Sunday, 5 June 2011

A stitching progress report at last!!!

I have finished knitting my little cardi but haven't sewn it up yet. I thought I 'd leave that till monday so I won't rush it and press and block it out properly first. So I have picked up my stitching, I do love this Sampler Aux Bouquets and have had to buy some more threads to finish it.
If you do buy threads from please remember her in your prayers as she is battling with cancer. Her website is closed but is taking orders if you just email her. (
And I have stitched a little of my Rosewood Manor Spring Quaker..Just the very small motif under the word Crocus and then stitched the word Fern and Poppy and I am now stitching the largest motif of the design,
I shall continue to stitch this over the next few days so hope to do a lot more.
Today my grand son is 15 years old, where did the years go? Has anyone else noticed that as you get older the years seem to go quicker?
And it's my DS's birthday tomorrow so we are off to have dinner with him and his wife this evening. They live in Surrey so not too far to drive. Yesterday evening we all met up for a surprise party for my DIL's step dad's 70th Birthday. A lovely evening with friends and family, 15 altogether and the food was excellent.
I think my diet might have done slightly off course! But it is only one meal!!
June is a very busy birthday month for us.
Looks like we are going to have some proper rain tonight, which is long needed. The grass is yellowing and we have had to water each evening if we were to keep our new plants alive.
But it is so wonderful being back here I don't care what the weather is like, it can't dampen my 'Pollyanna' mood!
Happy days all and enjoy your stitching.


sara said...

Beautiful stitching, the design is lovely.

lily x

Cristina said...

The designs are very nice and your stitching is beautiful... and one of them is almost a finish!

Gabi said...

Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog. And I'm glad I found your blog now too. I LOVE your Sampler aux Boutique. It looks so lovely. Love your Spring Quaker too. Reminds me that I have that one laying here kitted up too.
Looking forward to see your cardi :)

Kathy A. said...

Sampler aux Bouquets is looking stunning. I have had lots of adventures with mine but it is finally coming along nicely.
I love Spring Quaker. My friend Lynn is stitching it also and the colors are so very beautiful.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

They are both beautiful pieces of work. I love the colours on the Spring Quaker.

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitches!!

Elisa said...

Your WIP's are looking beautiful Chris...such lovely colours

Carolyn NC said...

Stitching looks fantastic!!

Zoe said...

Love the Spring Quaker- the colors are so beautiful. Can't wait to see the cardigan finished.

Melanie said...

Beautiful stitching!!!
Wow. That is a lot of birthdays for one month.
I would totally order from her if we were on the same side of the pond. :(

Sally said...

Both your pieces are coming along beautifully Chris.

I did not know that Kat was battling cancer. I knew her website was closed but she's still selling on Ebay. My thoughts are with her,

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stitching, your Sampler aux Bouquet looks amazing