Once again there are lots of lovely pieces to see in the album - it's a real inspiration to see the different choices and finishes that all the ladies have made. I love Reveal Day. :0)
Here's a close up view of the front of the tag:
That silver floss ring, along with it's buddies, was the finishing item I was searching high and low for, couldn't find and thought they'd permanently disappeared into The Safe Place. Thankfully the Angel of Lost Property finally took pity on me and they were found: hiding in the bottom of the carrier bag I brought them home in! I think I'm losing the plot!!
Here's a view of the back of the tag:
You may get a feeling of deja vu with the fabric and thread: I used them for the January JA/S&S Challenge, the Celtic blackwork design. Just love that combination of colours and may have to stitch a larger monochrome piece in them at some point. :0)
On Sunday we didn't get to Wickes as there wasn't time - DH was still a little fragile after the karting session on Saturday so wasn't rushing to go out shopping. LOL He was pleased he made the effort in the end though as we not only got the food we wanted in Aldi, he also found a large hobby knife box set for his workshop at a very good price. We also popped to Wilkinson's afterwards to stock up on tubs of fat seed balls for the garden birds - they are now the cheapest place to buy them from. We also came away with a few other bits and some sample pots of paint to try in the living room - it desperately needs redecorating......... actually, so does most of the house!
Sunday night I concentrated on trying to finish the ornie for the Christmas Ornie Challenge at JA/S&S Forum. It's a cute design but I'm not enjoying stitching it at all - it's on aida, real horrible stiff stuff that came in the kit. So wish I'd swapped it for a hand dyed evenweave but it's too late now as all the cross stitching is done - just the backstitching to do, then the finishing. Fingers crossed, I should get it all completed before the end of the month...... though cutting it fine again.
Today has been my usual jobs day, though I've had to take everything a bit slower due to having a flare-up of the bursitis in my right knee. Thankfully, so far, it's nowhere near as severe as the first bout I had on holiday last year - enough to slow me down though. Just call me Hop-along Karan! LOL Alex came for a natter after she'd finished work and it was good to have a catch-up with her. Tonight DS is out at the Guild Room but he's not taking part in the rehearsal due to still being in pain from the knock he had on Saturday - he's organising another social event and wanted to finalise the details. This event won't be as lively as the karting: it's back to a gentler pace with a meal out at a local Italian restaurant. LOL
Right I'd best be off and get on with that backstitching if that ornie is ever to be finished in time....
Hope you all had a very good weekend. Thank you for taking the time to visit and for all the kind comments. :0)