Thank you for all the birthday wishes. I did have a lovely day - helped by the delicious coffee cake Martin got from the farmer's market:
I also had a bit of a starting splurge... You've seen Cappuccino. Well, here's Random Thoughts - started as my two motifs a week piece last Saturday.
And here's Blackbird Designs' Secret Garden. I couldn't resist trying one of those birthday skeins so I chose one from Barbara that I'd never heard of before. It's coming out really well on this 36ct Pipi fabric.
And for the finish - Barbara's winter exchange piece shot over the Channel and arrived within 2 working days. Here's Winter Welcome from Country Cottage Needleworks, also stitched on Pipi but 32ct this time.
Some of you may realise I stitched the same thing for Barbara as Sue stitched for me. It worked out so well. I was halfway through Barbara's piece when Sue's arrived and as I really like the design but I'm not keen on stitching something twice it couldn't have been better!