First of all I would like to say thankyou to Ali, San, Lili & Katrina. Ali it was so nice of you to take the time and make the effort to find me when I seemed to be unfindable (my blog's URL wasn't posted in my profile). San & Lili thanks for leading Ali to my site. Also Lili thankyou for your kinds words which I'm sure I don't deserve. That same day Katrina posted on her site that she couldn't find me either. Thankyou all for 'finding me'. Friendship like this is so important in life and I hope I may call all of you 'friend'.
Here is an update of my needle roll for Katrina's SAL. Although I started pretty late in the month I have been able to stitch it quite quickly & should have it finished by the 31st. It's a real fun pattern. The mauve to the right of the cats will be removed as its only there so that I can stitch the spiderweb a little more easily. Actually once the webs are done & I've decided whether or not to backstitch around the ghost (the pattern doesn't call for it but I think it might define it a little more) I'll be ready to start completion.
Also near completion is the rose mandala garden. Everything has now been stitched and I hope to get the beading done this coming weekend. Will post a picture as soon as it's finished.
Once both of these projects are done I'll be back down to two - 'Frederick' & MP's 'Greek Church'. I'm starting to feel a little sorry for Frederick as he must be wondering why he's always left to the side when I pick up my stitching. Anyway, Maria & I have promised to get back into our SAL routine in September and even though I dislike the black aida I hope to make some quick progress then.
On the reading front I just started Susan Vreeland's "The Forest Lover", a historical novel about the Canadian artist Emily Carr.
That's all for tonight. Now it's time for coffee & a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie.