The first thing I stitched when I got my mojo back was Strawberry House by Tanya at the Scarlett House. I think this is quite possibly my favourite design ever. I just love the design and the thread colours. I had put it off for ages because I didn't have the exact fabric called for or anything similar (such a silly attitude!). I eventually decided a piece of WDW Cocoa fabric would be just fine.
When I won the generous gift voucher on Sharon's blog back in May the main acquisition was the fabric, threads and chart for La D Da's Honeysuckle Birth Sampler. Although I stitched a couple of things for Annabelle before she was born, I never got around to a birth sampler. It was a pretty quick stitch, but has been languishing unfinished for a little while as I have yet to decide on the lettering for this piece. Unfortunately, I don't like what is charted and I want to fit her full name in the middle portion not just her first and second names. (I've just spotted I missed a honeysuckle flower on the vine!).
Annabelle has become very interested in my crafting lately. "What are you making me today?" she asked yesterday as I was rifling through my crafty drawers. Then this morning she asked "Are you needle-ing me a hat?". lol. Her and I started making her a scrapbook yesterday - she really enjoyed rummaging through my supplies and spreading them all over the floor.
At the end of July we said goodbye to my bunny Milly. Obviously I was sad, but I believe she was probably old in bunny years as she went blind with cataracts soon after I got her (here she was the first day I adopted her from animal rescue). I had her for a little over two and a half years.
My other bunny Cola is getting on in years, I've had him for about four and a half years and he was also a rescue bunny (so real age unknown). He will have to make do with our company as, as much as I love bunnies I don't plan on getting anymore. However, I may take him to see my Mum's bunnies on occasion for something different.
It is a miserable, cold day here with lots of hail and sleet. Parts of the country have been really battered by storms and snow. Winter is giving us a final farewell, as it gives way to spring. Wahoo!