I had a bit of a hiatus from stitching due to an uncomfortable pregnancy and a cheeky baby who isn’t too keen on sleeping, so this is my first completed project in some time. I picked up issue 242 as I loved the free gift (yet to be started!) and read it cover to cover! I couldn’t resist stitching this nautical design for my husband Séb’s first Father’s Day, and I enjoyed stitching it so much – even though I had to make it by snatching a few minutes during my nine-month-old Dexter’s naps. Since rediscovering stitching, I’ve stitched almost every night! Joanne Daniell, Colchester Rachel says: Look how happy Dexter and Séb look! Your husband looks so proud to be a father, Joanne, and seems to love his card.