Lately the creativity bug has got me and my mind is racing with ideas so I thought it needed to calm down. What to calm it? Back to an old cross stitch that I started in 2005. I will finish this, eventually. In fact I have now got all but the outer border finished. I have enjoyed learning all the different types of stitches that have been used in Asissi embroidery and even though this piece has taken a long time to complete to this point I'm glad I kept at it.
That border is repetitive stitching, so perfect when I sit with friends and chat. I managed to have less than 1 metre of stranded cotton left over from the central design. Just enough to sign my name and put the date on the piece.
I have to admit that yesterday I took time out to make jam and
Potato and Leek soup in which I will add bacon when it is served. I left the cream out of this recipe and made it on a light beef stock rather than chicken. That will be great for lunches. I also got to and made 6 lots of vegetables au gratin along with cooking some beef. If I hadn't done that I might have got more of the border completed.