Hi everyone! Do you ever sit down to do a blog post and make several starts but you just can’t get going? That was me yesterday, I had the greatest of intentions of updating my blog, had the pictures all ready, but words? Wouldn’t come. It’s not as though I was going to be writing something deep and meaningful about my stitching, all I planned to do was share what I’d been working on but, no joy, it was like being back at school when you have to write an essay and you’re drawing a complete blank on those first few sentences – does anyone else remember that feeling? You know you'll be fine once you get started but it's the getting started!
So, here I am, back today for a second attempt, and having got that off my chest let’s see if I can now manage to chat about stitching!
I’ve been spending a little bit of time with Sheepish Design’s Simple Guidance. Such a sweet piece to stitch and now I’ve started I don’t want to put it down. I'm using the suggested DMC threads and a Lakeside Linen from my stash (that I'm ashamed to say I don't know the name of!!!!)
I love the greens and the blues although the picture on the front of cover makes it look as though they are more into the brown tones. I know that in the past I’ve ordered the suggested fabric for a chart and when it arrives it looks nothing like the fabric colour on the picture but finding the thread colours looking totally different doesn’t seem to happen as often.
Notice that I decided I wouldn’t tempt fate when I was stitching this
? While I am up to date on my monthly stitching
and while I have every intention of finishing this in 2013 I decided that maybe
I should just leave that last number blank…… just in case…..!!! square of A Sampler Story
And here’s an overall picture of how it’s looking so far…..
The Sampler Company's A Sampler Story using 32ct cream linen & the suggested DMC
I have started on BN’s Lo How a Rose but didn’t reckon it justified a picture on here just yet as I’ve so little done. If you do want to see a pic click on my Instagram button on the right and you’ll see the (very little!) bit that I’ve done. I’ll be picking it up again tomorrow as Wednesday is the day to work on it. Given that the forecast is for heavy rain I’m hoping that means I get to spend an afternoon stitching on this piece and have a nice amount of progress to share next time round.
Our hot, sunny weather has broken to be replaced by sunshine and showers but, the temperatures are still pleasant during the day and it’s much more comfortable to sleep at night.
There we go, blog post completed!!!! Now that wasn’t so hard once I got going!!! As ever, thank you for the lovely comments you leave when you drop by. I always enjoy reading them and it’s always nice to share what I love doing with fellow stitchers. Hope all is well with you and yours!
Until next time…..