Here I am again with more progress photos! I am slowly but surely getting back into a regular stitching thing, and try hard to spend even half an hour in the evenings no matter how long the work day has been. I spent this past weekend stitching instead of gardening - well what else is there to do when there is snow around (I know it didn't last that long but shhhhh no need to tell anyone!!!) and managed to get a fair bit done on this past week's Crazy Challenge project.
However, the previous week's Challenge was "The Lady of Shalott" by Teresa Wentzler. This is really turning out to be a labour of love for me. I started it on Midsummer's Day 2003 after several false starts including putting the fabric onto the scroll frame the wrong way lol! Later that day when I called round to mum's for tea we heard that her closest friend's son had died in a house fire that day - so you see, this particular date has got bittersweet memories. I started the project as a SAL with a now defunct Yahoo group and to be honest I think I am the only one still working on her (using the term "working" in the loosest possible sense lol). Anyway here she is as of 7th March - I felt as I had done loads but somehow it doesn't look like that does it? She is now firmly back in my rotation and I am determined that I will at least get off this page!!
This week's Challenge is "Free Spirits" which is another of my longstanding projects and the one I was working on when I discovered that stitching and morphine aren't a good combination lol (I started it in hospital after major surgery). Look out for an update next week.
I shall be popping off down to Yorkshire and Cheshire for a little rest (orders of my boss) at the end of the month but I shall keep you all posted with updates and I have even worked out which project(s) is(are) going with me.
Thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments as always. Its nice to know that there are people out there interested enough to leave an encouraging message.
Take care all - see you next week!
Love and hugs,