July got off to a wacky start with several one night stands with a variety of projects but I have finally settled down to my main stitches of the month. First is my attempt at a small this month, the Sampler Scissor Box from Famcy Work:
I got the kit a while ago, and last summer I found the oval box for it. It’s time to make it up! I love using the Thread Gatherer silks. I do not love stitching over one (on 28 count) but like everything once you get a rhythm it’s ok.
My other project this month is my focus on a finish choice, The Drawn Thread’s Sampler of Stitches. Here I am sweltering as I stitch outside, it’s 110 out, while the kids swim this evening.
I have 2 of the 9 sections left to complete. It’s time to get it done! I’ve been working on PQR. It’s almost complete. I’ll move right along to Y and Z, maybe even before I finish PQR if I don’t want to work on fancy stitches. There is a lot of plain cross stitch in the last section and that seems to go so quickly when you’re mixing it with the fussy specialty stitches. I hope to have it completed in mid August.