Hi everyone! Yes! For the first time in a couple of months I managed to stitch the two squares in A Sampler Story that I’d planned too in November! Now, I did cut it a little fine, finished the second square on Saturday, the last day of the month, but, it feels good that I stayed on track with it.
Here’s the second square…..
And a pic of both squares……
Look what happened though…..
I’d used this needle from the start and the longer it lasted the more I was hoping it would keep going until I put the final stitches in. Not so!! I had noticed it was getting a little worn and was trying to be extra careful with it but it reached its limit and was gone. It made me wonder……do you try to keep using the same needle on the same project or is that just one of my somewhat weird quirks?!?!?!?!
And look! This is the space left to stitch in ….
Two squares left to go, plus some personalisation to make this sampler unique to our family.
Thanks for all your lovely comments on my finish of BN’s Lo How a Rose. It hasn't made it to the framer as yet so will probably be going in January when I take A Sampler Story to be framed (yes, I'm doing all the positive talk about finishing it by the end of December!).
And one final picture, when Christmas starts to roll around (can you believe it’s December?!?!?!) I sometimes get a little sidetracked. Last year I’d noticed button Christmas button trees popping up on Pinterest and here’s my first attempt at one!
I’ve got a couple of other sizes of the Styrofoam tree shapes and have more buttons ordered. I'm probably going to add a star or something on top but might wait until I've a couple more done and see how they look together.
Well, I think that's about it for this time. Thanks for dropping by my little bit of the stitching blog world. I hope all is well with you and yours.
Until next time.....