I recently won a giveaway from Yuko. It arrived today and it is absolutely beautiful! Thank you again Yuko!
Here is a picture of the back and sides, just as pretty as the stitching itself. I feel very lucky!
I haven't started stitching Mary Wigham yet, but I have decided on my colours. I was going to go with the recommended colours, but then decided maybe they were not to my liking afterall. The colours I have chosen are taken from another Quaker design (is that naughty? lol), and are a little more muted than they appear in the photo. The fabric is 32 count Antique Ivory Belfast. I have an exchange to get out before I get started on Mary Wigham.
Thanks for your comments on my organised threads. Of course, they aren't always that organised - I had a tidy up recently. I went out and bought two further thread boxes so I could get my DMC threads organised. I soon discovered organised threads don't actually take up much room at all, and they fitted into the three boxes I already had!
A funny story for cat lovers. We found a black and white cat on our spare bed last week. I mentioned it to my Mum who works at Animal Rescue, it turns out they had an escapee and somehow it found its way to my house! Perhaps Petal left instructions with the other cats when she left? lol Needless to say he has been returned to Animal Rescue (sadly, my house is full!). Hopefully he'll find a loving home soon.
I thought I would finish off with a photo of my niece which I took on Friday. I am very smitten with her, and it really melts my heart when she gets a smile on her face.
Have a lovely week!