Yesterday i had a lovely day out. There was a meet-up of stitchers at Nuneaton, its not very far from my home and i had a lovely day. Clare organised it and has pics on her blog of us all - 14 in total. A lot of the ladies are members of Stitch & Stash. It's the first time i have been to a meet-up and it was really great to meet up with Chris, Hazel, Tina, Tracy, Kathy, Lynn, Paula, Lynn, Angie, Maggie & Joyce and to see some of their work. Vicky from India Grace Designs was also there, her designs are gorgeous and so pretty and delicate. Thank you for making me feel so welcome ladies, i had a very lovely day with you all and am looking forward to seeing you all again in October.
Today is reveal day over at Stitch & Stash for the monthly challenge. This month the chosen design was the freebie Hello Spring by Lizzie Kate. I needed a quick finish for a birthday gift for one of DS's friends so decided to put mine into a coaster. We only had 3 finishes in the album this month, i guess the nice sunshine we've had has eaten into stitching time with folks being in the garden more. This week i also stitched and finished my monthly ornament. Some members of the family are elderly and only have small Christmas trees so this month its a small one, the freebie from The Drawn Thread, Santa Keeper (supposed to be a scissor keep!) was the chosen design, i've had this in my pile for an age so felt it deserved to be done.
The second package i sent off has arrived too, i was getting a bit worried with the lack of flying activity due to the volcanic ash problem recently and hoped that she hadn't become lost in transit. Dani in Canada received this un-named bunny and has decided to call her Matilda. This brings the total of bunnys sent out so far to 47. Who would have thought when i knitted and showed the first one for Easter 2008 that there would have been so much interest in them. Some people have emailed asking if i will sell them one, but unfortunately, due to the restrictions on the pattern that i stitch them from you are not allowed to make any gain from them, so they remain an RAK gift as and when i knit one. Also, it does make them a bit more special to me when i send one out. If i have your address from some correspondance in an exchange or similar, and you haven't received one yet, who knows one day a little bunny might come to live at your house ...
Today DH and i are off to visit my brother and SIL and take the little bag that was in the previous post for her birthday. It's been a busy weekend here for us, i hope your weekend has been good too.