In this part of the globe, Spring (boink) is slowly turning into Summer (though here, the contrary generally happens, meaning early spring is like summer and autumn begins in August)...
No need to say that with such weather, I haven't stitched for Xmas... :D
No, I felt the need for a Blackbird Designs cure and I went for smalls.
Here is BBD's Basket of memories with its backing fabric. I used Needle Necessities Hydrangea.
BBD's Bluebird was a challenge: I really love the bird, but I absolutely hate the bug/butterfly/whatever insect that is in the original design, next to the bird. At first, I thought it was a vine leaf. Well, I have changed the design and replaced the loathed bug with a flower.
BBD's "A Stitcher's Journey" is a must have with lots of great designs, but my favourite by far is the Summer Stars Pincushion, a beautiful reference to quilts. I have chosen Crescent Colours threads that go together well: Blueberry Tart, Finley Gold, Purple Aster, Eve's Leaves and Sea Shelley. The backing fabric is the best I could find in my stash...
And finally, because there are other designers in life, here is a generous gift by Cathy Roy, French Blogger who owns Le Chalet des Perelles. Love at first sight, I wanted to go pink. It's called "le temps des cerises". Thank you Cathy.
Finally, for my friend Margaret, here's my progress on our LiMa SAL... I am late. Definitely, dreadfully, shamefully late... :(
About a month ago, we had a wonderful vacation in Oxfordshire near Burford and the most amazing needlework shop I have ever visited: hand painted canvas (amazing!!!), tapestry, cross stitch of course, name it, they have it.
Of course, we visited Straford upon Avon. A great moment. I just had to laugh though, because while some of Shakespeare's characters enjoy a well deserved celebrity,
their creator, up above, is enjoying the pigeons...
Now we're off to a specialist's to try and see what we can do for our son, who's been sick for ten days now, unable to move from home as his stomach rejects most of what it eats in spite of treatments (ulcer?). No need to say we're worried... He's losing a lot of weight... That's unfair: I should've been the sick one ;). No seriously, every mom will understand how much I wish I could take his pains, really.
Hugs to you all, Stitchers!
Edit 31st May: I have edited this post with the colours used in the BBD designs.
I also wanted to add that Coco is going to have a fibroscopy -poor Baby :((( - next Tuesday (7th June). Please spare a thought for him. I know it's not going to be fun. At all.
We have also consulted a doctor today who's giving him homeopathy, for his nausea, stress and bellyaches. We do hope it will help.
Thank you for your kind messages.