On the bright side I had decided that I would make a start on my new chart, Le Temps Qui Passe, to take with me. Two reasons, the first it would mean I only had to take one thread and the second, I was longing to make a start on this. I am doing the stitching purse (not the sampler), and to make up for my disappointment at not being away I have stitched on this quite a bit today - though only in very short stints. Here is a picture of how it looks so far, using 32 count cream and Dinky Dyes Silk in Murray River.
Tomorrow I am going to try and do a little bit more of AnnT's wfb. Its a good job I have a whole month in which to get it stitched lol as Im not quite half way yet. This is (almost) the first of two little boys.I am enjoying my stitching again but do find that I can only do it for such a short time. After half an hour my shoulders start to ache and if I ignore this my headaches start, so I know I have to be sensible and at least I can stitch still.
Thank you all so much on the lovely comments regarding my first pinkeep. Lisa sorry the alphabet is just my own design but I thought it was in keeping with the type of thing Ann liked, and yes I did use glue to keep the beads on my pins. If you would like a copy of the Alphabet just email me and I will happily send you a copy. Tanya remarked on the lovely blues in the design, it was Dinky-Dyes No10 Cloudy Skies and the Pink was Wild Cherry.