Wednesday evening is parlour night with Barb and the ladies at NH to stitch on a design by The Sampler Girl. Lots of Jane Austen quotes to keep us busy and entertained.
I've been naughty though and not stitched a bigger design for a couple of weeks and did a couple of Tanya's smalls.
When browsing through my copies of the annual Just Cross Stitch ornament editions with a cuppa i came across a beauty in 2009 edition - The Sampler Girl - Early American Motif Ornament has become this months finish.
I decided to stitch my version on 25ct over 1 and the only change i made was to change the date to this years as it will join the others i have for gifts at Christmastime. I felt it needed a really simple finish so went with the blanket stitch contrast edging and twine hanger.
The latest free chart 'May' was a must stitch as soon as i saw it, another little birthday this month and after my successful tissue holder i chose the same finish for this small design. The fabric for this is from a Polstitches grab bag that i was gifted for my birthday, a real great idea for a stitchers gift.
Barb is such a generous and kind lady and has rewarded the ladies who have been joining her in the parlour each week with a small gift. Mine arrived today, postie knocked on the door - i so imagined that is was the postman from Larkrise to Candleford as i knew it was going to be a little giftie from the Jane Austen shop. I was thrilled when i opened it, a super little notepad with magnetic closure to go into my bag. Thank you so much Barb, it's a very special gift. If you visit Barbs blog you will see she is an avid Jane fan, she wrote in the little card that came with the gift using her new quill and ink, how exciting is that!
WARNING ....... (for those who get a little excited) ..... i have had Shores on the lap frame.... OMG i can hear you all saying, we thought that was going to become a UFO, and yes i know it hasn't seen the outside of the workbox since well before the wintertime.
Here's a before.... as i know you wont remember where i got to, i couldn't either
and as Block 6/7 are now.....
made me smile when i saw the saying 'I will wait for thee' it certainly was patient in the workbox LOL
I've been seeing lots of lovely work on blogs recently, well done to you all.
Happy hobby time!