Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Trying to keep up!



Oh dear I'm not keeping up with this blogging as good as I thought but at least I'm still here. It's hard to believe February is nearly over. As you can see from poor Cupars photo the weather is not improving. It's been very windy, wet and icy this week. I can't wait for some spring sunshine.


Come "happy dance" with me as I have finished my Home of A Needleworker. I changed the house and words to my favourite colour purple. I also didn't stitch the pattern line above the words but I added my initials and the date and year I discovered cross-stitch. Hopefully I shall find a nice frame and hang it in my home later in the year.


My February Christmas ornament is also stitched up. I have no idea how I am going to finish him. I've had a number of people sign up to the blog to join me stitching an ornament each month but so far most of them seem to be a little shy. I hope they come share soon. I was also delighted to hear from Jo and Kaye that after I left blogging they continued to run the Christmas and Halloween SAL blogs. It was so nice to see they are still going as so many blogs have shut down while I was away.

  




It has been quite a while since I bought any new stash but I had some vouchers in SewandSo so I bought Summer Garden and Furry Friends by Country Cottage Needleworks some lovely Ivory and lime green fabric. I also had to get Ding Dong the Witch is Dead by La-Di-Da. I just have to stitch this one as I my family affectionately have been known to refer to me as that old Witch...lol!
Someone also posted on Instagram about a 50% off sale at Willow Fabrics. I couldn't resist going to look and ended up with a nice bundle of fabric in my basket. The response they had was crazy so I didn't get two pieces of fabric and two crochet charts that I had ordered. What I did receive though was a bargain three half metre pieces of 27 count Linda a 20 count cream fat quarter, 2 packs of bobbins and a pair of small scissors all for just under £25. My fabric box is now a little fuller.




I kitted up these two charts to hopefully start on this week. If I get it finished on time the Summer Garden will be for my Mum on Mothers Day or her Birthday in April. Ding Dong I imagine will take me a while as I will be stitching this over 1. I can't wait to see how these purple threads look on the lime green fabric.
I hope everyone is having a good week and those needles and hooks are hot. Happy stitches!  

13 comments:

Vickie said...

I love what you did with Home of a Needleworker.

Christina said...

A fab post, Lainey. I love the new fabric that you bought - especially the green. LOVE the colours you have chosen for Which Witch. They go beautifully together. If you'd like to sell that chart on when you're finished, do let me know. I've wanted that one in my stash for a while!

Sarah Lindfield said...

Love the stash, love Which Witch and Home of a Needleworker is delightful.

Mylene said...

Lovely colours you had used for the Home of a Needleworker.
Great stash, looking forward to see new updates.
Sorry, i haven't had the time yet for posting on the Christmas ornaments blog.

cucki said...

Beautiful stash and I love your stitching piece so much..amazing x

Mii Stitch said...

What lovely post with some sweet finishes!
Great new stash too, that witchy chart looks like a fun one to be working on :)

Terri said...

Beautiful stitching and I love your new stash! And what a sweet dog, he's adorable!!

Julie said...

Fabulous finish, changing the house to purple really does alter the look of the design - its delightful.
Nice new stash, lots to keep you busy.

Lillie said...

What a lovely post with fabulous stash, finish and new projects.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I stitched Home of a Needleworker Two a while back but I just LOVE your colour scheme and the idea of adding the date you started stitching.

I just popped over to Willow Fabric to see what was left and they have a big sign saying they are no currently taking orders. You all broke them!! I can just imagine them running around not knowing what was sold or spoken for in a complete panic. LOL

Colleen said...

Love your new stash load. So excited to see you back stitching & blogging. Posted my Christmas Ornament for February. Great incentive Lainey.

Brigitte said...

You have two very lovely finishes to show. I just love the vibrant colors in the needleworker piece. And I'm looking forward to seeing how you will finish the ornament piece. Great new stash that you got for your vouchers.

Shelly said...

The colors are great on your LHN finished piece. I love purple too. No peeking is adorable. Nice additions to your stash! Hope you continue to blog. You're such a great finisher and a picture of Cupar each time would be nice!