(You may wish to scroll down to the end if you just want to see stitching)
I found this soup to be perfect for what ails TraderVic and I, at the moment (I am feeling back to normal today) and I have made the focaccia rolls several times now and these were my best batch yet.
Homemade pizzas (I cheated and bought super nice bases but the toppings are all my creativity!)
This is me, all perky doing some freelance publishing work at home over the weekend (sans the yellow hair, of course).
Sunday afternoon (while TraderVic was napping, nursing his sore throat), I indulged in a marathon of "War and Peace" (sans Episode 2, which for some reason didn't tape).
Oh, my goodness, such a sumptuous production and I loved the BBC's ending far better than Tolstoy's actual ending - read this article here.
... and in all my internet searching, I found this gorgeous clip.
... and the other show which TraderVic and I have been watching together is Series Two of Arrow (please note: this is actually a trailer for Series Four - couldn't find one for Series Two)
Lots happening on the stitching front:
1. More progress on "Frosty Hopes" - you can see earlier pics here.
2. Battling with the Smyrna crosses in the pumpkins on this Northern Expressions design for my (now late) March Hallowe'en Ornie.
3. Now, I have saved the best for last! Another new start - I know, I know, I need another new start like I need a hole in the head! But, Sunday morning I was poking around on FB and I saw this gorgeous design which someone had just finished - Song of Solomon - on this FB group, Embroidery motifs from Old Dutch Samplers
So, very shortly, with the wonders of the internet, I was the proud owner of not only this gorgeous design, Song of Solomon but also the wonderful Skyros ship.
I had the perfect fabric in my stash for Song of Solomon, a greyish-white overdyed with swirls of blue and I am using some gorgeous Threadworx floss which I indulgently bought a few weeks ago, not knowing what I would stitch with it but feeling in my bones that the right project would turn up - and it did.
This is what I accomplished whilst marathon-watching "War and Peace"
So, that was my weekend, a quiet but pretty good one (which we needed after the hectic activities and excitement of the extended weekend before at Byron Bay).
See you all again soon,