I've been stitching on Plum Pudding for the last week. I've been on holiday and had hoped to get more done but I am pleased that I am now over half way. Here's my before and after pictures.
I also had a couple of items of stash waiting for me when I got home.
The first is a chart I have coveted for a very long time. I have tried various avenues to try and get it in the past but never been lucky enough. However I posted on a Facebook group recently and a very kind lady told me about a site which seemed to stock it. I still wasn't sure I would get it as I have ordered it in the past and then been informed it's no longer available but once I opened the envelope and had it in my hands I finally believed it. It's called I am a Stitcher by Cherrywood Design Studio.
EDITED TO ADD - here's where I go the chart from - http://www.ceciliassamplers.com/charts/cherrywood.asp
I also ordered a kit from Nancy's Needles for Floral Star. It's a needlepoint kit and is something I have wanted to try for a long time. I was not disappointed when I opened the package and saw the gorgeous floss colours.
I now have the difficult decision of wanting to do two new starts but also wanting to get a finish and I have a commitment to stitch two models in the next couple of months. I've also told my mum I would stitch a Lavender and Lace pattern for her that she has had for years and has now decided she will probably never stitch.
I have so many ideas going round my head as well for charts I have that I want to stitch. I have the Country Cottage Needlework charts for Santa's Village and I have decided I want to start stitching them this year. My hope is that I will finish them as ornaments but then hang them like bunting during the festive season.
I am glad to say that I am finally starting to feel better for which I am very grateful but this means I will be back at work soon and my days of endlessly stitching will be over. I am however grateful for my health and can't wait to get back to normal doing other things. I am going to endeavour to get back to blogging at least once a week but may start posting more often when ideas pop into my head about what and how I want to stitch something. Hopefully by recording it here it will take it off my mind and enable me to get some stitching done and also sleep better at night.
Well that was a longer post than I was expecting to do.
Keep stitching and smiling,