Yes, as you can see, I’ve been playing around with my theme again since my last update. I decided to go with a somewhat generic theme that will allow me to swap out photos of my own stitching from time to time as the header image. The piece currently being displayed is my Rosemarkie from French designer Long Dog Samplers. I stitched it over 1 on 25-count Lugana using Dragon Blood silk from Hand-Dyed Fibers by Vikki Clayton.
Now, on to more current topics. Amazingly enough, I’ve actually been able to make some time for stitching recently. I unplugged from the internet and my iPhone for a few hours last night and spent a bit of time doing some guiltless stitching. It was heavenly!
I thought I would share my progress so far on my Little House Needleworks Winter Band Sampler which is part of my Crazy 2011 WIP/UFO Challenge. I’m stitching it 2-over-2 on 28-count Summer Khaki Lugana using the recommended DMC fibers. I did make one color swap. I’m using DMC 321 for the red instead of the recommended DMC 355.
I know the colors are off a bit in the photos, but I didn’t have any choice but to photograph at night. I took these under my Ott without camera flash. As always, you can click to biggify.
Aren’t those little cardinals cute?
Speaking of Little House Needleworks, I guess it’s time for me to come clean about something. I know I committed to little to no stash spending this year in my 2011 Goals. Unfortunately, that was before I learned that Diane was going to continue her Ornament of the Month series for another year. Since I already have all of the ornaments for 2010, I decided to add this to my list of exceptions for the no stash spending.
I had been struggling with myself for a couple of weeks trying to decide whether or not to continue. I got an email from Drema on Friday asking me if I wanted to continue this year or not. I took that as a sign it was meant to be. Yeah, I’m
looking for any excuse easily swayed, what can I say? So, yes, Drema will be hooking me up again this year with the autos on the ornie kits. (Thanks, Drema! )
Ok, off to bed for me. If I don’t get there soon, I won’t be able to get out of bed on time in the morning.
Until next time …