Hello my friends. Had a bright idea during the week – and it looks like it has borne fruit! The size of the font is now as it should be… Yay!!! I do trust this finds you well and safe. Despite being a woman of a certain age, I have not yet had my vaccination – and this morning, have learned that my YOUNGER daughter – aged 44 – has had hers today. HUH!! Grrr. (Love her really!) So I shall continue to stay home – and keep warm. Today is the complete opposite of Monday’s sunshine and high temperatures, when I was out walking in glorious weather. Oh well, it is still only February.
So, my desk today. I have done a load of sorting. The hardware is now tucked into a corner, and the rest of the desk tidy. It’s waiting for me to make some Easter cards. Three of us decided that everyone in the church should receive a card this year – so we would divide the church list between us and get cracking.
I know – it’s just not right is it, – an empty desk like that… but it will see some action soon, I trust! I have been busy in the lounge, though. The front of that pink and white sweater is now finished and I have started on the back, and one of Julia’s “fiendishly difficult” jigsaws has been done. Your comments about my jigsaw addiction are fabulous. I know I do them quickly – it’s just the way my brain works. I look at a single piece and can see just where it should go – no idea quite why my brain works like that… but there we go. This one, however, was different. Normally I start at the edges then set to on the inside. Oh no – not with this one. Start with the inside, then the border – and then the edges!
I have also been busy with the cross stitch. Again, your comments last week had me in tucks of laughter – one person even suggested that, actually, I was sewing a dragon… So, here’s a picture of the whole thing for you to gaze at… Sorry about the photo – the picture is taken from the pattern book – and it’s on shiny paper!
Ultimately, my stitching should look like the above – but on a larger canvas, so I can stitch the 24 numbers and small rings around the image in order for it to be an advent calendar. So far I have stitched the girl in the green coat, the baby on her shoulders, and part of the boy pushing the sledge. He hasn’t got a head yet, poor boy. Slow, but steady progress now the light is improving. The image will suddenly “pop” when I add the backstitch outlining – but I leave that until the end.
So that’s it from the North Wales coast on a wet and miserable Tuesday afternoon. The wind is blowing a hooley, and has already taken one of my fence panels! Can’t do anything about it until the wind drops and the shops open in order to get another panel. Good thing I get on with my neighbour.
Take care everyone. Stay safe. God bless you.