This time it's the last posting for me, Angie will be getting hers back home and i'm now awaiting the return of mine now it's been to the homes of 5 other stitchers.
Here's how Angie's looks all finished
I've really enjoyed stitching on all the different fabrics and choosing the different colours to stitch with. It's been fun looking to see what speciality stitches others have added and trying to think of something different to add. There was no chart to follow, you just had to do 3 rows and keep to the width the 'owner' had decided on. Thanks ladies it's been a fun RR.
Isabelle has taken a liking to Babar the elephant. I found a stitching chart for him in one of my books and it showed a stuffed toy on the picture. Brain cells into overdrive, could i make one? I was sure i had a knitting pattern for an elephant..... you know how it is, that idea pops into your head, you just have to search out supplies and get cracking with it immediately .... do you have those times too? Not a moment to waste or the idea might drift off never to be thought of again.
No green wool the right shade.... oh no ... a Saturday afternoon trip out and we sourced it at the third shop we visited, a little pricey but well worth it if the idea works. Saturday evening till late was spent knitting all the little bits and Sunday morning he came to life. After a little modification, the addition of a shirt front and collar, a little red bow tie and some sewing to outline his jacket, and of course his very kingly crown, here's the little chap.
Does he look (even a little) like the one in the picture?
She loves him and he was last seen tucked under her arm as grandpa put her in the car for mummy to take her home after their visit for tea yesterday. I'm sure it wont be long before he is thrust into the bottom of the toy box and something else takes her fancy, but for now, i am one happy nanny who created a very big smile on a little girls face just by a few hours with wool and a bit of imagination and the 'sank you nanny' that was said when she gave me a big hug just melted my heart.
Friday was Stocking-A-Long evening and Maggie joined us this week so that makes us 5 stitching a stocking on Fridays now - me, Linda, Catherine, Riona and Maggie, you are very welcome to join us if you have a stocking project. Nativity Stocking had a camel arrive this week. I'm looking forward to a blog read to see how the other ladies are getting on with theirs.
Today we've had a beautiful day, the sun is shining and dare i say it, i think Spring might just be round the corner, lets hope so.