I won't start this post with the words 'Good Afternoon' as the weather here is foul ~ strong gales and continual driving rain since yesterday hence I have spent the whole day indoors with the lights on to see !!!
So I think the words 'Happy Dance' would be more appropriate . . . .
I have just finished another item for http://pumpkinpatchandcobreastfund.blogspot.com/ silent auction which will take place later in the year. My other stitch for this very worthy cause was bunnies (no shock there!) and keeping with a wildlife theme this time I chose this little birdie and finished him (or her) as an ornament . . . .
I think this is such a pretty design by Brooke's Books Publishing and is actually from their set of 12 'Bride's Tree Heirloom' ornaments, this is number 5 and is called 'Happiness'.
I've stitched him (yes, I've decided it's a him) on 28~count Sand Carolina Linen with the listed DMC conversions, added small beads for the flowers and a silver 'made with love' charm at the bottom. The backing fabric is a pale pink and white dot shown in the piccie above.
This is the chart I used . . . .
and if anyone is interested in also stitching it then I am happy to send it on (worldwide!) ~ just leave a comment on this post and should there be more than one interest, I will get Tilly and Oscar to pick a name next week!
That's if the pair of them ever decide to stop snoozing . . .
Oh! what a life!
My other W.I.P. (Sweet Little Berries) is coming along a treat and I hope this week will see a finish.
I'm saving stitching the strawberries until last as I know the lovely rich red they are stitched in will give it the WOW factor . . .
Tomorrow DH and I are taking DD to Portsmouth to have a look at the Univeristy there ~ it's offering a course she's very interested in and although it's a year away before she begins Uni, applications have to be in by middle-October. I feel guilty, as I suppose like all Mums, I'm being selfish and don't want her to be away from home but as this is a 3year course and some 2 hours away it will mean exactly that but hey! I know we all have to go through it and it's not as if it's the other side of the world (although I'm sure it will feel like it!)
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