I'm completely bored with Netflix and Amazon Prime and don't even mention the World Cup Football ...'we' watch every single game, all the highlights, all the analysis, all the after-match interviews, all the pundits wittering on and on and on and soooo many replays of the same goals, tackles and yellow cards ...I'm drowning in football!!! :( :( :( hehehe
My life saver has been the sun, my kindle, maybe a teensy bit of online shopping but most definitely my stitching :) I'm certainly on a roll so to speak..I'm struggling to keep up with myself...hahaha Although all my new stitched projects are complete they are still un-ironed and not properly finished ...I'm not sure whether to be totally happy that I'm banned from the ironing ... I have a very heavy iron! ;) ;) hahaha
So fresh out of my hoop and finished this week ....
Simply Summer by The Drawn Thread.... I was very happy that I already had all the recommended and required threads and linen in my stash so I was able to crack on and complete this lovely little piece relatively quickly..
I really enjoyed this design and I loved the threads...my favourite had to be the blue, 'The Gentle Art' thread, 'Freedom'. The variations in the colour were just perfect. Those itsy bitsy teensy weensy little bees weren't tooo bad either :) I loved the shape of the birds and I even didn't mind the one-over-one of the ladybird :) The Bee skep may have seen me utter the odd 'Gggrrrrr' but the air didn't turn blue! Satin stitch is my very, very least favourite stitch, I'm either too tight or too loose and my 'satins' always look uneven and lumpy and bumpy to me. But it is finished and I love it... there are 3 more 'seasons', and I'm sorely tempted to pop them in my shopping basket ...when I next dare to shop online again !! hahahaha
I have my next project already in my hoop and I've made a good start on this next piece ...
Live Simply by Brenda Gervais ....
Again I already the pattern and the recommended linen and most of the threads in my stash, I think I'm just missing one (I admit to a sneaky order being placed for that one thread ...with maybe a few more added...just to allow for reduced postage naturally! ;) hehehe) This piece is a little bit special as my lovely Abi asked me to stitch it as a wedding sampler for her 'BestFriendForever'. Its like having a stitchy commission...hehehe :) With a few tweaks I think it should be easy enough to turn it into a wedding sampler, we'll loose the 'Live Simply' and add the Bride and Groom names and the alphabet will become the wedding date details. I'm also stitching it bigger...on the same count but over 2 threads instead of the original 1 over 1. So far so good, its all looking lovely and if I can avoid any silly mistakes I should have it ready in time for Abi to get framed and gift wrapped for her friend ....the wedding is in August!! :) Its exciting if even a little bit nerve wracking. I am chuffed to bits that Abi asked me to do something special for her BFF, so I really wanted to stitch as much love and happiness into it as possible ...so no frogging or Ggrrr-ing allowed ! hahaha
That is really the sum of my days at the moment, I'm gradually doing more and more pottering, I managed to shower my little Angel Esther this morning OK, she's tiny and sits beautifully on the shower seat so there's stretching or pulling. I haven't attempted Angel Mim in the shower yet as shes almost taller than me, always refuses to sit down so that I'm always on my tippy-toes when it comes to showering her and especially when it comes to shampooing those beautiful golden tresses ...hehehe Slowly but surely we are getting back to normal...soon my days of stitching in the sunshine will be over and I'll be back to my Grandma duties with my Grandbubba so I'm going to enjoy it whilst I can and keep my nice tan topped up! ;) hahaha
Also, I haven't forgotten about sharing my ill-gotten-gains of my naughty online shopping...but I'm being watched by eagle eyes and we all know that there are spies everywhere...hehehe Soon my friend ...soon! ;) hehehehe
Hugs Wendy x x x