I have finished three rug mugs and they are all packed, ready to go to their new homes. I can't show you them yet until I know they've been received.
I also had some very happy post! Completely out of the blue (because I had forgotten all about it). A while back I gave some finishing advice to a lovely lady called Justine. It's what we do isn't it? We help and we encourage and we support...and I was just passing back the love that you bloggers have given me in the past.
Justine flew with her new found sewing skills and have a giveaway which I was lucky enough to win (along with a few others...thank you Justine!)
I love the little geisha girl and I was lucky enough to received some Belfast linen. I love them both, thank you so much Justine! Justine's blog can be found here, why not pop over and say hi!
So why have I been absent from blog land? Well, for a while I've been looking for frames for my finishes. Budget limitations and an inability to even find frames I actually like means I got nowhere. I've never had so many finished peices of stitching waiting to have something done to them!
Yesterday, I popped into a local town and on a whim wondered into a charity shop supporting a charity for the blind. Wow; ten books for two euros! Yay!! So I had to have a good hunt for some books which will be read and then taken back; I always do this with charity shop books..buy them, read them, send them back so they can be used to raise more money.
As I carried my load to the checkout I saw a pile of picture frames, some with faded prints in. I grabbed the lot! 10 frames for a euro each! They are perfect But that also meant ten cross stitches to frame. So I've spent the last two days lacing, cutting mounting board, shaping, gluing, straightening, leveling and cleaning. The frames were filthy. They'd obviously come from a house clearance and that usually happens when someone passes away, so it's a bit sad but hopefully the previous owner, wherever they may be, will approve of how I've used them
What do you think?
My Victorian Maids Wall
My Dickens Wall
And what will be my samplers and Holmsey wall!
Right, what are my goals for the weekend?
Mmmmm who knows? I'm going to go with the flow and hopefully will have some lovely finishes to show you next week.
Have a great bank holiday weekend and see you soon!