Saturday, 30 July 2011

The full size of it

You can now see the full size of Dictionary of Tea, and I've only got four left to do. I am still really enjoying it, it's so lovely to work on, I even enjoy the backstitch because it's very simple and easy to follow, unlike other kits I could mentions (Tatty Ted - grumble, rumble!).

I can see the end of this one now, it's about another four weeks worth to get it finished, although I am now going to put it away for a couple of weeks and work on some other projects, Winter's Majesty is feeling neglected and I'm missing Dragon Rider, so I'm going to go back to those over most of August I think then make a concerted effort to get this finished over September so I can start the birth sampler with a January finish deadline. (Eek, when I say it like that 2012 is perilously close, how did that happen?)

In other news, Ben and I went to Barcelona last weekend and had an absolutely brilliant time. Beautiful city, I've got so many lovely photographs, I might put a couple up over the weekend, but there's currently nearly a hundred of them, so I might need to do a little editing and trimming first.

And my legs hate me, I've missed Zumba this week, and my teacher is away next week, and I've eaten too much chocolate so in a moment of guilt I decided to go for a little run when Ben went to work (and believe me they really are little in my world), I'm not a natural runner and I don't have the stamina so it's half run and half walked, and I was still only out for about 22 minutes, but it's a start, and it's eleviated some of the chocolate guilt! Talking of which, I have photos of cool chocolate from Barcelona, I'll defintiely put some of those pictures up as some point.

Happy stitching all!


wendy111 said...

Tea is looking lovely, and Barcelona is a wonderful city (with good chocolate!)

Rachel said...

I really like your tea project! I have loved watching it grow. A finish is so close! :)

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on dictionary of tea. Look forward to seeing your Barcelona pictures. I hate back stitching.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The dictionary is coming on well, it's easier to see progress with all the little blocks.
I've been to Barcelona once, it was amazing, I love the pattern of the city streets and have a great postcard showing the grid system.
Have they finished that church yet?!!

Anonymous said...

DoT looks fantastic =)
I have never been to Barcelona but I hope to go there one day =)
22 minutes is a good start for running, I would not manage so much (I always have trouble with my breathing if I am trying to do sports outside) ;-)

Yvon (jioya) said...

this is growing quickly and i love the colors, i'm looking forward to see your photo's from Barcelona.

Happy stitching,

Hugs Yvon.

Tama said...

That is really pretty!

mdgtjulie said...

Can't wait to see your Barcelona piccys!! Your teas look great too. Can't wait to see your other pieces next month!!

Shirl said...

This is looking brilliant. It is coming along a treat.
Hugs, Shirl xx

Lana said...

This is a really great piece! wonderful progress!

Joysze said...

This makes me smile every time I see it, Kim. It's so.... CUTE!!! :D