This might be a picture heavy post, but as they are my favourites when I read other blogs, I hope that's OK with you. Before I show you what I've been up to, here is a picture of some lovely happy post I received last week from Jacquie...
and here's a back view of the gorgeous pincushion...
Lovely paisley fabric. Jacquie has sent these lovely pincushions out to stitchers all over the world. If you read her blog then you will know that "Smile" is a very appropriate message from Jacquie, if not then please please pop over and have a look at her lovely happy blog, you won't be disappointed!
I am desperately trying to reduce my WIP list to ten but am desperate for a new start. Here are some progress photos...
Bothy Threads Cut Thru North Pole House
The Boys are Back in Town by JABCO
Treasure Hunt Bookshelf by Aimee Stewart (HAED)
I've also been working on a secret exchange piece for the Tutti Frutti Exchange organised by Mii Stitch. I've almost finished the cross stitching and now have to decide how to finish finish! The person I am stitching for has the most beautiful blog here which I am just in awe of! So it has to be a good finish.
We spent the day today with younger son's best friend and his mother. She is from Thailand and she made the most delicious Thai prawn noodles for lunch, and gave me some to bring home for dinner too! Her home is an interesting mix of styles, both Thai and English, and she is a Buddhist so has lots of Buddhas around. It was lovely to spend the day with them. I showed her a bit of cross stitch that I always carry round in my bag and she was really interested - I might just have found a future stitcher! She also told me that she learned Thai dancing when she was at school and was in lots of shows, so of course now I am itching to start this picture of a traditional Thai dancer from my stash, which I planned to make for her!
Hope you are all well and enjoy some stitching time this weekend!
Until next time