Visible progress is being made on the Octagonal Box. Despite the fact that there are no specialty stitches to tempt me I am enjoying this one; even the over one lettering is fun. And while stitching I have decided to make the needlework accessories that go into the box. The reason being - I couldn't work out how to change the design of the words and remove "needlework" while retaining the overall balance of the design.
Anyway, here's progress - I couldn't see why there was so much blue at the bottom until I took this photo. But the missing words give the clue..."both sea and land to collect needlework treasures". So squirrels or not the bottom had to be sea blue?!
Today my boss arrived back after ten days in Tokyo. She and her husband went up specifically to go to the two All Blacks matches being played there and they had a wonderful time. She brought back some sweeties for me.... White peach and melon flavoured Kitkats.