Catching Up

We started this week near Lake Garda where we had been staying for the weekend.  My parents had come to visit so it was fun to take some time out to explore another region. This part of Italy is much closer to what I think of as classically Italian countryside. The apartment we rented was … More Catching Up

Weekend WIP Roundup

What a scrappy kind of stitching week it has been! Recently it has been all about managing in the pretty intense heat we have been experiencing. Being British, this is not something we commonly need to deal with! We are learning as we go. It also wasn’t the best week for photographs as we have … More Weekend WIP Roundup

Weekend WIP Roundup

After purchasing a positive rainbow of colours, it seemed appropriate that this week was more than usually colourful. Having realised that the big project I had in mind would be enormous beyond anything than would be manageable on the 28 count evenweave I had purchased, I did a little thinking.  I did an about turn … More Weekend WIP Roundup

Making Rainbows

Every time I head back to London, I have to buy, ahem, one or two embroidery supplies! I may have got carried away, but my little shopping expedition last week means that I can now crack on with some ideas I have been formulation for some time. I needed to match DMC floss to some … More Making Rainbows

A Happy Accident

I have to admit, I have been feeling a bit cross with myself this week.  My “Hello Flower” satin stitch project that I wrote about here and here was progressing so well but then I hit a bit of a snag. It is nothing major, but it is becoming more and more apparent that I … More A Happy Accident

Weekend WIP Roundup

Reviewing what I have done this week, and in view of my previous post, it is clear I didn’t want to do any work that required much thinking!  This week was all about cross stitch and satin stitch. I have been working on some of the designs I created when we first moved here last … More Weekend WIP Roundup