A friend of my Mum's saw Henry a few months ago and asked me if I would make her one in the camo colours of XH 558 and after some playing about with colours and some doodling on the pattern Eric is the result
Eric and Henry had a chat before he left to go to his new home
She has now asked me to make a white one with XH 558 on his tummy to represent the colour she was during the cold war.
I'm also working on a 'normal' coloured one for me to enter in the Cheshire Show this year
Last Saturday was my Birthday and I had some lovely gifts off my family and fella which will probably be making an appearance at some stage but I also had a couple of stitching friends.
Over on Needlecraft Haven I took part in the Birthday exchange and received this package from Deb, she sent me the thread to stitch Friends Forever and a kit for a lovely little bracelet which I have made up but haven't taken a piccie of yet :(
And Clare sent me a lovely scissor fob, I'm still trying to decide which scissors to put it on!
Yesterday was my fella's Birthday and I gave him Elefante
And made him a set of coasters, the fabric in the background is the one I used for the back of them
Hosted by the lovely Jo of Serendipitous Stitching Gifted Gorgeousness aims to get us to stitch those charts and use the fabric/ threads that have gifted to us over our stitching life.
This month I have 2 projects to share.
First is Elefante from AAN, it's my fella's Birthday present and I have actually finished but it looks like I've not taken a piccie of it so you'll have to make do with a WIP Wednesday one from over a week ago. I will get one taken in the week when he's not around
Next is the reason I'm a day late in posting :)
Today is my Birthday and every year I have a new start :)
This year I've started 4 Wishes from Just Nan, way back in 2008!!!! I was RAKed with the chart, accessory pack, fabric and some of the DMC for it so I've really not had any reason not to start it before now but I haven't!
For April I said
Finish Toy Gatherer Done :)
Get my quilt to the width I want Not quite I need to add one more star and it's there I've just not hadchance to do it for over a week now :(
Keep selling stash A few things have gone but I still have lots to go
For May I'd like to
Get the next row on the quilt half done
Pick my Birthday start and start it
Stitch fella's birthday present
Make good progress on Sun Sampler (new weekend project)
Keep selling stash
I stitched for 62 hours and 2 minutes in April I had no new starts but I did have a finish :) and I had one day of no stitching but I did work on my quilt.