In case you were thinking
that I've just been wandering around
taking photos of frosty plants ...
I have proof
that I have been doing some other stitchy stuff :)
I've finished my
... and I don't mind saying,
I'm pretty happy with it :)
I've finished two cushions
that I started weeks ago.
In all honesty,
I ''lost'' them in the sewing room
for quite a while.
The state of my sewing room is shameful,
so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for rain
'cos that's the day
that I've decided is the right day,
to get in there
clean it up!!!
And if it's raining,
there's a better than fair chance
that I will clean it up,
'cos there will be no ''garden'' distractions :)
Not sure which of these is my favourite,
but I do know that I really really enjoyed making them,
I will make some more :)
My knitty ''thing'' is also finished,
and it's already ''in service''...
I thought I had enough of the plain blue coloured yarn
to do the complete shawl,
but when I got to the end of the yarn
it was pretty clear
that I needed to add more to it.
I raided the various baskets of wool I have scattered around
(sorry, tidily stored in my sewing room!!)
and decided it was a good chance to use up
lots of end bits -
you know -
those little part balls of yarn
that you can't bear to part with.
after spending approximately four and a half hours
sewing in ''ends''
give me variegated yarn any day,
I have reduced the baskets of wool stash :)
I have been stitching
some of Barb's gorgeous stitchery designs
from her fabulous new book
''When a Bird Sings''
which you can find here
I've used Nina's threads
in my favourite shade of ''chilli'' red
and stitched them on linen ...
... very very cute little birdies ...
... some of these I will be using in little home decorations,
so sweet :)
So, that's my lot for the moment ...
time to go put the kettle on,
and a slice of cake would be nice!
Chocolate of course :)