I have had the idea to do this for many months, perhaps since last Christmas, but as you know it's been a very full year thus far and spare time was at a premium.
But about a week ago this project wouldn't leave my mind so instead of pushing it aside again I have decided to jump in and do it with you because it's going to be a lot of fun!
Beginning August 31st I'll be sharing one stitchery pattern for a letter of the alphabet (starting at A and ending with Z) every Friday, with a download link both here and in my free newsletter.
These patterns will NOT be available in my shop.
So that you don't miss a week you will need to either -
1. Subscribe to my posts by typing your email address in the box provided at the top of my blog sidebar OR...
2. Subscribe to my free weekly newsletter (HERE)
Both of these are easy and free to do and will reap you 26 sweet patterns and loads of pincushion ideas! I'm keeping all the pincushion ideas easy and you could use any one of them to display your completed alphabet stitcheries.
I'll share the first pattern, "A", next Friday (August 31st) here on my blog and also in my free newsletter.
BONUS...occasionally I'll have a giveaway of some of the pincushions I'm making!
Will you be stitching along?
Last week I told you about my intention to bake a Battenberg Cake and that's exactly what I did on Monday morning, just in time for Blossom's afternoon tea visit...
My version is lemon and chocolate with a chocolate buttercream icing (because I do not like marzipan)...
...and Cully May certainly thought it rather delicious, as did her mummy.
(No, that is not a black eye...our little dumpling had been playing in the dirt, which makes her Poppy very happy as he believes all children should play outside and enjoy the dirt)
Rafaella is too young for cake, but she certainly enjoyed herself at Nana's anyhow.
I'm sitting on some news I'd like to share with you, but have decided to wait just a wee bit longer - don't want to spill the beans too early, you know?
I wonder if you can guess what it is??
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Bless you heaps, and may today be the best day, a day to shake off your troubles and just for a while sit somewhere peaceful and give thanks for the blessings that may have been overlooked.
It's amazing how many I remember when I take the time to consider them...