Morning! (well, the picture above was taken yesterday morning - can you see the bridge?? No? I couldn't either, or the buildings just behind the tree)
I hope everyone is ready for IHSW this weekend...it will make up for the fact that I am not :)
I have been searching everywhere and I mean EVERYWHERE for inspiration on what to stitch this week and I went through all my stitching books to see if anything grabbed my attention. It didn't but I did find a half finished piece of cross stitch in one of the pages. So I took that out and decided to finish it, but I have now and it means that I still have no clue for the weekend. In my search I went to a cross stitch shop and thought I would just buy a Kit regardless of the price, but none grabbed my attention and then I browsed online and still nothing, NOTHING I tell you! haha
Do you ever have your mojo but nothing calls out to you to be stitched?
I have spent a fair amount of this year complaining that I have lost my mojo and now its back and I've lost my inspiration, its so frustrating.Grr! But I do intend to hermit away anyway and see if I cant finish another WIP, if not by choice then by self-force. Sorry for moaning, oops.
Here is a pic of what the finished piece was supposed to look like...its by Joan Elliott and is taken from her book A Cross Stitcher's Oriental Odyssey. It means LOVE, awww.
My version was stitched on 18ct (I have just taken a really close picture) and I didn't add the band on the bottom or use gold as a frame or to outline the symbol. I had a big skein of shocking pink metallic thread and decided to use that too. It is about 3"x4" finished, and I intend to make it into a pomander. You wont see the holes then. Here is the pic I last took for my WIP page (which I don't have anymore) and how I found it in the book.
And here it is!!
I think it came out ok, but will look much better when I have finished it off as the pomander - I'm so girly, I think it needs ribbon.
Have a great weekend and for those in the UK, Happy Mothers Day!! I completely forgot, so stitching might be restricted on Sunday :)