I really enjoyed the responses to my last post about your own artful experiences. That’s pretty cool! This weekend was pretty busy and didn’t allow much time for stitching. I did put in a little time on Mele K. though. I finished up the cloud and now it’s all sky left to do and a minute amount of backstitching. I think I started this in March of 2008, so it would be really nice to finish it up before the two year mark rolls around!
Saturday afternoon, I was planted in front of my sewing machine working on a project for Eric. He needed sandbags for the photo studio, so I was sewing some up for him out of the legs of old jeans.
I did a little bit of stitching Saturday afternoon, before Eric and I headed out for date night. I decided to work on Shores some more since I was so close to finishing up Block 1. I think I made pretty good progress on it!
Sunday afternoon I was helping a friend, but after dinner Eric and I settled in to watch some more episodes of West Wing. I was able to finish up my block!
After finishing up Block 1, I started ripping out the partially stitched Block 2. You may remember I was test-stitching with two strands of thread in Block 2. I’ve decided to go with one thread, because I didn’t like how my stitches were laying with two. So, out the stitching comes. I’m really pleased to have Block 1 finished though. And I’m really happy with how that over one tent stitch came out around the L.
Before I sign off, I wanted to show a slightly better photo of my gift from my Secret Stitcher since my photos the other day were so abysmal.
I love it – it’s just too pretty for words. And one of the reasons that I picked the Christmas ornament that I did at our exchange was because it had our guild’s initials and the year on it. So that’s one of the many things I love about this piece too. Beautiful.
I am grateful for letting go of my anger.