every year it's the same, I can't really think about christmassy things until it's really too near christmas to have them finished in time for my shop!! This is the beginnings of a matryoshka embroidery kit
originally she had lines of fern stitch but I really didn't like it so I had to start her over again
I'm much happier with this pattern but she's still not finished! Perhaps I will have to get her ready for next christmas.
aside from working on a lot of commissions I am also easily distracted by things. So when J said 'why don't you try your pencil drawings on grey paper?' I put my stitching down and went out to buy some grey paper!
which I really like. I also like the idea of stitching in dark grey onto a lighter grey linen, another distraction!
Oh! and did I mention dolls, I can't stop thinking about how to make dolls at the moment. Little dolls in cases or bags. I remember as a child I loved small things in bags or boxes.
And then there's the home education, moving from Germaine Greer (T's English IGCSE) to ecosystems in Wicken Fen taking a little French in along the way.
As for preparing for christmas! I'm just pretending it's still only September, so please don't tell me there are only 32 sleeps until christmas!!