Over one thread of linen must surely count as a fine thing! It is taxing the limits of my sight but I am soldiering on with Betsy Morgan’s Four Seasons. The silk floss is a dream to stitch with and I have only the top to complete tonight.
Three hardanger pochettes are completed and I have decided to take a break from those. There is enough linen left for a fourth but not enough enthusiasm currently. I need a change. Once Betsy Morgan is done my stitching basket will be empty and I can trawl The Stash Cupboard for another project.
Meanwhile in a weeks time I’m off on a road trip to Auckland where in no particular order of preference I will visit my gravely ill older brother, eat at the Japanese Sushi-Go-Round, visit my much loved embroidery store The Ribbon Rose, call at a fabric shop or two, catch up with friends and see if Daiso is still in the same location and has survived Covid. Excitement is building and I have stitched a new blouse and taken in the waistband of a pair of jeans, so ensuring that I will look respectable and not provincial for my “trip to the city”.
Spring is springing here in New Zealand after an unseasonal dumping of snow at the beginning of the month. The Polar Blast brought snow even to Palmerston North and the temperatures have still not risen much but the days are mostly fine with clear blue skies now and the garden is screaming for attention. This week I hope to remove a few more weeds and give a general tidy up to the front. I have been enjoying Sweet Peas, Lily of the Valley, Alstroemeria, Carnation, Iris and a few late blooming daffodil.