Yes I am counting down the days till my new glasses come and I can happily stitch again. It has been a long six weeks, for once I cannot comment how quickly time has gone by for me it has been snail pace.
Stitching friends challenge was a biscornu, here is the lovely one I received from Lyn. Don't you just love the beautiful hardanger edge and she has made it very personal with the message on the back cleverly stitched on the diagonal. Thank you Lyn it is such a treasure.
The one below is the one I stitched and sent to Ann, it is an Atalie design, have wanted to stitch it for ages and the challenge was the perfect opportunity, I had all the counted work done before my eye op and have managed to finish it in the last few days as the eyes adjust, however I did struggle with the roses... next time it will be bullion stitch ones that I can do much better.
A recent email brought surprising news, Thoeria emailed me to thank me for the ornament and commented she loved owls. It took a moment or two to to work out what owls she was referring to .... and it certainly turned back the clock, at the beginning of December last year I had a give-a-way, and this was the ornament she was referring to -
posted to her in Johannesburg, South Africa the first week of December last it had finally arrived... 5 months later, I'm sure she felt I had forgotten to post it
Next week will be my blog anniversary, it will mark six years of blogging do check back to see what I come up with to celebrate.
Good to be back in focus and blogging again