Yep I'm late again. Apologies.
I've have spent the last week mourning the death of Chester Bennington and I was so depressed that even stitching couldn't get me out of my grief. Linkin Park was my all time favourite band and I was gearing up to go and see them when they came down under for their latest album tour. I love Chester, and his brave lyrics that ring so close to my own experiences. I hope he is resting easy now and that his demons are vanquished.
It probably didn't help that I was working on my gift wip of Prince, which just magnified my sorrow.
But I am The Crafty Princess and the show must go on! So here is where I got up to with my new start of Prince - The Legend, which I am stitching for my best friend Lori.
I've been watching "Grimm" whilst stitching this and I always try and match my minders to the chart I'm working on and the shows I watch. The Minion was included simply cos he's Purple and sparkly, just like Prince.
He is stitching up really quickly, this was a weeks worth of stitching.
Ready for some birthday stash? Witness the monumentous generosity of my beautiful crafty friends.
Sharine spoiled me with Steampunk Poison Ivy and Batgirl full kit by Charting Creations, Sparkly Unicorn Poo and a whole load of handmade bits from her kids. I think that drawing is a Tiara, but Sharine said Hannah's drawings are open to interpretation ha ha.
Also from Charting Creations "Miss Poppy" a gift from the owner Nikki.
"Peacock" from Jayne.
"Fireside Fairytales" and "Geisha" from Helvi
And Bat Tea from Cindy
And with the Gift Voucher from Kim H and Nina I bought 2 long dog samplers - Death by Cross stitch (yep I caved) and Castles in the Air.
So as you can see stunners I will be part of this SAL for the rest of my life. I hope Jo, keeps it going for that long.
Thank you so much to all my amazing friends for these beautiful and truly generous gifts. And to everyone that wished me a happy birthday. You guys are what sparkles are made of.
Happy stitching stunners.