Sampler September wraps up and I pull out my October Stitching

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I have stitched on I Bathya from Hands Across the Sea about 24 days this month. Here is how much I got finished:

Not too bad! I’m pleased with the result from that many days. She’s a very slow stitch due to having to learn stitches and techniques to get it as good as possible and not mess it up too badly! You can see I’m still working on the whitework band, but I also got some of the alphabet in. It is good to have a variety of things to work on depending on my energy level and how much concentration each part takes. (My stitching time is usually from 9:30-11pm and I’m not always up for something complicated!) I finished the equivalent of 2 pages (of 20ish!) so that’s alright! I have enjoyed devoting a month to her. But, after working on such a complicated, intense sampler, I am ready to pick up something easier!

I have 3 stitches planned for October. First is a return to Autumn Quakers by Rosewood Manor. I have missed working on it!

Second is Oakley Owlet from Just Nan. I stitched Mr. Nutley Owl a couple years ago and it’s time for him to have a friend!

Third is a little start I made on Chubby Bird from Jeannette Douglas.

It was a kit made for Acorns and Threads and is exclusive to them (I will say, what a nice shop to deal with! I sent them an email and the next business day they called to get my payment info. I had my kit within the week! Do not be dissuaded by them not having an e-commerce site. Their email ordering system seems to be very efficient!). When I saw it I just loved that fat bird so ordered it right away. You can see it is a quick stitch. I will do my best to finish these 2 smalls, and Autumn Quaker, while it won’t be all the way done, should be nearing completion. It is much easier and faster going than Bathya!

And…I may work here and there on some other things but if I make good progress on these I will be really happy.

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  1. I love the colours in Autumn Quakers, such a beautiful Sampler.
    The little owl is so sweet, I finished stitching one of the mice today, got to make it up tomorrow.

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