Good afternoon everyone and I hope the weather is being kinder to you than it is to the South of England . . . a snow storm blew in yesterday afternoon and during its short visit caused havoc! Today the surrounding roads are still very dangerous, some are impassable, many many cars have been abandoned and nearly all the schools and colleges are shut yet as I post this bizarre weather news to you the sky is blue and the sun is shining?
Please, Spring, hurry up and come!
A couple of dear blogging friends have celebrated birthdays recently so my needle and thread have been busy.
Firstly for Barb I stitched a pillow of a floral teacup with teabag and finished it with blue and cream spotted fabric and blue ribbon . . .
And secondly I stitched another pillow for Lesleyanne with a small grey and white bird holding a pink button, I finished this one with a darker blue and cream spotted fabric, cream ric-rac and a heart button with a wicker embellishment to help this little bird with any future nest building! . . .
I was so happy to hear from both recipients that they were happy with their gifts and they are now hanging in their homes in the appropriate places. I stitched both of these designs from the UK CrossStitcher magazine which I have plenty of issues of but never seem to use. I often pick a design out when I buy the magazine each month but then completely forget about it so whilst I ploughed through them picking out designs for the birthday gifts I noted down all the ones I would like to stitch, as you can see, along with all my cross stitching books, filed magazines and two further boxes of charts, there are a fair few to choose from!
And the first one from the list is Rosie the Rabbit . . .
Isn't she cute? ~ a grey and white mini-lop who is one of the characters from the RSPCA Perfect Pets range.
My little Oscar came from the RSPCA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and they do fabulous work in rescuing abused and abandoned animals and re-homing them. Oscar came from an abused home, details of which I was not allowed to know nor would want to know, but he has come far since then and now has complete trust in us and is truly adorable, full of cheeky character and very gentle. I would love to have had Rosie Rabbit all sewn up and finished today but I'm out of pillow stuffing and due to the hazardous roads it will have to wait a little while longer.
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