I have been at home now for the last 3 weekends, this is a rare as I am usually driving my youngest DS around for basketball. It has been great catching up with my stitching and finishing. Last week in particular I managed to get some finishing done and got started on my SL sampler.
Firstly, a huge thank you to June. She sent me a lovely Parisienne themed RAK I love it and having it sitting in readiness with my scissors next to my stitching chair.
I also managed to finish an ornament for an exchange, but can't show it yet, as it is a secret exchange. My other finish was a pin pillow that I had finished the stitching on way back in November. It is a design that Tanya from Scarlet House designed specially for the Cross Stitch Pals Retreat in Myrtle Beach in October. It is stitched on 25 ct over 1 and it is a great reminder of a fantastic time spent with friends. It is sitting on the fabric I backed it with and has the trim I used sitting in front. After I stitched it together and went to turn it to the right side I realised I stitched the wrong side to my stitching. Rather than unpick it, as it was just for me, I left it, so my spots are not as vibrant as they should be, but I think it still looks ok, who looks at the back anyway!!
|Stitched on 25ct over 1 using DMC threads|
|SL Janet Burnet using AVAS silks on 40ct Sandstone Linen|
Lastly, and thank you if you are still with me. I have a small update on my HAED WIP. I haven't a lot of progress on it but there is some more sky and clouds added.
|Heaven and Earth Designs, Footprints on 25ct over 1 using DMC|
Have a great week.