Ages ago I read somewhere that selling a house was among the most stressful events in life. Correct!! It is. However my house is now cleaned and cleared to within an inch of its life and is listed with the real estate agent so I am over one hump of stress and on to the next :) Open home viewings followed by auction and then The Big Move. It is all feeling a little too much after 27 years in this place but onwards and upwards.
On the stitching front there have been finishes and one disaster.
The needle book holder (utilitarian at best) is completed and in use.
Two bookmarks are done successfully.
The "red set" came to a sticky end. Scissor fob and biscornu went well but the needlebook was never going to work. Frugality with linen is all very well but I do need to ensure there is sufficient seam allowance for construction. In this case there wasn't so I discarded the needle book.
The two fancy humbug shaped fobs almost reached the same fate but I was able to retrieve those. I quite like that pattern and may revisit this again.
I began construct on the Betsy Morgan Etui but haven't made a lot of progress for two reasons. I don't want to fail under pressure with this one so will take my time. Also I have not yet decided on a lining fabric, so this one is back in the basket.
I have stitched the Hardanger tops for two Christmas Stocking Ornaments and completed those.
And now I have kitted up the Betsy Morgan Reticule with DMC thread. Gloriana threads are just too ridiculously expensive here in New Zealand and mostly obtainable only by on line purchase from overseas.
All this activity is tiring but with benefits. I have shed 3kg of the 6 that I put on while working for Corrections. Happy me! However I suspect this is the result of lots of housework, tidying up and daily walks :)