Monday, August 22, 2011

Progress on all fronts...

Thanks blogging friends for my birthday wishes. With b'day money I bought myself pattern treats: The Shores of Hawk Run Hollow and Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings and my first Christmas ornament pattern "Bringing Home the Tree" by Little House Needleworks. I have had alot of finishes lately so I deserve to start something new don't I? One can never have too many WIPs. I will purchase the linens I need and then can start one of the HRH patterns. Now to the hard question. Which one should I start first?

Progress continues on the Marjolein Bastin English widelife sampler. I finished stitching a yellow finch over the weekend. I've nearly finished the scrubbing brush it is sitting on. On the pattern the word "BEATLE" is stitched onto the side of the brush. I'm not sure why it is that word though. Is that a common brand for a brush in England? Maybe someone can enlighten me. If not, I think I will leave it off.
I haven't been blogging since Wednesday as Toddler Tom has had an awful virus. Finally he's starting to improve today. It was a joy to watch him playing on our deck this morning. I am so relieved after such a worrying weekend.


Gabi said...

Lovely progress on your Marjolein Bastin piece. It's looking stunning and I enjoy watching it growing.
Great new stash too.
My favorite of the HRH serie is the Christmas one. If you can't decide you can throw a coin? They are both beautiful after all.

Sally said...

Your wildlife sampler is stunning!

Lovely new stash. I stitched Shores of HRH last year and loved it. Well I actually finally finished it earlier this year:)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I like the Christmas HRH too.
I'm English and have never heard of Beatle Brushes, I even googled it and only found details of a hairbrush made for the Beatles pop group!