Thank you for your lovely comments on my previous post. If you are still curious about me and the party check out this post HERE. There is a giveaway I am doing as part of the party. So sorry I haven't got a photo up yet. But will do that as soon as I catch my breath. I will also need to visit all the party blogs. That hectic time of the month hit it seems. I will need to have 3 updates in a row. My to do list has grown with the things needing to be done.
The first of them ... Stitch from Stash 2014. Check out the tab for more info on the project.
I have managed to stay within limit and still have plenty of stash ...
My new stash:
I have won a thread giveaway over at Victorian Motto Sampler:
Is Nancy generous or what!? The threads are beautiful, and I have already started stitching with them.
Speaking of Nancy ... she is having another giveaway over on her blog. Click HERE to check it out before 14th February 2014. A hint ... there is a lot of red involved.
Next I will show you my Christmas present from my sister. I have only got it a few days ago (almost a week ago now) when my sister visited. She visited us here for a few days and then I went down to London/Brighton for a few days. And I only got back a few hours ago. Told you I was busy!
Hand dyed floss by Nina of Nina's Threads. The colour is Jingle Bells.
Along with it I got the following chart with pre-sorted threads and fabric by Snowflower Diaries:
It was packed soooo lovely. Sadly I could not wait to start so you do not get the packed up picture.
It was my small project for the train. And I am making progress.
it is a bit of a wrong colour on here (happens when you take pictures after dark).
|uniquely prepacked threads|
|Mostly Nina's hand dyed floss|
The picture of the progress:
I bought myself a winder. (Not sure whether it is includable in the budget). The threads some wound some not were beginning to drag me up the wall.
I have never stitched on 35 count before. So this should be something new.
Then my shopping from Anita's Little Stitches came. A blogging friend once recommended for me to buy from Anita ... as I was trying to find Little House Needleworks. I have ordered this back mid December and only now received. Anita and I agreed a slightly letter postage due to the insecurity of Christmas and New Year post.
|35 count cocoa|
|Cardinal Winter ornament chart|
|Specialised threads for the ornament|
|Little Sheep Virtue - No.1 Hope chart with button|
|Little Sheep Virtue - No.8 Wisdom chart with button|
|Little Sheep Virtue - No.5 Faith chart with buttons|
Here are 3 sheep (and that is 9 to go) and 1 ornament (and not sure how many from previous series would I make.
What did I actually buy ...
A magazine ... with the Fizzy Moon. With student discount this was £4.50.
Also the project I started stitching from stash this month:
|Lean on Me by Judy Rossouw (Anchor kit)|
I am falling a sleep slightly at my desk now, so better wrap it up.
P.S. Will start making the party rounds tomorrow.