Anyway I managed a fair bit of stitching in between all the excitement - four new starts and two parts on my SALs, here are the pics!
Firstly I completed Block 5 on Box of Delights - the colours:
|Top L-R: Hearts and Flowers Ltd Ed PB24, Argentine Tango PB59, Clockwork Orange PB49|
Bottom L-R: Rainforest, Blue Morpho Butterfly PB18, Over the Rainbow
One more block to go!
Up next was Part 3 of Milady's Blossom Garden:
Then on to the new starts, firstly Living with Charm by Lizzie*Kate:
A levitating Sleeping Beauty by The Primitive Hare:
Just Nan's Emma and Eliza in the Garden:
|Absolutely adore this one!|
I changed my choice of purple Mo cotton with a Dragonfloss one
And finally The Butterfly Garden by The Drawn Thread:
|I just have to remember to add in the French knots to the Tansy.|
I'm stitching this one in hoop and didn't want to squash them!
It was great to get back to regular stitching after quite a few months where it's been a bit hit and miss. Unplugging from social media was definitely a bonus and is something I will be carrying forward.
In exciting international post news, I had a wonderful parcel of joy from Chiara over at The Grey Tail when she sent me the prize for winning her Stitching Enigma. To say I was thrilled with the contents is a complete understatement and I cannot thank Chiara enough for her generosity (as well as the time and dedication organising the Enigma took!) and also Nina who chose and included the beautiful silks. Despite knowing about Nina's Threads since 2011, I'm ashamed to say that these are the first in my collection - but after a bit of shuffling they now have their own dedicated drawer as I plan on adding to their number next year when I'm back on the thread wagon :).
|Behold the Beauty! Purples!|
That's me all caught up! I haven't pulled my Threadporn threads for this month's projects yet. I'm feeling uninspired for Summer themed projects courtesy of the dull, grey, damp and misty weather we're currently experiencing - I can't believe it hit 30 degrees a few weeks ago! I'm sticking with my Just Nan for the minute, maybe I'll be OAATer for a while, well at least a few days ................