Hope all my over the pond friends have had a lovely Mothers day :)
Before I forget .. I have to mention two brilliant give aways .. don't really want any one to peek as I would love to win them but *sigh here goes ..lol
1) Kathy at http://www.shawkl.com is having a three prize give away :)
2)Carolyn at http://carolyn-justonemorestitch.blogspot.com/ is having a quilting fabric give away :)
Right so that bits over as promised :)
This weekend has been a funny old weekend , I seem to have got no where fast ... I did manage to get the stitching finished on my Midsummer Stitch and Show competition on my group the friendly stitichers on Saturday morning soooo I shall show you what I have done :)
|Midsummer Stitch and Show designed by mouse :)|
Its amazing what you can make with a bit of glue , ribbon, a finding etc and a small wooden bowl found in an antique place in my local garden centre :)
The design is one of a set of three small biscornu charts that I have designed for the group ... I have done more designs but "The Mods" chose this one to use for the competition .. :)
I have been really enjoying the designing side of the craft but I don't think I will ever stop stitching :) ....
I stitched my piece on hand dyed linen from Silkweaver and used Crescent Colours Belle soie Sweet Lavender I think it is ... and for a first attempt at doing one like this I am really pleased at how it has turned out :) OOO the long pins came from a craft shop that is only 5 mins away from me .. only does scrap booking and carding stuff though which is a real shame ....
The rest of the weekend has gone in a blur .... was going to get some stitching done . .. I was going to treat myself to a new start but it didn't happen ... I have sorted out lots of parcels of goodies for folks so hopefully they will be on there way tomorrow all being well ..... and I managed to make a couple of birthday cards too :)
and that's it .. nothing else to report ... the weather hasn't known whether to be sunny or pouring down so I haven't been able to get a bit done in my small garden :(
So I shall leave you all for now and go and pop the kettle on for a last cuppa :)
take care and happy stitching :)
love mouse xxxxx