Today is dull and cold so I won't be doing any gardening, I'm also a bit tired, I think I need a break from all the physical activity I've enjoyed recently. I'm amazed at how well my back has behaved, I think going to the chiropractor did help.
It's about this time of year I start thinking about what stitching projects I want to do over the summer. I spend about one week each month away in our caravan in Norfolk from April - October and always take plenty of stitching projects with me in case of bad weather when I can't get out and about (which, in recent years, has been more often than not). Last summer it was cross-stitch. This morning I decided to sort out some charts in readiness for my stitching season and came across quite a few that I had stitched but not used in a finish. This is a bit of luck really because I have an exchange coming up, I'll be able to use something already stitched if I want to. Here are three of them.
A free chart from Nathalie
I love this one from Mon Ami Pierre
This one is very pretty from Elizabeth's Designs
You will notice that I like cross-stitch that has alphabets or writing on the design. I only stitch small cross-stitch designs, it would get on my nerves to do anything big. I don't stitch anything that will end up as a picture in a frame either, it would be put away and never seen. I incorporate these small designs into something that can be used, that way I feel that my time hasn't been wasted.