Another Christmas ornament finished and added to my collection. This year i've managed to keep up with the SAL and stitch one per month. Whilst i was looking for something else in my Christmas chart folder i came across this old freebie that was printed out from Cosmic Handmade. I'd printed this one in 2008, never mind that it's only taken 2 years for it to come to the top of the stitching pile, and if i hadn't been searching for something else it would still be hiding inside the folder. There are lots of lovely free charts by Caroline Hofstede on her blog, you can find Winter Sampler that i have stitched under the 2008 heading in the 'pages' on the right hand side of the blog. I wanted it to be an ornament so stitched mine on 40ct linen, my first time using this small count of fabric, it stitched up lovely but i certainly needed the magnifier for it otherwise there would have been no chance of me seeing the teeny tiny holes in the fabric!
Today is reveal day for this months challenge at Stitch & Stash. This month a Martina Weber free design called Manuela's Sunflowers was chosen. A lovely chart for the autumnal month of September and so bright and colourful to stitch.
I've finished mine off by covering a 20cm plastic mixing bowl with gathered fabric and adding the design to the top of it. I saw one of these finishes at our local outdoor market made by a patchworkmaker and it looked so effective, i thought this design would be perfect so decided to give it a go this month. What sort of thing would you use this storage item for? the one i saw had assorted ribbons in it.
Wednesday is stitch club night and also the community association night every 6 weeks. Some good news for me regarding that as another lady from stitch club is having a term being on the committee instead of me so i wont miss any stitch club nights for the next 12 months as least.
I'll still be involved with the fruit and veg show and talking of that, here's the trophy's DH and i won this year. They were given back to him at the meeting. Maybe i better not put anything into the show for next year, our little sideboard has no more room on it with the 3 other stitched winners samplers we have that were won in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
The computer hasn't even been switched on in this house since Wednesday last week, not sure where the time went too, i seem to be on a go-slow with everything recently and there always seems to be something else i am doing instead of keeping in touch with my friends on here. I'll catch up with blog reading this week to see what beautiful work you have all been doing.