It made me smile when some of you said you would miss the updates, I very often feel like that when I watch something progress on your blogs too.
There were a few questions :-
Tina (no blog) asked how big the finished piece is. It measures 24 1/2" x 17 1/2" stitched on 32 count Belfast linen, its going to cost a fortune to be framed, but will be well worth it.
Kate asked what was the next big project - no plans for a biggie for the rest of the year at the moment, but that doesn't mean something wont come along and just have to be started! I'm thinking maybe a big new start Jan 1st to set the year off but haven't decided what as yet.
Mouse wanted to know what was next - It's only a few weeks away till the Horticultural show in September and I always stitch a piece with the wording 'Best in Show' for the whole show winner to be able to keep forever as they have to hand back the trophy after the year is up.
I was lucky to be given a different flower alphabet by Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching earlier in the year in one of her competitions and have made a start on this years piece. Unfortunately, with the heavy rain we've had these past couple of days the frogs have made a visit and its not worth showing a pic now I've found and undone the mistake. So i'll remind you of last years ....
and 2011 ....
and 2010 ....
I'm always on the lookout for different flower alphabets to use for these so if you come across one i'd be happy to give it a good home. Thanks.
Wednesdays during July has still been parlour stitching on CCN Santas Village houses. This week I did more that one evening and completed Mrs Claus Cookie Shop, that's 4 finished now, only 8 to go before Christmas!
Stocking-a-long is Friday evening stitching and a few more x's added during July. The red flower at the bottom right is the heel part, so only the foot part to go.
There has been no Christmas ornament stitched in July, i'll pull an extra couple of those in later in the year to catch up with the dozen to make one a month and luckily the monthly challenge at NH is running for July and August due to people taking their summer holidays, so I have a few more weeks before I have to
Did you all complete your stitching goals for July? or like me have you been waylaid with the recent hot weather and let things slide and now need to panic and play catch up during August to get things done for deadlines?
I'm celebrating a 'big' birthday this week, i'll tell you all about that next time.... in the meantime, have fun with your crafting projects.