...so, I didn't get far with the patterns I was supposed to do - but I did write the last article for issue 77 of Inspirations.
...and I didn't get to work on my daisy - but I did spend some time working on some beaded needle lace, one I had not tried before. It was kind of fun to do and much more rewarding than I had thought it would be. I found the stitch in my copy of The Complete DMC Encyclopedia of Needlework by Therese deDillmont (sadly the online version here, doesn't include needle-made lace which is a shame, but it is a great resource all the same). Actually Hazel Blomkamp brought my attention to this particular needlelace stitch, but I found the diagram in my copy of the book, only Hazel had the idea of adding the fun and fancy of tiny beads.
...and I didn't get around to go through the illustrations I was supposed to check - but I did get the veggie patch into a better shape, ready for spring. It is amazing how getting my hands in dirt can be so relaxing. The chickens were treated to a nice clean chicken coop and the rest of the family will enjoy the cake resulting from the freshly picked rhubarb.