However busy I have been making time for crafting has been a priority and I'm hoping that I can share some of what I've been up to over the next few weeks.
First I actually have some stitching finishes!
Strictly this first one is a 'finishing' finish as I completed the stitching back in 2014 and since then I have been plugging away at the finishing.
Danish White Work Portfolio by CA Wells
I took this class through Hanging by a Thread in London back in 2005. The stitching and finishing on this one where somewhat on the challenging side as the instructions that CA provided were on the distinctly sketchy side but fortunately I'd already put enough of CA's designs together that I could muddle through to completion.
One of my goals for this year was to have more finishes than last year when I managed a sum total of three. To help with this I joined in with a couple of challenges on the 'All about Smalls' group on Facebook.
For the Spring Challenge I opted to stitch the Violet Needle roll by Shepherds Bush
And for the Summer Challenge I went for another CA Well's piece - Mermaid Companion
Both kits have been in my stash for far too long so I am very glad to have got them done!
My final finish is the 'small' project from my rotation - My Love I give thee by Barrick Sampler
This was a free design that I have had in my stash for a very long time, it was charted for DMC but I substituted assorted over dyed cottons from my stash.