Saturday, May 9, 2015


Well, that was certainly a much longer absence than I had anticipated!  All is well in my Crafty World, but sometimes Life has a way of diverting your attention from blogging, doesn't it?
In this time I have had a lovely vacation to visit my parents on the West Coast; my computer hard drive gave up and I lost everything on it; I celebrated a birthday(!); the weather has turned for the better and my attentions are now diverted to that great money pit otherwise known as the yard!

Not much crafty business has been going on here recently, but I do have a few things to show you that I finished off during my vacation.
Over Lent I only let myself work on older projects so I could tick off a few more boxes on my Work In Progress list.  First up was the Ricicles Shawl by Sandra from Cherry Heart. I started this last spring with a lovely duck egg blue Debbie Bliss yarn.

It has gotten so warm I have only been able to wear it once:  not that I'm complaining about the weather!

My favourite project to finish was my cross stitched Teacup Peony:

I just love how French designs use so much shading to define areas as opposed to back stitching.  Being pink this of course goes with nothing in my house, but I am bound and determined to make a space for it!

I finished off another letter from my Stitcher's Alphabet.  Sadly I am way behind on my goal of stitching two per month, but I can't get discouraged because guilt and stitching really shouldn't mix, should they?

I have completed A,B,C and E.  Next up will be D and F.  Both require lots of colour changes so it may take another three months!

I am almost finished two other older projects, but will wait until they are completely finished to photograph them.  This weekend we are to have beautiful weather, and I see a lot of stitching on the deck for me with something fruity and cool to drink.  Tomorrow is Mother's Day, so I wish all you lovely Mums an equally lovely day!

Thanks for visiting and your sweet comments!



The House with the Blue Door said...

Lovely to see you back :) Your cross-stitch is gorgeous, and must've been very painstaking to do. I love the peony picture - it's so pretty :)
Cathy x

Carol said...

How nice to see you back, Jenn, but I'm so sorry to read about your computer woes! I worry about that happening to my six year old computer, too... I really need to look into doing more backing up of things.

Your pale blue shawl is so lovely--what a perfect color for spring! And the teacup peony is beautiful in that white frame.

Hope your beautiful weather continues--it sure was a long winter and we deserve this heat wave :)

mrs. smythe said...

Good to hear from you again! And so true about the yard being a money pit. Amazing how quickly things add up in that area. Lovely projects! The color of that yarn is perfect for spring.

Brigitte said...

Oh Jenn, how great your finishes are. That shawl is looking really nice, it's such a lovely pastel colour. And it will come handy next autumn when the weather turns cooler.
I love the Teacup Peonuy very much, it has such delicate shades of pink, light and dark. Very beautiful.
I'm sure your stitcher's alphabet will go smootly when you sit on the porch stitching, with a glass of cool juice next to you.

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