Hi everyone! Well, much as I enjoy January for being a clean slate and having plans the other side of that is that you start stitching but then it feels like you don’t have much to share! So, this post is mainly an update of what I’ve been working on but, keep reading, I am sneaking a first finish in towards the end!
First up, you’ll remember my dilemma of the sheep with the broken leg. Well, aside from a bit more progress, I re-stitched the area but didn’t see much improvement! Poor thing still looks like it has a leg problem!!! I’ll give it one more go and see but I don’t want to work too much at it in case it ends up looking worse!!
However, I did look more closely at the cover picture on the chart and, lo and behold, what do we have……a sheep that looks like it has a leg problem! So, maybe I need to take a chill pill and accept this is how it will be (although, you can guess, it’s always going to catch my eye!!!).
Next up, a little bit of progress on SL’s Mary Gail. This is my first larger project on 36ct (my comfort zone is very much 32ct and I rarely stray!). I’m not disliking the 36ct but I do feel I’m slower on it but I also know the more I work on it the quicker I’ll be. So, I’ll get there!!
This has to be my favourite WIP at the moment. Hannah Lovina Joslin from BBD’s Honeysuckle Manor booklet.
I’m stitching this one in a mix of the suggested overdyeds and DMC. I may need to rethink the GA Lambswool as I’m not sure how well it’s going to show up on this fabric – I’m not using the suggested Sheep’s Straw, going with fabric out of my stash, Antique Ivory – but I’ll stitch a little more of it (for now it’s only on the flowers in the vase to the right of the centre flowers).
And finally, my first finish of 2014! And yes, it’s a Christmas-themed one….
I had started this one before Christmas but it was put to one side while I focused more on finishing A Sampler Story.
This is from Country Rustic Primitives, called Primitive Sleigh Bells Cupboard Keep. The chart was passed on to me by my dear friend Heidi (no blog!) after I’d seen her finish of this one on Instagram. I stitched this using the suggested DMC and on some evenweave fabric from my stash (not sure what it is!!!!). At least I’ve given myself plenty of time to ‘finish finish’ this one!!!
And that’s all from me in my little part of the stitching world. I can’t believe how fast January is going, usually I find it’s a month that seems long but, not this year!
Hope all is well with you and yours!
Until next time……