I forgot to post my latest Chocolate Shoppe SAL WIP from last Wednesday. Stitching on it went a lot better and as you can see it's coming on well. I'm really enjoying stitching this design, it's nice to work on something that doesn't require too much concentration sometimes.
I've also slipped off the wagon! For a long while now I've been itching to stitch a Chatelaine design, and yesterday my first one arrived from Sew and So. I liked three, but could only buy one this month and chose The Magnolias, the others being Winter's Eve and Mini Mandalas II, those I will buy at a later date. I have just one problem with it though and that is whether to use the Needlepoint Silks or DMC. I shall be using the Gloriana silks as called for, although I'm going to substitute the petite princess perle for the same shade in the stranded silk as I'm really not sure where I can buy it here, but I'm not sure whether they will blend ok with DMC stranded cotton. I'm also going to use the Mill Hill beads as these are easier to obtain in the UK than the Delica beads. Any comments on silks versus stranded cotton would be much appreciated.