And on the stitching front too. I have made enough progress on the Acorn Stitching Roll to qualify for a photo and the first side of the hardanger Stitching Pod is almost completed too.
And the Acorn Stitching Roll is also on 28 count linen in a vanilla colour. I have used the specified DMC equivalents for the solid colours and Thread Gatherer 'Autumn Honey' for the variegated floss. As I don't want "historic needlework guild" to be the lettering in the next band I will spend some time with a pencil and graph paper tonight. Yes, I admit this is a delaying tactic as I must return to the ecru queen stitches and finish off the tudor roses in the floral band :-(
A new venture for a new year is contained in this box.
I hope to make a quilted top for our blanket box - the current one is very old and the fabric has not stood up to the heat of the sunlight it receives. What is more this project will use up a lot of the small cotton fabrics that currently occupy space in my stash cupboard. I can think of a lot more interesting objects to fill that space!
Tomorrow I plan to get sewing again - the fabric is cut out ready to stitch so it shouldn't take me too long. As I don't need to go back to work until next week I am determined to make good use of this free time but the HD3QBEM insists that she wants to go and see Judi Dench in "Philomena" with me so I may be persuaded to abandon the sewing machine. What a luxurious feeling this is - looking forward to the free time of the next four days.
So from a warm and summery New Zealand, the HD3QBEM and I send you all good wishes for a
Happy New Year