(For the time being anyway! I'll definitely be doing more redwork before too long)
This is the exchange piece (or pieces) I stitched for Cathy in the redwork exchange. It's Secret Garden by Blackbird Designs and it's stitched on 32ct Light Sand linen with a Needle Necessities thread I had in my stash (it's a similar colour to the recommended Weeks thread). The box is a strong red cardboard one I found in a craft store that I lined with red fabric.
I'll definitely do this again for myself, although I might stitch the strawberry over one - it's quite big! I had such a hard time getting the stitching to fit right on the box top and I wasn't entirely happy with it. Cathy seemed to like it though!
Lastly, a cat update. Thanks for those who've asked how Polo is. She had her weekly vet check this morning and the knee is not as damaged as it was but it's still way too flexible to be normal. So it's another week in the spare room at least. She's relatively happy though and being very good. And, we got their blood tests back and they have high levels of rabies antibodies so they are fit to travel back to the UK - although not for 6 months. We have a provisional moving date of the first week of April!