Here we have my one picture for this weeks WIPW 'challenge' as far as my pretty 'Paradise Island' goes. I haven't got much done, but, to be honest, stitching isn't featuring high on my agenda at the mo. Things are a little stressful, what with one thing and another - mostly connected with looking after Mum and how things will go in the medium term (she won't be around in the long term, that much is clear), as to where we need to be living etc. So, things may not be as 'active' on blog as I might like over the coming few weeks or months, but there are plenty of other blogs to read if I'm quiet for a while. =) I really don't get why readers unsubscribe if a blogger doesn't post a certain number of times per week. I was 'talking' (by e-mail) about this with Sharon of Pintangle where WIPW is hosted, and she finds that her readership drops if she posts less than four times per week. I've noticed a similar thing here. Now, if these were paid for subscriptions, I could understand people unsubbing, but as it's all free, it seems odd to me. Maybe I'm easier to please!!LOL! Well, in some things, anyway.... =)
Here are some more of the berries filled in, but not filled in terribly well, I think. I just can't seem to get my stitches to look like Helen M Stevens'.... =( Still, they'll look better with stems and 'trims' etc and, of course, as part of the full piece, so I'm not going to re-stitch them, I don't think.
I bought my ticket for the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show yesterday. One can get e-tickets these days, but I was sorry to see that part of the advantage to buying well in advance, namely the £2 cheaper ticket has been swallowed up by the fact that Twisted Thread are now charging a £0.95 booking fee for advance purchases! Whatever next??
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014