Don't faint in surprise! It's been a while hasn't it? Due to one thing and another I haven't had the heart to blog for quite a long time. Things are more settled now though, so hopefully I'm back!
In brief, the lovely job I had in Cambridge is no more. The office closed 10 days ago and I'm coming to terms with working from home. We were told just before Christmas (so a rather miserable and frugal holiday period) and it's obviously a worry financially. So far, I'm getting enough freelance work, but the only people I've spoken to in the last 10 days are Martin and our neighbour, so I need to start a craft group or something! It was a lovely job, with ups and downs of course, but about as good as you can get and I've been fairly depressed about it all.
Anyway, every cloud has a silver lining, and the fact that staff were treated pretty badly means I feel completely not guilty about using the last of the office's paper to print out stitching charts. This was a load of paper to carry home on the last day!
(Did you spot the cat on the roof outside!)
On to stitching photos. I've been too low to stitch as much lately, but I do have some finishes. I'll share them gradually over the next few days. Today you get a long overdue photo of a little finish for Joan's LHN RR. Joan has a gorgeous RR and her theme was needlework, so I stitched the Necessities Sampler for her. I'm afraid I didn't iron it before it went off, but here it is.
And here was the whole thing - isn't it great? I love the reels of thread round the sides.
I also received my own LHN RR back in the post. This round robin has been a bit of a trial I'm afraid. One of the stitchers had some major problems and not one single round reached me in time. In fact we thought three or four were lost for good as she stopped communicating. It made it all quite stressful and not what I hoped for! My RR is looking lovely though, so a big thank you to the ladies who did stitch on it.
There's one square unstitched from our problem person, so I'm not sure what to do about that yet.
That's the stitchy photos for today - more soon! I'll leave you with a photo of the lovely charm pack Karen sent me for my birthday. Thank you so much Karen!