Hi everyone...I am posting my WIP early and will link it when it is time simply because I am home for the weekend and it is easier than trying to do it from my laptop. I have a happy dance moment and I have a huge thank you for a fellow blogger.
It has been a big week for me: first week staying in Galway: Mammogram etc and so I was pretty much running on adrenalin...and not much of that to be honest. I got home Friday pooped: went to work Saturday morning: came home even more pooped and then decided to brave the post which I had been putting off until I could face bills etc.
If I had known what was in the post I would have rushed and gushed, torn and ripped and opened everything much earlier!
These lovely gifts were RAK'd to me by Cath. It is a hardback writing book and Cath has stitched the floral cover herself and then added the cross stitch. I also received a pair of scissors which of course we always need and a beautiful postcard. The stitching is just perfect and such a good choice of design. I will be taking this back to show everyone at the Lodge on Monday!
The little pink butterfly you can see on the card was the wee brooch Julie sent me. The kitten is doing Yoga just in case you wondered lol.
Thank you so much Cath. You have made my weekend.
I do have a happy dance for my latest WIPopocalyps!
I finished CCNs Christmas Carols. I made a few changes: colours, fabrics, added beads and altered to design a little. Are we allowed to do that? Does that upset designers do you think or are they pleased that we are inspired by the designs to add our own creativity? Either way...it has been altered in small ways but in ways which suit my taste.
Excuse the photo..for some reason Green is always a bugger to take a picture off. It is stitched on Willow Evenweave.
Oopss...I guess there is a need for ironing!
I only used four colours and I hummed and haared about adding the O Christmas tree as it seemed a bit odd having three carols about and four below. I also felt the need to add a H to the O...Oh Christmas tree but I resisted. The thought of extra counting made me leave it as it was. I also altered the top bar where the baubles are, and added beads to the musical notes. I did not bother adding notes to the bottom of the design..I felt the top ones enjoyed the attention so I decided to leave them with it.
It will be turned into a wall hanging but not this weekend!
My youngest ds has just got into Warhammer...so I had a go at preparing the models myself. They come as grey plastic rat things...(skaven apparently).
Here is my Skaven Ogre lol...took blooming hours to paint but it was quite good fun.
These models are tiny..so I am quite impressed with myself teehee...who knew I had such ratty artistic skills?
I will leave you now with a picture from my garden which I took yesterday when I got home from work.
Have a great week everyone!