Hi everyone! I’m happy to report a finish this time round as I put the final stitches in BBD’s Spring Tulips last week.
BBD Spring Tulips - Stitched on 32ct Antique White using the suggested threads
I did make some changes in this one. The year is stitched on either side of the middle tulip but when I’d done that, with a 5 in place of the original 1 (it was published in 2011), I didn’t care for it much. It just looks too big and clumpy. So out the date came and I just continued with adding a few blue off set squares which I figured tied in with the rest. Then I decided against stitching my initials at the side, again, they were quite large when stitched, and filled that space in with some more blue motifs and was happy with how it turned out.
Next up, I’ve made some progress on Brenda Keyes’ Red House Sampler…
Using 32ct cream Belfast Linen and the suggested DMC
I need to get to some of the border vine as I don’t want to leave it to the end and then get totally bogged down in it.
Then, having finished Spring Tulips I wanted to have another smaller WIP. Shepherd’s Bush Cherish Life has been sitting here a few weeks and I haven’t been great about keeping up to date with this series. So, I started on that…..
I will say, I swapped out the fabric on this one. The piece of linen in the kit was much darker than the fabric I’ve received in the earlier kits and I preferred to keep to similar shades. I did some stash diving and came up with something that I felt was more alike. I only started this one on Monday, and I haven’t had much stitching time, but it feels like it is stitching up quickly.
Happy days! My stitching mojo seems to be sticking around! I have still been ‘good’ though and have just made a list of my ‘must haves’ from Market rather than giving in to the temptation of buying.
Hope all is well with you and yours. As always, thanks for your lovely comments, I am such an infrequent blogger these days and I really appreciate that people still take time to leave them.
Until next time….