I got the chenille rows in on Hampton Court.
I don't like the chenille because it is quite fragile and sheds a bit. The next hillock is spirals made with metal threads surrounded by pieces of gold check. I have the felt padding on. I'm a little afraid of messing this up but I need to just dive in. I'm so close to getting this done. I got this kit for Christmas so that's how long it's taken me to get to this point.
I was feeling guilty. I have nearly 20 books on my Ipad and I just haven't gotten around to reading. So I told myself that I would stop stitching and read for half an hour. After reading for an hour, I didn't want to quit. I am reading a very good book and I want to know what happens. It is The Cuckoo's Calling. I'm half way through it. I also have the next book in the series, The Silkworm.
I started the Toy Box pin cushion. This is the top piece.
I'd like to finish stitching the top today. But that book is calling my name. . . .