It doesn’t happen very often, but thanks to several reasons, both good (Mother’s Day!) and bad (our whole family came down with a horrid cold – not COVID- and had to cancel all our plans!) I got to stitch all weekend!
Being the second weekend of the Instagram Blackbird Designs Weekend SAL, my night stitching was on Strawberry Garden. Here is where I started…
And here is where I finished!
I took it off the Q-snaps to work on the border. I couldn’t resist getting a bit more color on there so I worked on the a few flowers as well. The vines with the lazy daisies ARE tedious but the rest of it is coming along at a good pace. This is still one of my favorite Blackbirds. I feel so happy to be stitching it.
Saturday, the kids and Daddy had a new video game. I do not play video games very often but I like to watch the family play together. I worked on the Bargello Roll. Love it!
The last sliver in the red ogees is a gold thread. I will save that till last on this section.
On Sunday, my family gave me some hours of Mother’s Day stitching relaxation. I worked on the Butterfly Brooch from Jenny Adin-Christie. I couched the gold purl outline.
This part had to be a “daytime” stitching project-I needed good, real light and the energy to focus. I haven’t been able to work on it since I started it back on my birthday! I am very pleased with my progress and getting all that outlining done. The next step is more couching the colored sparkly threads on the inside borders of the wings. That part is less picky I think as the border is now established. I will not need to wait for the next daytime stitching opportunity to do it.