Are you beavering away enthusiastically on all your projects?
There have been lots of blog posts with all the new things happening. The challenge in memory of Debbie, starting a new project each day, a lovely way to remember a much missed friend/blogger. Jo's gifted gorgeousness year long SAL has been mentioned on a lot of blogs, ORTs are being saved to report that each month too. Some bloggers have returned to writing again after time away and it's been lovely to see all the new things that you are all working on. Some quick finishes and some older projects have come out to play too.
This past week I've had a couple of new starts, a finish and something of a challenge too.
The finish ..... Lizzie Kate Inspirational Boxer. I just need to make a final decision on the finish finish now the stitching is completed.
A new start with knitting needles and wool. An aran cardigan for my granddaughter Isabelle. She specifically asked for a red cardigan this time.
The back is completed, aran does knit up so quickly!
A new start for the parlour stitching with Barb and the ladies at Needlecraft Haven on Wednesday evenings. You can choose a design by The Sampler Girl, Little House Needleworks or Country Cottage Needleworks.
I've had the winter ornaments from previous years JCS ornament magazines on my list for a long time so this year I've decided to do them.
This one is Winter Sampler by LHN from the 2009 edition.
UFO/WIP - this week saw another outer border added to Irish Garden.
The challenge was given out at the Craftshare Christmas party. We were all given a little handwrapped gift. Inside was a cotton bandana measuring approximately 22"(55cm)square. They were all different colours. Mine was this beautiful blue and white.
You had to use the fabric to make something over the Christmas holidays. You could do anything you wanted with it.
Last week was the first week back and there were some great ideas. One lady had cut hers into rectangles and added a border to serviettes. A small bag was made and a tissue box cover. A few ladies were absent due to this awful cough/cold germ thats doing the rounds so we will see theirs when they return.
I made mine into a drawstring bag. A simple finish, different on both sides.
Reading finish - I was recommended the book The Sea Sisters by Lucy Clarke. I finished it this morning.
It's about 2 sisters who were born and brought up on the beaches of Cornwall. After their mother passes away they move to London but one is not happy and sets off on her travels across the globe with a life long friend. The other sister then receives a visit from the police to say Mia has taken her life and jumped off a cliff in Bali. The story follows Katie as she reads Mia's travel journal and retraces the last few months day by day through the journal and walks the exact same pathway, experiencing everything her sister did as she tries to come to terms with her sisters death. A good read, I enjoyed it.
Wishing you a week filled with lovely moments to treasure.
Blessings to you you all