As you may have noticed I have changed my header to my blog! These lovely red roses are in my garden! and it's my picture!! Sadly the writing doesn't stand out so well now! I have also updated my photos of the girls, they both came down this morning looking lovely, so grown up so I had to take another photo. They are the ones in my side bar.
On the stitching front I have worked on Mom's sampler a bit more and have chosen some green fabric that matches the green border to make it up into a cushion. I have set aside next week on my rota to completely finish it and start making it up. I will update over the next few days.
With my Warwickshire Map I have been less enthusiastic! I have done a little bit but no where near as much as I wanted. I have made a decision that next time round I will start Henry VIII but I will continue to try to do just the odd symbol or two on the Map weekly so it will get done eventually!!
Last night I decided to start another little Christmas motif. This is a blackwork Christmas Tree out of the current "Cross Stitch Card Shop" magazine. I finished today and I love it. There is an angel, a bell, holly and snowflakes also I may do the angel next! I will mount it on silver.
I also have a new small project that I have kitted up (nearly) to start soon. It is out of Cross Stitcher magazine issue 201 a couple of months ago. It is called Dusky Dreams by Tournicoton. I love the pinks and browns, in fact with cream these are the only thread colours. It involves several different sorts of stitches and some lovely pink, brown and cream beads (which I have ordered). I'm really looking forward to doing this one and I intend to frame it myself and hang it in our lounge as that is decorated in browns!
Well I think I'll go and make me a cup of tea before I stitch, I am going to spend a little time on the map and may then start another blackwork motif.