14 May 2011

Birthday presents and Sonic

Monday was my birthday and I got lots of lovely presents, including a couple of comic books from my boyfriend, and one from his brother, and some fancy biscuits and tea from his parents. From my dad I got two Scarlett Thomas books, two cross stitching books, the second part of the Pokémon Black & White guide and a cross stitch kit, I also got a tenner from my grandma with which I went down to one of the local charity shops and bought another cross stitch kit.

The books are the two on the left. The Newcomer's Guide to Blackwork by Lesley Williams and Twisted Stitches by Phil Davison.

Twisted Stitches has some interesting and fun designs in it and I hope the blackwork book will inspire me to design some of my own things.

I love the warm, rich colours.
The cross stitch kit from my dad is Klimt's Tree of Life from Yiotas Xstitch.
I've started on it already and can't wait to see it done.

I got this Marks & Spencer's anniversary kit from St. Elizabeth's Hospice charity shop.

I've been looking at it for a while and decided as it was my birthday I should just get it.

On to Sonic. I finished him yesterday. I need to give him a wash as I left him in the hoop and it discoloured the fabric. I also need to add markers for the numbers, and find a clock to fit him onto.
Finally done.


  1. sounds like you had a lovely birthday and received some lovely gifts :) Sonic looks AWESOME!!!! Well done on such a fantastic finish!!

  2. Thank you! I just hope I can actually turn him into a clock, I've been looking, but I haven't found anything suitable yet.