DH and i exchanged cards and we shared a little box of choccies whilst watching a nice film. I was having a blog reading catch up this morning and saw lots of lovely valentine exchanges that have taken place. Beautifully stitched and finished cards and gifts that were sent with love to stitchers across the globe, well done everyone.
Last week I received a parcel in the post. I was lucky enough to win a giveaway from Cathi on her blog. Snowman goodies and a beautiful stitched ornament. Thank you so much Cathi for your kindness.
I sent a little RAK gift out to a fellow stitcher myself a couple of weeks ago. Jacqui has been really poorly and in hospital so I thought a little bunny would bring a smile to her face as she is always ready to send one of her smiles out to other bloggers. It was nice to read that Jacqui is back home and recovering and my bunny had arrived safely. What will you call her Jacqui?
Another little envelope i sent arrived safely last week as well. Barb celebrated a birthday at the weekend and I can now share with you the stitched gift I made for her. Dear Friend by JBW made into a pinkeep.
I'm still practising with the sewing machine, last week I quilted some fabric and was shown how to use bias binding for the first time. A little case was completed. Just an offcut of pretty fabric costing pennies, a bit of wadding and some backing fabric and voila .....
It's turned out really well and I'm so pleased with it.
Knitting needles have been smokin' and Amy's socks are finished. A perfect fit and she was pleased with them.
I was asked to crochet and make up a little brooch from a cover kit on a magazine, that's gone off to a new home.
My two SAL WIP's have had some attention. A couple of friends and some snowflakes added to my little snowman on CCN Let it Snow ornament for the Parlour evening SAL on Wednesdays.
The final top left inner border filled in on Irish Garden in the UFO weekend SAL. Time to start and fill in the outer border next week.
I've also added another 3 hats to my tally for the charity knitting, they are so easy to knit and only take an hour to make each one.
It's not until you upload the photos on the computer you get to see just how much progress you have made during a week. This week I've knitted, crocheted, stitched and sewed. With having 2 crafting sessions at the community centre each week that is 4 hours worth of things getting done with crafting friends. Together with the Wednesday and weekend online SAL it does make a difference when stitching along with friends and showing each other progress each week.
A new stitching start this week. There is a Spring SAL happening, choose a chart for each of the seasons and stitch it up. I've found a set of 4 in my stash, so time to put fabric on frame and put in the first stitch.
Next Sunday is the final Sunday of the month so that means reveal day of the monthly challenge design. I better get that finished off and made up before the deadline. I'll add that to this weeks plans and I need a trip to the wool shop as Isabelle has chosen another cardigan pattern she wants me to knit for her and I don't have any pink aran wool .... oh dear what a chore a visit to a stash shop!!
Hope you have a wonderful and craft filled week.
Love and blessings to you all