After meeting and chatting with a number of exceptionally talented people at the Knitting and Stitching show, I came home full of inspiration. So I picked up and made progress on my anemone.
My initial attempts at long and short stitch were not quite on point but having seen some really amazing pieces close up - Ideally at this point, I'd be linking to these really amazing pieces but my internet is temperamental tonight - I learned where I was going wrong, adjusted and I'm now much happier with the stitch. I've still got a ways to go though.
I'm enjoying needlework and can't wait to finish the anemone so I can get back to the cross stitch kit I started at Jenny's before finally getting to the project; the reason I picked up cross stitch in the first place!