I feel like I went dark there the past week or so after a flurry of posts at the start of the January. Well, I was making something for my Secret Stitching Sweetheart. If you would like to know more about this Valentine blog hop, check it out HERE. There is information at the bottom of the past several posts. My SSS project is finished now. I look forward to folks seeing it in a couple weeks, and then FFO’ing it for March. It’s very pretty. But I was also glad to get it done and start in on other things.
I decided to concentrate on Luz Gonzalez for what little was left in January. I completed the text and one of the satin stitch sections. I really like this project. It is a beauty.
There is not enough contrast in part of the satin stitch pattern, the pink and white stripes. I think I will pick it out and restitch with a darker filling color but I will do that later.
I started my February “double dip” ornament. I am doing Satsuma Street’s Sugar Plum Fairy. You know you can always visit Mary’s Thread if you need a good dose of eclectic stitching! The only rule around here is it has to be pretty. Here it is after a few days of “waiting in the car” stitching:
Rounding out the eclecticism of the end of the month, I worked on the Stacy Nash Summer Garden Sewing Roll project, just catching up the border and putting some berries in the basket. This is such a nice thing to work on. If I buckled down I could probably finish it this month, but I have other things I ought to do.
I don’t often (hardly ever!) share things I purchase, just because I purchased it. Call me a snob, but referring to my treasured finds “haul” and showing them off seems uncouth to me. Maybe that’s why I can’t get into Flosstube! (I’ve tried! It’s just not for me! I prefer audio books or TV when I’m stitching!) Nonetheless I did want to share this darling tiny thing I found at The Attic last week which I also started right away: Busy Bee by Lindsay Lane Designs. It should take me about 15 minutes to stitch this, right? Ha!
Seriously, I feel like maybe there are less than 100 stitches there. But it is all over one and it turns out the included silk is a bit fuzzy and the included fabric has a bit of a loose weave so it’s taking some time after all. But how cute is it?? I am always amazed at how much can be done with so little. And it was on sale! They had quite a few. Call them up if you want one!