Hello everyone, at last I have some progress to report.
First up - the HBHDEM has completed 25 childrens sweaters and cardigans all of which are now buttoned and decorated as necessary. Next Saturday we will deliver them to the local Hospice Shop but before that in the bright sunlight of Easter we had a marathon photo session.
|Some of the 2011 stock!|
|And yet there's more!|
|Buttons on some .....|
|And decorations on others.|
And now guess what the HDHBEM is doing????? Yes, another sweater!
She aims to beat her record of 25 and has begun the "sweater and cardigan quest 2012" already!! (And in case you want to know, she is watching Top Gear in total concentration and seemed immune to the photo so I'm safe)
Secondly, I have returned to my first love- the Historic Countries Sampler. I am still passionately in love with this and the big central "heart" shaped section came together really well. This is the progress so far - over half way now and I can feel myself speeding up in an effort to get to the end.
The America section was actually number 12 of the GOS chart but I am working top to bottom left to right to avoid working over my stitching. With America complete I made an immediate start on France and the red medallions were the first portion of that.
After France I go back to the extreme top left and that is England prior to 1700; then Italy, Australia, Scotland and all will be done. By that stage the New Zealand Inland Revenue should have processed my tax refund and I will be able to visit Sarah the framer ;-) I already have the space on my wall booked for this.