First of all, I need to answer some questions I received in the comments on my last post. The pendant is about 1 1/2″ square. It is a little fiddly to get your piece and your scrapbook paper to sit straight in the pendant, but not too bad because the pendant is hinged, so you can open it up like a locket, lay your piece in and then close it. And I did stitch the piece in full crosses, not tent stitch, over one on 36ct. It’s not really as hard as it sounds.
Secondly, I spent some time yesterday updating my list of stash for sale. Please take a look if you’re interested. (I always have a link in my sidebar too, so you don’t have to come back to this post.)
And now, on to the stitching. I’ve jumped around quite a bit on my stitching since coming back from Seminar, as you’re about to see. I have worked some on Where My Heart Blooms, as you can see above. I love this piece more every time I work on it. It is going to be gorgeous in our bedroom when it’s finished.
I’ve also been wanting to start on Blackbird Designs’ Anniversaries of the Heart series for awhile now. Right after Market, I ordered a piece of fabric to stitch the whole series on. I went with 40ct, and I believe it is Examplar. The photo above shows the color of the fabric pretty accurately, whereas the photo below? Who knows? Anyway…just a tiny start.
And finally, prompted by a surprise delivery from the postman last week (which I will share closer to the actual event), I decided that having finished my first A&E another one was in order. This is Margaret Pence by Goode Huswife. I’ve been wanting to stitch this one for awhile, and finally just pulled out my fabric and threads and got started. I’m using DMC on 36ct Meadow Rue. You’re going to have to start calling me the Queen of Meadow Rue, because it’s also what I’m stitching Where My Heart Blooms on. I am getting a lot of mileage out of the piece I have!
I’m having fun stitching on Margaret though. Actually, I’ve been enjoying stitching on all of the above. And let me tell you, my new project bag is coming in really handy with all the different things I’m working on!
I just wanted to take a minute too to thank all of you for your kind words about Romeo. It’s been rather difficult, and it really means a lot to me how many of you left comments and shared your own experiences. I really really appreciate it.
I am grateful for a husband who takes such good care of me.