An envelope arrived last week..... regular readers will remember that I stitch the Best in Show sampler for the local Horticultural and Craft show each year and I had said that if anyone came across any alphabet floral/vegetable charts that they didn't want I could give them a home.
Julie at K C's Court kindly sent an email to say she had something to send to me. Aren't these lovely. Thank you so much Julie for your kindness.
Happy times stitching along in SALs with other stitchers, a question came into my mind though.....
Does it make you stitch more being in a SAL and having to show regular progress to others through a stitching group, forum or friends SAL?
I think I do stitch more. It's nice to show off your progress each week and see how everyone else is getting on and encourage each other. I seem to be stitching a lot of things in SAL's in recent months.
I've just finished the stocking-along. There's the ornament a month, the monthly challenge, Parlour evening with Santas Village on a Wednesday (am awaiting the next chart so I can carry on with that) and also......
Hopefully lots of progress on this next one as Strictly UFO stitching has been happening on Saturday and Sunday and will be for the next few weeks with Strictly Come Dancing on the TV. My HAED UFO is out the dusty cupboard. It's Leo by Sarah Butcher and was a gift a very long time ago. Cobwebs dusted off and it's on the frame and here's where we leave it ready for next week. This is just one quarter of the design gridded, its only a tiddler compared to some Haed's that ladies stitch. The last time it saw the light of day was Feb 2010 according to an old blog post! If you want to see what the finished design should look like, it's here. ** whisper quietly that it was started way back in Jan 2007, it is my oldest UFO and I do only have 1 other UFO so not bad I don't think.
The Jardin Prive, Positive Thinking SAL shouted so loudly when I saw it that I just couldn't resist. Part one completed and so very pretty it is too.
and just to make it a threesome, another SAL, this time the teeny tiny one over 9 weeks from Plum Street Samplers. I chose the first one and have completed Parts 1 & 2. I chose a blueish 32ct fabric (no name on it, so have no idea what it is, but it's nice) for mine, although it doesn't look too blue in the picture. Maybe a future update with show the true colour of the fabric.
Just to finish off, here's the knitting I've been doing. Blueberry Waffle Socks from a free pattern at Ravelry. They are for the 'C' word - Christmas - with the rate this year has been moving along it will be here and passed me by before I get started with my handmade gifts to I thought I better get cracking and make a start.
Anyone else made a start on their festive gifts yet? Please say you have and its not just me that's doing it!!