Ann Taylor 1785, by Heartstring Samplery, is finished! Here she is in all her prettiness!
I love her! Ann Taylor is stitched using the recommended DMC floss on 36 ct PTP Doubloon linen. The first photo shows the colours best. I have thoroughly enjoyed stitching on her. I want to stitch another of Beth's designs - 1763 Band Sampler. If anyone has this chart and want to trade with my Ann Taylor, please email me.
I finished Ann a couple of days ago but have been faffing about what to stitch next. I might just have to close my eyes and grab something out of the basket!
In the meantime, since my last post, I have been out in the garden whenever I can. You see, we had a bit of sun and dry weather for a few days and I had to get out there and do much needed clean-up. Otherwise, the weather here is pretty much wet, wet and more wet, like it is right now. I can hear the rain outside.
I love these primroses. After they finish flowering I want to finally divide them.
We had such a long cold and wet winter. We've lost a few plants, but some seemed to have thrived. Here is one of our tree peonies. There were about 11 blooms this year! Spectacular!
Some of you have asked about our boy and how he's doing. He's been over in Germany for about a month now. There was the initial settling in (for him and for us!) that took a couple of weeks I think. Now he's doing fine and looks to be quite happy. Thank goodness for Skype!
I am enjoying my time off work just to sort myself out, so to speak. I can say this now but I couldn't see it before. Sometimes it just takes time to unwind, untangle from the every day noise and be in a different place - time to think and see things with a different set of eyes perhaps.
Thank you for taking your time to visit me and to leave a comment. I really do appreciate hearing from you. Enjoy your weekend!