Tuesday, 18 June 2013

I'm still here!

Just over two months since my last post!

Sorry for the lack of posting which has partially been due to the lack of stitching over the last few weeks

As I mentioned in my last post my husband has now moved in with me and we have a cat, not that I'm blaming the lack of stitching on either of them, but there could be a link.  Also, school stuff has been taking up a lot of my time in the evenings too, especially the week before half term when, just before lunch on the Monday we got 'the call'.  If the truth be told we had been expecting this call since September, Ofsted, the school inspectors, were coming in the following day for a two day inspection!

We survived and I'm pleased to say that we got the top judgement, 'Outstanding' in every category.   This was our fifth Ofsted inspection and we have achieved an outstanding judgement every time but this time round the bar had been raised and an outstanding judgement is even more difficult to obtain, but we did it and we think that we are one of two schools in the north west to have five outstanding Ofsteds!

Anyway there has not been a total lack of stitching and I do have some finishes to show you.

First up is Just Nan's Barnabee in Bloom.  Here he is before finishing.

This was stitched on 32 ct Zweigart cream Belfast linen using the recommended DMC floss.  Here he is made up.

My next finish is Lady Scarlet's Journey Part 2 also by Just Nan.

I also finished Part 1!

This is the whole project, not the best photo I'm afraid

In order to complete all of Just Nan's Lady Scarlet projects I'm now stitching Lady Scarlet's Christmas.  It uses many of the same floss colours as Lady Scarlet's Journey so it made sense not to put them away.

Hopefully now normal service will be resumed, see you next week, fingers crossed!

Happy stitching!