Wimbledon fortnight and what a first few days it has been.
Wimbledon always means it's time for strawberries and cream, yum yum. We have lots of plants at the allotment and a few in pots here at home. I wandered down the garden yesterday to get the washing in after a lovely sunshiney day and we had a little bowlful ready for picking.
This variety are called cambridge, very sweet and delicious they were too.
Whoop whoop..... i've cut the hardanger square for the community centre box frame. I always get in such a flap when i have to do this bit, do you?
All went well, no major disaster. I guess i need more practice as i can see a few little tails. It's been a long time since i did any hardanger.
The designs from Polstitches Designs called Starstruck. The link in their freebies to the chart is still there but doesn't work unfortunately. It was the first hardanger design i ever stitched on a forum and was done in small weekly parts for us firstimers. We had lots of encouragement and help and i was so pleased to learn how to do this. It was much easier than i thought it would be and so very effective. I hope if you want to learn you get the chance to give it a go. It was great to restitch this lovely design.
My fabric was a piece of Sugar Maple 28ct lugana called Majestic, and the threads, Polstitches Magical Times in perle 8 & 12. All of them have been sitting in my drawer for quite a while.
A little progress on CCN Santa Village this week too. Mrs Claus has been building her cookie shop and was up on the roof last night adding tiles and making sure the chimney was swept clean!
July 1st sees the end of google reader as i am sure all of you are aware. I've been waiting till the last minute and secretly hoping that they would have a change of heart and i could stick with reading blogs the way i have been doing, i dislike change and am not very good with technology.
It's got to be done - I saw a few of the blogs i read had gone over to 'feedy' but as i dont do facebook i have decided to go with 'bloglovin'. I think i've imported them properly across and added the bloglovin button to the right sidebar for you to follow me if you would like to. Another learning curve!
Please, if i don't comment on your blog in the next couple of weeks and you usually do get a comment from me, drop me a note, just in case i have made a total mess of it and done it all wrong and i will add your blog manually, i would hate to loose the blogging friends i have and miss your lovely crafting delights.
***a little message for Lesley at Unnumbered Stitches, i have been reading your new blog but am unable to comment, not sure if the settings are different to the old one, i had no problem leaving you a little note before. There is no email button to get in touch with you and you are a no-reply so cant let you know that way either. Thanks.