Sunday, 22 June 2014

Cross stitching, bits & pieces and a lovely Friendly Exchange

The last couple of days, when I have been out and about shopping, there have been a few bits and pieces that I have found that celebrate cross stitching.

Firstly this, Keep calm and cross stitch notebook and in Sainsbury's there were some mugs and another notebook.




So there you go, if you want to track your cross stitch, there are a couple of cross stitchy books you could use.  Of course, you can imagine the embarrassment I caused Rachael by taking photos in Sainsbury's!!

Anyway on to some proper cross stitching now.  I have worked on Bothy Threads Cut Thru Stable a few times and have never taken a photo so as I had the camera out, I got a quick pic.  This really needs an iron! I have been working on the left hand side with the hanging basket and whatever the tall flower is too.  Sadly the greenery on the tall flower has had to be stitched, unstitched, restitched, partially unstitched and finally partially restitched.  I have also stitched the green bucket and part of the girl.


I recently took part in a summer exchange that was arranged on Friendly Stitchers.  My exchange partner was Mary and she sent me a gorgeously stitched biscornu with a design by Just Nan on it along with some lovely backing fabrics.  I love the card she sent me too! Thank you Mary!!




12 comments:

Linda said...

Wonderful progress on the Stable Sharon. I haven't worked on mine for the last 2 Mondays.

Linda

Meari said...

Nice progress on your WIP, and nice exchange too.

Catherine said...

Great progress! I love those mugs!

Busy Lizzie said...

beautiful progress on the stable. Great mugs and biscornu

Lesley said...

Lovely stitching nd your exchange biscornu is gorgeous.

Mary Ann said...

What a lovely summer exchange gift you received, and nice progress on your WIP!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Love the stitchy mugs, and notebooks.

The biscornu is gorgeous too, a lovely exchange gift.

bonnie said...

nice progress on your stitching and the mugs are so cute!!!

Brigitte said...

Whenever I see something that has cross stitched words or pictures on it I start thinking if I could use it somehow. So some years ago I bought a couple of teatowels although I am far from being short of teatowles, lol. But they are lovely. And I use them regularly.

Nice progress on The Stable and great exchnage gift and goodies.

KimM said...

Wonderful progress - GREAT mugs!!! And what a lovely exchange.
hugs
xxx

Mii Stitch said...

I am soooo jealous!! I shop in Sainsburys every week. Every week I look for this mug & never ever managed to find one!!! I've seen the notebook, so cute! So you are really lucky :) Love the biscornu, it's perfect x

Pull the other thread said...

Lovely stitching, your making good progress on this piece. What a beautiful exchange piece.