I've had my head down working on the new project I recently gave you a sneak peak of. It's working out nicely, apart from one section that was a case of third time lucky – unpicking is extremely laborious and frustrating.
Anyway, here's a little more to whet your appetite:
I learnt a new stitch in the process: cable plait, also known as braid stitch or figure of eight and found in mountmellick embroidery. I don't have a physical list of favourite stitches, but this one would be quite near the top if I did. It's not half as tricky as it looks to do and the end result is satisfyingly chunky but streamlined.
And my bullions are improving, which is a huge relief. As you may or may not know, bullions are my nemesis. But they don't seem to be going pear-shaped anymore. A small victory, in an ultra geeky embroidery freak kind of way.