Monday, 30 July 2018

A big finish

I've neglected my blog again but it's because I have been busy stitching!

In September of this year my Mum turns 70.  My parents have several of my earlier framed finishes on their walls but I haven't stitched anything for them for a while, since my Dad's 70th birthday 4 years ago in fact.  I asked Mum if she would like a stitched piece and she asked for a Lowry.  She left the choice up to me as she still wanted a "surprise". 

So here's my big finish!

Market Scene - Northern Town
by Bothy Threads

I'm so proud of it. I started off quite slowly and ended up having to stitch it virtually every spare minute.  Though I thoroughly enjoyed it, it became hard work at the end.  A valuable lesson to start in plenty of time! It's now at the framers, due back at the end of August so just in time for the big birthday.

I also have a couple of little finishes which I haven't shown here yet.

Bee Happy by Stitcher's Anon
Stitched on 16 count Cloud Blue aida from Sew it All
using recommended DMC threads

I stitched this one as part of a SAL in the Facebook group All Things Stitcher's Anon, to show Gaynor we are thinking of her while she is in hospital.

I also finished up my last of these Lizzie*Kate monthlies which were kindly given to me by Julie of Julie's Stitchyknitter Journal.

It was quite funny to stitch November in July!

Since I finished the Lowry I have been at a bit of a loss with my stitching, so I'm sure there will be a few new starts to get me back into the swing of things again. Or maybe I will become a One at a Time stitcher like I used to be before I discovered blogging? Time will tell.

One more thing - if you haven't already please check out the Mii to You blog which belongs to my friend Ingrid (who used to blog as Mii Stitch).  She is making the most adorable ornaments and sending them out as RAK gifts to her followers!

Hope you are all having a lovely summer wherever you are!