About this time last year, and after making such good progress, I had to pack away my cross-stitch project because of a move. I’ve only just managed to get around to starting again. I did get it out of the box back in January or February, but the ability to concentrate just hasn’t been there,… Continue reading Stitch by Stitch: Sunshine on the Sea
Back in – July, was it? – I packed away my big cross-stich project of a world map because of a move. I’ve only just unpacked it. I’d done so well in the first half of 2021, doing some each month, feeling like it was possible to finish. Like it might be finished by now.… Continue reading Stitch by Stitch: Where In The World Am I?
Ten to one in the morning used to be a good time for falling asleep. Radio 4 had Sailing By followed by the Shipping Forecast. I’d normally be asleep by the time the Shipping Forecast was relevant for me, not that it really made much sense. It just has a soporific sort of rhythm to… Continue reading Stitch By Stitch: Sailing By
There’s been a lot of furlough so far this month. It’s the normal quiet time for work, anyway, when we’re usually Looking Busy with various training things. Or “reminder” training, like repeating braille training to keep it in our heads. Being at home for it, and having furlough, has lessened the Looking Busy aspect of… Continue reading Stitch by Stitch: The Corner Chieftain
Having done not much stitching last month, I’ve done considerably better this time. Even taking into account having to unpick a lot of gold and restitching it because I’d miscounted and couldn’t easily fudge a cover-up. I also changed my mind about what I was stitching. At present, I’m focusing on the outer border. I… Continue reading Stitch By Stitch: Round the Corner
The New World I haven’t stitched much this month. Mostly, I’ve been staring at the pattern trying to decide where to start with the background, and then, whether to include the outer border as I go or leave it to the end. It’s just as well I felt that I needed to have made some… Continue reading Stitch By Stitch: Beginning the Border