Today I made a ball and although the fabric scraps limited the size of the pentagons this wasn't quite as fiddly to stitch together as I had thought it might be. The colours go well together don't they (wink wink to Little Sister!)
I'm thinking that a "flapped pocket" in cream lined with ruby red may be just right for my planned ruby wedding gift. We shall see.My hardanger Christmas tree is coming along. It is now officially confirmed that I am no great fan of cross stitch and hardanger, nor roses (or are they supposed to be holly berries?)and cream, but this is turning out reasonably well. I will have to visit my local DIY store to see what they can provide by way of a base for this to stand in as the pattern says a wooden candlestick! Goodness gracious. Who has wooden candlesticks nowadays?! This is not the Victorian era! I'm thinking a cream ceramic planter pot and a painted wooden dowel.
Hopefully the roses will all be finished tonight and I will attempt to decipher the instructions for the hardanger.
Yesterday the HD3QBEM and I went into the City and bought a new merino winter sweater for her. Yes! In 26 degrees celsius heat we bought merino!!! It never ceases to amaze me that end of season sales happen in January and the Autumn and Winter fashions come into the shops in February. Who feels like trying on woolen garments in that kind of heat? The HD3QBEM is delighted with her new sweater and I approve of the lovely pink so we are both happy.
Tomorrow is Embroiderers Guild and I am looking forward to seeing what others have been working on over the summer break.