So, guess what? There was a lot of telly watching this week, between a fantastic Shakespeare on the box (Richard II) and the Wimbledon men's final, and various other things, so consequently - a lot of stitching. And the houses...are done!
Here's the photo again of what the finished stitching was supposed to look like. Hopefully later this week I will get it into a frame - I do actually have one ready from my last trip to Ikea.
here's where they were when I left them last time, so you can see how much work I did on the side --all those potted plants and a bit of wall, too.
Of course, once that was done, I needed a new one...
Can you tell what it is yet?
No, I didn't think so. It's some cakes:
I have used up a scrap piece of 16 count AIDA (I don't usually stitch on that, prefering either evenweave or linen), but it's a lot whiter than the cream colour used in the photo of the pattern, so I've actually subbed out the cream thread (which doesn't really show on my fabric) for a pale yellow, which I think will work better. It will have to wait its turn, though, as next week's stitching will be back to the Summer bird.