I’m having a pretty productive holiday at the moment, over the week-end I managed to catch up with both my cross-stitch stitch-a-longs, finished with a week to spare!
I’m now a quarter of the way through my Enlightenment SAL having completed the first row, I love the colours in this one and it will be interesting to see how the design develops on the next row. I changed the colour of two of the trees to a slightly lighter one and I’m pleased with how that’s worked out, they’re not quite so dark as the central one in the recommended DMC version…
The Zoe SAL by Faby Reilly is looking gorgeous! I’ve now finished the outside and the inside of the box. The latest section was the butterfly and the squirrel. Isn’t that squirrel just such a cutie!
I love the inside of the box as much as the outside! I do need to catch up with the outlining on this project as I haven’t finished the counted back-stitch round the next section yet!
I’ve just committed to another project too, though hopefully this one won’t take as long. It’s 200 years next year since Anne Bronte was born and in Scarborough there is going to be a textile exhibition which anyone can apply to take part in. Everyone is allocated a page from a vintage copy of Tenant of Wildfell Hall, mine is page 215 and you have to do a page size piece of embroidery inspired by the page or by Anne Bronte herself. If you fancy taking part please follow the link.
Having caught up on my cross-stitch, I’m now building houses for my Coming Home quilt – I think I’d better stick to the day job as I’m clearly not cut out to be a joiner!!