My husband took the 3 big kids on the school’s Dads Club Winter Camp this weekend. Where we live our overnight lows don’t often go below freezing and there is never snow so this was a big deal for the kids and gave me long evenings to stitch after the little kids were asleep. I “watched” ( because how can you stitch and watch something really) BOTH movies of Pride and Prejudice (the miniseries with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy and the newer Keira Knightly one which I have not seen before and which I liked very much). But you didn’t come here to hear about that! You want to see my stitching!
I spent some time with my Lorna Bateman ribbonwork pincushion. Here’s how it’s coming.
I have done all the “easy” flowers. What remains are the ones that seem trickier and all the leaves.
I worked on Frosty Knot Garden and I am loving it:
I’m enjoying working with the variety of threads. That keeps the work interesting even when it’s repetitive.
Finally I finished La D Da’s Merry Christmas from JCS Ornaments 2009. I used the recommended silks (except the stars for which I just picked a yellow I had) on 40 ct Vintage Examplar from Lakeside Linens.
I had to frog the whole branch which was stitched last fall because it was off by one and I didn’t want to fudge it. Fortunately I discovered the problem before I put the berries on! It wasn’t so bad. I most enjoyed the lovely lovely berries which are done with Red Clay Gloriana and it was so beautiful to watch the colors shift while I stitched them. This piece will be my contribution to the January Ornies SAL as it is from the designated JCS magazine for this month. I am squeezing it in under the wire! Now I need to pick something for February!