I promised myself that this year I would not have a mad panic with stitching and finishing Christmas ornaments so I stitched one in January (which remains stitched but unfinished) but in February I was much too busy with the pre-stitching of my class and my flu didn't help much either! Now that I am fully recovered from the flu and I have finished the class pre-stitching I couldn't decide what to work on next so I decided to stitch February and March ornaments and the above is February. The pattern is a freebie from Log Cabin Needleworks and can be found *here*
(scroll down a little). I have stitched my version in HDF Gigi's Christmas thread on 40ct antique white linen.
I have been on the look out for the above book by Brenda Keyes for quite a while. It's been OOP for a long time now and the only copies I've seen have been selling for very high prices. However, I saw this one on eBay last week and made a bid and won it for the princely sum of £3.77 plus postage! How lucky was that?
A sure sign of Spring is my sweet little tortoise Tommy awakening from his long Winter sleep. He still has to go back in his box overnight but once the nights get warmer he will be able to stay out in the garden 27-7. I gave him a warm wash and bathed his eyes and he was ready to roam the garden checking out his usual haunts.
And now news of a new blogger! Buttons 'n Bows is my friend Sue's blog. Sue is a fellow member of our Stitch-n-Bitch group so without further ado go *here*
and say hi to Sue and welcome her to blogland. She not only does the most wonderful quilting but she stitches too so bookmark her for future visits so as not to miss out on seeing her beautiful work. Welcome Sue!
Thanks for visiting
Labels: Books, Christmas, Tommy