Friday, 31 July 2015

Tea and Stitching

Hello friends, how are you all? This is my second day off in a row from work, so I got all the boring jobs and chores done yesterday. Now I have time to blog read to my heart's content, as well as settle down to some stitching time with a film later :)

I recently went charity shop shopping with a good friend from University. We browsed the book sections but weren't having much luck. Just as we were leaving our final stop, I spotted a box filled with crafting magazines. Lo and behold, there were cross stitching ones! They were from 2014 and 2015 - who could ever donate new magazines?! There was no price tag but the assistant told us she would sell them 3 for £1. Can't argue with that!

I came home with six practically brand new magazines for £2. They were minus the free gifts that normally accompanying them, but I still think it was extremely good value. I browsed them all for hours before finally choosing a new design to start.

My mornings don't really start until I've had a cup of tea, so this piece really spoke to me. I'm stitching over one, which is quite hard going. I rushed into getting started, and to be honest, should have spent more time considering my fabric choice, but oh hum, I've started so I'll finish. If I'm able to, I'm going to make a Sew and So order soon to buy the correct threads. I'm sure a few other things will sneak into my basket too! 
I've got several pieces that are so close to be finish, but just need tricky backstitching on them. I will get round to it, but it's not as appealing as a fresh start. I'm sure you know the feeling :)
Wishing you all a lovely weekend,

PS The next post will be my 250th! I think it's high time I did something special. I think I better start rustling up a giveaway prize . . .

Thursday, 2 July 2015

A Car Called Pond

Hello friends! Thank you for all your sweet comments on my last couple of blog posts. I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things with blogging. It will be much easier now that I have access to the Internet in my flat. It was far too expensive to purchase on my own, but now that I'm sharing bills with Lawrence, I can be back online! I cannot wait to spend my day off tomorrow browsing through all the wonderful stitching blogs. Has anyone new arrived? If you've got a new favourite, please let me know in the comments, I need to keep up with these things :)

I haven't been stitching as much as I would like to, due to a nasty case of neck pain that I've been struggling with. It's been difficult to look down, so not ideal for stitching. Still, I'm sure things will be back to normal soon :)
Here's a small finish that I completed recently, a card for my friend who recently passed her driving test. The nickname she gave her car was Pond, as it has a tendency to leak! I'm quite pleased with the simple style :)

I hope you are enjoying glorious weather wherever you are in the world. I must admit, it's been a little bit too hot for my liking, but it will pass soon enough.
Best wishes,