Recent posts by Jooles and Chrissie have inspired me to get some of my needlework out again and started me wondering what I'd done with various bits of cross-stitch that I'd worked in what seems like another life it was so long ago; so I had a rummage. I can't say when I began this (all I know is that my children were young) ...
... but as you can see I've still got a fair way to go and you can tell how long it's been in the cupboard by the enormous crease in the linen. I should have kept it in a hoop, but I'm not very good at working with hoops, I just work it in a grab-and-stitch kind of way.
During my rummage I found my English country garden, something I've actually finished (fanfare please).
It was in a bit of a state and I've had to press it using plenty of steam and a big squashy towel; still, it seems to have survived and I will get it framed before it comes to any more grief.
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Hope all is well out there ...
PS: while writing this post I saw the most incredible double rainbow out of the study window. Unfortunately, my camera (or probably my photography) hasn't done it justice, but I thought I'd share it all the same.