Monday, 27 June 2016
Not Much to Show for a Busy Weekend
Mostly because I've been concentrating on my Brooke's Book's letter for next Saturday's Alphabet Club post. Here's a sneak peek:
You can really see the weave of the afghan in that photo. The natural blocks are actually over three threads but I'm stitching over two. Which makes counting fun!
I did some more of my Teresa Wentzler dragons, You Were Hatched:
stitched on 28 count lilac evenweave.
I've completed all the blue now and the green is next, four shades of pistachio.
I've also been buzzing on my Just Nan for the evenings, Big Bee, Little Bee:
stitched on 28 count evenwweave
One beehive done, three to go! You may remember that Kim sent me a bee-themed parcel as part of her Big Birthday RAKs. Well, since then I have noticed so many bee charts and designs! Including this new one from La Comtesse, based on a poem by Emily Dickinson:
Talking of freebies, Passione Ricamo always releases a Fairy Silhouette for Fairy Day on 24th June. This year Laura has put together a celebratory e-book with all the previous designs and the new one for this year. I've only stitched one of them but I'm itching to stitch another!
I also discovered that Rainbow Gallery have reorganised their freebies into a single document for each year. You can find them all here. They do needlepoint freebies too. Alot of the cross stitch designs are a monthly series. Christine had another of her brilliant ideas inspired by my Reindeer Cube. She suggested I do a monthly series and make a dodecahendron out of them. She truly is an evil genius! She's even started on her desert lair.
I do need a recommendation from you all. I want to stitch an alphabet in black and heard someone talk about Weeks Dye Works' Peacoat being a nice variegated black. It looks more blue in the photo but I know it's hard to take good pictures of colours. Can anyone recommend a subtle variegated black or confirm that the WDW is a good one? Thank you!
Finally, the Small Boy is proving his worth and providing for his family already. These are potatoes grown at school. Planted, watered and dug up with his own fair hands. And his t-shirt from the looks of it! We had them for tea with some chicken (not provided by the school, they don't do animal husbandry until college!) and they were delicious.