I'm helping out a friend at the moment as I am in between projects so not much to report this week.
Have you all been enjoying this hot and sunny weather?
We have had lots of bbqs with friends and lazy evening drinks out in the sunshine.
I popped over to Paignton the other day and had a gorgeous walk along the beach, paddling my way from one end to the other. It was just beautiful in this sunshine and so lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves. My daughter was on the beach with a group of students so I even stopped to have a short chat with her :) This was my treat for having just been to the dentist!
Train Cross Stitch
As I mentioned at the beginning, I am helping out a lovely elderly lady that I clean for at the moment. She has done cross stitch for years and I have seen many of her very beautiful finished articles. Unfortunately though, age is catching up with her and she is finding it a little more challenging now.
Recently she began a rather detailed train scene. She has completed all the interesting bits beautifully, but the variety of blues, greys and whites in the sky had her pulling her hair out!!! So I offered to do this bit for her!!!! (Why oh why did I open my mouth!!!) I now know where she was coming from!! I could quite cheerfully have thrown it out the window - but I was outside at the time so this would have proved difficult :) Anyway I'm persevering and with a little artistic licence I shall get there!
Here's a couple of pictures showing how far 'we' have progressed so far ....
As you can see it is very nearly finished. Not much sky left to do now, thank goodness! Then, just an incy wincy bit (I wish) of out line stitching and it will be complete!
I'm off to sit in the garden and do a bit more 'sky' now!! Look forward to seeing you all over on Handmade Harbour, just in time for Handmade Monday :) Have a good week everyone :)