Spring is Here at Last

After what feels like a very long wet winter spring is finally here in Yorkshire. We've had over a week of wonderful weather, it went from being really cold to 16c overnight.  Having lots of sun has meant that the stitching has been a bit hit and miss while we all run outside to enjoy it quick incase it disappears again.  I have done some stitching though.....

my Mr Darcy
John Clayton Elegance design named Charles
stitched on 28ct cream
I've also taken part in an exchange with my yahoo group Friendly Stitchers. We had to make something stitchy or friendship related for our partner, here's what my partner Elaine stitched for me, it hangs from my Lowery frame. I can't show what I stitched for her as I forgot to take a photo before I posted it..oops!

Not done much on my HAED as I only picked it up again in the middle of March but here's what it looks like by Sunday 23rd when I'd been working on it for a week...
Cruising The Information Highway by Randal Spangler
Stitched on 25ct 1 over 1 full cross
I've also stitched July from My Garden Journal by Cottage Garden Samplings. I loved stitching this, the colours were so bright and cheerful on a cold wet evening. I even managed to find the fabric and most of the threads from my stash. I'm itching like crazy to start on another month but I'm doing them with a group of other people and July is the only one I have so have to wait until it's my turn for January.
Stitched on pale pink 28ct using DMC

Here's a photo of the kids on the first sunny day we've had in ages, we took off for Clumber Park in Notts and had a long walk (according to my Runkeeper app it was 5.14miles) Kids really enjoyed it, climbing trees, playing in the meadow and generally being able to run free and happy.


  1. Just what children should be doing! Lovely picture of the Terrible Three! Love Elaine's gift, look forward to seeing yours, lol! Can't tell you how often I do the same. Well done on those Mammoths, Mr D is very handsome!

  2. ooooo Mr Darcy looks gorgeous .... *drool ...lol well done on the Haed too and Fab photo of your wee munchkins ....DH is getting better hahahah ... is that his new lens he has used ??? Love the July stitching ...have you decided what you are going to do with them ??? love mouse xxxx

  3. congrats on the finish Jo - he is looking good! and you are making great strides on your HAED as well. x

  4. Congrats on your finish. It turned out beautiful (handsome?). Great photo of the kiddos. I bet they loved being outdoors and free... I did when I was that young.

  5. Great stitchy pics....what a lovely gift! The kids look like they had loads of fun - building happy memories :)

  6. beautiful stitching


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