The lovely thing about being retired is that I can cross stitch
all day if I want to. I have got on really well with this and am loving it.
My houses are coming along too and I have done some of the back stitches as well as huge chunk of the trees. Still a lot to do but I still love this and am surging ahead to get it finished.
And something new although the colour of the cashel linen is pale yellow instead of what was suggested in the chart. It should be tobacco so I am going to use one of my dyes and darken it a bit. Hope it turns out ok!
And of course I had to buy the WDWs threads.
And they are lovely!
And this is to stitch Blackbirds 'Willow House' which I have loved for a long time so I am proud of myself that I haven't bought all the materials earlier and left my WIPs !
The sun is shining here today and I am home listening to The Archers although I listen to all the episodes each day in the week., but I am a 'Archerholic' and have been following the story since 1960!!
I have laughed and cried with this radio programme over the years and even looked up the synopsis to see what was happening when we were in Australia last year.
When Pat and Tony's son John was killed in a tractor accident I was listening as I was driving to see my daughter and had to stop and pull over I was crying so much.
I am still busy writing trying to get one of my stories published and have had my first rejection slip, I wasn't upset just put out that some body thought it wasn't suitable to be published in their magazine. But it has made me more determined and I am actually now plotting a novel which is the next assignmnet for my writing course.
Watch this space one day I will be a famous writer!! LOL