As you can see I abandoned using my frame/stand for Jane Rees
. I suppose I should have persevered longer as I know that the linen does not get so creased and it would keep cleaner but ... my arms and shoulders started to ache and I kept knocking my stitching hand against the frame! So back to a hoop and I am now enjoying it more and stitching a lot faster. Only a tiny section of the top left hand corner done with a lot more to go but it's a start.
Picture clickable for a close-up view
Just after lunchtime yesterday it suddenly went very dark, there was a clap of thunder and a flash of lightening and within minutes it started to rain the most enormous raindrops. Luckily I managed to get the washing in off the line and the sun-lounger cushion indoors before the heavens really opened up and it rained heavily along with a few hailstones. The water laying on the patio and the grass is about 2" deep! Tommy marched off at a tremendous speed (yes he is a speedy when he wants to be) and hid himself up and was already out of sight by the time I got the camera out. A lot of roads and shops are closed today due to flooding as the drainage system couldn't cope with this deluge of water. It's still dull and gloomy today but at least it's not raining.
I have picked up my Dutch Band Sampler
to work on again as it was a good project to take along to Stitch-n-Bitch last Wednesday evening. I have no idea why this one got forsaken but it will make a good piece to work on alternatively with Jane. I'll post a picture later.
Not much else to report so enjoy your weekend
Thanks for visiting
Labels: Jane Rees