Sunday, 10 February 2013

Second finish of 2013!

Hi folks, this is just a quickie - I don't have a lot to show having been poorly earlier in the week.  I'm a lot better now, but not quite 100% yet.

 However, I do have a finish to show you.  This is the completed Wheelbarrow Bouquet.  Once again the back stitching has made a big difference to the finished piece.  I am now putting the rest of this series (another four pieces) on hold while I work on littlest niece's fifth birthday present.  

This, Enchanted Garden by Joan Elliott, will, if things go according to plan, be a start to show you in my next post.  I'm currently in the process of setting up my thread organisers and putting my project box together.

 The only other piece that I have to show this week is Carnation - the usual three blocks.  The coming week will take me on to row 8, and I'm still on target for finishing this page before the second anniversary of this piece.

I didn't manage to put any stitches into Train of Dreams, Serena or my Turkish Challenge piece this week.  To be honest, I think that I've spent more time sneezing and sniffling than anything else.  And now they are talking about more snow!  I just want sunshine and warm weather, and to be able to breathe freely!  We've also just had a bereavement in the family so there will be a funeral to attend in the near future.  I really wanted this year to be an improvement on the last, but so far there doesn't seem to be much sign of it.

Anyway, I hope that all is well with you and yours - keep calm and keep stitching.


  1. Very cute finish and can't wait to see your new start:)

  2. Congrats on the finish!

    Sorry to hear about your illness and your loss. I know what you mean about this year sucking so far, but I have high hopes it will get better!

  3. Congrats on your finish, I hope you feel 100% soon too xx

  4. Cute little finish :D and great progress with carnations.