....bring Puddles Of Love.
This is a new start I had this month. I just couldn't resist it when I saw it up on the wall of a needlework shop. It was so glittery and pretty and my dd will just love it. It isn't my usual thing but it is nice to do something different for a change.
By way of other news, I spent a lovely weekend away with stitchy friends the other week. I went to their LNS and spent a few pennies....
Robin's Song - LHN Needleworks with the called for threads.
School of Needlework - LHN
And the Charlotte Bronte Sampler which I had to have after seeing the original at Hawarth.
I also had a few new starts. Hmmmmmm how did that happen? This is supposed to be a finishing year. No new starts!!! Ahhh well. I figured I have been doing so well on my goals each month that I could afford a few new starts.
So, I started:
Peace - My Big Toe designs.
I am stitching this on Cream Cashel and using Victorian Mottos threads (always a pleasure to work with)
January Anniversaries of the Heart - Blackbird Designs. I am stitching this on Vintage Country Mocha and using the called for threads.
'Scuse the dodgy fingers!
In the Meadow with Jane Austen - The Sampler Girl. I have had this kitted up ready for a while and so here it is. It is being stitched on a pale blue fabric but not sure which one it is. Very pretty though.
As for my April goals....
A Quaker Christmas - 2 pages done
CCN ornie - done.
Tranquility - Loopylou Designs - Finished!!!!!! Happy dancing indeed.
This project was started way back in 2008 as part of a Jane's Attic weekend away where the dear Lynda did a drawn thread workshop. I made a mistake on the Kloister blocks and never picked it up again. Well I decided last month to have another go at it and I am so glad I did. I wanted to get the rows complete for this month's goals but I decided I was enjoying it that much I just wanted to carry it on to completion. The pictures really don't do it justice as the beads and Kreinik give it much more sparkle than it is showing. I am now looking at other Louplou designs to begin.
I would like to gift this chart to somebody who likes drawn thread work. It does require some concentration so would be suited to an intermediate stitcher. I can include the rest of the Dink Dyes Ocean Grove and Silk Serica for the Kloister blocks that I have left. There should be enough of it left. The rest of what is needed is a 3 DMC colours, Perle 12, beads and Kreinik. If you would like this chart, please say so in a post below. I would like it to go to one of my dear followers who would get some pleasure out of it. If there is more than one then I will do a drawing at the end of the month.
Julie said my stitching mojo had definitely returned. I think I agree! I haven't decided on next months goals yet. I might have a goal free month.
Although I began this post with April Showers, it has indeed been rather sunny here in the Peak District. I decided to go for a walk around our estate. It is so pretty in the sunshine. Hope you enjoy some pics of my hometown.
Another lovely thing this month is enjoying a Gingerbread Latte - Nescafe. Thank you Tina for introducing these to me.
So that is the end of my Easter Hols. It is back to work and school tomorrow and so I might be quiet for a while. Take care all and happy stitching/crafting.