Summer officially arrived on 21st June, but we’ve already been enjoying fine weather for a while. Our spa has been set up in the back garden
Here it was being filled, but since then, I’ve been enjoying refreshing bubbles late afternoon every day. I’ve also been doing a bit more cross stitch, with my feet up, and lots of secret sewing. Sadly, because of the latter, I realise I don’t have time to make un-birthday gifts this month but hope to have some made for July.
While I won’t be sending any gifts out, I was lucky and received some surprise mail in the post though. A lovely hand-stitched card from Cathy
and a little cross stitch kit, plus hand-made card from Carole.
This kit was a free gift with Cross Stitch Crazy, and Carole thought I might like to stitch it (which I do! ). Seeing that lovely design, spurred me into going on the internet and checking out subscription costs for UK xstitch magazines. I let my subs run out several years ago because I was stock-piling magazines and not really having time to make the most of all the lovely designs. However, I did miss the delight of receiving a magazine through the post . . . so I’ve just signed up for a 12 months subscription for Cross Stitch Crazy (so thanks for giving me the idea, Carole).
Most of my stitching time, of late, has been spent trying to make progress on “Getting Ready” for the SAL. But I did also finish up a small design.
A very cute little robot, kit by Permin. Three shades of grey, black and a bright green. I’m thinking I might stitch the design a second time but using three shades of a different colour. Maybe blue, or pink, or green. In the meantime, I need to get my thinking cap on and decide how to finish this little fellow. The Permin kit came with enough aida plus a lining fabric and instructions to make a pouch for mobile phone but I’m not too keen on that idea.