I've been secret stitching again most of the weekend while watching an absolute sport-fest on TV. Switching channels between Le Tour de France in London and Kent (how amazing was that?), the British Formula One Grand Prix (yet another podium for Lewis Hamilton!), and the Wimbledon finals (with a fantastic win for Jamie Murray and Jelena Jankovic in the mixed doubles to end it all). I found myself with a poised needle gawping at some wonderful bit of action more than once!
Anyway, here's the latest Toccata II picture. Just two more weeks to go! Wow. Working two motifs a week on this one has really worked out well for me.
I did put away the secret stitching for a while on Sunday though. I was pulling out some fabric and my eyes fell on my kitted up Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler. So, um, I started it!
The fabric is 40ct Georgia Clay - a gift from Vicky (thank you again!), and the threads are a mixture of all my red overdyed threads (the first one is Crescent Colours Apple Fritter). I thought it might be fun (and in the spirit of Quaker samplers) to mix and match the different reds as I went along.
I had a problem taking a photo - Lulu wanted in on the action...
Thanks for the comments on the last post by the way. The chart for Sheri's RR is Christophe Vacher's Sacred Hour, although the detail hasn't come out quite as well as the painting.