Firstly on Thursday I did what I set out to do and finished this -
View from the Terrace
I also finished another little Christmas stitching from the recent Cross Stitcher magazine, I will finish this as an ornament like the one I did last week. The chart showed it in a blue colour but I used a DMC variegated red thread. I really like this one and may stitch another.
The postman also bought me my "Hot Cocoa" chart on Thursday, I can't wait to start it but it has gone in the drawer for now until I can fit it into my busy schedule!!
Friday morning I set about sorting the threads for D for Dancer.... oh this was a challenge. Most of my stitching has consisted of using DMC or Anchor 6 stranded cotton, with the occasional metallic threads/braid. In this I had "Thread gatherer" "Gloriana overdyed silk" "Au ver a Soie" "Kreinik Mori" etc..
It took me a while but I think I sorted it correctly, I never realised that some threads are 12 stranded!!
Finally last night I started it..... not much to show so far. I have a deer, a dolphin and some darning stitches!! I am going to pick it up again in a moment but I am taking my time with it to get all the specialty stitches correct.
Today as it is virtually the end of the summer holidays, Stuart and I have taken the girls to Warwick Castle. It was packed!! where we parked it was a 20 minute walk to the entrance. But it was worth it we had a fab day, lovely weather etc. We watched jousting, falconry etc. The girls and I went up the big tower and round the ramparts, 530 steps.... oh my legs ache now! It is a lovely castle and it had been years since we went, I am glad we made the effort to go.
Well back to the stitching, I must work on some of Mom's sampler this evening too.