Morning all !
This is the first morning that has a real touch of Autumn about it so in keeping with this I’ve changed my blog to show that. I love this time of year, it is my favourite season of all. The greens, browns, reds and golds of this time of year are just stunning.
I’ve also changed my heading picture. This is a local Abbey to us about 3 miles away that the children and I went to over the summer. The children had a great time climbing round the ruins and we had a picnic when we were finished. A lovely day out it had been.
Now for some stitching news.
As of this morning none of the exchanges have been received I can’t show you those yet. I was also working on a biscornu for a summer exchange and can’t show you that either…. Oh my there seems to be a lot of what I can’t show you lol
Here is something I can show you. My Aunt turns 60 this week and came home from Canada for her birthday, very last minute so I naturally had to stitch something to give her. She loves Celtic designs, I do believe more than myself if thats possible lol. So what better theme to go with than Celtic.
Out of my collection of Celtic patterns I used the claddagh ring, some trinity knots and a knot style backstitched border. The claddagh ring is her wedding band so is something she loves and I just love the meaning behind it. The hands on the ring are for friendship, the hear for love and the crown is a symbol of loyalty so all in all makes a lovely ring. I used reds and golds for the design as these are two colours found in traditional Celtic designs and I think the red and gold felt and gold ribbon finish it off nicely. I hope she likes it, I know I do !
I also got some new stash during the week. I know I know it looks a lot but honestly some of it is for Christmas presents ! lol
Well ok maybe 1 of the patterns is for myself 😉
My mother has requested a small wedding sampler and how could I refuse her. She is heartedly welcome to my needle and thread so this week I shall be working on that and hopefully will get most of it complete as I do need to press on with my brothers wedding sampler and Christmas presents…oh my the list is long….
That is all I do have for you this week and I’m sorry I don’t have more to show you, hopefully next week all shall be received and I can show you some pictures. Thank you for all your lovely comments I do so enjoy reading them.