Where is our summer weather we are supposed to be having? It feels like winter here, it doesn't even feel like Christmas to me yet, I hope this weather of ours starts to warm up soon. The last few days have been the type of days I would normally curl up on the couch with my stitching and stitch away with the rain and wind lashing outside, but because I didn't have anything on my 'to go' list I sat down to some scrap booking instead which I also love doing.
But today I opened my tub of stash to see what was hiding away that I had forgotten about and it seems I've forgotten about many patterns and kits I had. This is what I found, I am sure there are a few other kits lying around somewhere else.
There are many kits and patterns there I would love to stitch, it's hard to choose just one. But when my husband and I went to Europe on our honeymoon, one of our places we visited was Paris. I found a beautiful cross stitching shop there which was very exciting for me because I knew whatever pattern I bought would always hold memories of where it came from and what I was doing when I bought it. Such a special memory to know the kits I did buy would remind me of our honeymoon together. I will always think about this when it's hanging on our walls too. So, the kit I am going to start next is called 'Les Marie's' which is a gorgeous wedding sampler.
Isn't it cute? I also love the one underneath my wedding sampler in the previous photo of the girl running with the cupcakes. I also bought that in the same shop but I will hold off on that one. It reminded me of myself straight away since I not only love eating cupcakes but I also love baking them! The only problem with these patterns is, they are all in French! Of course..but they have the listing of DMC colours I need at least. I will have to try and translate the instructions on the internet with the fabric measurements I need. I am looking forward to getting started on this one soon, not sure when but soon.
Getting back to baking, I baked this cake for my Mum for her 60th birthday over the weekend. I was quite proud of it and wow did it taste yummy if I can say so myself! It was vanilla cake with lemon butter cream icing.
That is all from me today, off to make myself a cup of tea now and relax at the end of a night.
Happy Stitching xx