Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February - the month where I'd a case of startitis....

Hi everyone!  Well, February turned into one of those months when I felt like I didn’t achieve much stitching.  Instead, it feels more like I’d a case of startitis but didn’t get far with anything. 
I decided to make a start on Brenda Gervais’ Noel Sampler.  Ideally this will be something I’m going to work on each month.  I’ve the chart broken down into 9 sections……have I completed what I wanted to stitch in February?  Given this is the last day of the month, the answer is no!  Here is what I have got done though…

I’m stitching this on 28ct Zweigart that was originally antique white but I’ve dyed it a soft grey. This is charted for DMC which is what I am using.  After taking this picture I realised I’d the needle parked slap bang in the middle …… ignore!!!!

Next up is another one with a Christmas/winter feel.  This is Stitch Me Merry from Atelier Perdu which was released in four parts leading up to Christmas.

Again, I’m looking at this as one to work on through the year with (hopefully) a finish for this Christmas.  I’m doing it as a SAL with my friend, Margaret (no blog), and it’s lovely to have the company.  My choice of fabric has been a 32ct blue that was in my stash and I’m using a mix of the suggested colours and DMC.

Another start has been Heartstring Samplery’s Forever Young.  Not much progress to report on this one as you’ll see from the picture….

I’m stitching this one on 28ct Permin/Wichelt Dusty Miller linen and using a mix of the suggested overdyeds and DMC.

My intentions of having Blackbird Designs Garden Club series completed this month bit the dust.  Here are all 12 in a pile …..

The only thing I have left to do is the over one stitching on this top square….that is all!!  I figured if I posted about it here maybe it would spur me on to actually sit down and get it done…..let’s see!

And that’s about it on the stitching front.  I’m hoping March will be a better month for me stitching-wise.  I’m feeling the need of working on something Spring related and moving on to working with brighter colours. 

Hope all is well with you and yours.  As always, thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, I do appreciate it.
Until next time…..


Ann at Beadlework. said...

Just enjoy what you do work on Lois, it's supposed to be a pleasure so if you don't feel like doing it then don't do it. Take a little break.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

There's worse things than a case of startitis (LOL). If these were my projects, I wouldn't be able to make up my mind on which one to do first.

Halland House Gifts said...

Beautiful work, Lois. I’m sitting here waiting for today’s jury duty selection to start, and your post gave me a quick grin and a much better attitude. Thank you so much. 😊. Judy

Barb said...

All your work looks wonderful. I am thinking of getting that Noel Sampler. The more I see it the more I want to stitch it.

Marilyn said...

What great projects you've selected.
I am also trying to stitch Spring.
It's been a cold, brutal winter here in the US.
Has anything caught your eye at market peeks?
Have a great week/weekend!

Brigitte said...

Such great starts, Lois, all of them.

Carol said...

You have lots of beautiful starts, Lois--love the one on the gray fabric that you dyed! And the basket in the BBD Garden Club piece is so delightful. You'll have that one done in no time :)

Hope your March is going well so far--as usual this year seems to be flying by!

Margaret said...

Lots of great projects! Hope you can finish that little bit that's left on your last Garden Series. You're so close to being finished! I love that series.

Karoline said...

All your new starts are gorgeous, I look forward to seeing your progress

Maggee said...

It's all about the journey! So long as you enjoy the projects when you get to them... that is what matters! Thank you for sharing your lovely stitches! Hugs!

Tammy said...

Great starts! They are all pretty!

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