Sunday, 25 February 2018

February's Challenge and a little progress

As it's the last Sunday of the month it is time to reveal our stitching for Needlecraft Haven's Monthly Challenge. Christine, one of our lovely members, puts up a challenge every month for us to stitch but keep secret until the end of the month. We all send her a photo of our finished items which she puts into an album and reveals them all on the last Sunday - thank you Christine.

This year we are alternating between Christmas and general stitching - February's challenge was a Valentine's theme from Primitive Hare  I decided to change the date to the year of our wedding so I can display it both in February and June.

February's Challenge
I did have a few non stitchy days but I have managed to do a little more on Sampler Bouquet. It's hard to find time to work on it with gifts, SALs and challenges but is is growing and hopefully I have a little time this week.

Here's my progress so far - certainly over half way now :)

Sampler Bouquet
February has been a busy month and of course a short month. It's hard to believe March starts on Thursday, I am looking forward to celebrating St David's Day with daffodils and a Welsh dinner.

13 comments:

  1. Great challenge finish Clare, I like the idea of changing the date. Your sampler bouquet is looking gorgeous too

    ReplyDelete
  2. I like your idea of changing the year to your wedding year on 'Love never fails'. Good progress on your Sampler Bouquet.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Clare. Your work all looks great! Have you any idea how you’re going to finish Sampler Bouquet! I stitched this piece a couple of years ago and it is still languishing in my bag of shame. Such a pity - it’s a beautiful piece. I love Jardin Prive designs.
    Best wishes, Lynette

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great to see how everyone finished the February Challenge. I love your fabric and ribbon. Sampler bouquet is lovely too, it's very similar to the Village quaker I stitched last year. xxx

    ReplyDelete
  5. What lovely stitching Clare, your idea of changing the date is a great one and your Sampler Bouquet looks so pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love how you finished this little design. Looks awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Another lovely version of this design.
    My parents are in Cardiff this week, you seem to be taking it in turns to be there!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I always enjoy seeing the various finishes from your monthly challenge, Clare! What a sweet piece you made to commemorate your wedding date :) And I love the colors in your Sampler Bouquet--looks like a bit of spring!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love your finished stitch Clare. It is so pretty. And I love how your Sampler Bouquet is coming along. Such a pretty design and such soft lovely colors. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

    ReplyDelete
  10. Such a pretty finish! Ooops! I forgot that I was stitching Love Never Fails for the Needlecraft Challenge and never sent it to Christine - silly me! Also, I must say Sampler Bouquet is so very pretty, too.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Lovely challenge finish, great idea with your wedding year to get double use from it.
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Really nice finishes! And I always appreciate when stitchers change a design to suit themselves and their lives!! :D

    ReplyDelete
  13. Lovely finish and the colours in the sampler are so pretty.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting Aimetu's Stitching - as much as you've enjoyed reading I enjoy sharing your thoughts so please leave a comment
I really do appreciate them all, thank you x