I'm finally finished for the semester! I submitted my last take home exam (due to the quake) this morning. Phew, it's a relief to have that over with. Bring on the holidays, even if it is only two weeks.
Last night when I was having a break I also made a stitchy finish, the V&A cross stitch I've been working on. It's been nice having two stitchy works in progress. This one had so many half stitches, which are awful to do on 14 count. Whenever I got sick of them I switched to the other WIP for a while!
'Vase Mini Cushion' by the Victoria and Albert Museum Collection for DMC
Stitched with threads and aida provided in kit
I love how it's turned out. It was worth all the unpicking, I think the most I've ever had to do for any stitch. When I took it out of the hoop and laid it out I was immediately struck with inspiration for finishing it too, so watch this space.
In other nice news I seem to be having a lucky streak at the moment, because I won another blog giveaway! This one was hosted by Amber at What to Make Next. I actually think the yarn is some of the most gorgeous I've ever owned, I love the feel of it.
The yarn is to complete this lovely pattern. I'll have to find a wee girl in the right age group to knit it for first though! A worthy addition to the stash for now. Thank you Amber!
That's all for now,
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