I moved on and did some more on The Water Pump, and I am pleased with how that is going at the moment, in fact I could cheerfully stick with this one as I am really enjoying it.
As both these pieces have lots of bitty stitching in them I am thinking of bringing something else into the mix which has more blocks of colour but we will see. I am mostly enjoying the fact that I can see some progress on both pieces and as I feel its a long time since I had any stitching progress this is quite a reward.
I wanted to thank everyone for the very kind comments they have left. Whilst my blog is mainly a way of recording what I stitch for myself - I think taking regular photos you see more of the progress you make - it is also a nice feeling when people are so kind, and this spurs you on too.
I have now joined Bloglovin', and though I lost many of my old contacts when Bloglines closed I am enjoying finding new and exciting blogs to read. I have seen some lovely work out there and also seen a few new charts I would like. One in Mylenes blog called A Place We Call Home, took a little tracking down as she had it down as a Little House Needlework one and its actually by Country Cottage Needlework. I just had to have this one as I lovely the sentiment expressed in it so once it arrives it may come into my rota. Another couple I have seen that I really love are a beautiful Victorian Heart, and one called Pension Day though I have no idea who that one is by. Maybe if the person stitching it reads my blog they will be kind enough to tell me. Oh so many charts and oh such a small amount of time.
Another thing that I have found is that my tastes have changed over time. I have a number of kits and charts in my stash that I loved when I got them, I know now I will never stitch them. I think I am going to have to have a real sort out and see if I can sell some of them on ebay. As I have never sold anything before in this way it will be another fun challenge to add to my life.
Please God, if you have any to spare, could I have some more hours in my day.
All for now and thank you for taking the time to visit me here.
May your frogs stay in their ponds.