Went to stitching group last night at Paula's and finished off Gingham Girls block 9 - not keen on the two small hearts in the lower panel - think I'll add another couple of hearts to fill in the space.
A very smudgy iPhone photo
I don't have any other stitcheries traced at the moment so decided to start stitching Rosalie Quinlan's new BOM "Best Friends Forever". While these are very pretty blocks and it is great to receive the design already printed on linen, I am disappointed that there is no paper pattern of the design provided - there is only a reduced-size sheet showing the stitches and thread colours used. I'd rather pay a bit more and have a paper pattern sheet as well or pay less and trace the design myself. I've heard that other designers are doing this as well. I do my best to support Australian designers and retailers and am not happy with this new trend.