What has this to do with stitching? Well if I was going to have a TV marathon I needed a stitch to accompany it, some easy straight up cross stitch. I've stitched my Threadporn projects for the month and I can't touch Plum Pudding until May so tragically I had to start something new :). I have had a certain design in my stash for two years, but kept changing my mind on fabric count and colours - until finally I kitted it up at the end of last year and told myself I couldn't change my mind!
Any of you that are members of the Jodyri Designs FB Group will recognise it as you can find it for free in the group files. I can't show you what the design looks like as it doesn't have a front cover, only the actual chart but it's called Butterfly Quote. The quote is "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly" and the word butterfly is in the shape of one.
Here is where I've got to, I'm stitching it on 36ct Edinburgh cream linen over 2 and using Jodyri cottons:
I've chosen Unicorn Magic for most of the text because, well it's purple and the word caterpillar is in (the appropriately named) Poisoned Apple as the colours reminded me of the book The Hungry Caterpillar. I'll be using The Sunshine State for the butterfly wings and Nevermore for the body. I may carry on with this over the weekend as well as making a start on the buttonhole stitch border on Confetti of Hardanger which I have been avoiding!
As for Poldark? When it comes to period dramas it's no Downton and I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner), I guess it depends on whether you like your Cornishmen dark and brooding (I don't and mine isn't :)). I would say that the star of the show is definitely the scenery and it makes me realise how very lucky I am to have lived in this little county for all of my life! I just have to hope that all the millions of people that have been watching Poldark don't all want to come to Cornwall on holiday now - otherwise they'll be no room on the beach for me this summer........emmets ;).