Monday, 15 June 2015

GG June

I can't believe I've actually managed to write up this groups blog for the whole six months. I usually start the year with all good intentions but,like others, I fall by the wayside. But here I am this year, still clinging on. I have four gifted pieces to show this month. First up is Spanish Rouge by Sampler Cove and yes folks, get the dancing shoes out. It's finished in 18 months which is amazing as I'd allowed 2 years
. This was a chart that was gifted to me together with the threads by my adopted internet daughter and is very precious to me. I look forward to framing it. My second piece is wildflower heart which is a sal I am doing on fabric gifted to me
The third is called Paris and is apiece I am doing for someone else. She started it but couldn't get on with it so I said I would finish it for her and then send it back to her.
The final one is my perennial Flower Power. I've finally finished the rudbeckias and am now working on foxgloves. I lve this one. The chart was a gift and I treasure it
That's it folks for this month. Happy stitching

Sunday, 7 June 2015

WIPApocalyse June

I haven't managed this the last couple of months but was determined to post something this time. This months question was whether your stitching was more productive in winter or summer. Personally it doesn't make any difference to me. I stitch every lunch time, for an hour or so before getting the evening meal and again in the evenings until bedtime. It's easier in summer because it's warmer but that is the only difference. Now onto stitching. My WIPs list gets ever longer although I did finish the Hungarian sampler and the EMS violets in May. Pictures are in the previous blog. Having said that I started three more SALs. I shouldn't have. I said I wouldn't but I'm afraid my willpower seemed non existent. I've picked a few that I've stitched on recently to show. The first is wildflower heart which is a SAL. It's stitched on a very pretty light raspberry fabric over one but seems to be taking shape very slowly
The second is Tom Pudding Scandinavian red and white sampler which is another SAL
And the third is St Sylvestre which I am stitching with the Long Dog group
Hope you have a good month stitching and enjoying the summer weather.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Flower SAL, finishes and a bit more

The end of May brought the fifth month of the year to a close. Unfortunately I haven't managed to keep up with the EMS flower sal. February took so long to do I nearly despaired but sheer determination finally won through and it was finished
My second finish for May was the Hungarian Sampler by Palko which was a sal with a Yahoo group but which can be found as a freebie on her blog. I really enjoyed this one and the fabric was fabulous
Always a sucker for punishment I am stitching Elizabeth Almonds Box do delights blackwork sal. Although the fourth part came out in 1 June I finally managed to stitch the first part in May. As its on black I can only do it in daylight, hence the delay. I'm using Carries threads and picking them from my stash as I go.
That's about it for the moment. The weather has improved slightly and we are now picking peas as well as loads of strawberries. Such a pity the weeds seem to grow faster than the veg! Happy stitching x