Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday - 24 September 2014

Here we are for the WIPW update.  I really haven't done much stitching at all recently. Sadly, I've been forced to deal with acute distress and hurt, [rest deleted].


I've also been away for some work etc and so really haven't been getting much done.  Having said that, i had chance to return to the Leeds branch of Hobbycraft who are selling off their Anchor Coton à Broder #25 at about 20% of the normal price, so I grabbed another 8 skeins to help build my collection.  Thread therapy!!  I've been making lists of the beads I plan to treat myself to at the Harrogate Show this year as well and got one more 0.3l Really Useful Box to store them in the other day.

Thanks to Rachel and Kate for suggestions on how to improve the photography situation.  I tried Rachel's today, being the simplest, namely trying black and white card behind the piece, and the white card as well as focusing more on the main progress area (the flowers this time) seems to have helped.  I will try the more techy idea, Kate, I just need more peace of mind and time to play first.

To see others' WIPW updates and find out more about the 'group', click on over to Pintangle.

Now, I must crack on as it's visiting mum day and I still have to shower, make and eat lunch and what have you.

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014


Renee said...

I do hope things smooth over for you soon! I love the tropical colors on your cross-stitch and look forward to seeing more next week.

jackiescrafts said...

Hi, I do hope things improve for you soon. I'm loving your tropical cross stitch and the colours really sing on that black background.
Jackie x

Anonymous said...

Hope everything settles down to your satisfaction. the cross stitch is growing up beautifully. the picture does look better.

Sparklyjools said...

I'm sorry to hear that - hope that things are quickly sorted to your satisfaction. The black background looks great btw.

Rachel said...

Yes, there are feathers all over the laptop! I do hope that things settle down and the guilty parties don't do it again!

Queeniepatch said...

Don't let the problem stand in the way of some healing stitch therapy. Take a deep breath, stitch and you will feel better. Your tropical flowers are so beautiful against the black background.

zenuwpees said...

Belle broderie bravo