What a weekend it was for sports fans. The Tour de France started up in Yorkshire. Stage 1 was from Leeds to Harrogate on Saturday, followed by York to Sheffield on Sunday for Stage 2 and what a turn out of supporters there were here in the UK. Monday saw the final stage starting in Cambridge and ending in London.
There was the lawn tennis finals at Wimbledon, and also the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone - that was quite a race.
Were you sitting glued to your seat all weekend stitching away with the excitement or even better were you there in person and your stitching was sitting at home awaiting your return. I'm not much of a sports fan, but DH follows all the motorsports, so it was F1 and World Superbikes here on the TV ...... *yawn*
For me, the weekend held something else, the new sewing machine was out and I was having a little play all by myself. After some practice pieces and seeing what the machine could do here's my very first project all finished, a little apron for my granddaughter Isabelle. Mummy has a fabric apron when she cooks and Isabelle wanted one for when she helps to bake cakes.
Thursday Craftshare for the past couple of weeks we have been making something we have already done to see how we have improved over the weeks. My friend Trish and I decided to make the rag doll bunny again.
I'm really pleased with how Rowena Rabbit turned out this time, a huge improvement on Daisy bunny my first attempt!
.........although the folks that live in the dolls house are not so keen on her, she's a little on the large side for their liking lol.
Not a lot of hand stitching happening last week with just a birthday card finished and sent off in the post to a friend. Happy Birthday Karan, I hope you enjoyed a lovely day.
Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching kindly sent word that the latest World of Cross Stitch magazine had a booklet in with the most lovely rose alphabet charted. A copy duly picked up in the supermarket when doing the weekly shop.
The committee loved it so it's going to be this years design for the Best in Show sampler for the Horticultural and Craft Show in September. Regular readers will know that I stitch the gift that accompanies the trophy - the sampler can be kept as a reminder of the win and the trophy returned after one year. We've had some really lovely designs in the past. This will be my focus stitching project for now as it has a deadline date.
I made a start Monday and got the first letter stitched up. A couple more letters have been added since I took this picture, so its growing well.
The title of my post is my sporting final score for last weeks crafting!!
The weathers been lovely again, a few little raindrops with mostly lovely sunshine well into the evenings. Flowers are blooming well in the garden and its been nice to soak up the peace and quiet with a book.
Pink hydrandea looks the best it has for many years...
The sun flowers are opening their heads .......
and the montbretia is stunning, such a vibrant colour with the green foliage ......
Hope you are having a good week.