Here's my lovely blossom tree and the inspiration for the pink stitching on the blue fabric for the card in my previous post.
The sunshine this week has opened up the remaining blooms and it's at full bloom right now, with no rain or wind to speak of the blossom has lasted for the longest i can remember.
We looked like we'd had a wedding in the garden with the lawn being covered in white blossom from my pear tree, but its all gone now as DH has been busy in the garden with the lawnmower today.
Wednesday was the stitching club and The Samper Girl SAL night.
When i took it out of my bag i noticed a problem .... the left border was one stitch out, and being me i had to rip out the pink heart and the Jane Austin wording. Here's the evidence of the unstitching.
Mr Kipling and his lemon slices were on hand with a nice cup of Earl Grey tea to console me before i began to re-stitch it.
I continued with it when i arrived home and stayed up a bit later than normal so it would look like i had made some progress this week.
Additional to where i left it last week is the pink row, the golden key and the little tree.
I hope the other ladies had a better week with theirs!
The builders will be in next week making a start on the house. DH commented that maybe this week they had been enjoying the sunshine and having extended tea breaks so their work rate had been somewhat slower than normal!!
Shores of Hawk Run Hollow has also had some attention this week.
I'm not sure about the mermaid, her white skin looks a bit stark against the blue sea.
She does remind me of Flat Stanley the childrens book character, does anyone remember him?
Monthly ornament for April
This little design, a complimentary chart by Plum Pudding Needlearts called Fa La La.
I've seen this one stitched lots of times in the past and it's another thats been in the 'to do' pile for such a long time. Fabric is a 32ct offcut that i had in my oddment drawer but its lost it's name, i do think it's a very effective colour for a Christmas design.
I've had a quiet week away from the computer, not feeling so upbeat this week and needed to take a step back and recharge my batteries. Talking of charging batteries, my laptop is giving notice and shuts down on me at the worst moments. We've been shopping this week to look at new ones and DH has narrowed it down to a choice of 2, now he's looking to find the best price before we part with our cash.
I hope you've all had a happy and good week