What the mind conceives and the heart believes, the spirit achieves.
Firstly a rather belated report on my stitching for IHSW, yes I did managed to add some more stitches to the Wool Gatherer, just love the way his patchwork coat is coming along unfortunately I find I can not stitch these soft colours in the night light, so not quite as much done as I had hoped.
I am also having trouble with the greens in the other piece I am at present stitching, all I can do is follow the chart and make sure I pick up the correct thread as my eyes cannot tell the difference between the two light green shades. This one is Millennia designs Elizabethan floral Heart Pansy.
I picked it up in a sale basket when I was on holiday last month, marked down as the kit was not complete, I am stitching it on permin 40 count, I might have trouble with colours however I am thankful I can still see to stitch on my favourite linen
I cant wait to share my other stitching project, Stitching Friend's challenge this time was to stitch an embroidered strawberry, after thinking up several ideas including a blackwork one, I really enjoyed stitching my creation, so much so I have now made 4 of them and posted out my Challenge one early so I could share photos with you soon and I will put a HERE's HOW on my other blog.
Caitlin has had the day here with me stitching, she is working on her exhibition piece, for the National exhibitions in July, it is quite exciting seeing what she planned for her design taking shape. I have been given a big pile of embroidery books to find homes for and specially any of them for Caitlin if they would be of use to her. Today I passed on to her one of them. A-Z of Embroidery Stitches This is a lovely book with good colour illustrations on how to do so many different stitches, I enjoyed seeing her leaf through it and find just the here's how to something she needs for her piece. The book will I know extend her knowledge so much and be much used.
Winter weather has arrived here, so I am now going back to enjoy the fire and stitch
Happy Stitching everyone.