Thursday, 19 January 2012

More Angels Finished.

Hi Everyone

I've been busy stitching more of my Blackwork Angels and have completed 6 altogether this year.   

The Prairie Schooler - Blackwork Angels.

I have also started to stitch a lovely little Margaret Sherry 'Cat in a Teacup', which is the free cover kit, just out in "Cross Stitch Card Shop" Issue No. 82.

Cat in a Teacup by Margaret Sherry

There are now 2 free downloads on "Margaret Sherry Kits".  Just click here to see the new design of the 'Super Speedy Snail'.

Now I must do some of my UFOs & WIPs.  Remember there is the Hermit and Stitch Weekend coming up on 21-22 January.  If you want to join in, just click here to sign up for this month.

It's been very cold and wet at the moment.  But we did have some lovely sun sets the other night and my camera came out to catch the moment.

Last Saturday I went out walking with my friends.  The sun was out and there was blue sky.  The ground was hard and crisp as we had a frost that morning.  Here are a few photo's I took of our walk at Whirlow.

Mallard Ducks on the Ice.

More Ducks on the Ice.
Whirlow in Winter
Sheep in there thick winter coats
The contrast of the day was amazing.  Ice on the pond for the ducks, and then flowers still in bloom, like the gorse bush and rhododendron.  The temperature dropped suddenly as we entered a lower part of the valley and you could see the frost all around.  It was good to get out of the house and see it all.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway.  Here is the link.  Closes on 17 February 2012.

Until next time, Happy Stitching


Kerryp77 said...

Wonderful wintery photos, i love the sunset ones. The blackwork angels are lovely. I do love the effect of blackwork. Thanks for mentioning my giveaway on your blog. x

cucki said...

Hello dear, the black work angels are so lovely..
Awe cutie I love the ms cat in the so much wanted to do that too..,
Lovely winter photos..keep well dear and have a lovely day,.
Hugs cucki xxx

Thoeria said...

Oh lovely photos MaryJoan! That sunset looks just wow! And I love your little MS kitty in a teacup :)

Nicola said...

What a lovely post, so enjoyed reading it and my DH also enjoyed looking at your photos.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Your stitching is coming along so nicely! And I enjoyed the pictures. Amazing to see the ice and flowers on the same day!

♥ Nia said...

Your teacup cat looks adorable!! So cute =)
Congrats on finishing your Angels! Great work :)

butterfly said...

Love those Angels and your photos are fab.

Joysze said...

Love the winter montages, Mary Joan.

Angels look great next to each other and what a cute Sherry start.

Happy hermitting. :D

Kate said...

Congratulations on finishing the angels. Thank you for sharing the winter photos.