Yesterday was lovely and warm, and today is the opposite with sleet, rain and very cool temperatures. DH and I were going to start the Couch to 5K running programme today, but now we both feel like hibernating!
Anyway, here's Forest Snowfall by CCN all finished up. (It's gloomy here today, so not a great photo).
I have also made a start on Sparkling Shamrocks which I am stitching as a memorial piece for someone I knew in Northern Ireland, who died in very sad circumstances last year.
I was a bit hesitant about this piece, as it uses lots of specialty stitches and beads etc. But I decided to just take the bull by the horns and go for it! So far, so good. I really have to stop being such a sissy about trying something new when it comes to stitching and finishing (one day I might share a photo of my bag of 'unfinished finishes'... maybe it will shame me into action!).
I haven't really done much beading, so I would be interested to hear your opinion on keeping my fabric wrinkle free. I intend to finish the stitching, iron it and then attach the beads. I am not sure at this stage how to keep the fabric wrinkle free after that. It's quite a small piece, so my little 6x6 Q-snaps will be no good once the beads start to go on. Your advice would be appreciated - thanks!