Tuesday, 31 March 2015

End of March

So the end of the month has arrived. The weather certainly isn't Spring like. We've had tremendous winds, rain and thunder and lightening but hopefully April will bring some better weather so we can get cracking in the garden. The crops in the tunnel are doing well and I'm knee deep in Cauliflowers and celeriac so we shant starve😆. Stitch wise the February flower of the month progresses slowly
And who knows, I may finish it next month. Ive had one finish which is the first square in TheSamplerLife SAL.
The Scandinavian sampler comes along apace
And I started a new SAL called a blackwork journey which is based on a selection of sweets.
That's about it for this month. Happy stitching

Monday, 16 March 2015

GG March

Where on earth has this year gone? It's supposed to be spring but it's still bitterly cold here. Some of the daffodils are out but there's many more to come. Ive plants to put in the ground but it's too cold and the veg in the tunnel seems to be soooo slow. Anyway onto stitching. My stitching pile seems to be growing by the week. I'm now working on 10 different pieces of which 5 fit into this category. The first is Spanish Rouge Which is steadily growing
The next is Flower Power which sports a new flower
Number three is The Castle which is finished apart from the mountains of back stitch
The fourth is Hungarian Sampler which now looks like this
And finally a piece called Hertz auf der Wiese by Susanne Schmidt. This design was given to our group to stitch as a SAL although I believe it is for sale on her site www.farbenfroh-Schmidt.de.2013. As you've probably guessed by now my SAL group is German
This is also stitched on a piece of fabric given to me and is light raspberry . That's about all for this month. Thanks for dropping by and commenting. I hope to be able to reciprocate.

Friday, 6 March 2015

WIPApocalypse March

February was such a short month that it seems amazing that we are now into March and, supposedly Spring. This months question was - if time and money were not limiters, which projects would you stitch. I would definitely stitch Tapestry Cats and Grand,others Hat, both HAED designs. I already have the charts but sadly, not the time. The other two projects would be Spanish Bleu by Sampler Cove and Wreath for all Seasons, a Dimensions kit which is unfortunately out of my budget. Ah well, one can only hope. This months projects were Flower Power
Which as you can see didn't progress as well as I had hoped but some progress was made. The second was The Castle by Theresa Wentzler which is now almost finished bar the backstitch which I know, will take forever
The third is Spanish Rouge. Part 10 now finished so only 2 more parts to go
Number four is St Sylvestre by Long Dog which is a slowly ongoing piece.
The final piece is Tulips by Kathy Bungard which was a SAL in an old Yahoo group and which I am now trying to finish.
That's about all for this month. I look forward to blog hopping to see what everyone else has achieved.