I so enjoyed stitching this sweet little flower fairy, he is gentle and painfully shy, but he has an inner strength that comes to life when he is exploring. He came to life with the help of stem stitch, back stitch, the encroaching stem stitch, a little long and short and a few stab stitches here and there. I have enjoyed doing a little ribbon embroidery with him too and I am looking forward to stitching him into his final place, which I will share with you all fairly soon.
We are loving this Indian summer that we have been gifted and this weekend blessed us with more beautiful sunshine and lovely temperatures. We indulged and enjoyed, spent time with friends and enjoyed good and hearty food. Here are a few of my favourite bits of our weekend.
Driving over the top where we live to visit friends and just taking a moment to appreciate the beauty.
Savouring every taste of the delicious pumpkin pie, which I wrote about here.
Finally getting around to making our Christmas pudding, something that is becoming a wonderful family tradition. It is something we have done since the kids were little and even though it is normally done around August, we all get a little flutter in our bellies at the thought of the reindeer bells jingling in our garden. Everyone gets stuck in, but the best bit is that we all get to make a wish whilst we stir (thank you Delia for this very lovely idea).
Enjoying this bargain and buying two books for a tenner at Smiths. I can't wait to start trying some of these recipes.
Photos of the kids out on their walk with the doh, who usually forgets his phone, so it was a real treat to see them out and about. They had a long walk up to the top of White Nancy, and little Es in her usual attire, pj's and fluffies.
Lastly finishing Mr Robin into a sweet little lavender heart.
I hope you have had a good weekend and managed to relax a little. I am looking forward to seeing what you have all been stitching, so off to go and have a little look.
Hope you all have a wonderful week.