A lovely mild day yesterday, and a walk round the garden provided a pleasant surprise with this bunch of miniature daffodils and some winter roses. Oh! the poor garden is so neglected partly because of the weather but also there are only so many hours in a day. The past month has been a very trying one, with several ups and downs and rushed visits to hospital, it is also taking time to adjust to the changes we have to make to our life style, Paul's health will never improve however he is now to receive blood transfusions fortnightly and it is hope that these at least will provide some stability
Thank you for all the encouraging comments left on my last posting on the Junior embroiderers successes. The group has now been handed over to Maree and Mary and I know it is in good hands. Caitlin now comes once a week after school and we sit and stitch together, so I will share from time to time what she is doing. Finding time to stitch has not been easy although I always have something small in my handbag to fill in time waiting for appointments.
One item of stitching that was finished was for a friend's special birthday, unfortunatly it was quite late in getting there This tiny pocket is a mon ami Pierre design and I stitched it on 40 count Permin linen using Chameleon Strand threads in the lovely grey-blue shade called Thatch. And my stitchers challenge piece stitched at the same time was one of those small projects that could be carried with me... we did a small tissue case of the paper pocket tissues. here is mine.
The border design came from Round the World in 80 stitches by Papillion Creations, I have started but not got very far with this project but hopefully now I will get a chance to get back to stitching again. I did stitch for the last IHSW but did not get a chance to post my effort and as the next weekend is not far away I will show my few stitches then.
I have tried to visit everyones blogs and love reading your news, not been very good at leaving comments special when time has been limited, however hopfully will call on you soon and say Hi.