I think just getting to blog this week has been a 'Mission'. I've had an injured dog as well as an injured husband to look after, and have been neglecting my stitching and blogging.
Some time ago I shared a piece of blackwork with everyone. This has finally been framed and ready for somewhere to 'live'. The matt board was not of my choosing, but now that I've laced the embroidery and it's sitting in the frame I suppose it will grow on me. I think I would have chosen something a tad darker, but after waiting for some time to have this done, I'm not going to worry about it anymore. I do have this design drawn, and the stitches catalogued/charted, as well as the colours I've used. If anyone would like more information about this, please email me, and I will endeavour to help you with it. Although the Noshi as such is not my design, working it in coloured blackwork most certainly is.
I have also been waiting to have this cross stitch framed. This piece was started in 1995, but I only finished the stitching a few years ago. I had this lovely Tasmanian Oak frame, which I gave a facelift. The chart was in a Burda magazine I had from my dressmaking days. Again, I think I'd have chosen a slightly darker green matt board, but this pale green has grown on me also. Please forgive the reflection on the glass here, I just could not get a photo without having this problem.
Tomorrow will be busy for us. We will be watching the 1000km car race at Bathurst [on the television]. It will be the tenth, of the tenth, of the tenth. I wonder if there's an omen in there somewhere.............