Had a book A-Z of embroidery stitches 2 have quite a few in the series and find them very informative. Also had the greatest hits of Queen which I will enjoy listening to and will put on my walkman for when I am out and about. All in all it was a good day.
Yesterday I motivated myself to cut the lawns, not a good idea, I managed to do the front then disaster struck, I went through the electric cable. Panic, phoned my brother who said to join the wires together with a bit of tape. this was unsuccessful but my next door neighbour was working in his garden so gave him a shout and he said I needed to use a connection box. What a good fellow he is, he repaired it for me so I managed to finish off the job in hand. First time I have done that but I did have some hedge trimmers which I went through three times, brother had repaired them for me, but after the last time gave up and now use hand shears. Gave the electric ones to my neighbour who manages to use them successfully. I do have a new set of electric ones, much lighter but have not tried them out yet, have had them about 2 years, silly really as I have a lot of privet hedges and they take for ever to cut manually. Sorry I rabbited on there.
After recovering from the mower incident I had a quiet afternoon stitching a small sample of half chevron which I enjoyed doing. See photo.
Today I have started thinking about a sampler for Catherine my elder daughter who will be 40 in July. Have got some vague ideas and will do it on 28ct evenweave but need to find one or two sayings to put on it, hopefully the internet will come up with some but if any of you have any ideas they will be greatly received.
Will have some hardanger on it probably a heart, quite a bit of stitching in green her favourite colour along with brownish shades.
Have not worked out how to get the photos where I want them yet but maybe one day!!!