It's been a while since my last post, but I have been busy organising a yard sale. Last Saturday we finally had our yard sale that we have been waiting for a long time to get done. Happily most of the items have gone and that pile of junk that has been haunting us for many years has vanished. My house feels like it's gone back to normal and the backyard is no longer cluttered. The best part is that I now have a tidy little sum for some stash purchase. (My DH was more than happy for me to use the cash to buy stash) I don't think I need anything yet, so I will put it aside and spoil myself after the baby is born.
In other news, I am happy to say that Lisa received the PIF I stitched for her. We won't talk about how long it took me to send, suffice to say that it is done.
Design: English Cottage Sampler Ornament (freebie)
Designer: Teresa Wentzler
Fabric: 28ct Zweigart Jobelan - White
Thread: DMC, Mill Hill Beads
First I have to apologise for the next lot of photos, they have been taken with my point and shoot (by me) and I have not pressed any of my stitching.
As I mentioned in my last post, I had lots of new starts and was close to a finish. Here is is the new start and finish that I was able to get done. I stitched this piece up whilst my DH was away in Japan and I personalised it with our initials. My DH got back from Japan less than 24 hours before the first earthquake hit.
Design: My Love I Give Thee
Designer: Barrick Samplers
Fabric: 32ct Belfast Linen - Ecru
I finally finished Amelie's Christmas ornament from last year. I used a piece of Green Mountain linen that I picked up on eBay a while ago. It's a shame that this linen is no longer available, it's such a lovely soft linen to work on. I now have quite a bit of finishing to get done. I think I will probably need an entire weekend to get all the pillows and ornaments finished. Now I have to start to concentrate on this years ornaments, I have to remember that I will need to get three finished this year.