Hi, all! I keep meaning to get out here and post some progress photos, but it just hasn’t happened. Thanks for all the compliments on the Mermaids. I intended to spend the majority of Sunday stitching, particularly on the Mermaids, but it didn’t happen. I was at the emergency vet with Romeo for a good part of that day. He’s fine, but it wasn’t something I wanted to wait to have looked at. So, no stitching on Sunday. But, I do have some progress to report on my two CHS pieces. As you can see above, Adam & Eve is moving right along. I am stitching over one on 28ct black linen with the recommended NPIs. Love it. I apologize for the quality of my photo because I took it at about 10pm last night. I figured if I was ever going to get photos, I had to just suck it up and take them whenever I had the chance. So, not the best, but you get the idea. I love the apples. They’re fun. I thought I’d work on this side of the tree and then work on filling in the tree trunk. I just wanted to have some reference points before I start down the trunk in order to help with my counting. Here’s what it looked like last time.
And, you may also recall that this month I started on Shores of Hawk Run Hollow as well. I’m working on block one, using the recommended NPIs on the recommended 36ct Vintage Autumn Gold fabric. I love the fabric, it is soooo gorgeous. Anyway, I’m using one strand over two and I wasn’t sure how I was going to like it, since I am really finicky about my thread coverage. But, it seems ok so far. I finally finished that black outline of the block, I thought that would never end! And the block is actually way bigger than I imagined it was going to be. But the blocks are 92 x 92 stitches, so that’s pretty big, even on 36ct I guess. I’m moving along on the lighthouse and enjoying it. I was glad to get to the red finally after all that black and white!
It’s a fun stitch so far though. And I’m glad to have finally started this piece. (Please excuse the wonkiness, I need to reposition on my q-snaps and just haven’t gotten around to it.)
And since I’ve had A&E samplers on the brain lately, I thought I’d show you what’s in the new issue of Cross-stitch & Needlework Magazine (US).
I actually like the original piece a lot better than the reproduction (which you can see a corner of). They stitched it on a really light fabric, and muted down the colors. I like the darker more vintage linen the original is on, as well as the brighter colors. Not a bad sampler though!
That’s about all from me here this week. I’m stitching on both the above pieces when I can and hoping to get back to Mermaids on Sunday. Oh, but I have my Catherine Theron workshop both days this weekend, which I am really looking forward to. I can’t wait to attend my first workshop! It is gonna be wonderful!
Have a great rest of the week!
I am grateful for a little rain. (ok a lot of rain)