The sun is shining. I've been to pilates.
I worked on the smocked dress and made good progress. Right now I am trying to find the sleeves. I'm sure I cut them out when I cut out the dress but, alas, I can't find them. I'll just cut out a couple more. I still don't like the dress but it is much closer to being finished. The smocking doesn't show up very well. It gets lost in the design on the fabric.
I finished up Mountain Flowers yesterday. I like how it went together and that no raw edges show. It is a clever design. I am really happy with it. It was a lot of work since is stitched with one ply floss over one and has specialty stitches. It turned out great and was worth the effort.
I took a look at Winter Cottage trying to remember where I was when I put it down. It is not my cup of tea. It is so much more a needlepoint piece than a cross stitch piece. I am not happy with the one ply coverage. It is more work than it should be. Does that make sense? But I really do want to stitch it and furthermore I have the Townhouse to stitch too.
The Stitching Tour of the Sewing Room's Unfinished Drawer continues with a sweet design from the internet of a bird and an alphabet. Then there is a large Shepherd's Bush kit, Fair Philomel. I don't like that lost r that should be on the end of sample. It is a shame not to do something with it though.
Today I want to work on Winter Cottage and see if I can get close to finishing the front.