Wow, thank you everyone for the wonderful comments on Celtic Winter - I was amazed just now to read them all - it warms my heart so much, you guys are great!! thanks a million!
Litla, I'm not sure what I will choose to frame her but I think I will definately go for a mat, and something silver perhaps for the moulding? My friend J does an awesome job of her framing and she has a great eye for mat/frame combinations.
I've not long got home from a lovely day out and about with my parents and my nearly 5 year old niece (she lives with my Mum and Dad). We took a trip to Hastings, which is about 30mins drive north of here for some shopping and to have lunch out at a cafe. I wasn't even looking (which is always the case, lol) and found some really cool shoes to wear to Paul and Jude's wedding next month, and a couple of nice tops for work. Zoe turns 5 on the 7th March, and will be off to school for the first time so Mum and Dad were looking for school shoes, school bag, etc. I found a Dora pyjama bag which I'm going to slightly modify to turn it into a book bag for Zoe. She absolutely adores Dora the Explorer and her birthday party is going to have a Dora theme (how cute). (If any of the kiwi ladies might know where we could find Dora party favours, I'd be keen to track some down)
My progress so far on Spot of Summer from the new 'Drawn Thread Thursday' slot in my weekly rotation and the little SAL I'm doing with Cathy:
I'm sure I could have got a whole lot more done but I was busy watching Stargate Alantis on tv, and only ended up stitching H, I, J, K about four times over to get the placement right! lol.
This weekend its the freebie SAL on the Needle and Thread board so I started the freebie I mentioned in the post below. I just love the Aegean Twilight thread, reminds me of the sea with its lovely sea blue and turquoise colours. This piece is going to turn out a whole lot bigger than I had orginally planned because I'm stitching it on 32ct ivory belfast, rather than 36ct, so it will make a nice pillow when its done.
Enjoy your weekend and happy stitching :)