Friday, 12 March 2010

A finish at last

I think that I am at last coming out of hibernation, it's amazing what a few days of sunshine can do to lift the spirit, and finally I have put the last few stitches into LHN Travelling Stitcher which I started as a SAL in January. Two months late here it is mistakes and all.

I knew that I'd made a mistake but the mood I was in at the time meant that I just couldn't be bothered to frog the house and the tree and as there's probably only me who's going to look at it all the time, I decided to leave well enough alone. I've not put the date or my initials on yet because I don't know whether I want them on seeing as it's going to be framed and not made into a stitching bag. All I've got to do now is decide what to stitch next, there's still plenty to do on my Beatrix Potter which got sidetracked last year, and there's still a couple of UFOs lurking in the bottom of my sewing drawer so I won't be stuck for something to stitch but I really fancy something different.

I've also been doing a bit of knitting, but sometimes I relax so much when I'm doing it that I fall asleep so I don't get very far.

This is a little cardigan for Lily, it's supposed to a little extra gift for Easter so here's hoping that I can finish it on time. It's quite an easy knit but I'm not sure about the band round the neck yet.

It's been so lovely to have had a bit of Spring weather, even if it has rained a bit today, it's still been bright and the days are getting longer so it will soon be time to get out in the garden and give nature a helping hand. There's just one problem with this sunshine, it shows up all the dust.....

Sue xx


Claire said...

What a lovely finish, I can't see any mistakes.Lilly will love that cardigan I wish I could knit!

Michelle said...

Oh thats lovely - well done. You are right when the sun shines I think it makes us all feel better. Spring is on its way - love Michelle x

Lois said...

What a lovely finish! We've been having sunny days here too and it makes the world of difference. That and the days get longer is definitely making me feel we're putting this awful winter behind us.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

That is so colorful and so pretty. Yes Sunshine always bring us stitchers out from Hybernation...Ha! Ha!

Congratulations on your finish.

What are you going to stitch on next?

Take care & Happy Stitching
Hugs :)
Linda K, Railroad

Sally said...

Beauiful finish.

It's been lovely and sunny here today so I had a walk along the seafront. It made me feel so much better.

Always smiling said...

Lovely to see you've finished Travelling Stitcher and I couldn't see any wrong, so lewave well alone
And a lovely cardi design Lily will love it.
Happy stitching and gardening!
Love and Blessings
Chris x

Always smiling said...

Hi Sue
I have given you a Sunshine Award, so do pop along to my blog and pick it up. This is for persons like you who are amazing and creative and a joy to know!

Hugs Chris x

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely finish! Congratulations!

Peggy said...

Wow Sue, just found your blog -- it is lovely and I love your lovely work! Lilly's cardi is gorgeous! What a gorgeous color too!