Friday, 18 November 2011

A new start and a near finish

My new start is ...... 'drum roll'.......  socks, yes I'm knitting again.  Don't do much of it but now and again I see something and I think 'I can knit that'..... well, I saw these socks when blog browsing and found a kit online.  The kit includes yarn, set of five needles, pattern and cute little stitch markers.  Wish I had picked a brighter colour now but I could always do a second pair.  I don't class myself as a knitter by any means, but I think I am doing ok so far.  What do you think?

My 'near' finish is a LHN Deck the Halls, it is a lovely little piece to stitch.  Will be adding it to my Crazy 15 Challenge for next year.  I must spend some time today looking at how much fabric and floss I need to buy ready for this challenge.   I also need to add 3 more to make up my 15.   I'm thinking Christmas, then I may be ready next year with a few ornies made. 

LHN Deck the Halls
I shall have it finished this week, so watch this space...... need to look for fabric to make up into a little pillow.  I did finished one Christmassy ornie this week but can't show as its on its way across the pond for our Friendly Stitchers swap, and I don't want to spoil a surprise.

The weather here is bright and sunny today, but a definite chill in the air.  I'll leave you with a few snaps of what's in my garden this week.
I love the colours of Autumn, Fall..... but feel sad as I know it means the cold of winter is on its way..brrrr...

Happy stitching

Friday, 4 November 2011

Not a lot happened this week!

I don't seem to have done much stitching this week, not a lot has happened but it seems to have flown by...... ... I did get my Christmas ornie swaps in the post for International Hand Stitchers group, will show photos when I know they have been received.  Two to USA and one to Australia, hope they fly as quick as my week has.   I have started a LHN 'Deck the Halls' christmas ornie, and it's  lovely, I'm sure I will be stitching this one again and again.

It is my DH's birthday today, so as he loves muffins and cupcakes I made him some Banana and Choc cupcakes, recipe from my favourite baking book (see last post).  ummmmm.....  must start on a healthier diet, think we both  got a few pounds to lose now...

Yummmy !!!

I will leave you with a few snaps from my garden, really looking autumnal now.......

the resident blackbird will enjoy the orange Firethorn and red Cotoneaster berries this winter. 

Happy stitching