For the second week of Jolly July I had said I wanted to have another three or four new starts.
That didn't happen. Instead I had one new start and three finishes. It suited me much better to finish the small starts than add to a pile of stitching. So here they are.
Gingerbread House No. 3
My First Christmas by Lizzie Kate
My First Christmas was my only start in week two, but I'm happy to have started and finished three ornaments. You may have noticed that it says 2nd Christmas. Well, this is for Jacob, he was supposed to make his arrival in the first week of January and this Christmas would have been his first, but as you know he arrived a few days before Christmas last year, with everything that was going on I didn't have time to make him an ornament, so we thought this would be a talking point in the years to come 😆
The year is supposed to be stitched over one, no way that was going to happen on 32 count! The fabric is a light blue, which is not showing up on this terrible photo, but trust me, it looks cute.
Jenny's partner, James, is serving in Afghanistan now until the beginning of November so we are helping out with the boys to give Jenny a break at the weekend. We took them, along with Bonnie on a woodland walk on Saturday.
Arty likes to collect things along the way, sticks, pebbles, flowers, he picks up things until he can hold no more. He's dissecting a buttercup here!
The Saturday before we took them to Bewdley. This lovely market town is about twenty minutes drive and makes a nice change for a walk but the river, oh, and they have Teddy Gray's ice cream so worth the drive 😉
The boys really need a hair cut but Jenny hasn't been able to get an appointment yet on a day she's not working. 70's throwback, lol
I went to Bewdley again last week, this time with Joanne, Bonnie and Jacob. It was nice enough for us to sit and have our lunch in the park, and of course another ice cream later.
Can you see Bonnie has her gloves on? It was really warm but she insisted on putting them on :-)
That's me all caught up with the happenings here for now. I hope you are all still staying safe and well and enjoying a little more freedom, if you are able.
See you soon