The colours on Her face look a bit odd when working close up but it all seems to look OK when viewed at a distance. Maybe next week I'll get to one of those other UFO's! LOL
I've also been in stash heaven this week. My order from Sew & So arrived very quickly: ordered the goodies Monday evening, received confirmation of despatch email Tuesday tea time and it arrived Wednesday - just shy of 4pm. Honestly, RM get worse! DS is spitting pips now, as goods he ordered (within the UK) on Wednesday last week still haven't arrived. Great service from Sew & So once again though. :0) Oh, so you want to know what I got? LOL This nice little addition to my stash:
Whilst I have quite a few nice hand dyed fabrics in my stash now - courtesy of Jayne's Fabric Collectors Club - it was rather woefully short of neutral coloured fabrics. So I bought some fat quarters of 28ct Brittney evenweave in Ivory, Mushroom, Bone and Cream (with Antique White to come when it's back in stock) and 32ct Murano evenweave in Ivory and Antique White. My fabric stash is looking a little more "rounded out" now. I finally remembered to get some self-adhesive backed felt for finishing off the back of ornies that are stitched on plastic canvas or perforated paper, to avoid using wet glue - a nice Christmas green which is actually called Holly. While I was there the Just Nan needlebook fob chart just happened to hop into my basket - now how could I be so cruel as to put it back when it so obviously wanted to come and live here with me? LMAO
The Holly felt has been put to good use already, as I backed the plastic canvas Santa ornie early last night (the one I started stitching on holiday last month and completed after getting home). It's a lot quicker than gluing but it does have a tendency to gunge up the scissors....... though I'm quite happy to put up with that for the sake of speedier finishing. :0) I shall get the cold melt glue gun out later and christen it (bought it on holiday and not had chance to try it out yet) by gluing the plastic canvas pieces to the metal wording frame - if that's successful that'll be a pic to share another day. :0)
I also have a birthday card to make for FIL. I had a go at making one yesterday but stalled: I know the theme (snooker) and have a basic idea of what I want to achieve but things just weren't coming together. Am hoping a nights sleep and coming to it a bit fresher today will help the ideas start flowing. Weeeeell......... that's the theory, anyway. LOL
Tonight is Sea Stars turn again, so that's tonights stitching plans sorted. By the time I've got the rest of my jobs done today I'll probably be ready for a sit down this afternoon: wonder if I can fit another stitchy project in then? Best get on so I can have the chance to find out, hadn't I?
Whatever your plans are I hope you're all having a good day. Thank you for taking the time to visit. :0)