I've finally taken pictures!
Here is Perennial Border (The Drawn Thread) - stitched on 32ct Belfast Linen - Putty, with recommended threads.
and a close up of one of the corners - the worst corner to stitch! There were way too many tiny lazy daisy stitches on the Achillea ... how can they be called lazy I wonder?
and some RR's etc
Here is my ornament for the JCS Retro RR (part of the Ornament RR's) - You'll Find My Heart by X-Appeal, from JCS 2000 Ornament Magazine.
and two RR squares for RR57 - only one more square to go, and I'm a month ahead :)
Shells (this was a lovely quick one!)
and A Virtuous Woman - a Proverb - can't remember what number. Someone - or a couple of people - have really stuffed this one up (IMO ... but I'm a perfectionist when it comes to my stitching) - one (or two) people have used two threads for the borders, and one or two used one thread ... of course I was the lucky person who joined the top and bottom, and had to decide what to use - I used one, because I'm sure that is what the pattern calls for. Then the squares I was bordering didn't match up with those below - I finally found the mistake a couple of squares out, I was going to fix them - but decided I'd fudge my squares a bit, and the two people after me should be able to fit their's no problem. I do find it annoying though that there are some that just don't put in the little bit of extra thought to make sure everything is right. Heck, I know we make mistakes - if you're really clever you'll be able to pick out that I'm one stitch out on one of The Perennial Border sides, but I'm always a lot more aware of it being just right if it is somebody else's work.
Anyway - the picture!
I'm very happy with the catch up this week on my obligations pieces, I'm really motoring through them, I started the friendship piece last night, and should finish that by tomorrow - but it's a secret and too many from our little NZ group read my blog! LOL There are some advantages of being housebound with Miss Chicken Pox girl - more time to stitch :)
I'm going to join in with the Celtic Ladies SAL that Carol is organising ... I can't wait! I think I will make it my Tuesday stitching piece - it's always one of my best days/evenings to stitch, I've been stitching Rose Arbour that night, so I'll be working hard to get that and the Setting Sail kit finished in the next few weeks, so I can have a lovely guilt-free start. Oh, and more importantly, I'm stitching Celtic Summer - I've had this chart and the Needlepaint threads for quite a while, I need to look through my beads to see what ones I need, and check to see the status of the gold thread (I know I did have it, but I think I've used it for other things) - and more importantly choose a perfect fabric for it ... fun, fun, fun - I love getting new stitching projects together ... could be why I have so many WIP's LOL.