I had disappointing news on Sunday, so to make myself feel better I order some stitchy/hobby fun! I found a end piece of aida for the bellpull pattern I have in stash for a great price on Etsy! I have aida but I needed a 10x56 piece of fabric. This is the pattern
I also placed a AliExpress, I order 3 kits, some snips, thread holders and stop HOLD that thought.....a diamond painting kit ----or two. I am thinking that maybe my mom will take interest in that, we'll see. They were not that expensive so we can give it a try. I also ordered a few cross stitch kits, I will report back once I get the kits and let you know what I think.
I have ordered the CXC floss from AliExpress and I was super happy with the floss and service. I ordered from https://www.aliexpress.com/store/group/100-cotton-thread/736913_511508678.html?spm=2114.12010608.0.0.34e26111rqP9yO , you can contact before ordering and tell them you want to order certain colors and they will send you a spreadsheet to select your colors. The thread is around 8cents a skein. So I am staying hopeful on the kits. I only ordered one with the printing on the fabric to try.This is the printed design I ordered.
This is the puzzle my folks and I had completed a few weekends ago
Jane Maday 250pc Glorious Morning
I will keep my eye out for more pretty smaller pc puzzles, it was a fun way to spend time with my parents. My dad even put in a few pieces, we let him put the final piece in!! He was lucky that day ;)
We worked on the current puzzle a lot the past weekend, it is very challenging and now we are down to trees, bushes and water so that is always puzzling LOL LOL !
I also been thinking that I like stitching pictures and not smalls. I am not big on decor or nicknaks I am a very simple plain decorator (less to clean, more time to stitch) As we all know this may change in a moments notice. I also am not keen on finishing. I am loving the LJT owls but those are easy to finish.....even though I have two that are not FFO'd (yes that means I have only FFO'd ONE) see what I mean :)
Oh and we have sunshine.....yes sunshine it does still exist! It makes me feel so much better when the sun is out.