In this time I have had a lovely vacation to visit my parents on the West Coast; my computer hard drive gave up and I lost everything on it; I celebrated a birthday(!); the weather has turned for the better and my attentions are now diverted to that great money pit otherwise known as the yard!
Not much crafty business has been going on here recently, but I do have a few things to show you that I finished off during my vacation.
Over Lent I only let myself work on older projects so I could tick off a few more boxes on my Work In Progress list. First up was the Ricicles Shawl by Sandra from Cherry Heart. I started this last spring with a lovely duck egg blue Debbie Bliss yarn.
It has gotten so warm I have only been able to wear it once: not that I'm complaining about the weather!
My favourite project to finish was my cross stitched Teacup Peony:
I just love how French designs use so much shading to define areas as opposed to back stitching. Being pink this of course goes with nothing in my house, but I am bound and determined to make a space for it!
I finished off another letter from my Stitcher's Alphabet. Sadly I am way behind on my goal of stitching two per month, but I can't get discouraged because guilt and stitching really shouldn't mix, should they?
I have completed A,B,C and E. Next up will be D and F. Both require lots of colour changes so it may take another three months!
I am almost finished two other older projects, but will wait until they are completely finished to photograph them. This weekend we are to have beautiful weather, and I see a lot of stitching on the deck for me with something fruity and cool to drink. Tomorrow is Mother's Day, so I wish all you lovely Mums an equally lovely day!
Thanks for visiting and your sweet comments!