Sunday, 31 January 2016

Daily Cross Stitch SAL - January

Well it's time for the first month of the Daily Cross Stitch SAL.

For this month, I worked on one of the easier patterns...nom nom cookie.

I love this design but do wonder what the best way to finish him off will be. I believe he was stitched on 16ct white fabric.

I'm trying to decide between balloon house and unstoppable for next month.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Travel memories update

I continued working on Travel Memories and made considerable progress but remembered why I keep putting it down since it was started in 2013...3 tweeded strands on 18ct!

Travel Memories 11.01.2016
Colour Cascade Fabrics have a 25% birthday sale so I treated myself to two pieces of fabric. A red piece for Mabel's Round in Circles SAL and a piece big enough for The Pumpkin Passport SAL by the Frosted Pumpkin. They won't arrive for at least a few weeks so it gives me time to get uni work out of the way before I can start those pieces (uni starts on Monday, boo!).

Saturday, 9 January 2016

My New Year trip

I spent the end of 2015 and the start of 2016 in my favourite place, La Rochelle.

We sit on these steps every time we visit:

This is the view from those steps. I don't think I could ever tire of this!

They've added some new additions to the park we like to walk through :)

Sadly, I seemed to take the bad weather in Durham with me to La Rochelle so we only had 2 days and a morning (or two) where we could go for walks. When it is just my other half and myself going into town then we always walk as the sights along the way are lovely and relaxing. Even in bad weather, the place didn't lose its charm :)

I wasn't able to work on any of my planned projects for this year while I was away but I did manage some stitching on Travel memories.

I added some orange to the butterfly and completed the black stitching that is bottom right.