"And what is the reason for your boundless joy?" I hear you ask.
I have just discovered I can buy Rington's Tea online. I have so missed getting my tea delivered since I moved down south, but no more! No more bland Supermarket Tea! No more pining for the Tea Man! No more ringing my mum and begging her to send tea packages! I got so excited I ordered three different types of tea and two caddies (but I was very good and didn't order the caramel wafers).
I've been in a finishing mood today. I got my August Challenge from the Jaynes Attic Forum finished. This month the design was from A Mon Ami Pierre. Mine is stitched in Gentle Art Shaker colours on 32 count raw linen and I finished it as a pinkeep, but there are plenty of much more imaginative finishes in the album. Looking forward to September's challenge now.
I also made up this little pinkeep. This is NOT a frog (honest). This is "Tiny Toad" a free design from The Cricket Collection. He is stitched in random bits of leftover threads, and it is my first attempt at a gathered ribbon trim. I'm not 100% happy with it, but its OK, and I think it kind of suits him.