A couple of belated piccies of some recent stitching for you. First up is my CHS alphabet SAL with Karen. I stitched 'O' last weekend - a cute little octopus. He was quite quick to do.
Definitely not quick to do was Tash's HAED RR. I seem to have been working on this for weeks. By far the most colour changes of any of the RRs I've done and I thought being a 'black and white' chart it would be faster! It's finally done though so I hope Tash likes it. It's a bit of 'Scotland' by Ian Daniels.
Talking of Scotland - we're off to visit my mum and dad on Wednesday, back on Sunday. A flying visit!
Lastly, I've been busy doing a little gardening. I took myself to a nearby garden centre on Friday and bought three pots and some plants. Here they are and I'm really pleased with them. They should brighten up the autumn and be interesting right through to spring.
The largest pot contains autumn-flowering cyclamen, a couple of varieties of tulip, and orange (Fire King) wallflowers, so in spring it should be wonderful. The middle one has a skimmia, winter-flowering heather, snowdrops, and two hellebores, so should look nice for winter, and the little pot has Imperata cylindrica rubra, which goes red in the sun. Lovely. A bit of a red theme unsurprisingly with much inspiration taken from Sarah Raven's Bold and Brilliant Garden. I've used a photo for my new header as the rose picture was long out of season!