Yes, I am still here :)
Apologies for not blogging for so long.
I have a few health problems that mean that doing 'normal, everyday' things can be quite difficult for me at times, and recently has been one of those times.
I don't usual talk about personal stuff on my blog but I didn't want you to think I was bored with my blog ^^;
I have been stitching! I was going to schedule a few posts for each different thing but instead I'm going to a big long-ass post instead :D
♥ Once upon a Time Sampler ♥
April's block was Golidlocks and the Three Bears!
How cute are the little bears! They were fun to stitch. I stitched this block in record-time! It took two evenings.
Last month I mentioned how stitching the border a month at a time was turning into a real drag...well I decided to stitch the whole thing after I'd finished the three pigs.
It's good to see how big it'll be and I can focus on each monthly block now ^^
♥ A Consolation Prize ♥
I was intending to go to a craft show in May. I was refraining from buying stitchy stuff in-case I could find it at the show. On a weekly basis I was checking for more info on exhibitors and waiting for tickets to come on sale. Nothing! Then! At the end of March I went to check the organisers website and the page for the Liverpool show and gone! D:
I emailed the organisers and their reply was 'postponed'. Yep, one word and nothing else ¬___¬
So, I was quite upset because I was really, really looking forward to it.
Soooo.....I needed a consolation prize!
On the left is a Caravan Tapestry which I was planning to buy anyway (at the craft show...) so I thought I'd get that. And then I saw the sampler on the right *___* I can't help myself when I see designs like this! I love them so much! So I decided to get the sampler as a 'Consolation Prize' :3
♥ City Cats - Spring ♥
After I had finished stitching the Three Bears, my usual MO would be to start on my Just Nan SAL, as I like to make sure that all my 'obligatory' stitching is completed at the start of the month. However, the problem with this is that it messes up how often I can update my blog as the Just Nan post is at the end of the month. So this month, the month that I don't blog at all *lol*, is the month that I decided to shake things up. Just Nan stitching now takes place in the last week of the month. This meant that I could start something new!
It is Spring! Let's stitch something joyful and bright because it's spring!
And so I bring you, City Cats - Spring...
Not very 'spring-like' at all, but it does fit quite nicely with the dull-grey spring we've been having :)
I didn't really enjoy stitching this. It coincided with the aforementioned 'health problems' and this is really reflected in my stitches - they are so messy! And I miscounted lots...but I don't think it's that noticeable in the end.
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I'm currently working on Just Nan's 'Queen of the Needle' so there will be an update on that later in the week. The next project that I have lined up is a much more spring-like Spring Sampler which I hope to start at the weekend.
Today, I am having yet another crochet lesson with my mum *lol*
I'm feeling quietly confident that it will go ok ^^