Here are the pictures I promised: I have finished stitching the runner I received from my boyfriend's mum who couldn't finish it because of her bad eyesight.
Sorry for the photos, they are not very clear.
I stitched this little fairy for a charity quilt. There is one more I need to do before I can send them.
And here is one of my wips. I have entered an embroidery competition. The topic is: how we can save the world with the help of embroidery. They have come up with some key-words, such as war, environment, solidarity, nuclear weapons etc.
I have made a pattern, or actually, I am still working on it but I have enough ready so I could start it. I am not going to show you the pattern but you can see photos of my work, so it won't be difficult to guess. :) It is an almost traditional sampler but with some modern elements.
I am using a fabric I bought in a second-hand shop, I think it is linen, quite rough, and there are some threads pulled out, as a pattern, kind of. It breaks the regularity of the stitching (which is, since it is linen, not very regular anyway) and I like the effect. It seems to reinforce the message. :)
I have also finished sewing the blouse I mentioned. Here it is, with some details: