Morning Bloggers !
The weather has indeed cooled so today after this update its time to spring clean the inside, seeing as I’ve the outside all done. What is it with this time of year and the need to dust and clean and wash everything within an inch of its life? lol
Anyway I won’t bore you or myself with the list of proposed jobs for today and will move right onto showing you the finish I have.
Its the hunting picture for Hubby’s birthday. It did indeed take one more round on the rotation and I’m pleased its all done and in lots of time, way to go me (this never happens BTW lol). I’ve not framed this one yet as I’m not sure what frame I’m getting and its an extra expense now that may have to wait a bit but we’ll see. I’m really pleased with how this turned out and thank you all for the encouragement during it. It is not my normal stitching subject matter but I’m pleased I got it done. I wonder if next year hubby would like flowers or something that is my normal lol- I think not !
This was a pattern from a Zweigart Book called The Great Hunting and its book No 114. Its stitched on 28ct Antique White and uses the recommended DMC threads.
|Finished – The Hunting Picture|
I did work on a birthday present for my best friend Lucie so can’t show you any pictures of that as she’ll see and it has to be a surprise so pictures of that after she receives and opens it.
This I finished on Saturday night and I was then left on Sunday to debate starting the next project on the rotation or the sneaky little pattern I had my eye on….
I did try to resist but its going to be an anniversary gift for our wedding anniversary this May so I figured I had to start it now..well that’s my excuse for squeezing in another project and I’m sticking to it.
Do you want to know what I picked ?
Well ok I’ll tell you lol.
I recently bought The Sampler Girls “My Everything” It takes 3 lines out of the WH Auden Poem “Stop All The Clocks” its also known as Funeral Blues and if you don’t know the poem then you may have seen the film 4 Weddings and a Funeral in which its featured..
This is what I’ve done so far..
I’m stitching this on 28ct Jobelan Dark Red and using my Belle Soie silk Icing Sugar. I have an idea of how I want to finish this piece and I think its going to make a wonderful anniversary gift.
So although I’ve not hit on all my rotation pieces this week I did manage to get in over 22 hours of stitching and with having spent most of my time in the garden I’m pleased with that. It means my stitching bug is back and this is about 10 hours short of what I normally do in a week. Stitching is a stress reliever and gives me some down time.
Replacing the hunting picture is my Dad’s gift of a fisherman, he loves to fish and with so many lakes around us he has ample opportunities. Once the piece “My Everything” is complete and I’m reckoning it will take just a one 10 hour round I’ll move back onto the Hogwarts Crest piece and carry on from there.
Now I have delayed the spring cleaning long enough and must get to it.
Thursday is dishcloth challenge update where I will have the last Harry Potter cloth and Sundays is YOP update.