Today is Pirate Wednesday so I have an update on Bothy Threads Cut Thru' Pirate Ship. I was rudely interrupted whilst stitching on it last night by the sirens of fire and police vehicles and the roar of a water-bombing helicopter, so I didn't do as much stitching as I would have liked. There was a small bushfire one kilometre away from our home. It was 40 degrees celsius yesterday (which is very hot in farenheit) and with strong winds we were nervous and kept a close eye on it. We live in an Aussie bush setting so fire is a possibility. Luckily the emergency response was fast and it was doused fairly quickly. Some homes were only metres away so they had a lucky escape.
In regards to the pirate ship I have started stitching the pirate the ginger-beared pirate is duelling against. Only done his feet so far. Next week I should have his body, clothes and face stitched.
I have been working hard on the Bothy Threads Cut Thru' Castle also. I finally stitched the little man on a ladder at the side of the castle after frogging him and then the ladder! I have also worked on the body of the dragon in his lair and the start of the dungeon. This is my fifth page out of nine so it is progressing well.
An Aussie summer always includes a camping trip which we returned from yesterday. We got down and dirty with Australian wildlife and local convict history. Tom loved sleeping in the tent. He was definitely the most comfortable as the rest of us had lilos that deflated. He cried when we had to pack the tent away!
Thanks for wandering through my garden…