Sunday, February 14, 2016
Valentine's Day...already?! 'Nuff said.
So, what has everyone else been up to? It's been nearly a full month since the last I posted, but I don't feel like I have so much to show for it, at least as far as stitching goes. Work's been a whirlwind with more to come this week. Maybe that's the reason. It was windy and cold even in Ft. Lauderdale last week, so perhaps it really is February after all.
So, let me start by taking stock of the stitching ta has been accomplished this month.
One of my linen orders did finally arrive, so I was able to put enough skin in the game to feel like I've go a start on the Song of Solomon sampler. Not much, but it is what it is.
I was lucky enough to join in this stitch along on the FB Embroidery Motifs from Old Dutch Samplers group, but unfortunately couldn't get a good start on it until the linen arrived. Speaking of which, I decided to go with a nice old standby, 36 count LL Pecan Butter. What you see here will eventually be the top right corner, stitching in Gloriana Deep Blue Sea. As for the remaining colors, I haven't got a clue yet, but am thinking they will choose themselves as I go along. I know this little bit doesn't give an idea of the full piece, but take a look at this link for the stunning details.
Much as I'm dying to play with all the color choices, I probably won't do much with this one for a few more weeks. Cataract removal is scheduled soon and so I think I'd rather wait until I can see what I'm choosing with all its vibrancy intact.
What else? Well, I did make a finish on Sheepish Design's Celestial Spirits.
I'm thinking I might just do 3 more of these, one for each of my sisters. Seeing how there are 4 of us girls and each has a different first initial There's some celestial balance to that idea, don't you think? This one will eventually take flight for a trip to Faye's.
And in the meantime, I've also been watching the orchard grow on PS Johnny Appleseed.
This has been such a fun, easy stitch so far, though I did have some doubts about the Barn Gray roof on the cabin at first start. But it came together nicely once I had the Nutmeg door in. Gotta love the livestock in this piece, especially the rooster!
Still waiting anxiously for the linen to arrive before I can make another start on Ragamuffin 2. I do think I have enough to keep busy with until then.....
So that catches me up. I promise to do my best to update again before next Thanksgiving, which I'm sure will be in another week, Thanks for dropping in to visit and Happy Valentine's Day!