Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Stitching fun...

Hi stitchers,

I have been working more during school hours over the last few weeks, giving school children immunisations. I have had a less time for blogging as a result -sorry! I am sure the children liked seeing my face at their schools - NOT!


Also there has been no end of drama with our boys in our household recently with Tom (my 4yo) breaking a bone in his forearm (at the supermarket of all places) and 13yo Jack being sick with pneumonia. Luckily both boys are improving now.



I have had loads of fun stitching on both of my main projects.  The Bothy Threads Cut Thru' castle is progressing well.  I love the tower which I am stitching.  A stair well is next up in the tower.  I bought  a washable pen to try marking the 10x10 squares to make it a little easier to stitch (especially so I don't muck up the counting).   I have 3 1/2 pages left and counting (plus all the backstitching of course).


The Prairie Schooler Alphabet has been growing. I have almost finished stitching E is For Embroidery. What a pretty block that one is the a pretty cross stitched embroidery in a frame with a pretty lady, scissors, needle and cotton reels adorning the block.  Just another 2 hours of stitching left then I am starting F is for Friendship.


Thanks for stopping by my blog today...
                                                      Jan x



13 comments:

Beth said...

Enjoying following your progress with the Prairie Schooler Alphabet. I'm thinking of stitching K is for Kitty.

Busy Lizzie said...

great stitching, hope your boys will feel better soon

cucki said...

Oh dear hope he get well soon
Beautiful progress xx

Giovanna said...

I hope your boys recover quickly. Your stitching is just lovely.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching! I really hope your boys get better soon :D

Rachael said...

The alphabet sampler is looking wonderful, I hope all your family is better soon!

Linda said...

Awesome progress on both pieces Jan. Hope the boys get well soon.

Linda

zenuwpees said...

Bon courage avec les enfants les broderies avance bien bonne journée Marie-Claire

Julie said...

E is such a pretty addition to your PS, but still loving the Cut thru...they always bring a smile to my face.

Awww poor little solider, hope he is not in pain with his broken arm and your older son is now fully recovered.

Shebafudge said...

Oh dear, the boys have had a bad time of it! Glad they are both on the mend though!!

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

Ow, your boys don't do things by halves do they?

I love that mini embroidery in the Prairie Schooler Alphabet, such a great design.

As is the castle, so much fun in this one.

Brigitte said...

Oh Jan, so much bad luck for your boys. I hope they have healed in the meantime.

You have been progressing well on both your WIPs. The Castle is looking so great and wow, already finishing E on the PS alphabet. IT is going great, isn't it.

Justine said...

Hope your boys are fully recovered now. I'm way behind with my blog reading!
Your projects look great as always...I love your castle.
Thanks for posting the two-handed stitching video by the way! It was really helpful. I'm still stitching in hand for now as I find it quicker but am still thinking of getting a frame.