After having spent an entire month on the same couple of projects I am very ready for some new things! And to get back to some old things!
I couldn’t wait until October 1st. September 30 saw me start Fall Posey from Jeanette Douglas. Now this is not a “bucket list” stitch but it HAS been ready to go in my stitching basket from the moment I bought it a couple years ago! And I need something fall-ish to stitch so it fits the bill! This piece uses 40 count linen with the provided 100.3 Au Ver A Soie. Boy, is it fine. It’s like stitching with a hair. I was a little concerned about coverage but in the picture is looks really good. It’s SO pretty. I love this design.
I also picked up Yellow Bird (more like Brown Bird!) from La D Da. I need some La D Da in my year! I saw another stitcher use the Boleyn linen from Primitive Hare on this project and just loved how it looked. I bought a piece of it a while ago, to use on this and another project. Once divided, it is just the right size to stitch half and use the other half to back the finish as a little pillow. There is only one color silk floss used, Birch Brown from Gloriana which I also had in my stash. I was all ready to go. Here’s my start:
Both of these seem like they will be pretty quick stitches. The border on Yellow Bird will be a bit tedious but it will look nice with the variegated silk and it shouldn’t give me any trouble.
I will take Just Nan’s Star of Light and Threadwork Primitives’ Christmas Fruit Basket with my on vacation this month and get those started. But I can’t wait to get back to the Bargello Roll! First I’m going to finish Quaker Garden though! Here are a few more stitching sessions’ progress on it!