Sunday, 22 May 2011


Dancing shoes on please and join me in the grand opening finishing of The Mercantile!!!

Little House Needleworks 'The Mercantile'
stitched on 28~count Sand Linen with Crescent/GAST/Weeks Sampler threads

I just loved stitching this design ~ the simple blocks of colour and lettering stitch up really quickly and look so pretty when they're complete ~ unfortunately my camera is not co-operating today and the linen colour looks grey in the piccie but as the name 'sand' suggests it is actually a lovely soft golden cream colour.
  I'm not sure how I'm going to finish it yet but do know it's going to involve a lot of stretching!
I think a wall hanging will look good with a fabric border picking out the pinky-red thread which by the way I changed from the suggested 'Clay Pot' (as I didn't have it anyway) to GAST 'Raspberry Parfait' (as suggested by me on my last Post but found it too dark) to Crescent Colours 'Aztec Red' (but more like Raspberry) !!!!

I'm not sure that this is a very popular design as I haven't seen it on another blog but if anyone would like the chart then I have added it to 'My Stash For Sale' page.

I incorporated a Rain Dance in my celebrations and hey presto! two showers already followed quickly by blazing sunshine and very strong winds ~ poor bunnies, I fully expect them to come indoors and be minus their ears ~ no wonder they cuddle up like this when they do come in . . . .

So back in the garden this afternoon after a busy one yesterday ~ my summer bedding is now all planted up and today I'm concentrating on some herbs ~ Basil, Parsley and Mint ~ all favourites of Tilly and Oscars.

DD begins her Study Leave from College tomorrow for 3 weeks despite having sat 2 of her exams already???   She's had excellent feedback from her Tutors and is so capable of achieving good results but her self-confidence and self-believe needs a little boosting so that's what I shall be concentrating on.

Thank you for stopping by, as always I appreciate you spending a little of your day with me!