June is Here

Well June is here and let us all hope that the weather improves. Here in Yorkshire we didn't do that bad in May, had a couple of hot weekends that for once covered the bank holidays...yay!  Inbetween though plenty of rain and very cold weather, apparently we've had the coldest spring in years....as though we all didn't know that LOL!

I have been stitching though, regular visitors will have seen the update on my ATW a couple of weeks ago. As we're now waiting for the next part I've been working on my CITA, here's how she stands at the minute..

My HAED "Cruising the Information Highway" by Randall Spangler looks like this after May's stitching..

As I seem to be working on quite large projects now I need a "finish" to give me a boost. Years ago when I went to the Harrogate stitching show with the Yahoo Group Friendly Stitchers (link in sidebar) I picked up some wonderful thread by Oliver Twists with the intention of doing a blackwork butterfly from a magazine. Years later and I finally started to stitch it, here's how it looks after working on it at least an hour a day..
The design is from Mary Hickmott's New Stitches issue 197.  If you wish to purchase just this chart to stitch it as well just click on Mary's name and it will take you straight to it.

Finally no monthly update would be complete without a photo or 2 of what my lot have been up to. These are taken during the kids half term holiday.

Our little baby is growing up.  She's looking forward to starting Y1 in September.


  1. Your stitching is lovely - particularly the CITA, it has such beautiful colours. That picture of your daughter is stunning!

    1. Thank you Giovanna. Our daughter loves posing for her daddy to photograph :-)

  2. Looks great Jo.

    Oh... CITA... I'm not even sure where mine is since I moved. It's great to someone is still plugging along at it!

  3. Lovely projects and LOVE the Spangler! Looks fabulous! Gorgeous blue eyes on the little one. You have been busy!

  4. don't know how I missed this one ... but gorgeous CITA and just look at that photo of DD ... glad to see they are still keeping you busy ...lol love mouse xxxxx


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