Another week and another stitching session on the cute fella. It didn't feel like I'd achieved much on Tuesday night so carried on and had an extra session on him yesterday (Wednesday) too. So here's what he looks like now:
No longer looking like he's super-glued to the side of the tree but firmly sat on a branch...... and he's also got his tail feathers too. So it's all background filling from now on. Julie may have to send Mr Stick round to keep me motivated with that as there's still quite a bit of it to go. LOL
Yesterday I didn't get any more of the Monthly Challenge piece stitched after all, despite all good intentions. There was a distraction: I got busy looking round some web sites for a cottage to hire for our family holiday this year. Yes, DS has decided he wants to come with us again so, taking that and his commitments into account, it means the best weeks to suit are the last two in July. So much for going earlier or later to avoid the school holidays but at least it shouldn't be quite as frantic as August tends to be (she says, crossing her fingers!). It looks like the preferred option is the Langdale Valley again so I'm trying to find a place in or near to Chapel Stile so it's easier to walk to the facilities - pub, Co-Op shop, pub, cafe.... Oh, and did I mention the pub? ROFL The whole emphasis being on walking to them, rather than having to get in the car to do that, as we had to last year - that caravan site was just too far away from anything, especially so when you've got a gammy knee!
Inspiration still hasn't struck for the ornie finishing or for the cards DS has asked me to make, so there's nothing to show you there yet. Last night we enjoyed the beef and veg stew I cooked. I'd added a little finely chopped fresh ginger this time around, for a change - it was tasty but think I prefer it with paprika or a little cayenne pepper. Tonight DS is cooking and it's tuna steaks with rice and stir-fry veggies and, as it's Thursday, I'll be stitching on Sea Stars this evening. Hope that ruddy frog stays well clear this time!!!
Thank you for visiting and the lovely comments. Hope you're all enjoying lots of lovely frog-free stitchy time. :0)