First off, the first stitches on my Bothy Threads Cut Thru North Pole House. This is part of a SAL organised by Debbie and Linda, stitched on Monday nights. I think I worked on it just about every night except for Monday this week. Mostly due to the fact that I got my days muddled up and thought yesterday was Monday. Anyway, I'm really pleased with how much I managed to do to start...
it doesn't look much without the backstitch
I had a couple of little finishes this week too. Both of these projects are free kits that came with Cross Stitcher magazine, which is a UK magazine I subscribe to. The card is for a friend who is having a rough time at the moment, and the cute parrot bookmark was quickly snapped up by C! He is a keen reader so I am sure it will be well used.
While on the subject of the boys, I was quite sad last week when C told me that he thought the 3 cross-stitch pictures on his bedroom walls were too babyish for him. I stitched them all when I was pregnant with him. I can't take photos now as he is fast asleep in there but I have to agree that they are a bit babyish and also a bit girly as I didn't find out that I was having a boy until he was born!
So the hunt was on for me to find something a bit more boyish, and I found this Pixel Pals chart on etsy...can you guess who it is? Clue: 3 of the team are missing!
And then D wanted in on the action so I had to start one for him....(this one's a bit harder to guess I think as the figure on the right is only a third stitched!)
If anyone has any suggestions as to what I can do with 2 Somebunny pictures and a cute Noah's Ark sampler I'd be very grateful. I don't plan to have any more children!
Until next time