The planned start on the next part of the Ozark SAL didn't happen on Wednesday night. No, I didn't give in and stick with Cleo either. A new start then? Nope.......... as it was such lovely weather DH and I had some time out in the garden, doing some weeding and general tidying up, after our evening meal had settled - all that fresh air (well, as fresh as it gets round here) and work did for us, so we had an early night instead. Must have gone sound off too because there wasn't a peep out of us until the alarm went off this morning........ wouldn't say either of us exactly leapt out of bed, eager to start the new day, either. LOL
The result of that is (apart from the aching muscles): no stitching update pics to share.
It hasn't been a totally craft-free zone though, because the cardmaking bug bit this afternoon. After seeing the lovely stitched Christmas cards and ornie on Mylene's blog it made me feel all festive, so I decided to be well organised and start my cards early too. Thanks for the inspiration Mylene. :0)
When DS had the tidy up (sorry Karen: I reckon it's a one-off event,a mental aberration, so no chance of you loaning him. LOL) he unearthed the snowman toppers I used on the first two cards:
I'd forgotten all about those, so it was nice to "find" them again and put them to good use. :0)
Next up was this quick and easy card:I made another three after these but will post the pics of them another time. I figure if I continue to make at least a couple of cards a month there should be plenty to send out by the time the festive season gets here. I'll probably also be well Christmassed out by then too! LMAO
I've now decided on which two designs to stitch for the JA/S&S Monthly Challenge and have the charts printed out ready to go. (Thanks again for posting the other links Karen). I know what fabric and threads I'm using on the first piece - just need to decide on the other. If the Ozark SAL still isn't shouting loudly enough tomorrow I reckon I'll start the first Challenge piece instead. Sorry folks....... won't be able to share these until Reveal Day, which I think is now the 23 June.
I've managed to do a reasonable amount of blog reading since being home but there are still a few more I need to visit - I will get there soon, I promise. Oh, for a few more hours in the day! ;0)
Thank you for taking the time to visit and especially for the kind comments - they are all greatly appreciated. :0)