I've had a new start and a finish! This is actually my fourth finish of the year but I can't show you a couple of them yet. This one is for my boys to commemorate a very special occasion which took place on 18 January - we finally finished reading the Harry Potter books! It has taken us over 18 months of bedtime reading. They have enjoyed them so much they immediately wanted to go back to the first book and start all over again. Anyway, here's my little stitch, to be framed and hung by the bookshelves...
Harry Potter Glasses
by Natali Needlework (etsy shop)
Stitched on 16 count antique white aida
with recommended DMC threads
Started 12 January 2016, finished 17 January 2016
This was a pleasure to stitch and I can highly recommend the seller. I was having difficulty in downloading the charts from etsy and she emailed them to me without any delay. She also has great deals so I bought two charts and got a free one! It's nice to get a good deal from a friendly shop.
I have also been stitching on my Cut Thru Pirate Ship was one of my Crazy January starts from 2014. I really want to finish this one this year as it is a gift for younger son who was 4 when I started it and will be 7 this year! I am stitching on this one with my friend Jan of Thread Garden - we stitch on Wednesdays though she lives in Tasmania so is always half a day ahead of me!
Here's my latest progress photo after three Pirate Wednesdays...
Cut Thru Pirate Ship
by Bothy Threads
Started 6 January 2014
Since I picked this up again on 6 January 2016 I have stitched the Jolly Roger
and the part to the left of this picture by the ladder
Those of you who have stitched one of these before will know that they don't really come to life until they are backstitched so watch this space!
Hope you are all keeping warm - the UK has been really cold this last week. Definitely stitching weather!
Until next time