I've finally completed my 'On the Farm' mini cushion. This one was a long time in the planning as it was a challenge trying to include so many animals which are all made up of different colours while trying to keep the number of thread colours to a minimum. Although 19 colours are used in this design, it still only features whole cross stitches (with a little backstitch to define the eyes) but manages to contain a good deal of detail without the use of fractional stitches. So, it's still quite a simple design to stitch.
I have taken a break from the sporting designs - my Football designs are already available but the next one in the series (cricket) will have to wait as I'm working on some zesty floral designs featuring bright colours on a black base. This set will consist of 2 pictures, 1 mini cushion and a pin-cushion.
I'm also working on some 3 dimensional artwork using mixed media - experiments at this stage but gives me a little break from the cross stitching.