I have progress to show you!
First, the Peacocks Purse, which I took to the DMV to work on while I waited to get my new driver’s license:
I had about 40 minutes of waiting. I also stitched on it a little in some other random moments and during swimming. It’s quite nice to work on. I really enjoy this scale and style of project.
Next, the Bargello Roll:
Oh my goodness, this is just very easy to sit down and do, but it is SO MUCH stitching! I feel like I’ve worked on it a lot! Too much! Without a ton of progress to show. I wish I could just sit and work on it for hours and hours! Oh well! I LOVE the colors. It just gleams!
Next, here are more butterfly wings from the Casket Keepsakes of Amy Mitten.
I’ve worked on 3 more wings, with one of them finished! But horrors! I have run out of one of the threads! Fortunately, I can purchase more from Amy Mitten’s website but I hope the colors will match well enough. My kit is old! I will not order the thread until I see if I am going to run out of anything else! This stitches like a micro version of the Bargello. So. Much. Satin. Stitching. I am doing all this satin stitching without a laying tool because I’m lazy, and I don’t know how to use one efficiently, and because I hold my hoop so I don’t have an extra hand to lay with. However, I just bought a used floor stand clamp thing. I should try to build it so I can rig up these projects and speed them up by using 2 hands. Upon opening the box I see it is just a pile of wood pieces and screws so it looks like a Project, and I’d rather stitch than figure out how to build it. Maybe I should put my son in charge of it! Stay tuned!