My speciality stitches RR is home. I am so chuffed to bits with how it turned out.
The first posting was way back in September so it's great to have it home safely after it's journey around the UK, to France and also to the USA. There were 6 if us in it, no set pattern, just the rules that you did 3 bands on each persons piece of fabric choosing a speciality stitch. The band width was set by yourself at the beginning and you could request a certain colourway if you wished and that was all.
For my top part i chose part of the chart Lake Julia's Bees by Wendy Mosbacher from Just Cross Stitch April 2005, the beaded flowers i added along the bottom to set the band width and start my flower garden. Row 2 is double herringbone and Row 3 is a horizontal satin stitch.
It then went off to Angi (no blog), Dusty, Tina (no blog), Mary (no blog) and Rachael and finally back home to me.
Want to see how it looks now it's complete?
Thank you ladies, you have all added something really pretty to it and i love it. I enjoyed stitching on each of yours too and thanks to Rachael for organising such a fun RR.
North Pole Post Office was out again this week on Wednesday for the Parlour evening at NH, a little more progress and we now have the post office and the mailbox.
Apologies to the stocking-a-long ladies as i wont be joining you this evening, but i did stitch on mine earlier this week instead. The top border is now being added. I really am loving stitching on this each week.
I'm sorry to say that i wont be stitching on it next Friday either ladies, but I do have a good excuse! Hubby and i are off for a little spring break next week to the south coast. I've kitted up a little new start just in case i get time to put in a stitch or two whilst away.
I've finished reading Educating Jack and it was an enjoyable read. Having been involved with school life in a primary school myself, it's obvious that the author has many years experience in schools as a headteacher and a lot of the things that he talks about and describes and the conversations he has with the small children do sometimes make you laugh out loud when reading. It's fun to read the Yorkshire dialect of the village characters too, but i'm not sure i would read any of the others as i feel they probably would be much the same.
Camera is packed and i'll share our adventure/trip next time i blog. We're keeping our fingers crossed from some nice sunshine, but just really looking forward to a nice relaxing break.
See you soon