I know, I know, stitchy blogs aren't fun without photos. But I lost the camera, and then I didn't have anything that I saw as worthy of a photo. But I finished the first half of Part 1 of the TGOSM historic countries sampler (minus the gold braid that I don't currently have), so here's a photo for you all!
It's a lot more washed out in the photo, which is a shame, and the white on the lady and the man's socks doesn't show up properly. Oh well. It's stitched 1x2 with Dinky Dyes silk, on 32ct cream linen, and it's mostly cross stitch with the exception of the diamondy design which is solid queen's stitches, the checkerboard which is algerian eyelets and the blackwork design in the middle. I'm enjoying stitching it, most days, but I do get a bit fed up with it at times.
I've had an interesting day. Dad and I drove down to Hallet Cove and he went for a walk along the cliffs while I sat in the car in the surf life savings club's carpark, watched the waves and worked on A Restful Night, who has been feeling neglected. I hadn't realised how much I missed her until I got her out to play again today! I finally finished the left wing, and got a lot more hair done today (all confetti, ugh) and she looks beautiful. Dad had a specialist appt at the hospital too, so I tagged along and sat in the waiting room to stitch purely for the change of scenery, it was just so nice to be out of the house.
I am feeling very tired now though. My body is achy, especially my arms - I desperately wanted to get this bit of the sampler done tonight or I would have quit a few hours ago. I will possibly pay for it tomorrow, I'm not sure.
So, photo is up. Please admire the pretty, I am!