Today is reveal day for the April Challenge at Jayne's Attic. This time we stitched the Caron Collection's "Caron Keeper". Mine is stitched on 32ct raw linen using Vicki Clayton silks in Verdigris, Dark Mauve, Grasses, and Colonial Blue, with Kreinik Silk Mori in 7054 for the birds' legs and beaks. I finished mine as a bookmark. This one was an absolute joy to stitch, and there are lots of great finishes in the album so it is well worth a look.
It is beginning to feel a lot like spring round here, and yesterday we went to Newquay Zoo for the day (we won a family ticket in a raffle at Christmas). Isn't this little chap splendid? I absolutely love penguins. "Cute and cuddly boys, cute and cuddly". The other picture is of two of the rather more ferocious animals ;)