I am almost finished with Souvenir de France, the freebie from Blackbird Designs. I was very eager to start this, and the only neutral coloured fabric I could find was not big enough, so I decided to stitch it over one to MAKE it fit!
I quite like how it is turning out, and the over one hasn't been at all tedious. I am using leftover Bali Hai thread from my Quaker Friendship RR, and I am stitching it on Apple Blossom fabric from Countrystitch.
Pictured is a little plastic Eiffel Tower I brought back my Grandmother from my trip to Paris in 1999. She passed away unexpectedly while I was living in Northern Ireland in 2001, and somehow when I returned to NZ the Eiffel Tower ended up back with me. I think it's nice she kept a frivolous piece of plastic from her Grandaughter! :-) I will probably attach it to the finished piece for safekeeping.
Some more stash arrived today - Mrs Darcy from The Sampler Girl. It is a pattern and piecework kit (you get the pattern and the backing fabric). I can't wait to get started on this.
Thank you to everyone who left me advice on beading for Sparkling Shamrocks. I will let you know how I get on once I start the beading.
Hope your week is off to a great start.