Here we are already this year saying goodbye to the first month of the year.
January was a good month, lots of fun times especially in the snow and plenty of crafting and reading time too.
I read 7 books during the month and managed a crochet cushion finish, a knitted bunny and small cardigan together with the Christmas ornament a month and also Tina's RR went out on time.
Shores had some attention during the month and Block 9 now looks like this
A new start also in January that will last all year long. Wednesday is SAL night at NH with the Parlour ladies and this week I started Santas Village. I chose 32ct belfast linen in flax and changed the white to B5200 instead, it shows up much better on my fabric choice. I'll be stitching them individually as I have a few ideas for the final finish whizzing about in my mind at the moment.
Posting time has come round again for the speciality stitches RR and Dusty's is due to go off in the post on Monday. It's been fun choosing speciality stitches for each one as it arrives. Dusty included threads she wanted using for hers and the 3 rows I stitched were rhodes squares, four sided stitch with symrna middles and then a diagonal satin stitch.
It looks really nice and Angie (no blog) will be the last person to stitch on it before it heads home.
Februarys sees the start of another SAL for me. This time it's a Stocking-A-Long with Linda and Catherine. We started that 1st February and will be stitching that on Fridays.
Such a choice of stocking charts out there to choose from but finally I settled on this one from Janlynn called nativity stocking. I had intended to make Isabelle a stocking last year but time escaped me, with this SAL she has more chance of getting one for 2013!
Not a lot of progress for the first night, and it always looks like a blob the first picture, I decided to start just under the nativity scene.
Today we have beautiful sunshine, does this mean spring is on the way? Hubby and I have plans for a nice walk this afternoon to take advantage of the suns rays. I hope you have an enjoyable weekend with those you love and hold dear.