This year the our two Daphne birkwoodii bushes have been a mass of blooms, this later flowering Daphne has a softer perfume and I have enjoyed sharing these lovely sprays with others. Caitlin and I managed to make 44 little posies over several days, before the rain came ( yet again!)
One of our church members is a hospital chaplain at one of the local rest homes, she took away the first basket of posies with her on her weekly visit. The others took them to folk we knew in the other two rest homes and the final basket full went with me to church last Sunday and there were shared with those present. I feel very blessed that I was given such an abundance of blooms and through others have been able to share them.
Now I have something I would like to share with you all.
My stitching friends group have had a Mystery SAL We were given the instructions for making the shape and from there the choice of design was our own. This is my finished one.... a Christmas Quadrielle and I am delighted with how easy it was to make and how it turned out, so I have decided to share how to make one like this as a SAL. on this blog. I am now on my second one and have ideas for others, these are fun to make. The stitching is very simple it includes back stitch, chain stitch some couching and lots of beads! so if you are interested in making one drop by tomorrow for the first of the instructions