I have made a little progress this week, but not as much as I would have liked. I have been really busy at work and have only just got around to writing Christmas cards! Decorations will be going up in the next couple of days, I hope. So, enough excuses, what have I done? I looked at the original photo and then did my trick of using a scanned image to draw the design on. Unusually for me, I only drew one design. I used a white pen as the background was so dark, so that I could see what I was doing, but the stitching won't be in white - I'll use the photo for inspiration in choosing colours.
So, as you can tell, although I haven't stitched yet, I have been doing lots of thinking and decision-making. Now I'm ready to start the stitching, I think!