it's been almost a week between entries. I'm definitely getting more into blogging these days as I used to think one entry a week was me doing well!
Life's been rather busy at the moment and I'm not getting much stitching time at the moment. I agreed to applique a stall cover for a campaign group I'm involved in with the words 'Leeds World Development Movement' last month so that is getting most of my attention at the moment. I'm currently two thirds of the way through and I think I can get it finished for the beginning of July if I stick with doing one letter a night (oh and I'm doing it by hand doh!).
Another distraction was that we went down to London for the weekend to see friends on the Saturday. This used up the last of our current batch of free first class tickets, it's going to be a real shock to the system to have to pay for tickets again never mind have to travel cattle class!
I did have a nice surprise on the Saturday as we walked to our friends house as we stumbled across a new knitting shop - Stash Yarns. Obviously I had to go in for a browse, the shop was in it's first week of opening and stocks some of the more hard to find (offline for me at least) brands . I spent a very pleasant time fondling the stock and chatting to the owner. If you're in the area I strongly recommend a visit. And while I could have cheerfully bought all of what she stocks I managed to restrain myself to some Lorna's Laces Shepherds Socks in Bittersweet.
I did find a bit of time to stitch over the weekend and I finished one of The Victoria Sampler Beyond Cross Stitch series - number 2-1. I'm starting they're Heirloom anniversary Sampler soon for my parents and as I've not done any ribbon embroidery before I did this to try out the new stitch Spiders Web Roses.
I've also managed to get the next bit of my SAL on Summer Arbor complete. We stitched the bottom border, only the top to go now so there should be a finish sometime next week :)