I've been having a little break from blogging for the last little while. My Dad died at the beginning of November after a long illness and although it wasn't unexpected it still really knocked the stuffing out of me. I'm slowly getting back to some semblance of normality and some days are better than others… I have lost myself in some good books and pondered matters and reminisced while doing some quiet stitching.
I did manage to finish the Summer part of Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers before the next part arrived. I was really enjoying stitching it and would have gone straight on to stitching Autumn but needed a few threads to arrive in the post and decided to wait for those until beginning the new chart. A couple were out of stock and they've just arrived this morning so I'm looking forward to putting some Autumn stitches into place very soon. Here's a pic of Summer…
The colours are beautiful and the photo really doesn't do them any justice at all – it's a very dull and dark day here today and difficult to get a good pic.
I am stitching along with Carole again this month on Wildflower which is turning out to be lovely. The colours are most unusual and probably not something that I would ordinarily choose but I'm thoroughly enjoying seeing them come together. I started this while away with friends for a weekend of crafting and made quite a good bit of progress there. Unfortunately I also managed to stitch the letters in the wrong colour and didn't realise until I started stitching again last Friday so there was quite a bit of unpicking going on!
I have done a little work on my sewing machine but not a lot. I'm keeping up with the Blogger's BOM blocks and will take a photo of my latest block soon. I've also been playing with my new embroidery machine which my lovely husband treated me to on my birthday last month. I've not been able to give it a thorough workout as yet but am looking forward to using it more very soon. I'll be back soon with an update on the Some Kind of Wonderful quilt blocks too – again, not much done on that yet but I don't plan on being behind come the end of December!