It's nice to be back! My laptop has been on a little holiday recuperating after a virus at the computer spa. Thankfully it's all good now and I can finally blog again!
As if I needed another SAL, I've signed up for Mega Mini Monthly Madness which is being organised by Pull The Other Thread. Throughout October we have to stitch minis and post our progress once a week, and there is a prize at the end for one lucky blogger.
This is actually a good SAL for me because of this....
These are all free kits that came with magazines over the years, and I feel really guilty every time I stuff another kit into it! So my own personal challenge is to stitch on as many of these as I can, and be realistic about which ones I will ever stitch and which I should get rid of. I'm hoping the bag will be gone by the end of the month, one way or another!
To get me in the mini mood, and to practise for the Christmas Biscornu Exchange being organised by Mii Stitch, I've stitched two biscornu recently. I love making these as they are quite quick and simple to do but look stunning.
Here was my first attempt...
by Tiny Modernist
Stitched on 14 count white aida
with DMC threads and JABCO button
And my second...
The Floss Box
Stitched on 14 count ecru aida
with DMC threads
Button by Nathy Creations
Here's my next mini start, it's a Margaret Sherry Christmas mouse which was a free kit recently in World of Cross Stitching magazine.
In other news, I have successfully exchanged and received in Kim's first Halloween Ornament Exchange, but I am saving my post for a Linky Party that Kim is organising on October 18th. I will just say here that I was thrilled with the ornament I received, and the lovely goodies my swap partner included, and that my gifts have been well received too. Hopefully the postal system hasn't let anyone down and it's been a successful exchange for everyone!
I'll be back tomorrow with YOTA!