I wasn't going to post until I had finished a little piece I started yesterday evening but I just couldn't wait to let you all see how lovely our exchange has been :), thank you Sara for making it a wonderful experience.
So all this week I have hardly picked up my needle due to the realisation of an oversized pile of WIPs. I have spent the week however with two needles (knitting). I have only made one very small thing (a Christmas tree and pot) which needs finishing but I am all out of stuffing. I really just practiced casting on and adding stitches etc. As after all, practice makes perfect!
Then last night I was still mulling over my mini-mid-week-rant and decided to stitch a quotation that I like and then add some decoration around it. I didn't have any lettering pattern so I have stitched it free-hand. I know people usually only use one strand but I have opted for two in a very dark blue. I also wanted to add some small motif and searched through some books I have. I found a nice butterfly design in a book called Cross Stitch Art Nouveau by Barbara Hammett which is based on the art of Emile Galle. I also decided to change the colours of the butterfly too - this is definitely becoming a habit :) - and I intend to backstitch an outline that is not in the original. This is my progress up to last night.........
The pictures aren't that great - Oops! - but the writing says (I haven't added the dots to the 'i's yet) .....
"In my heart, I think a woman has two options: she is either a feminist or a masochist."
It is a quote by Gloria Steinem.
I hope to get it all finished this weekend in between life of course! :)