I have finally finished Beatrix. She was my problem child who I had a love/hate relationship. I love her, but I for some reason hated working on her. Maybe it was because she was stitched on 32ct linen over 1 or it was the continual use of just one thread. I don't know, but I am so glad that she is finished and that she can leave my work basket and be framed.
I started working on Scarlet Letters Grazing Sheep last night, but I haven't done very much. No enough to show anyway.
I am also doing something that I don't normally do. I am doing something with my friend who doesn't have a blog called a SHS which means - Stitching Hannah on Sundays. Both my Friend and I have wanted to stitch Hannah Lancaster for a long while, so we decided to dedicate Sundays stitching this amazing sampler and we both started last Sunday. This is my progress. It isn't much to show at the moment, but that is ok. I hope this Sunday is better weather wise than last Sunday. Last Sunday was one of those really hot sticky days. Not good for sewing.
I feel quite sad today. I live in one of the most beautiful places in Australia and also one of the most dangerous. For the past couple of days the Police Rescue and emergency people have been looking for 6 people who failed to come back after a few days canyoning in the Blue Mountains. Late yesterday afternoon, the Police Helicopter found them, but unfortunately one of 2 teenagers that were in the party had been killed from a rock fall. He was 15 years old. I have a 15 year old son as well and I feel so sad for his parents.
For the past 2 days after all the heat we have had we have misty, raining conditions. Yesterday there was a break in the weather and the helicopter was able to get the other 5 people out and take them to hospital. They have all been released this morning. But they couldn't get the body out. Police, Paramedics and Emergency Crews stayed and guarded the boy's body.
Today is another really misty day and I am listening to my DH's RFS scanner about all the problems they are having getting the body out. They have to carry it out as it is to treacherous for the helicopter. It is going to take them a long time to do this.
I find this all so very sad. I think the other teenager in the party was his brother.