Thursday, 1 August 2019

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The Angel Bookmark is all complete - although not yet cut out as I am using up the remainder of the linen and that is easier on an uncut piece.
Still all seven of them look good and I am happy.   More to the point the DBEM is very happy to have this gift to give her friend.
On the remainder of this piece of linen I am stitching Hardanger Tassels, 
There won't be too much waste when I have finished with this piece - which makes me happy.   I much prefer stitching on linen but with it being so expensive I try not to waste any. 
Contrary creature that I am, this has not scratched my stitching itch.   I really need a project into which I can get really absorbed - but what?   There is just too much going on at the moment to be starting major projects. 
But I did order myself the new Betsy Morgan book from Inspirations Magazine.   It is due to be delivered in October and I feel sure I will find an absorbing project in that.   Until then it will be a bit of this and a bit of that I think.   There are one or two half finished items that need to be completed before R day!   There has been less stitching in the last couple of weeks as I read aloud to the DBEM but we have now finished both books by Michele Guinness (and before the due date at the Library!) so my evenings are back to normal again. 
But life is good and The Countdown is almost on to the fingers of one hand:-)

9 comments:

  1. Looking forward to R Day with you!

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    1. Thank you. It feels good to have such support as in many ways it is a little daunting.

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  2. The bookmark is really great, and the fillings in the pattern look very classy. A beautiful work.
    Martina

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    1. Thank you. I really like the little angels but they are tricky to do. Maybe I should make more bookmarks as practice makes perfect!

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  3. I just marvel at your beautiful hardanger work, Margaret. Those bookmarks will be treasured by the recipients. You have a
    special gift with the needle. Guess you are
    counting the days until R observance.. What
    will you ever do with all the spare time LOL ???

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  4. Thank you. I assure you I already have my Filofax brimming with lists of what I want to do when I retire....who knows I may take up some sort of voluntary work but me time for a while first I think.

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  5. Those hardanger angels are very impressive in how neat they look. Hope you find something to really hold your attention soon!

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    1. Thank you Leonore. I have completely filled that piece of linen now so tonight will be looking for another project. I need a new holder for packets of needles so that's come to the top of the list

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  6. Is today R Day? If so, congratulations and best wishes.

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