I was quite motivated for stitching today for some reason - I guess its because I can see my work coming to life so its a good incentive to finish it and hang it on the wall. Since yesterday I have stitched a complete line of the lower case alphabet (at the top of the sampler), plus the line and also 3 more of the green embellishments on the border. I need to finish off the border line, but its a bit boring ... so of course I keep putting it off :-( Maybe I will do some of it tomorrow, then I can add the embellishments on the other side which are in a different colour - that should spice it up a bit! The reason I added a detail photo is that when I looked at the photo on yesterday's blog entry I thought that the shapes to the right of the numbers were not very clear. I think they were added to balance the line off (rather than having a gap).
WEST VIRGINIA, USA, MINING TRAGEDY
Just to offer my deepest sorrow to all US people reading this blog - it was so awful to hear the events unfold during today, with the families of the miners trapped underground firstly rejoicing because they thought their loved-ones were saved, only to have their hopes dashed when it transpired that there had been a mis-communication and all but one miner had perished.
It is unimaginable to reflect upon the pain and distress those people must be feeling right now - what a tragic way to start the New Year.