Well, I'm back and I have pictures! I can't guarantee that they are good pictures as I'm still getting used to the new camera, but they are pictures. Getting to this point has needed an extra 1GB of RAM in the computer, a card reader and a new memory card for the new camera, and an uncounted number of hours of frustration and moderately bad language.
I'll start with a finish. The second
Delft piece was finished on 23 June, during the camera crisis. I'm
quite pleased with this as the French knots on the butterflies' antennae
actually worked first time. I've started the third piece, but there isn't a lot to see as yet.
The Cat is coming along nicely, although there is still a lot to do before 1 August. To make the counting easier, I've dug out the magnetic board and strips that I got as a free gift with one of my cross stitch magazines. I'm still hampered by the weather however - despite the temperatures being more summer like, we are having so much rain that the chances are that any green round here is just as likely to be mould as grass or leaves.
I apologise for this photo which has come out somewhat blurred - however, you will be able to see that Carnation is coming on. I still have two blocks to stitch this week, which will finish this row and move onto row 5. If all goes well, that means that page 2 will be halfway completed in a couple of weeks' time, on target for completion in October.
I have a confession to make - I have ordered stash. I was moseying about on the Internet, looking at stitching related sites and 123 Stitch had a sale on of garden themed products. Somehow or other a chart for Chatelaine's Medieval Town Mandala found its way into my basket and out through the checkout. Unfortunately this means that when it arrives, I shall have to start investing in more stash - beads, speciality threads and so forth. What a shame :-)
There will be little or no stitching tomorrow as I am leaving early on a research trip, However I will make up for it later in the week. I need to go and make my packed lunch for tomorrow, so will look at everyone else's WIPocalypse posts when I'm back.