The project on the left is the new Alice in Wonderland SAL by Amanda Butler for Cross Stitcher magazine. The border was published in issue 353 and the first block in issue 354 which isn't due out until 28th January but subscribers get their issue early.
It was only when I started on the white corner pieces that I realised this was an un-evenweave! So the piece is not square. Luckily it looks OK being slightly elongated.
This chart was a gift from Mouse. I filed it with my "smalls" to be part of the Stitch Maynia in 2018 but for some reason added it to the "Christmas" section of my Just Nan spreadsheet rather than the "Smalls". So when Mouse sent me the embellishment pack some time later I couldn't find the chart. Because I was looking for it in my Christmas bag. Then, when I picked it up last September, I couldn't find where I had put the embellishment pack! Luckily I found it this year when I was looking for some fabric Mouse had also sent me... The two were reunited at last! Which is good because those floral centre things are expensive and hard to find.
It's really very simple, all you have to do is email me a picture of something you have stitched which is suitable for a stitching friend on Valentine's Day. It could be a heart, or a pair of cute creatures, or the word "love" or anything which warms your heart. Really anything you think a fellow stitcher would like to receive in her email Inbox. It can be something you've stitched in the past or something you've made especially for this year. It could also be quilted or sewn this year as I know some of my followers do other crafts too.
Send me the email by 10th February.
When I have all the emails I will randomise them and send one to each participant on 13th February. Then on 14th February you must post the picture you receive onto your blog under the heading
There will be a list on my blog of everyone joining in, so check out all the blogs and find out who got your picture and identify yourself in their comments as their
Does that make sense to everyone? I hope so!
If you'd like to be involved then leave a comment or send me an email if you are "no-reply". I'll be putting little reminders up from time to time and will email on 9th February to make sure you send the pic in time.