POTM: Unfinished Projects

The last couple of months haven’t been kind to my stitching, so I’ve decided my Project for May is simply to finish March and April’s projects – the Paris sampler, the Dalahäst, and the Typewriter (although since that one was supposed to be an in-between project, it’s at the bottom of my To-Do list).

The starting points –

Paris:                                                                          Dalahäst:

Springtime in Paris







 Typewriter2Hopefully this month at least one of these will be finished…

Springtime in Paris

Springtime in Paris

Whenever I think of Paris, I always remember when Linda Radlett, heroine of The Pursuit of Love, passed through on her way to Perpignan. She thought then that she’d return, and be very happy there. And then she did.

However, I feel hubris might have got the better of me, what with trying to finish this, and my novel, and starting a new job all in the same month. I feel like I’ve barely started this sampler, although I am within spitting distance of the end of this draft. And I’m still very much enjoying working in the Book-business.

As it is, with April fast approaching, Paris is going to be set aside for another design (and so many birthday cards!), to be finished in quiet moments, like my type-writer.

New Hope for Summer

This weekend marks the start of British Summer Time. For the non-Brits reading this, yes, we need to be told when it is or we might miss it…Lasts from about now until the end of October. If we’re lucky we’ll some sunshine and it’ll feel like summer too. If we’re less lucky, it’ll rain.

But hopefully this summer is starting as it means to go on, and the last couple of days, although foggy and cold in the morning, have been quite glorious. Although – is it just me, or is having bluebells out in March a bit weird?

As for my stitching and writing, I’m hoping both will pick up a bit. I’m solar-powered, so with the longer days approaching, my energy levels should likewise rise.

My Paris sampler has got this far:

Cycling in Paris

Hopefully soon I’ll be able to get my nice pink bike out again for cycle-rides in the forest. And picnics, since I have a lovely wicker-basket to go on the front of it.


Project Update: J’adore Paris

My stitching is going a little slowly this month. It’s the whole job-thing. More tiring than I remember. I’m looking forward to the long weekend coming up…

I’m enjoying the Parisian scene, though. It’s quite easy and simple to stitch, once you get use to counting single stitches across the linen. Takes a bit of concentrating, but it’ll look good when it’s done. With any luck.

Paris Cafe

Also, I so need to go back to following my organiser plans…