Hello everyone, It's WIPocalypse time again.
I've been working on Bamboo Fan and Treasure Hunt Bookshelf. Now that my son and husband are back at school I have been able to get back into a bit of a routine and pick up Bamboo Fan again on Tuesdays. I haven't been able to get as much done on THB as I would have liked as I am so busy at work. The company I worked for sold part of the business and I am now working for a different company. Although I'm in the same place with the same people doing the same thing it's been hard work getting used to new procedures. I hope it will settle down soon as we all get used to it but until it does my hours are all over the place.
Anyway, here's where I was last time.
And here's where I am today.
Our question this month is to talk about the journey through a finished piece.
I can't remember the exact name of this one but I know it's a Dimensions Gold kit. I started it on holiday in Cornwall in August 2005 which seems appropriate as we have just been to Cornwall this year on holiday, the first time we have been back. I remember that we stayed for 2 weeks in a cottage and had a brilliant time sightseeing. I finished it in December 2007 just before our son was born. It took a long time back then as I would pick up stitching for a few weeks then put it down again for a few weeks or months and I was working full time so didn't have the time for it. I wanted it done before the baby came as I knew I definitely wouldn't have time for it then! I started my maternity leave in the October and had plenty of time to finish it. I'd already chosen a birth sampler to do for the baby which I just managed to start before he was born.
It took another couple of years before I got round to framing them both though! Now I am looking at my 3 pieces that need finishing and feeling guilty, I really must get them done this year. Does anyone have any recommendations for online frames in the UK?
That's it from me for now, happy stitching until next time!