What a change in the weather, monsoonish today, lots of heavy rain!
A day to be spent inside with crafting projects and a good film this afternoon i think and this morning gave me time to blog about what i've done this week.
Jaclyn's RR is complete and ready to move on to the next person. Vermillion Stitchery birds and butterflies from 2006 was the lovely design for this one. It had been on a RR last year and 5 squares of the 12 had been stitched and Jaclyn decided to continue with it again for this years RR.
I chose the Diamond Fantail for my square, the month of May. It was a hard choice as they were all lovely birds.
I had a brainwave as to why to choose this one.
The Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year and she will be starting her Jubilee tour of the UK on March 8th in my hometown of Leicester and as i will still have the RR with me on that date it seemed the perfect bird to choose. It was a lovely project and not something i would have normally chosen to stitch.
Wednesday was of course The Sampler Girl SAL with the ladies in the parlour at Needlecraft Haven.
Lots of wording completed this week on the right hand side. There are some lovely projects being stitched in this SAL, well done ladies on your progress this week too.
This week there has been some trouble going on in the wool cupboard!!
The sock wool is not at all happy and keen to wait for their turn on the needles so i have had to pull out one of the new balls and take it under control and make a start on the new waffle pattern socks (patttern free at Ravelry by Sandy Turner). Thanks Lily for the link to this lovely pattern, yours did inspire me to have a go myself and i am loving the way they are turning out. The stripey regia wool i had planned to knit next is much more refined and agreed to stay in the cupboard for a while longer ...
When i mentioned Isabelle is one of my posts recently Ranae commented that she must be 'growing like a weed' i did love that saying and yes Ranae she certainly is. I can hardly believe 9 months has whizzed by since she arrived. Here she is posing for the camera. She does love to have her pic taken, mummy always has the camera ready to snap a shot or two.
I hope you are all enjoying a lovely weekend and the weather in your neck of the woods is much better than i am having.
Before i forget .... Dani, the travelling pattern is on it's way to you, it's in the hands of the postal service now, a scarey thought and i will be in a panic till it arrives safely.
Take care all