Hello dear stitching friends! Well, Winter has truly set in here in Cape Town, but we are fortunate to have a bright, sunshine day today and it is wonderful outside.
Here are some updates on my stitching of the past few months:
I have made some progress on the Reticella lace course that I am doing with Lee Albrecht. I just love all the delicate patterns and the variety in the lacy designs.
Here is a little Christmas ornament that I stitched a few months ago. I still need to do the finishing and might go with a flat finish, using the fabric pictured for the backing.
It is stitched in Madeira silks on 28 count self dyed fabric. It was such a treat to work with silk for a change! I also love the slightly more antique tones - especially the 'Old Gold' colour.
And now - a little bit of stash! I came across these lovely ribbons at an outdoor craft market a few months ago. They were sold by weight - what a great find!
Here is a better look - I have so many ideas of how to use them for finishing :)
Here is a picture of my 'baby'. Lexi, our Bullmastiff puppy turned one year old in April! I must say, I can see that she has grown a bit since then :) She is so extremely spoiled and such a loving young lady (and sometimes very naughty!)
That's it for now - I will share some more stitching progress in my next post - I have been spending a lot of time on my Heaven and Earth Designs stitching, but at the moment I'm working on a few smalls.
Until next time - Happy Stitching!