Monday, 29 October 2018

A new stitching start at the meet up

We had a great time at the Nimble Thimble meet up on Saturday, it was nice to catch up with everyone and I managed a fair bit of stitching .too.

I stitched Oliver and Bonnie a birth sampler for their first Christmas and Arthur will be getting the same too.  I'm a bit late starting this one but I know that it's a straight forward one to stitch so I'm confident It will be all stitched and framed well before Christmas.

I put the first stitches in on the Friday night sitting while sitting in my little hotel room.

I'm really happy with my progress, I haven't really had a lot of stitching time recently so it was nice to get stuck into a project without and interruptions.

As I mentioned last time, I stayed at Ye Olde Boot in Whittington, which is just a few miles outside Oswestry town.  Friday was a horrible wet miserable day but I did stop off in Oswestry and have a wonder round  and the rain kept off until I got back to the car, which was good.

While I was there I picked up a few things to decorate for Christmas which I will show you once they come out again when I decorate.  I also bought  quite a few charts from Chris at the Nimble Thimble, again, I will show you another time as I haven't had time today to sort them out and take photos.

I have finished a few of the twelve (!!!) things I had on the go, I showed you two on the last post so this is the third of those.

When we went to Yarndale in September I also made Bonnie this little poncho.  This wasn't a WIP counted in those twelve, this is a bonus finish, lol

My aim is to start 2019 with fewer things stuck in bags so I will have to try and keep focused now.
I do have another couple finished up and I will sneak those into future posts.

For now I'll finish with a few photos of Whittington Castle which sits on the opposite side of the road to the hotel where I stayed at the weekend.  On Saturday morning it was only 3deg but the sun was lovely, a perfect Winter morning :-)

That white building you see is where I was staying

See you soon


Barb said...

Great progress on the stitching. Bonnie looks so cute in her poncho! I can only imagine how fun it would be to stay across the street from a castle!!!

Catherine - Hillview Embroidery said...

What great progress on your cross stitch! You will have it done in no time. It sounds like a lovely way to spend a weekend!

Jo said...

I've got every faith in you finishing Arthur's birth sampler in plenty of time for Christmas, you've made a great start and I know how fast your needle flies. I'm glad you had a great time at the meet up, it's nice to get together with like minded friends, and the area where you stayed looks very picturesque. Bonnie's growing quickly, as all babies do. She looks so cute in her poncho.

Julie said...

Bonnie has grown so much since we last saw her, she does look cosy in her nanna crocheted poncho.
Sweet Christmas ornament and the sampler is growing nicely too.

butterfly said...

How cute Bonnie looks in her Poncho .
Love your Christmas ornament .
Looks a great place to stay .

Carolien said...

Hi Maggie,

Oh how I love to see Bonnie and wearing such a cute poncho :) The stitches are beautiful too ...

Happy stitching & love, Carolien

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely post and Bonnie looks so cute in her poncho :)

All the best Jan

Carol said...

What a pretty area that was where you stayed, Maggie! I can't imagine having a castle across the road from a hotel... Oh, I truly hope to get to England one of these years :)

Love your little ornament and sweet Bonnie's poncho. I'm sure you'll get the birth sampler done in time for Christmas--I love the colors in it!

Enjoy your weekend!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

It's hard to beat some time spent with like-minded friends. Beautiful finishes. I love the poncho on Bonnie. She looks pleased with it.

Sandy said...

Lodging right across from the Castle, that's very cool! LOVE the stitching and the cute poncho, and the wee one wearing it. Good luck with your quest to start with stuff in bags come 2019. I should do that as well.

Miriam said...

What a nice little baby. Big, big hugs & kisses to her.
You are always good with your hand Works!

Jane said...

What a sweet little poncho and such a sweet little girl! I hope to progress from basic granny blanket crochet to wearables. Cross stitch; must add it to my 'to learn' list. Best, Jane x