Ahhh the end of March! That means my birthday (which was Monday) and time for a round up of the month’s stitching. How is it where you are? Have you had a good stitching month? I have! Especially on Monday which I “took off” from my normal mom responsibilities to stitch all day. It was an overcast day, and even rained a bit at the end of the afternoon and there was a spectacular rainbow in the evening. It made a perfect arc over while sky with a portion doubled. Here is the end of it as it was fading over my neighborhood:
Onto the stitching! On my birthday, I pulled out my Spanish lady and spent some good time with Luz Gonzalez. Here are close ups of what I did.
The last 2 weeks I worked a bit on Betsy Morgan’s Spanish Etui (I’ve almost finished the second side! I think it is so lovely!)
Earlier this month I was able to get the next set of letters done on The Drawn Thread Sampler of Stitches. This means I have completed 2 of the 9 charts for this project. I’m torn between going back up to the top to do DEF or continuing on the vertical band to do STU. S has a squirrel! But the D is very fancy.
I’ve added some letters the ABC sampler since I last showed it and here’s where it stands.
I am thinking I should go ahead and do all the letters to be sure I’m happy with the colors. You can see I changed the O and I like it much better. After switching some other things around it’s feeling better to me. I am focusing on the main colors in “Egyptian Nights” (dark blue, cranberry, with taupe/beige) and adding a gold to pop and contrast, plus dull greens, light rose, and aqua. I hope it will work out.
I worked on Miss Mousie and she’s almost done – maybe one more session.
I figured out an order of work for the Hardanger in Heirloom Anniversary. It does involve back tracking but I’ve got a rhythm so I’m feeling more peaceful about it now. In effort to get this post up sooner, I will show you later. 🙂
Continuing in April, finishing Heirloom Anniversary is my top priority! Then I will get back to other stitching, and I have a plan for something new as well!