So, Friday night I finished my Stitching for Syria piece and posted it off. This is run by Concern, an aid organisation, who have asked stitchers around the world to stitch this little design to be made into a wall hanging to show the women of Syria that stitchers around the world are thinking of them and are aware of their plight. It is also to give them inspiration for their own craft. I found out about this via the lovely Jo, who also stitched a block.
Stitched on 28 ct Mocah Linen
Floss: Cottage Garden Threads 1004 Blue Ixia
I was very pleased with how the colourway turned out on this piece and it has been sent to the women of Syria with all of my love.
Then on Saturday and Sunday, I picked up 'Twas the night by Sue Hillis Designs, this is my Start #9 for DUCJFC2016
I also made this delicious English trifle to take to my friend's place for dinner on Saturday night.
Sunday, I had my first go at baking Hot Cross Buns - I was pretty pleased with the result.
Easter Monday, I picked up my "America, the land that we love" sampler by Jean Farish, I have decided that Monday is 'Merica Monday, to keep on track with my stitching for my Americana SAL blog. This is piece #10 for DUCJFC2016.
After pic - nearly finished the first two states: Alabama and Alaska - yay!
So, quite a bit of stitching for my extended FNSI weekend - most successful!
.... and now it is Wednesday evening, so I should tell you about my Tudor Tuesday stitching, this is my post from the Tudor Tuesday SAL blog:
Well, I thought that after spending so much time on Lizzie recently, I should pay some attention to her Dad. So, I picked up this mini Henry Viii pattern which the wonderful Jo, from Serendipitous Stitching, sent to me last year sometime. Thank you, dear Jo.
So, if all goes according to plan - next Tudor Tuesday should see Henry all crowned, too!
This is #11 for DUCJFC2016;
.... and now, as it is Wednesday evening, here is my Smalls SAL post.
The first piece, of course, is the Stitching for Syria piece above and my other Smalls SAL piece is 'Twas the night before Christmas by Prairie Schooler, which I stitched for the Christmas Ornie SAL. Here is the post here:
At the end of last month I was scrabbling for what to do for March - Santa and/or one or some of his helpers, when I turned to my old faithful, Prairie Schooler, and found Book #63 Christmas Samplers.
And then my eye was caught by the middle sampler, "The Night before Christmas" and then I saw Santa on his sleigh with three of his reindeers and Bingo! There was my March choice.
I went to my stash and found some great Crafty Kitten overdyed 32 ct blue linen and two days later I was finished! Woo Hoo!
Okay I am finally done!
Off to Byron Bay tomorrow for a few days for a family friend's son's wedding - the whole family is going. DS1 and DDIL are driving down from Queensland and DS2 is flying in from Sydney, whilst TraderVic, DD and I are flying up from Melbouren - it will be the first time we will all be together for over a year - so I am pretty excited!
So, you may not hear from me for a few days as we are away for a bit of a holiday as well - how lovely!