As you can see, I've finished the yellow, cheese-shaped section and made a start on the blue outer skirt part. I'm trying to smooth off all the edges, both edge of the stitched part and also where one element of the dress meets another, to try to get rid of that horrid pixellated look. Cross stitch can be really prone to that sort of thing and I try to smooth it out wherever I can.
Thanks to all who sent well wishes for my mum. I told her that she'd had lots of people she didn't know sending her 'get well soon's etc!! I don't know if she quite understood me, as she was really 'spacey' at the time with a bad infection and low food intake, but she's on the mend now.
Basically, she had a fall in the middle of the third night back at home and broke her hip. They then had to wait a couple of extra days before being able to operate as she got a chest infection and ended up in the High Dependency Unit (one step down from Intensive Care). Anyway, they got that treated sufficiently for her to be able to have her operation to bolt the hip back together yesterday morning and she's now in considerably less discomfort and the staff in the Unit are pleased with her progress. I'm back home now that the worst is over and hope to travel up to visit again at the weekend, by which time I expect she'll probably be back on a regular ward and grumbling about being stuck in the Infirmary again!!LOL=)
So, thanks again to all who took a kind interest - things are going well.=)
And I now have quite a pile of ironing to catch up on amongst other domestic thrills, so that'll keep me out of trouble for the next couple of days. What's new in your world?? And how are your stitching projects coming along? Why not leave a link below and share your work with us all? I'll visit each one and leave you a comment - promise!=)
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