Well, the votes are in. Last night at my guild meeting I brought two of my WIPs in. The members voted on which one they would like to see me complete in 2009. It was a close vote, but in the end Dorothy’s Garden by A Stitcher’s Hands won out. Above you can see my last progress photo of it. I started this piece in 2004. It is stitched entirely over one and was the second over one piece I ever attempted. I am stitching in in DMC and Au Ver A Soie. This is also the second piece I’d ever used silk on. Looking back, I wish I’d chosen to stitch the whole thing in silk. Oh well. It is stitched on 32ct fabric, but I couldn’t tell you what it is. The LNS didn’t mark it, and it’s been so long that I’ve forgotten, if I ever knew. So, I’ll be stitching along on this piece and hope to see good progress on it. We will have a six-month check-in on our progress in June. (Secretly, I’d like to finish both pieces that I brought…but we’ll see what happens). This is what the whole thing will look like when finished…
I am really enjoying belonging to a guild. I paid my deposit for the Catherine Theron workshops last night, and I am so looking forward to my first workshops. And let me tell you…the stitching the members do just puts me to shame. The focus of the guild is on reproduction samplers, and the majority of the stitching that goes on here is on 40ct fabric and just exquisite. There is one member, Robert, who is just amazing. Last night he brought in three finished pieces for show and tell. All three of them gorgeous (and large) samplers. One of them was the sampler from the cover of the last SANQ. He said he chose this as an Advent piece, so he stitched on it everyday from the 1st to the 24th and it was finished by Christmas morning.
And he had also finished up his WIP that was chosen for him to finish last year. It was a huge Amy Mitten sampler. I really wish I knew which one it was, because it was so cool – with a hidden mystery in the stitching. It said “I am afraid” and then “I saw [a murder]”. Just amazing. Then for his two choices of WIPs he brought last night, one was Amy Mitten’s Not For Us Alone, and one was Dutch Beauty. Well, Dutch Beauty won out. So I expect to see him with it finished by March. LOL!
Anyway, I had hoped to have a progress pic of my Jane Austen piece for you today, but my computer was acting up this morning, so I didn’t get the photo loaded. Oh well, next time.
Also, if you’d like, you can follow this link to take a look at my 2008 finishes!
Until next time!
I am grateful for making new friends and being inspired by other stitchers.