I just looked at my last post and it was 11 August! It just goes to show you that the summer holidays really do nothing for your free time. I had so little time to stitch, let alone blog :-( But it was good to have fun with my girls, even if the weather was - as usual - disappointing!
Now the girls are back at school, DH is back at work for three weeks and the perfect time of year for staying in with your stitching is on it's way, it's time for a little me time. So, in an effort to get my stitchin butt back in gear I am going to join in with the International Hermit and Stitch Weekend!! I found out about it on Joyze's blog right here and I've posted the IHSW button here on my blog too. Just click on the button to take you to the information page :-)
I think I am going to use the opportunity to make a new start - yes another one! BUT this new one is a big love for me and I've waited quite a while for Michele at HAED to release it - it's Gypsy Firefly by Aimee Stewart. I totally adore this one!! I often dreamt as a child of having my own gypsy caravan and travelling the highways and byways in it. One of my favourite books was Danny Champion of the World, which if you have read it you will know that Danny and his Dad live in one! Here she is:
I'm also adding another gorgeous chart to my stash this week and really must resist the temptation to start her too. It's this one - Tranquility by The Vintage Angel. Totally gorgeous and sooo peaceful!
But what have you been stitching, in those rare moments you have had to stitch, I hear you say?! Well, I am ashamed to say, it was another new start! I had one of those weeks where nothing was calling to me (Really? Out of the all the wips I have? Yeah right!!) so I started Moonglow by Hannah Lynn. Well my justification was that I didn't have a Hannah in my wips ;-D Here is my progress so far, please excuse the gaps, but I was missing some threads.
Isn't it great - I just love the colours in Hannah's work. And, now that I've got a picture, I can really see the moon coming together, up close it has just looked like a blob!
So, that's me caught up except for the blog I drafted over the summer with my new storage stash which I will add pictures to and post in a bit.