I'm back properly this time, we have internet up and running in our new home! It actually took less than a week for them to flick the right switch, but we had to wait another week for our router to arrive. So how are you all? I've been browsing through your blogs, but please forgive me for not commenting because their were literally hundreds of posts from the time I've been away.
There hasn't been that much stitching or crafting going on in the last few weeks. It's been more unpacking boxes, settling in, applying for jobs (no luck yet) and enjoying the sunshine! After two straight winters for me and seven for hubby, we're both soaking up the end of summer. Here's some photos I took today in our garden.
I did get in just a little stitching this week though. . . so I had a happy dance this morning as I finished the cutie below. It really just suited my mood at the moment, as hubby and I build our first home together.
Home Sweet Home, by Joan Elliot for World of Cross Stitching Magazine Issue 188.
Stitched with thread provided in kit on 28ct Antique White misc evenweave.
I replaced the aida that came with the kit with some scrap linen from my stash and also substituted the kitted frame for one in my stash that was smaller and a little sturdier! You don't want to see the back of this piece. . it's just over an inch across and had over 15 colours!
That's it for now, I will be back soon with more catching up stuff (including my long overdue ORT report and IHSW!). I hope you'll all forgive me for my absence. I can't wait to catch up with you all.
p.s I've noticed recently that the font I've been using has been running words together once I've published, has anyone else noticed this? Please bear with me and unexpected font changes while I try and figure that one out!