For many months I have been planning to get back blogging again, and things seem to have distracted me from doing so. I have really missed keeping in contact with the many crafting friends I have made over the internet. So, to give me some motivation, I decided to set up this brand new Blog and I am now determined to get back into the routine of posting, because it is a lot of fun! I need a new battery for my digital camera as my current one is 'on its last legs' (i.e. nearly beyond use!), then I will be able to take some piccies of my latest craft efforts to show you on this blog.
For those who remember me (and I hope there are a few familiar old friends, as well as newcomers, who will visit my blog!), I was in the middle of doing my Masters dissertation when I was last 'in the blogging habit'. I completed those studies and the photo at the top of this Posting, was taken at my Graduation ceremony in July this year.
My current project which is very much "Work in Progress" is a Moira Blackburn Sampler. The photo below has been taken from MB's official website, so you can see the finished design. As you will see, the border is very busy with lots of woodland creatures, including Squirrels (of course!), birds, rabbits and insects. I am really enjoying stitching it as there are no half-stitches or backstitching - so very relaxing! Also the colours are lovely, natural and rustic.
So far, I have nearly completed the bottom part, which you will see from the photo below includes the hillside field with sheep grazing, one of the trees and the bottom borderline. I hope that tomorrow (Sunday) will be a nice quiet day so that I can make some progress on it, as I am looking forward to the interesting part which is the side-border!Well, that is all for my first blog - I will dig out a few photos of a couple of nice projects I completed over the summer, when the light was good and the evenings were longer. Its 5pm here in England, and already dark, although we did enjoy some nice sunshine earlier today.