You must know that every holiday I take a small (dolls house-) job with me, as spare time realy gets me going. In this case I took my own carpet with me. The last two weeks we went to the Wadden Sea and we had a lovely time. Here you see our daughter and me looking for small shells. It was fruitfull as well as my practice-carpet got finished doing the stiching.
Normaly I wouldn't use a ring when doing embroidery but with half stich it's quit usefull. It's a bit more work because you have stich up and down, but it prevents your work from warping and keeps it nice and square.
After that I did the sidestiching and blocked it up to do the frinches. But I thought the colors were a bit to harsch so I rememberd a trick to soften them down. Dapping with tea. Eventually I switched over to coffee. You should have heared my husband... "youre doing what...!?" Haha, he just doesn't understand, but he lets me. I Love him.