Happy New Year!

Good morning everybody. There are so many things that I should have been doing over the last couple of days but I got a little distracted which is so unlike me (not). I finally made the decision to buy 28 count black evenweave fabric for the Cirque des Cercles design mentioned in my last post. I’ll be stitching it in DMC shade 111. I may live to regret using black fabric but my trial with my tiny LED reading lamp clamped to the embroidery frame worked a treat. In fact, after a while I didn’t seem to need the light and was working by feeling the underside of the fabric with the needle.

Materials ordered online take time to arrive, especially at this time of year, so how could I possibly resist lifting a little motif from the chart and stitching it as my trial on royal blue fabric? So now I have a lovely card in my stash to send to someone this year. I used pale blue thread on royal blue aida.


I can’t wait to get started on my new project with Claire!

Best wishes for 2014 to all of my lovely readers around the world. Thank you so much for all of your comments and emails. It is always a pleasure to receive them Smile

Avis x

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