I finally made it to the end of term, which has been a long, tiring slog. My last day in work was Monday, and at 7am Tuesday we left for a holiday/conference in Oregon. Packing was a tad hectic!
Over the weekend I hunted through my stash to find a small project suitable to travel with, and decided on Heartstruck Friends by Midnight Stitching. I found all of the threads and a perfect piece of fabbie - mottled mauve by Jane Greenoff. And started stitching. Hmmmm. I finished the first one before we left!
I started the second piece on the transatlantic flight, and it's about 1/2 done:
The colours are more accurate in the bottom photo.
The weekend before we left it was Emma's birthday. Emma is a new convert to cross stitch, and especially loves the subversive cross stitch book and designs by Steotch. So I made her a scissor fob, and attached it to a lovely pair of scissors that I bought in Bruges last summer. I took a photo before I stitched it together, but forgot to take one of the finished article!
I've not stitched since we landed in Oregon, but I have fulfilled two life-long dreams.
To see the Pacific Ocean:
To paddle in the Pacific:
It was VERY cold, but fabulous!