The Mystery: Birds of a Feather, Part I is stitched. Please don’t look too closely! There are other mysteries in there, such as why it took so long, and why one of the flower centers is tilted … where I added the year. It had enough frogging, so the mystery will remain. Part II is in the stash, and will not get put aside for too long, but I just had to pick up something else for a little while.
Did you see the Blackbird Designs article in Cross Stitch and Needlework? I’m sure you have – I was probably the last person in stitch world to see it! I picked up a copy at my LNS, Stitch and Frame on Friday, and just couldn’t wait any longer to start the chart they included with the article. It’s called ‘Land of the Free’. I chose a piece of 32ct that I had previously coffee dyed to stitch on, then looked to see which fibers they used. Why didn’t I do this at the shop? I don’t know, but it calls for Belle Soie silks, and those I don’t have in my stash. I do have a humble collection of Vikki Claton’s Hand Dyed Fibers, so that’s what I decided to use. She is probably going to be quite different than the pictured finish, but again, she will be my unique finish!
Some time off is coming soon – but this time will be a stay-cation to get some much needed cleaning and organizing done. I’ve been putting it off for far too long, and now must do time has come. My crafting room is such a jumble, and I blame that for not getting more finishing done than I’d like. After it’s all clean and shiny, then maybe I’ll take a long weekend and go someplace cool and charming for some relaxation. Doesn’t that sound nice? Anyway… working through Thursday, then I’ll clean and polish through the weekend, spend Monday with family and stitching, then continue what hasn’t been done for the remainder of the time off. Hopefully there will be a day or two to enjoy stitching in a clean and tidy home!
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope it’s not TOO hot where you live, but it IS summertime here in the South, so it is hot, nearly 100 a few days last week, humid with lots of thunderstorms, lightening bugs glowing through the evening, and a brief rain shower on occasion. Grab yourself a nice glass of iced tea or lemonade – there’s some in the ‘frig – and your stitching project of the day, turn on the ceiling fan, throw up your feet, and join me for a day of stitching. Leave a comment if you’d like to join in …
and Happy Stitching
and Happy Stitching