My needle has been very busy this weekend as I wanted to finish this little sampler for the contest at Blackbird Designs I added my initials and also added the word NEEDLES at the bottom of the sampler because I would like to finish it as a needle case at some future date. We had to add a bird to the design and I got mine from a blackbird design which I thought was appropriate. I really enjoyed stitching this little piece although I had only the weekend to do it as I only found the blackbird blog on Thursday but I did not start it until Saturday.
I never thought I would finish it in time but was so pleased I did.
I stitched the sampler 1 over 1 on 28ct zweigart cashel linen the colour is Vintage Country Mocha the photo does not do the fabric justice I used DMC threads 321 498 & 815.
I cross stitched this piece just after Christmas and have been longing to make it up. I had never made a pinkeep before and I was a little hesitant about starting. For a first attempt I am quite pleased with the result and hopefully my next one will not take me so long to start, and be a little quicker to make up now I have more idea of what I'm doing.
The chart is CoeurAuxPaons and is a free design from Carinne found here
I stitched it 1 over 1 on 32ct belfast linen using DMC 498.
Here is the front and back of the pinkeep.
I can't wait to start making up my other stitched pieces now that I have at last made the effort.
It was such a lovely day today and DH spent some time tidying the garden, it was lovely smelling the newly mown grass it made me realize that summer was on the way.
My daughter Sarah popped in with Amy on the way to meet Ben and Charlotte from school, Amy loved running around in the garden and did'nt want to leave but she also didn't want Mummy to go so Sarah promised her she could come back with Ben and Charlotte on the way home.
Well every one wanted to help Grandad and the result was muddy school clothes and shoes,Sarah is so good wth the children she just said it will all clean up Mum and the children are having such a good time.
Here are some photos of the days events.
Ben and Charlotte loved digging in the garden and Amy really enjoyed herself.
Then it was home where Mummy bathed them all straight away before tea.