I don't know why but this little ornie seemed to take me ages to stitch - it looks a bit washed out in this photo, the fabric is quite a lot darker, quite mocha in colour.
Floral Gift by Blackbird Designs
JSC Christmas issue 2010
stitched with recommended DMC threads, mocha 32ct belfast
Yippee, I was so happy last week when my Christmas Garden chart finally arrived from Broomfields in Christchurch. The fabric I've chosen is on order so now I just need to purchase the threads and I can get it underway. I don't think I'll have this stitched in time for Christmas this year now, maybe a 2013 project.
It's been awhile since I shared a progress report on my Mystery sampler - this corner is all that I have left to stitch now. I've so enjoyed working on this design, I'll actually be quite sad when it's all finished.
Lastly for today, I was recently contacted by the Editor of Cross Stitch & Needlework to ask whether I would be interested in having my blog mentioned in the September issue. Of course, I'd be happy to, I said, lol. My copy arrived the other day from the US, and I was so excited to see my name in print :)
That's all for today, I'll be back tomorrow with a few pics from what we got up to over the recent weekend.
See you soon xx