I spent this weekend doing quite a bit of secret stitching (it gets boring, me telling you that doesn't ?!). I'm hoping to get it in the post today, so hopefully there will be photos revealed soon...
I also started my very first stocking! I'm hoping a September start will be in time for our niece's birthday, which is the week before Christmas. I don't think that H's side of the family know about my blog, so think it's entirely safe to post pictures here. I've chosen a Shepherd's Bush stocking, called 'Robert's Stocking' because it has a nice big jolly santa, and some reindeer, which feels quite festive. I'm stitching it on 20-count raw linen and using DMC Perle #5 threads. It's certainly easy to see after much recent stitching on 36-count fabric! I feel I'm going to be in at the deep end with the finishing, but I'm hoping a few in-depth conversations with my very talented sewer-mum will set me on the right path. At least it will give me an opportunity to use my new sewing machine :) Here is my start (I've started at the very bottom, as it was the widest part of the design).
Hope you all had wonderfull weekends, and are feeling fully recharged for the week ahead!