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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Chilly Days.

I've been working on patchwork this week, I do love to spend time at this sublime pastime.
It is a very cold morning & the snow overnight has dressed the mountains in brilliant white. It is ever so pretty, however the wind is  bitter. The sun is breaking through, so not as bleak as it looked earlier. It is a great time to be indoors with stitching for occupying one's time. Hopefully I'll have something to show by this evening. I'm in two minds as I'd also like to be doing some cross stitch, pity I can't do both at once.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Monthly Cross Stitch Challenge.

This is my choice for the ODW Challenge for June, something fury. The chart is a freebie from, The Little Stitcher. A small stitched piece, easily completed for me as a not so fast stitcher, within the specified 24 hour period..

Below is the May ODW challenge piece, which I thought was going to be just the inside strawberries. When completed, it seemed to be lost in the background linen, 32ct Belfast. I decided to stitch the rest of the pattern early in June, the white rose border to add some light to the design. Instead of a small jam bottle cover, it is now a much larger piece. I found a lovely piece of patchwork fabric on line called "Strawberries & Roses,  so  that will be incorporated  in the final makeup, yet to be decided.