Monday, 24 June 2013

My needle has been busy

By the time I got round to taking a progress pic of my latest project, I'd finished it! Here is my finished Halloween Medley by Heart in Hand, minus the decorative buttons.

This design was a perfect break from Farmhouse. I didn't use the recommended threads, just matched the colours with what I had in my stash. A mix of DMC, WDW and CC threads went into this design, and I think it looks pretty good. I know it's completely out of season, but I'm hoping to get a few Halloween/Autumnal designs together so I can decorate my room appropriately when the time comes :) And sometimes it's nice to just stitch what you fancy.

Since finishing Halloween Medley, I have returned my attention to Farmhouse. I'm onto the chicken couple now and I'm still enjoying every stitch! I'm in it for the long haul I know, but at least I can see it growing before my eyes.

I had a lovely time last week with a visit from my mum. She was doing a bit of a tour in the area, seeing various family members. She stayed the night and we got to go out shopping and have a wonderful meal out. And then this week, I've got Lawrence visiting today and we're heading out to one of my favourite places in Winchester, Cafe Monde, for lunch. Then on Wednesday, my sister is coming over for a visit and we're having tacos! It's so lovely that everything has shifted to a slower pace so I can see people and take the time to enjoy their company :) 
I hope you've all had a brilliant start to the week,


Peggy Lee said...

Very cute Halloween design. Yes, just stitch what makes you happy!
I am amazed at your beautiful stitching every time I see Farmhouse. It's absolutely stunning. I really am enjoying following your progress on this.

Sounds like you are having a great time lately. Enjoy!

HA!! My security word to type for this comment is "pregnated". Hmmmmm......

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your finish is very cute!

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish. Great progress on your farmhouse. Glad you are able to see your family.

Cath said...

Great finish and progress on the Farm project. Enjoy your family time .XXX

Catherine said...

What a cute finish! And Farmhouse is an amazing project! Isn't it fun to have visitors ~ enjoy the times!

Carol said...

Sounds like you are really enjoying your summer, Bekca :) Your Halloween finish is adorable and I'm sure the buttons will make it even cuter!