Monday, 12 June 2017
Happy Dance on the Table!
I recently got a special offer to get 3 issues of Cross Stitch Crazy for just £3, you'd have to be crazy to turn that down! This month's issue arrived last week with a lovely cover gift of a booklet of designs by Emma Congdon of Stitchrovia. All in her familiar typography and fonts style. Not only did I start one straight away, I finished it too! In just three days.
Petite beads for bubbles in the bubbly.
Photos taken in three different lights! Just to show how hard it is to get the right colour
This one is probably closest. I had to change some of the thread colours so they would show up on the pink fabric (32 count linen) and I also filled in the word Champagne with Blanc.
This is going to be a wedding card for a friend whose daughter goes to the same school as the Small Boy. It's perfect for her and her new hubby.
I've been continuing with the SAL that keeps on entertaining Christine, the Ten-a-Day and have just passed 160 days and 1,600 stitches. I am indeed a Woman in Control of my Life. This is a collage of photos of Just Nan's Spring in the Square taken every 10 days. I started on 1st January so I love how the flowers bloom as we go through Spring and into Summer:
I've also been stitching a second daily project - 30-a-day and for this one I have a series of Just Nan freebies I'm finishing as ornies. This is the fourth one, Victorian Rose, now on Day 14:
Handy hint - the little tag of orange at the top is an ORT knotted through so I always know which way up is. Useful when stitching a symmetrical design on square fabric.
Finally, I'm making plans for The Longest Day SAL next week. I'll actually be stitching on Tuesday 20th and blogging about it on the 21st as I'm away from the house on Wednesday. I've decided to have an Event on Facebook for the real time updates so if you want to follow along there, here's the link.
(It's a private event so send me a pm on FB if you want to see it!)