Firstly, I have finished Thomas the Tank Engine. I stitched Thomas for the Australian Quilts 4 Kids organisation. I started him on 27 December 2010 and put in the last bit of the backstitch today. I even totalled up the hours I took to stitch him - 30 hours all up (give or take 1/2 an hour). I will now wash and press him and mail him off to the Quilts 4 Kids organiser during the next few days.
This square is due on 28 February, so I am way ahead of schedule so far! Just as well too as I have quite a bit of stitching to do in the next month....
|Thomas the Tank Engine|
completed 16 Jan 2011
Cross Stitcher Magazine (April 2002)
Once I have done that exchange, I need to get onto the stitching for the Valentine's exchange that Parsley has organised. I have my swap person's name but I'm not giving you any hints as to where this exchange is being sent or what I am doing - you will just have to wait until February 14th!
If I get a good head start on these two I might sign up for a fourth square but I suspect that really would be biting off more than I can chew or I should say stitch....
And, I have also signed up to do a Biscornu exchange for the end of February - although I am still waiting to hear if that is going ahead or not. I have never done a Biscornu so I am quite looking forward to doing this... I hear that they are addictive though! Oh, well what's another harmeless addiction to add to my other addictions - cross stitch, blogging, cross stitch forums, exchanges... the list goes on!
Of course, I still have to find time to finish off the "Edwardian Country Lady's Diary" that I started in November last year, and I also need to put the needle back into Bonsai and Buddha. Buddha is feeling very neglected!