Here we are almost at the end of February.
For me, that means it's time to reveal the monthly Christmas challenge design chosen by Christine over at Needlecraft Haven and how I finished my version.
February's choice was by Luli and there were two differing designs to choose from.
I used the design for a friends February - the month of love - birthday, stitched it in pink and ecru on a random pale pink fabric. I also chose to backstitch around the edge - that wasn't on the charted design. I fitted it into a round coaster and she loved it.
Then, I decided to stitch the same design again as I liked the first one so much. Again, I backstitched the outline. I made this one into an ornament. A simple hoop finish with a Christmas ribbon I found in my stash that had a design that matched the stitching. The others can be found in the gallery.
An urgent request for a school cardigan for my granddaughter, she is growing like a weed at the moment. It has kept the knitting needles busy this past week. All finished and handed over ready for the new school term.
She loves the special ladybird buttons and of course as its handmade there is no chance of her coming home in the wrong cardigan.
Yesterday morning there was a fabulous female green woodpecker on my feeder. I went to get my camera and by the time I returned it was gone..... and then.... I spotted it on my neighbours back lawn. Not a very clear picture but I had to record this as I have never seen one so close before, I though you might like to see my fuzzy picture taken through the window. Perhaps you have seen one before?
I'll end this post now as I'll have another reveal to show you soon as it will be opening day for the meet up needlebook exchange on March 1st. My parcel has arrived with its new owner and i have also received an envelope myself... not long to wait to rip it open.
I hope all is well in your part of the world.
Love and blessings