I put the last stitches in on “When This You See.” But not at the pool! I had just about 10 stitches left after my last pool session and couldn’t leave it like that for another day. So I finished it that night and now it’s done and added to my September finishing pile.
Because it is mid month I will plan on The Golden Grape being my small for August-I can get it done in time! I need to finish the satin stitch in the leaves, complete the chain stitch vine, and couch the golden grape. And of course do the back.
In case you’re wondering, I have been plugging along on my Joyful World border very responsibly as well these past 6 weeks, but it is really hard to photograph progress-I had to use panorama mode! Here is the top border coming along. Honestly, except for that continuous tan vine, it is a real slog with so many tiny bips of color here and there. But I’d really like this project OUT of my basket so I’ll keep at it! (heaven only know what I’m going to do with it-it’s so big and I don’t really see it framed! Maybe some kind of wall hanging but I don’t know how to make it look good…).
And so my justifications complete, here is my new start. Can you tell what it is?
Another Blackbird! It is called Strawberry Garden. I really love this design. I know many people do, but for me it’s really got many of my favorites-favorite colors, variety of stitches, not too prim, a bit of whimsy…
I kitted it up with my own silk conversion several months ago. I could stitch it in the cottons because I think I do have most of them, but my Rosewood Manor Autumn Quakers has been fun to do in silk, and this one will be too I think. I’ve been excited to start and just waiting for a project bag to be empty for it.