Yesterday was the Meet Up I organised for some internet stitching friends. I booked the library at my new school which turned out to be a brilliant venue, very light and airy, perfect for stitching, and we were able to sit outside in the beautiful sunshine for lunch.
There were many many examples of stunning work, including hand quilting, patchwork, hardanger and of course cross stitching. I organised a kit exchange based on the theme of summer; the variety of designs chosen were amazing, I received "life is a garden, dig it" from six strand sweets with all the gorgeous SSS threads and Nemesia 28ct jobelan from Polstitches. I'm looking forward to stitching this.
We had a lovely meal at a local pub afterwards and a few people who were staying over came with us to our daughter's netball presentation night. She was awarded "best improved" junior player and they have asked her to start practicing with the senior team - we're so proud of her.
I have nearly finished my 3D house but struggled with attaching the roof - my mum lent me a curved needle but I still couldn't manage. Mum makes hand quilted quilts, does stump work and many other stitching crafts but she also struggled with it. She has taken it home to glue the roof on so hopefully I will have it to show soon.
It is reveal day for the April Challenge so I can now show my work - the Caron Keeper.
I think I am going to take it to the caravan and hang it there.
I am now stitching a lavender piece to make into a lavender bag to hang in my office at school - I thought this would be a nice way to fragrance the room. The lavender is some I bought at the church fete in Wales last summer, home grown and it smells divine.
I am also hoping this week to get started on a long term project I have in mind - fingers crossed I can make a start, I will spill the beans as soon as I know it's working