Cross Stitch

The Bookshelf

This is not my bookshelf! I actually do not have one for current books or books pending the charity shop or friends and colleagues. They are in random piles on the floor of the living room! Something quite arty about it really, and I am forever going through them and rearranging them as well.

This is a Little House Needlework Design called simply The Bookshelf. Please excuse the wrinkly fabric in it, the photo was taken after it had been finished and before it was framed, it is certainly not wrinkly in the frame now! I love cross stitch designs which are made up of words and letters and this really sums up also my love of books, though note they are all female authors. Perhaps one day they will do a montage male authors just to complete the set.  I also have the The Library in my stash to do as well, it is just getting round to it more than anything.

I thought this picture was a good way to start with the cross over between my love of books and cross stitch.

I am hoping batteries in camera permitting to show you some work in progress stuff cross stitch wise.


Up with the Larks – Tessa Hainsworth

This book is my latest finish and I have reviewed it here on Amazon but I also want to tell you all about Tessa Hainsworth’s website,  Up with the Larks go and take a look, the background is wonderful and colourful like the book  If you get chance, watch the video and look at the photos as it really for me brings the book to life.

There is a sequel Seagulls in the Attic which is going to be on my next ‘to buy’ list.