I have just totally loved stitching this block with it's variety of stitches.....the teddy and the grass were done with a single straight stitch and the duck food were little french knots.
The bullrushes are satin stitched and.......wait for it......the daisies are daisy stitches! Not yet done though.
Now, with that block set aside for the time being, I had the chance to sink my teeth into my next BOM.....Flowerville, which has yet another different stitch that I don't think I have done since I was in Primary School.....Chainstitch! Gosh I struggled with that one....so much so that I opted to stitch the outer border circle in backstitch. Here is my chainstitch......hopefully this is the last time it will be viewed so closely.
This is how far I got during the week and my aim last night was to finish everything to the left of the little cottage.
We had a late dinner as my farmer came in late from the fields so it was well after 8;30pm before I settled myself in front of the telly to watch some good British drama.....Midsomer Murders and Line of Duty. No doggie girls on my lap tonight. I bought them a new bed this week and they just love it!
Even so, in 2 hours, I had only done a few stems and started on some satinstitch petals.
Those satinstitch petals slowed me down.......striving for perfection makes for slow stitching.
All in all I am happy with what I achieved and I will do somemore on Saturday.
Before I headed to bed though, I had to wake up this cute curled up bundle to have a quick walk outside before bed time. Just look at her cuddled up to teddy......adorable!
Big thank you to Cheryl at Gone Stitchin for hosting us last night......head on over to the link and see who else took part in the get together.
Super Mom - No Cape
Giveaway at Cath@Home
And because I always like to have one last word........I am having a giveaway on my blog, Cath@Home, starting tomorrow (Sunday 6/9/15) so I would love for one and all to come over and see.