Hi everyone. The month is flying by, and next week is October. Wow! Makes me think of busy stitching for a while, With holidays speeding up!! lol I have been having fun with a couple of exchanges this past month and also a few Christmas items. One is an RR, which I will show you my part of it below, as the next stitcher in Australia has now received it. Also I stitched a little surprise for a friend. She is a grandmother to the cutest little 2 year old granddaughter. I stitched it for her granddaughter to give to her. I have to admit that I wish I could have stitched this for my own grandmother. :) Below is the basic finish of that design. It is called 'Grandmother Glitters" in the Stoney Creek Cross Stitch Collection magazine issue #25. I did change the beads in the design from the Mill Hill Magnifica beads 10016 to ones I had on hand which are Mill Hill 62012. I think they replace the original quite well. It was quite simple to stitch the design, just a little bit careful counting on the 28 ct natural linen.
I have also been stitching a few other Christmas ornaments which are gifts, so hope I remember to show you after the holidays! :)
To update the work being done on all apartments in my building, it's coming along, slowly but well. The exterior of the building is all yellow boards and the bricks are not placed on the balcony walls yet. I suspect that some people want it to happen in a week, but that is impossible with what they are doing on such a large building. (I should remember to take a picture for you..) In about a week or so, the new balcony door will be installed in my living room, and that will be completely finished with trim and such within a few days after that. Then in about 3 weeks after that, they will be installing my dining room, and two bedrooms windows. So as you can see, as I packed everything more than a month ago, within three to four feet of those windows, my apartment is a shabbles, with boxes everywhere in corners and such. lol But with changes comes also a chance to make changes of positioning my furniture so that is what I am planning. It's actually been fun. Looking at different ideas for layout, and also thinking of maybe redecorating a little. :)
So all in all, even though I haven't been here most days to post, and been somewhat neglectful in perusing others blogs and great stitching, I have been busy in my little stitching corner!! :) Happy Stitching to everyone!! And also a very Happy Autumn... Hope its a nice one! :)