I think is the best way to describe my stitching these days. I may not be managing a lot of stitching time but it’s happening most days, no matter the length and….it feels good! I am feeling much more enthusiastic about stitching pieces and there were quite a few new releases at Market that sparked my interest although, I’m going to be good and not order anything just yet.
Well, a decision has finally been made as to the large project I want to work on this year. I have to say, this one wasn’t in my plans at all, I had something else in mind, but my dear stitching friend Vicky – no blog but you’ll find her on IG under @vickyfa and if you’re on IG but aren’t familiar with her go check out all her lovely WIP’s – took me up on something I said and next thing I knew I was ordering a chart and the decision was made!
Along with Vicky, I’m going to be stitching The Red House Sampler from Brenda Keyes’ The Sampler Company. You may remember that back in 2013 my project for that year was A Sampler Story where I stitched two blocks a year and managed to complete it. Not much progress to share but, it’s a start!
Stitching this one on 32ct Belfast linen in cream, using the suggested DMC threads
I’ve been working on BBD’s Spring Tulips and would hope to be sharing a finish next time round….
Using suggested threads but changed linen to 32ct Antique White.
Then, I’m still managing my Christmas stitching on a Sunday and finally was in the mood to start adding the backstitching to these …..changes them totally, doesn’t it?! These are from the PS Christmas Favorites booklet and the ‘plan’ is to have all 9 stitched this year. So far, so good!
Using suggested DMC threads and linen (32ct Lambswool).
So there we have it, what I’ve been up to stitching-wise. Later this week I’m off to England for a few days to spend time with my daughter, SIL and, most importantly of all (!!), our 6 month old grandson. I feel like I’ve just blinked and he’s this age, before we know it we’ll be celebrating his 1st birthday!!!
Hope all is well with you and yours. I know many of you are still in grip of severe winter weather so hope you get some respite from it soon. Here, Spring is showing signs of arriving although this morning the rain is pouring down and it’s blowing a gale!
Until next time…..