The first Saturday in February is National Stitch in Public Day. That's because February is National Embroidery Month.
I'm doing my part today while traveling.
And the snow began to fall. Quietly. Steadily.
Got several inches already. As of now, it's a dry, fluffy snow. Please stay that way.
Started off my blizzard stitching with Radishes, a class piece from ANG seminar.
Oh, and if you're curious at all about what an impending, major snowstorm does to stitchers, you should work in a needlepoint shop the day before the storm. Wow. We were busy! Came home exhausted. If anyone runs out of thread before Tuesday, it's not my fault!
I was bopping along yesterday stitching on my last hexagon. Then I heard the nagging call from the kitchen to wash the dishes as our dishwasher is officially broken and in need of replacement.
Of course I cut my index finger on the paring knife.
Not badly, but enough so that I couldn't continue.
I'm still intrigued looking at this piece and am hoping I can move on to framing soon.
A quiet day here with just my hubby and me. We've heard from the kids both near and far (Massachusetts and Italy) and our daughter gets to visit us for a few days soon.
My injured knee and seasonal depression haven't made for a jolly month, but we're surviving.
So here's to 2016 and its many blessings!
I'm going on a journey. Got some friends going along with me. First stop - Scotland!
It's time to go around the world every 80 days with Amy Mitten.
Got my kit yesterday. Amy's beautiful threads and fantastic directions. Includes Scottish sampler facts. How-to personalize my sampler - I've got some choices to make on whose initials to use.
No linen in the photo because I washed it and it's currently in the freezer awaiting the iron.
I love that she has created passports for us!
Go more info head to Amy's website:
I finished this on Wednesday. Totally love it.
Had some issues - my bats were sinking into the moon. I had to frog them then stitched bullion knots for the skinny ones. And a made up thing for the big one.
Much more better.
The compensation on the background was a bear, but I tamed it.
All in all, just cute as can be.