I must tell you about the most wonderful weekend I've just had. I met up with Ingrid of Mii Stitch and Rachel of Ten Hour Stitcher for a weekend of shopping at the Nimble Thimble in Oswestry, chatting and stitching. There was a lot more chatting than stitching. It felt as if we had known each other for years. Thanks ladies for a great weekend - let's do it again soon!
Of course everyone brought gifts. Here are mine from Rachel...
Stitchers Make The Best Friends chart, a keyring, lots of buttons and beads, a cute butterfly needleminder and a whole jar stuffed full of bright ribbons!
And these goodies came from Ingrid...
Alice Tralala chart, Tilda fabric, Nina's and DMC threads, a cute Tatty Teddy kit, notebook and sew handy tissues
Ingrid had also made gorgeous pinkeeps for both Rachel and I, here's mine...
As I said, there was more chatting than stitching, but I did get a few stitches in Roma, which is also a Gifted Gorgeousness piece as it was my Secret Santa gift from work last Christmas (I've put quite a few more stitches into it this week)
I love working on this one so much, the colours are lovely and as always with Lanarte kits the fabric and floss are both good quality. However, she is now having to compete with my new love, Alice and the Dodo.
Here's a close-up...
You should be able to see the outline of the first page (of twenty, shhhhh!)
Here's what she will look like when finished.
As you can probably tell, I've started in the top left hand corner (I promise, Rachel, I won't stop there!) I'm going to stitch in rows rather than columns and the second page should see the start of Alice's hair.
Well that's all for now as I want to catch up on all your blogs and then get back to Alice as she's calling!
Until next time