You know, I didn’t feel like I’d stitched much more on Ellen from the last time I’d updated on her. So I was quite surprised when I looked at the previous picture I posted and saw where I was then. I've stitched more than I thought! I am quite close to finishing this, in fact, I might even manage to make this a January finish which I’d love to do given this is Wednesday and I have until Sunday (which seems ages away at the moment).
I only have two more lines of the words, the two bottom motifs and the outside border to complete. Clear the decks!!! I’m aiming to have this stitched this month!!!!
Thanks for all the lovely comments on my DT piece. Several people emailed and asked about the alphabet I had used for the border. I knew that back then I always kept a journal of anything I stitched but it was a question of where that journal might now be!! I did some delving into all my stitching stash and discovered it. I must admit it made for interesting reading, it reminded me of things I’d completely forgotten about - things I’d stitched and given away as gifts or exchanges plus it was just interesting to read again about some of the pieces that I still have here, some hanging on the walls some not. Amongst the info I’d always put down the date I started and finished, if I changed anything, if the pattern was a gift who’d given it to me, etc so it’s quite detailed. I haven’t kept a journal like that in a number of years, it just sort of went by the wayside. I had so much fun re-reading it that it made me think about starting one again even though I now have this blog to keep track. So, here’s a question - do you keep a journal as well as a blog or do you just use your blog as a way of keeping track?
Back to the seasonal spots. Here’s the info:
Fabric: 28ct cashel linen in toasted almond
Capital letters: DT’s For the Birds
Lower case letters: DT’s A House in the Country
Birds: a selection from each of the above patterns
Well, I guess it’ll be no surprise if I say I’m hoping to find time to stitch on Ellen today. Have a good Wednesday everyone!
Until next time…..