The last time I posted here was the 13th October. Well they say time flies but I really don’t know where that went. I was quite poorly a couple of weeks after we returned from holiday in Italy so the promised photos never got sorted. Never mind they will keep for another day. Since then we have also been on another holiday this time to Lanzarote. The plan being to get some much needed sunshine as these cold damp days make for a lot of pain in my back and hips. However the first week though it had beautiful sunshine twinkling down from the sky it was accompanied by 40 mile an hour winds. Hubby said they were not cold winds but my back told another story. Apart from that it was hard to walk anywhere, it took my breath away and almost knocked the legs from under me. I am glad to say the middle of the holiday saw the wind drop and though we had a breeze most afternoons it was no more than normal for Lanzarote, and the temperatures soared a little higher each day. Bliss I was almost pain free and I could walk far easier.
Of course holidays mean stitching time. I took my hardanger “Daisy” (pre cut as I like to have good light for cutting. I also took “Wildlife of the hedgerow” which is a project I have only ever stitched on holidays.
If you wish to see a before picture of Daisy then look here.
This is how she looks now – with just the blanket stitch left to do. Blanket stitch, even after all my years of doing hardanger is something I still find difficult for some reason so its a slow and laborious job I’m afraid.
I also did a little on the other project I took. The first picture is from when I last stitched on this – 6th April, 2018 (another where did time go moment).and this is now. Not a lot to show but it is progress for all that.
I think this is needing to go into the ufo box as I cannot see me getting a lot of stitching done one our next planned adventure.
I have made lots of cards recently but this is the only one I can share. It is for a lovely Indian lady who was celebrating her 70th birthday with a surprise party down in London. It was last weekend and as her son had arranged it and he is a friend of ours we were invited and it was great fun. I love a challenge and it was great fun making something different to my normal cards.
This morning I have just finished a parchment card that’s taken me about 6 hours to do. I have taken a picture and will share it with you next time.
Hope to see you again soon, and sending many hugs to all those who need or want them.