A Mouse in the Barn -eek!
A definite note of encouragement on the stitching front when we discovered a Mouse in the barn! Dear Mouse came for a couple of nights and we had a very good time as always with (are you listening, Ally and Maureen?) LOTS of stitching from both of us - in fact, Mouse got a finish in! I was working on The Sampler Girl's At Home with Jane Austen and finally completed it this week. The nun's stitch round the edge nearly drove me to drink, as I kept miscounting. Ginnie Thompson in her very handy "Linen Stitches" (still available second hand on Amazon UK) suggests doing each stitch twice for a stronger edge and also withdrawing the next thread so cutting is not so scary. So, my first Crazy finish, only fourteen more to go, ha!
|At Home with Jane Austen|
The Sampler Girl
The Gift of Stitching March 2007
The other finish could almost qualify as a UFO - Olga by Plum Street Samplers and I love her, baleful look and all!
Plum Street Samplers
40 count fabric
Crescent Colours threads
Goodness, as usual this post has been sitting in my drafts for days and it is now the middle of March! Not much more to report except for a small finish for an exchange but can't show you that until the end of the month. It was another of those "....over a month to stitch, no problem" exchanges and then Muggins goes and crams it all into the last week! Not only that I forgot the post office shuts up shop here in the UK at noon so I missed the deadline, hanging head in shame! Well, it is on its way now to a beautiful part of the UK so I hope my partner receives AND likes it!
Time for some more photographs....
|February challenge on Needlecraft Haven|
I used a heart button from my collection
The link is here
|Beautiful ornament received from |
Carol at Stitching Dreams
I am just about to start a SAL from Friendly Stitchers, designed by Mouse, a beautiful band sampler. We have a goodly number of peeps signed up for it.... let's see how we all keep up, including yours truly!
Here's a random question - for those of you that belong to online stitching groups ....... in your opinion what makes a good group, one where the moderators keep a tight hold on everything, ask for (in my opinion) far too many personal details before they will let you into the group and insist that you post a specified number of times a month? Or one where everyone is friendly, some people post regularly, other peeps only pop up occasionally, yet others only join in the exchanges and post then disappear again but all are welcome regardless. I know which one I would choose!
Oh, did I tell you that absolutely against my wishes, lol, the WT plugged in my beautiful USA wired Bernina with a transformer and.......... it didn't explode, whew! He managed to
Well, got to get stitching, see you all soon! Don't steal away without leaving a comment, will you? I do love them!
Have a wonderful week and stitching and may the frogs stay in that pond far, far away!