We finally have a digital camera, and so no more scans and no more holding fabric up in front of the computer's camera to get pictures. I do need time to experiment with focus and lighting -- perhaps over the holidays.
Here is the current state of Four Seasons.
I'm trying to do the cross-stitch first. The silk thread sometimes becomes fuzzy -- a combination (I think) of the texture of the green fabric and my cutting my threads a bit too long.
This was started as a break from "Lady and the Castle" which Nicola used as day 1 on her Advent Calendar. I'm beginning to miss the lady and all of the tent stitch over one. Perhaps after the new year. I would like to see it finished in 2014. All of the recent finishes are very inspiring.