I'm sure everyone else is making more progress than me over at Pintangle but I just got that PC working in time to get this weeks block designed and stitched. I didn't think I was going to get there at one point. This design is not normally stitched on a 32 count linen. It is a bit challenging on the eyes and you have to be careful of the count. (Looking at this image I cane see a couple of errors in the bottom 2 rows that will have to be restitched.)
The piece is outgrowing the frame.
I have also added another project to my list. I have started on some pin cushions that I will sell or give as gifts for Christmas this year. (Starting early takes the pressure off.) I bought 28 count linen so that I wouldn't have as much eye strain, but it isn't as nice as the 32 count. I think I might change back for the cross stitch patterns. This linen might by good for pulled thread.
I also bought some threads from Tassie. They are 'The Gentle Art' sampler threads. Great colours for this kind of work but I find they do tangle a bit.
In Australia they cost $6.25 for a 10 metre card and as no local shops keep them in stock I have to pay postage which would be around $5. I can get them from England for $3.25 AU plus postage for the same amount and from the USA for $ 1.80 AU plus postage. There is no duty on purchases under $1,000 AU. Even plus the postage it is cheaper to buy on line. That is not good for our local shops.