Sunday, January 17, 2021

Black Swan

I figured out a way to illustrate my progress without having to show the back.

My plan is to put in two background threads every day. Some days it's none, so the next day it's four. Whatever. It's keeping me on track. Turns out that basketweave project was perfect for the beginning of 2021.

So, yes our Christmas tree is still up. 

Saturday, January 02, 2021

January 2

 It's Happy Birthday to my mister. Cake making happening.

Progress on the new sampler. 

Friday, January 01, 2021

New Year, New Starts

 Today I will begin two new projects - one sampler on linen and one canvas.

Here are the called for Gentle Arts colors. I've chosen a 32ct Vintage Light Exampler linen from the Stash. 

Here are the colors I pulled in Gloriana. I'm going with the silks. Here's the project pulled from the stash:  Wee Bit Sampler 3 from Scholehousr for the Needle. The words seem very appropriate right now. 

And one canvas project that Sara Leigh has probably been wondering if I was ever going to stitch this. It's a Cooper Oaks design of Warren Kimble. 13ct, going to basketweave. The black will kill me, but I'm hoping to do most of it in the spring outside. That's the plan.

No SALs for me for the New Year though I did buy Lindy Stitches Funky Menagerie. I've got so many choices to stitch. Want to continue some older pieces. The usual get more organized. Mostly I want to continue to find pleasure and peace in all that I stitch. Happy New Year! 

Thursday, December 31, 2020

New Year's Eve

 Here we are at the end of a very long year. I'm not expecting a big change to how things are going any time soon. But I am enough of an optimist to forsee improvements coming in 2021.

Here's one last project for 2020. I may have started this in January this year. I really should be stitching several of these santas every year if I'm ever going to stitch all that I have. Trust me, I have a lot.

Tomorrow I am going to start one new sampler. It's a small one and it seems rather appropriate. 

See you back here in 2021.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Christmas Stitching

 I wasn't sure what to stitch next. But I was perusing my smalls that are kitted and this Fern Ridge project spoke to me.

I had about ten stitches in when I picked it up. I'm not enjoying the offset four-sided stitch so we'll see if I stick with it.

And a Christmas gift that I finished yesterday. Only started this back in 2006 or 2007 while stitching at the Scarlet Thread. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

It's a Wrap

 Catherine Agnes is done. Finished right before dinner.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Approaching the Finish Line

I haven't given up. Today I reached the final steps for Catherine Agnes. And I had no choice but to begin cutting threads. Two boxes down, two to go. The wrapping of the bars should be a fairly quick process. Who knows? I might be done by Christmas.

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Sticking with It

 I continue to be fascinated with Catherine Agnes.

All my spot motifs are finished except for the acorns. And the reticello corners. I've got one more band on the left. Then borders, corners, and letters. So much enjoyment here. 

Saturday, December 05, 2020

Steady Progress

 Finished my upper right corner. Started my woven spider webs motif. Enjoying most every second of this. Except bullion knots number one and fifteen. Those two just about pushed me over the edge.

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Catherine Agnes Again

 Just a little update. Added some bands. Started the alphabet.