Thank you to everyone who has left comments recently, I really appreciate it. The photo's from our holiday were taken by my DH, photography is his expensive hobby so he was really chuffed with the comments on them. There will be more about my holiday eventually but the motherboard in DH's PC has died so I can't access the photo's at the moment. Hopefully it'll be up and running soon.
Anyway we had a very quiet weekend so I was able to sit down and get plenty of stitching and finishing done. I made good progress on my gift piece during the week so this weekend I was able to get on and finish the stitching on my redwork exchange which is the last of the exchanges I signed up for. So I managed to get some stitching in on a piece for myself! It's still deadline stitching - pre-stitching for a class I'm going to in London in September with Lauren Sauer of Forget-me-knots in Stitches. The class is Take a Lovely Sampler, I've started with the needlebook as recommended by Lauren. Here is my progress so far: