I took a new project with me for the sake of simplicity and also because the other one is so close to being finished.
This one is going to be a little fishing boat, which seems rather appropriate given the aforementioned sea view. It's a design by Permin and was featured in Cross Stitch Collection magazine in May this year.
The photo has turned out a bit dark. I absolutely adore the framing of half cross stitches. It's like part of the design is slightly out of focus, and it rather reminds me of impressionistic paintings. I'm half tempted to do a whole design up that way one of these days just to see how it would look.