Anyway, I think it is tradition to have a giveaway round about now so that's what I'm going to do. Open to all followers, old and new. Please leave a comment on this blog telling me you would like to enter. Prize will be a handmade piece and a few other little goodies from me.
Here's a recent little finish...
Halloween Mini by Lizzie*Kate Snip-It - Sampling Halloween
Stitched on Permin 32 count Amber linen
with recommended DMC, GAST and WDW threads
Started 22nd August 2014, finished 23rd August 2014
I made a little adjustment to the chart. There was a motif between the K and the L which I could not figure out. I think it may be a kind of American sweet. I didn't like it so I swapped it for a bat which I charted myself. I loved this little sweet stitch.
Now, onto my epic fail on SFS. SFS is hosted by Mel at Epic Stitching. I and many others have been trying to stitch from stash this year, only buying what we actually need. We are allowed £25 per month to spend on stitching goodies, and one free month per year. I had my free month in May when I went a bit mad buying cross stitch kits. Well, I've done it again, this time on etsy.
I won't show you here what I bought as it's not for the faint-hearted, but I've added pictures to my Stash page. If you want to have a nosey, please look for the header at the top of my blog. It's not pretty! Well, the charts are pretty, but not the greed. Plus I then ordered fabric and threads to stitch them.
So, I'm out of the game! I haven't emailed Mel yet to admit it. I know I'm not the first but I am disappointed. I'm planning on sticking to it for the rest of the year, but who knows what will happen? I am weak-willed, that's for sure.
One more thing before I go, do you want to see my Millennium Frame and Necessaire Floor Stand which (finally) arrived? Here they are...
I have never used a frame before, just stitched in hand, but this is so much nicer! I love how the fabric stays so taut. The frame is easy to use and the wood is just beautiful. It was a long wait but so worth it.
Well, that's all from me for now, don't forget to enter my giveaway!
Until next time