Last week we had our monthly guild meeting, and since I’d just finished a little BBD stocking, I thought I’d start the remaining February stocking at the meeting. This one is called Be Mine. It was so nice to be able to get to sit and stitch and visit for a bit at guild. Lately, that hasn’t been happening at all and it made me so happy to be able to do it. It was nice also to get to visit with some friends that I don’t get to see very often too. So, here’s my tiny little start on Be Mine.
The rest of the evenings last week I decided to pick up my Where My Heart Blooms piece and work on it a bit. I’ve been stitching on that border and it’s really coming along. Lots of progress since I last showed an update. I love love love stitching with the Belle Soie, and if only the dyelots weren’t such a problem, I would stitch a lot more with it.
And finally, on Saturday after my 5k, I decided that I was in need of a good amount of couch time. So I started my new sampler (the one I’ve been teasing about). This is the Scottish Sampler by Needleprint that was in the Goodhart book. I fell in love with it when I first bought the book and decided to finally gather up the fabric and threads to stitch it.
Isn’t it lovely? It’s very delicate looking with those little curlicues. I’m stitching this with DMC on 36ct Lambswool. It’s my first time stitching on Lambswool, and so far I’m loving it. The whole top portion of the sampler is all done in green and gold, so it’s going to be awhile before the colors get interesting. I think this piece gets more interesting the further down you get on it. You can see a photo of the original here. I’m so happy to finally be stitching on another reproduction sampler (and an A&E to boot!). I think I’ll probably continue on with this piece a bit more this week. It’s too pretty to put down.
Well, I’m off to see what I can get into on this Monday morning. Have a great week!
I am grateful for my husband bringing me icepacks for my back all weekend. He takes good care of me!