I got really bogged down in the Heirloom Anniversary the past few months. I think “obligation stitching” will do that. If you know you are “supposed” to be stitching something, it can become something of a chore! But a happy chore nonetheless! And here it is, my Heirloom Anniversary Square!
If I do say so myself, that is some good stitching! I am really pleased especially with the floral heart.
I was scared of those bullion roses. I have not made them before and was worried how much I’d have to learn and how long they would take. Well, I watched a few tutorials and then I sewed 2 practice ones on a scrap and that was good preparation. After getting started on the real deal, I really enjoyed them! I used a big milliners needle which was very difficult to thread, but very good for making the stitch. It took almost 1 hour to make 3 though! The rest went much quicker and I really liked making them. Here they are in all their glory before they got subsumed into the ribbon flowers.
The ribbon daisies and the beads were a breeze and I am going to the Attic today to see about framing. Sandy, the framer there, does a beautiful job. I will have her put a soft colored silk behind the Hardanger which will look very pretty. I hope the Attic has the silk floss I need to add to one of my projects. Maybe I will get something else too.
So what is next? I feel great relief having this project done and can’t wait to be working on ALL my other projects! I’m not doing MAYnia starts, but I think for the rest of the month I will enjoy a MAYnia of WIPS! How about 3-4 days on each of these? And see if I can get some noticeable progress made on each of them? Here are my starting points, and after a few good sessions with each I’ll update you on my progress regularly through this month.
Drawn Thread’s Sampler of Stitches
Luz Gonzalez by Samplers Remembered
Betsy Morgan’s Spanish Etui
Stacy Nash’s Summer Garden Roll
Jeannette Douglas’ Alphabet Sampler
My May Ornament/Small (not sure if that will be 2 projects or 1 depending how fast I stitch.) To be announced…
I often make plans only to not follow them. Is that ok? Does it say something about my level of commitment or the kind of person I am? Maybe. But I am fairly good about committing to the biggies in life like my faith and family, so if the smallies slide maybe it’s ok!