I thought I would drop in and do a bit of an update for you on what I have been stitching on this past week or so.
Friday's night frolic piece
Happily Ever After - Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
Started: 26 January 2017
I decided to go out on a limb with the fabric.... this is 32ct Belfast "Dark Fantasy" from Colour Cascade Fabrics. The model piece is stitched on a lighter fabric but I love this fabric and when I did a floss toss everything seemed to work ok.. but time will tell I guess! I am using the called for DMC floss except for the border (Dinky Dyes "Kalamunda" and centre piece (when I get there I have picked out a Jodyri thread!).
Here's an aside for you.... there is a sentimental reason why I using "Kalamunda" on this piece... I used to live there! It is a suburb in the Perth Hills and sits between the suburbs of Lesmurdie and Gooseberry Hill. I was living there when I met hubby - he lived in Lesmurdie and we used to catch the same bus to and from the City every day for about 6 months. So I just had to put the thread somewhere into this piece :o)
17 A Day Update
Deer & Grapes Mystery SAL - Jean Farish
Dog Park - Satsuma Street
These 2 are ticking along nicely now... I am now sticking to the 17 and 10 stitches a day except on the odd occasion where it makes sense to finish 1 or 2 extra to finish a row or where a 1/2 stitch won't work.
2 New Starts! There is always going to be new starts!!
Autumn Bird - Satsuma Street
Started: 4 February 2017
Love the colours in this design.... I have been meaning to buy it... but on Saturday when I was going through my old magazine charts looking for something else I found it!! It was published in Cross Stitch Crazy (I think) a few years ago... So how's that for "Stitch from Stash"? So pleased that I didn't buy it a couple of weeks ago when I bought her new one! I am missing a couple of thread colours but that is easily rectified. Fabric is just a pale light blue 28ct fabric that I had in my fabric box.
Started: 5 February 2017
I think I have probably given myself another UFO with this.... that little bit that I did yesterday nearly drove me crazy... blended threads... yuck! I have had this sitting in my stash drawer for a number of years and finally decided to start it as my one and only full coverage piece! If I ever finish the stitching it will go into our spare room which already has kitty pictures on the wall :o)
Til next time, happy stitching