Ok….it’s not like it’s nearly the end of February or anything.

What…it IS nearly the end of February!  And I’m only just posting my first finished item of the year?  And it’s not The Husband’s shirt?

What is the world coming to?

I’d better just shush and show you the goodies.


This is the Necessities Sampler from Little House Needleworks.

I’ve got a very soft spot for samplers and really love Little House designs. Remember the Home of a Needleworker pincushion?

home of a needleworker

It’s by the same designers.

‘Necessities’ is just a little bit special, though, as Alice-who-isn’t-a-cat bought me the threads for it last year.

IMG_7178_edited-1I’m kicking myself that I didn’t get pictures last week when the sun was shining.  Today the skies have reverted to their usual state of leaden greyness that makes everything look a little gloomy. The second picture shows the colours more true to life.

Hey ho…not even grey skies can spoil my happiness with this little sampler. One day, when my sewing room is renovated (in some distant Utopian future ;-)), this will hang in a little burr walnut frame in pride of place.

Until then…I have buttonholes to make!