'The Soul of the Rose'
John William Waterhouse
One month ago my little package arrived from Amazon; a DVD of ten cross-stitch patterns and a book that came highly recommended by Willow of Willow Manor blog, "Savage Beauty", a biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay, by Nancy Milford.
The patterns depict ten of John William Waterhouse's paintings and I've chosen the one above. It's very slow going, as you can see by the photo below. This is as far as I've got in a month; I have to give it away when the back aches! I imagine it will take about two years to complete - if I'm still blogging then, I'll post the end result!
My workbench above. It's very pleasant sitting at this window on a cold winter's day and doubly so when the sun comes out.
I'm slowly getting into the book as well and enjoying it immensely. It's what I call a 'day book'; I pick it up when I have a few moments.