Just a quick post this week. Valentines card for my partner, but it's been a busy week so I haven't had much time for stitching, this is all I've done this week. And looking at this picture I've just realised that the stitching on the tights is a little wobbly so I'll have to try and straighten it out a little bit. This is a pattern from Cross Stitcher, either last year or the year before, afraid that I can't remember who the designer is. I did enjoy stitching it though and it was quite a quick stitch, seeing as the majority of it is actually back stitching. I've cheated on the back stitch and done it as long stitch, just weaving it over and under, I thought that looked better for the fishnets. This did have some DMC light effects in it, which I did use, but I'm now wishing that I hadn't gone to the hassle, because you really can't see it. Out of interest it's the 'lacey' stitching, either side of the band of stitching, but it doesn't look any different to the rest of the black so I don't think it was worth it. I normally really like the light effects as they add a bit of sparkle, but the black it a waste of time, you can't tell the differene.
Anyway, that's about as far as the stitching goes this week, although I'm going to be evicted from the living room today I suspect because Ben's going to want to make my card at some point (we agreed no gifts but handmade cards this year for Valentines) so I think I may take my stitching into the other room with my i-pod. The last couple of days have been very long and tiring. We had some work away days, always a bit full on and include early mornings and late nights (left the house at 7am on Thursday and finished up at about 8.45pm), we did have a break for 'outbreak' activities, but seeing as I ended up looking after my group and mothering them, and it was ice skating, so it was just tiring in a different way, it was a pretty exhausting day. Thankfully yesterday was an early finish, I was home by about 4.30pm, but I'm still utterley whacked, so if I get my way it's going to be a very quiet weekend. Sounds like a good excuse to me anyway :-)