A blog trying to focus on all the nice things in life, those moments when everything turns out right. Finding the perfect fabric for that chart you love, the ideal sampler quote, just the right picture in all the 1000s of magazines you own. Meeting people who share your interests and obsessions and totally understand why you NEED that chart when you already have enough to last until you're 104
It's the end of the month and time to look back at my Pie:
I successfully completed the Block in Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow which was carried over from last month and after meeting my mothly goals on Scary Apothecathy and 12 Days of Christmas I was able to focus on Gathering Eggs by Nora Corbett.
16 days seems like a lot but they were frequently very short days, sometimes only an hour or two. And there's a lot of background!
I went from here:
stitched on 35 count Vintage Country Mocha Linen
(only showing the top now I am so close to a finish)
It's very encouraging to see how much I actually got done! I love this chequerboard border, it was one of the things that drew me to this project. When I complete that, there is another row of turquoise stitches all the way around the outside and a backstitched line round the inside. Then the backstitch on the girl and some beads.
The plan is to carry on into August and get her finished!
I completed another two bands on my Just Nan Summer Sampler - Follow the Needle:
stitched on 28 count Lilac Brittney evenweave
These last two sentences in the verse made me smile. I've been stitching them next to my son who is anything but silent! It should read "Many noisy hours" to truly reflect this stitcher's story.
Stitch from Stash did well for July. I needed some charms to make a Birthday card and bought two extra packets for myself. Then a Just Nan sampler came up on eBay along with a card of Caron Impressions needed to stitch it. Worth the £8.80 I bid on it.
Finally, I'm going to be sorting out the friends for my Summer Blog Hop over the weekend. So if you've signed up to take part, keep an eye open for an email from me. Here's last year's post so you can remind yourself what to do!