Coming home I found out the pinkeep I stitched for the Summer House Exchange (HoE) was received by Sadie, so now I can show it. I stitched her a freebie of LHN, named Summer House (just a coincidence LOL) and used special threads from WDW and GAST from my stash. Finding a suitable ribbon wasn't that easy, but I think I succeeded.
Talking about stash, I added quite some items from LNS's at Paris. I visited three shops, and I loved all three of them. 'DeFil et Une Aiguille' was my favorite I think, with lots of charts and different threads. I didn't take pictures of this shop, because on one occasion DS was visiting The Louvre and he needed the camera.
I do have pictures of Bonheur des Dames which is located in a very nice passage. Looking at the last picture of this, isn't it great, having a job that suits your passion?
On to progress pictures. I had quite some stitching time, mostly in the evening and early morning. I was rising early in the morning and that gave me some ' me-time' for a walk on my own through the fields and some extra stitching.
Of course I took ' Mary Wigham' with me. I can only work on her in daylight, outside in the shadow, so I could do quite a bit these weeks.
A little progress on HOHRH. Somehow this piece doesn't call for my attention and yet I like it, so I am determined to finish the third house this week. That means I have to pay les attention to my HAED's this week, but so be it!
My two HAED's, Call of the Raven and Vibrant Vista, went also with me to France and I am quite satisfied with the progress I accomplished on them.
The Plantation sampler is the last one I have to show (you can see how it was folded in my suitcase). Considering I had only two weeks, with long days in Paris, I am more than satisfied. Except for my car project ... I always work on something smaller and on 28 ct. during long car-rides. This year I started LHN Home of a Needleworker Too. I thought I was doing fine, but one the ride home I found out I had miscounted, so I have to adjust the design OR frog .... Neither one of those options attracts me, so I think I'll let it be for a while.