Last weekend started off with a chatty night with my local cross stitching friends. I am stitching "L for Leaves" from The Prairie Schooler alphabet as part of this friendship SAL. It is stitched on white 32ct linen. I only have a third to go. I will definitely stitch more letters in this series. One of my friends is stitching "N for Nest" and boy is it cute.
Next up for the weekend was a three hour visit to my craft group friends (there are four of us in total) at a beach house on their weekend away. I couldn't sleep over at this annual event due to a lack of babysitting :( I made the most of the 3 hours. I spent my time cross stitching on Noah's Ark. Non-stop chatting, drinking lots of cuppas, and gossiping. The girls have told me it was quiet without me sleeping over. Every year at this weekend we exchange a gift for our birthdays on this traditional weekend away. We spend between $15 and $20 per person. Some gifts were handmade and some bought but all gorgeous and thoughtful gifts. My gift was a card making kit complete with blank card, Dear Lizzy diecut embellishments and letter stickers. My birthday is less than a week away now so it was perfect timing.
Gillian filled the milk bottle with buttons and ribbons. Isn't it devine? Fi made the sweet cupcake. What a fabulous idea for a gift and easy to make for fetes/fairs as it is put together using a hot glue gun. Lisa gave me yummy scented soap and a quote book filled with such cute illustrations.
I was wondering how many of you have a cross stitch software program. If so, which one and would you recommend it? Your advice would be much appreciated as I contemplate purchasing one or not. I was thinking of designing small stitcheries for myelf. I have downloaded the free trial of PC Stitch. Your advice much appreciated.
Thanks for dropping by my garden...