That was easy to post!
I also got a finish from my list of 18 earlier in the month. Satsuma Street's Libra:
This weekend I have continued with my focus piece for the month which is Chatelaine's Gardens of London. I have completed the inside of the top left Garden and just have the Rhodes, Queen and Rice Stitches in the border. Beading will be done at the end.
Here's the whole piece:
So my ideal retreat would be a combination of the two; time to chat and a class to learn a new technique or a special class project with a designer I admire. I would love to get together with more stitchers, especially my blogging friends but that just isn't possible at the moment. But if anyone is passing this way do get in touch and come round for coffee and stitching!
Finally, there will be a Summer Blog Hop this year. I will be returning to the Postcard theme. Each person emails me a photo of something they have stitched which is suitable as a postcard to a fellow stitcher along with a short message of the kind you write on a postcard. I will forward the photo to another participant who shows it on their blog. The photo can be anything Summer themed, beach themed, holiday themed, you get the idea! If you'd like to take part then leave a comment or send me an email.
Edit to add - the Hop will run over the whole of the Summer with a few cards going out each week. Final deadline will be the end of August, just in time for Back to School!