Today is the reveal for the monthly Christmas challenge design chosen by Christine over at Needlecraft Haven. This month is was from Rev de Fil.
I opted out this month as I had already stitched it for Sally's birthday in December.
(pic borrowed from Sally's blog as I cant find mine)
Next months design has been released today and is really cute, i'm looking forward to stitching that one.
We had a birthday in the family last week and a certain little lady turned
Lots of gifts to open ...
and new toys to play with ...
The sleeveless cardigan (free pattern on ravelry) I was knitting was finished on time ....
The Barbie bridesmaid dress I showed you last post had already been given earlier in the week and passed the inspection and fitted the model (I wasn't sure it would, it looked to be too big as I was making it up)
With all the excitement of lots of new toys, friends at a birthday party and happy times there was not a mention of the granny clanger....... YET!
I've been on some strong meds this week for a reoccurring problem so no cross stitching as I've not felt like concentrating on the counting so I started some knitting....
and here's a stripey sock.
6 ply wool does knit up quickly. This is another free pattern from Ravelry called Blueberry Waffle Socks by Sandy Turner. Instructions are great and very easy to follow and these are DH's new favourite design.
I've been spending a lot of time just sitting in the conservatory looking out at the birds in the garden on the feeders and reading a little.
We've got a new security guard on duty ...
and mamma starling is feeding her babies, they are bigger than she is!
Words got round about the delicious offerings and we have a newcomer. We also had a nuthatch yesterday but I was too late with the camera to capture him.
and this poor baby was left behind for 3 hours when his family flew off. He just sat there until they came back later in the day and mamma fed him and he flew off with them again.
sorry the pics are not better, but I had to take them behind the window
I've just spent an enjoyable afternoon catching up with blog reading. Lots of lovely things have been stitched and made. Plenty of new stash people have been purchasing too and some good books people are recommending that I've added to my reading list.
Lots of crafters have been spending time in their gardens now the growing season is fully underway and flowers are blooming in abundance in some parts of the country/world. Crafting activities do not seem to grow so well in the warmer months as we spend time in the outdoors.
Talking of outdoors, my DH is at this moment mowing the lawn and i'm about to hop off here and make a nice cup of tea and a find a little treat for us to enjoy in the sunshine that has finally appeared today after a rather chilly start.
I hope you are having a lovely weekend spent with those you hold dear.
Love and blessings