Here's my latest stitching, I started this yesterday. I'm not sure the photo's are showing the right colours. This will be made into a Lavender Bag, the pattern is by Jill Carter from her book Hardanger Embroidery. The fabric is hand dyed by Polstitches (from one of her grab bags, so it wasn't labelled), and I have used DMC Perle threads. I'm going to do a beaded picot edge along the top. I just love these beads, I bought them at the NEC last year because I liked them. I had no idea what I was going to use them for. I photographed them on the fabric, but you can't get the full effect from the photo. (you can click on these photo's to see a bigger pic). They are iridescent and give off a hint of gold, pink and blue. I'm going to fill this with my home grown lavender (last years) and give it to a friend. I hope she likes it.
If anyone has any hints on posting pictures, I seem to have developed problems with this lately, and often the preview looks fine, but once published it looks different. I didn't seem to have any problems with the old version of Blogger.