I was hoping to make some significant progress on my stitching projects this last week but for various reasons that didn’t come off. However, I will share with you the little bit that I have managed to get done. I have managed to finish the outline on the lettering in my ‘Vintage’ kit from Bothy Threads and I have cross-stitched the first two object, in this case, a shoe and an umbrella.
And a close up of the objects:
I was hoping to get six objects stitched last week but sadly I didn’t manage it. I’m not sure how much I will get done this week either but I am just going to keep plodding along with it! I have decided to cross stitch all of the objects under the lettering, then do the back stitch on them before doing the objects above the lettering.
One area of stitching that I have made progress with however is my set of Winnie the Pooh bookmarks. I finished Tigger a couple of weeks ago, but then I stayed at my boyfriend’s on Friday which meant that I could make significant progress with the Pooh one too:
I just have Pooh’s arm to finish, then I can move onto the band above his head like on the Tigger one. From there, I will work the backstitch down and add the writing, before adding the final band at the bottom. As soon as the Pooh one is complete, I can mark off another kit in my aim to complete 7 for my 22 before 22.
As I got paid my overtime for working over Christmas, I have started collecting supplies for my handmade Christmas, and I have a stitched present in mind. My Grandparents love their caravan so I knew that this Bothy Threads Cut Thru’ Caravan kit was ideal. I just have to get it stitched and framed for Christmas! I will get started on this one once I have finished my Vintage kit.
One of the reasons I didn’t get as much stitching done as I had anticipated as I felt that my boyfriend had been neglected recently as I had been working on my craft projects. I usually do my stitching on an evening which is when I see James, so for a few nights last week I set the stitching aside so that he didn’t feel ignored. It gave us a chance to complete a jigsaw that I had bought a few months ago but we hadn’t opened yet which was nice and relaxing. Here is the jigsaw:
I managed to find this Ravensburger jigsaw for only £2.50 in the market! And as Tabby has managed to convert James to a cat person, there was no way I was planning on leaving it there!
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