitch for me.
Carriage House Samplings Wash Day
36 count Edinborough Sand Linen
Started 30th June 2012
Finished 15th July 2012
The chart is now on the way to Barb :)
Second finish was another lovely one to stitch and is my SAL with Mouse:) Next week I'll start Shakespeare's Peddler Gentle Stitches.
Little House Needleworks A Stitcher's Heart
32 count ivory ( I think) evenweave
Started 23rd May 2012
Finished 18th July 2012
I have finally started my ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. I chose Blackbird Designs Christmas Ornament 2004 from the JCS ornament magazine of that year :)
And here is Fozzie trying to get in on the act!
JJ's are having a Christmas in July sale next week so, as I have been pretty good so far this year, I think I'm going to have a small treat. Not sure what yet but I will be getting some threads to stitch something I already have.
Knitting now. I have finished Abi's Alderman mitts and she is so pleased with them. I've started another pair and they will be for Jess. She wants them in red and black.
Finally my blog has been mentioned in the latest issue of The World of Cross Stitching ( thank you Emma for telling me ) in their top 3 websites. I believe this is a feature they do every issue. I picked up a copy today and was so excited :)
That's all for today :)
Until next time.
With much love