Over the last couple of weeks I have done a bit of stitching here and there, a few fairies, gnome's and flowers, but my next project, along with finishing off the last couple of stitches on the flowers, fairies and gnome's, is to start my little robin. I love robin's and for me it always signifies winter and Christmas. It was interesting to learn that the reason that people started putting robin's on Christmas cards, was linked to the fact that the 'Robin Postmen' wore red uniforms at Christmas, which is what inspired them to put robin's on Christmas cards.
I didn't trace the little robin, but just drew it straight on the linen fabric. I prefer using a pencil for my drawings, maybe because I feel it is a little less permanent and also because it works just fine for me.
I am also hopeful that I will find some time over the coming weeks to start this mixed media project, where I will be using some ribbon and also embroidery floss. It is a really sweet teacup that my Mum bought for me in South Africa and to be honest even though I feel a little apprehensive about starting something so big, I am equally excited about it.
Fortunately Mum also gave me her little box with ribbon and I am so pleased she has, as it is seems to be a tricky business trying to do it on line, so if any of you have any advice with regards to where to find a good ribbon stockist (Chrissie), then please share away.
So, now it is just a case of getting started and I so look forward to the next couple of weeks of stitching with Chrissie and also for seeing other people's creations, such fun! Chrissie also has a fab button/badge for the stitch along that you can add to your blog if you haven't already done so.
So that's it for now on the stitching front. Hope you have all enjoyed a good weekend, ours have been wonderful and after a chilly night last night, it was time to get the Eidies out as we will most certainly need them from now on.