Monday, 26 May 2014

Another Challenge Piece

Yesterday was reveal day for the Needlecraft Haven Monthly Ornament Challenge. This month we all stitched this design from The Little Stitcher. I stitched mine on the same raw linen as last month's piece, using Crescent Colours - Bing Cherry, which could be my new favourite red, and Anchor 275 for the snow, because white was just too harsh. Finished as a simple ornament with a little cream pom pom trim to look like snowballs.

The other finishes are in the album here, and well worth a look

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Button Time

Not much to show lately (pop over to our wedding photography blog - link in side bar - if you want to see why I've been so busy recently), but I did make up these button bracelet watches last week. Watch faces from eBay, buttons from stash.

And here is the first of the rhubarb from the garden, all waiting to be made up into a pie (we won't talk about the sticks I ate raw before they made it that far...)

Saturday, 10 May 2014

I Need To Work On My Timing

Here is the scarf I just finished knitting. It's a simple ripple lace pattern in knitted up in Sirdar Montana.
Why yes, I have finished it just in time for the weather to warm up. Thank you for noticing ;D
I have now started knitting a nice little lacy cotton bolero. I shall probably finish it round about the end of October!
This year my camellias have gone berserk, so I thought I'd share a snap of a few that I picked and brought indoors. They were already in the garden when we bought the house so I don't know what varieties they are but I have two kinds, a very big, blousey, frilly ballerina pink one, and a slightly smaller more elegant cerise one.