Tuesday, 24 July 2012


Last Friday morning I packed up the car and drove across the Pennines, from Lancashire to Yorkshire, to my husband's house.  The first thing to be unpacked was White Nights.  On Friday afternoon, before I had unpacked anything else, I completed a substantial part of the boarder, the right hand upper pointy bit on the next photo.

We had visitors at the weekend so not much got done.  First thing on Monday morning it was time for a roll up on the frame.  These are photos of my progress before that happened.

I stitched on Monday and today (Tuesday), alongside doing other stuff around the house and in the garden, more of that later.  I am really pleased with my progress over the two days.

Both parts of the border are finished.

Mind you with a stitching view like this

and a nice patio area where I can sit and stitch,

I'm not surprised I'm making good progress.  Mind you the patio yesterday morning was not quite so nice.  Most of the flower beds were full of the plant in the top corner so after a trip to ASDA, for some tools, B&Q for some plants, two and a half hours of digging out and twenty minutes replanting, the above was the result!

I'm hoping that this good weather we are having, at last, holds out so I can spend many more hours outside stitching away!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Pre-packing update

Tomorrow is the last day of term!  At last I might be able to spend some quality time stitching.  Here is a picture of my latest finish, well not quite, as it needs to be finished off. It's 'The Wedding Quadrielle' from The Sweetheart Tree.

I have managed to do some work on White Nights, but not as much as I had hoped.

This summer I am hoping to finish this off, hence the post title, as the whole project frame, floss etc is about to be packed up and moved to my husband's house, which is where I am decamping to for most of the summer.

Fingers crossed I finish it! Then what next, what will be the next big project? Might need to have another poll.

Happy stitching!