Thank you to Nicola for a beautiful birthday gift which I will treasure. It is lovely and will give me pleasure for years to come.
I have started Elizabeth Brain which was my Christmas present from my DH last year. I have never done any form of embroidery so it was a relief when Nicola said that the little bit I had done was fine and that gave me the encouragement I needed to continue with it. I hope to spend some time this week on her. The day after I came back from Cornwall I went down with shingles. It is so painful but I am feeling a bit better in myself today so hopefully I am on the road to recovery now.
I think my stitching is getting neater but not sure if I have managed to do outline stitch correctly. I am ok now with stem and chain stitch. Satin stitch needs a lot of working on and I haven't tackled French knots yet.