Thought that I had better make a blog post today. I have been working on my Rebecca Cullin as it is my chosen piece for Nicola's Scarlet Letter year. I wanted to get down towards the bottom and haven't been working on Maria Foster so there is no progress on that one. I'm hoping to spend 2 weeks with Rebecca and 2 weeks with Maria.
Over the last few days I have been concentrating on Rebecca's very interesting bottom section although is still lot that goes underneath this section.
Rebecca is a sampler that has a lot of challenges and I always enjoy working on pieces that will challenge my abilities. After coming to a stand still in my previous post, I decided to do what the instructions advise and that is to do all of the cross stitch before attempting doing any of the specialty stitches.
I have been doing that, but decided to tackle the tree that is on the left hand side. The tree is filled in with just stem stitch and I always enjoy doing this stitch. One thing though,it certainly eats up the thread. At the moment I'm giving all of the branches leaves.
Thought that I would show you where my Marquoir de Justine is hanging. She is hanging in one of my bedrooms above the bed next to Ann Cottee, Jane Self, Beatrix Potter, Elizabeth Welfare and a Rhode Island Sampler that I did a while ago that was in an issue of SANQ.
My goodness, it has been so hot here in Mountains and in Australia. We have been having some horrible bush fires and everybody is on alert when the temperatures get up into the 40 degrees C. Thankfully today is a lot cooler, but there is more heat coming later in the week.
Thank you for stopping by. I will try to post more often. Just haven't been in the mood to do it that often lately. Guess we all go through that on occasions.