February Stitching Goals
March Stitching Goals
- Stitch one ornament
- Stitch Just Nan Gingerbread Mouse
- Finish D is for Dove
- Work on the Accolade
Okay, time for some stitching!
During my flights to and from the Dominican Republic I worked on Ink Circles Cirque des Circles. This piece will be tucked away now until another occasion comes around where its in my best interest to work on something that's just one colour.
Since I've gotten home its been a little challenging to settle down to any of my stitching properly! Also it has been tough getting back into the sweet rotation I had going before I left. Four stitching days on each : ABC Christmas Sampler, The Accolade, and Smalls.
Dove of Birds - Christmas Doves II
c2012 JBW Designs
Stitched on 28ct Black Lugana with DMC B5200
Before I picked up anything I decided to finish off one of the Doves I've had on the go for awhile now. I've now got four out of the six I need to stitch done. Since there are only four doves in the series, I'll have to stitch two of them twice. I ran out of black fabric but a day trip to Knowledge and Needles in Brighton this past Saturday cured that problem!
Next I picked up Kathy's Christmas ABC Sampler with the intention of finishing up the Dove during its four day rotation. Well of best laid plans... I had a hard time getting settled/focused the latter half of last week so I spent two of those evenings with stitching in my had staring at the TV... not much was going on on the fabric. I should of wrapped up the rotation on Friday, but I just couldn't leave this dove almost done. So it took me until Sunday to finish it up. I'm looking forward to the next block, Evergreen.
Gingerbread Mouse - Limited Edition Kit
c2012 Just Nan
Stitched on 32ct Natural Linen
Stitched with DMC, Kreinik Braid & Mill Hill Beads
Back in January Kathy was a real sweetie and helped me source one of the Just Nan Limited Edition Gingerbread Mouse! For my work on her Christmas ABC Sampler she gifted me with the little fellow. With the DR trip looming, and not having enough fabric on hand I figured he was best left until I got back from the DR, ultimately March Break! Saturday's trip to Knowledge & Needle also got me the fabric I needed. He stitched up really quickly and the finishing wasn't as painful as I thought it might have been! Tracey has managed to secure me one of the new Bunny kits I'm looking forward to getting and stitching that cutie pie!!!!
I've mentioned twice now a road trip down to Knowledge and Needles on Saturday, you're probably wondering what I got??? We went down to check out what Ann had picked up in Nashville. Sad to say I'm not much of a fan of what came out in terms of charts. I still made enough damage in the fabric department!
Well I think that's it for now. I'm looking forward to the end of the week (not the end of March Break though) once again its another Knowledge and Needles Retreat Weekend!!!!