I've spent most of my time this week spring cleaning. An ugly job but someone's got to do it. And like everything else, it always takes more time than you think! I have company coming in a few days and I really wanted to blow the winter stink off the place before they get here. I'm sure you know what I mean.
With all of that going on, I had very little stitching time to work with. I usually stitch in the evening which affords me at least 3 hrs. a night but that wasn't even possible this week. I did manage to get a little stitching in though not on the pieces I said I would be working on in my last post. What can you do?? You have to work on what calls to you!
I managed to get the outline for the scalloped eyelet row in on A Flamestitch Sampler.
This whole band is supposed to be done in Algerian Eyelet. I have done just about all of those I can stand ( the whole top of this piece is just about all A. eyes!) so I think I will fill in the colors with rice stitch. That seems to be popular with others who are stitching this one as well.
The other piece I worked on this week was Sarah Elizabeth Brooke by The Scarlett House.
This is one of the pieces I started in preparation for a trip to visit my friend Tommye in February, a year ago. I had gotten about 3 inches of the vine done in each direction and then put it away. It didn't get any love on that trip or at any time since then. I have picked it up a couple of times since then but it was always put aside for something else. When I took it out this week to work on it, I knew I had changed the color of the vine (Shocking isn't it!) but I couldn't figure out what color I had changed it to and neither could any of the ladies in my stitch group. So... I ripped it out and started it again.
Now this is supposed to be the year of the UFO. Finishing some of the multitude of these I have around the house is the objective. Does it still count as a UFO if you start it over?? Sure hope so! I have been really good at sticking to my guns on this point. I have not started a new piece this year at all yet!!! And the temptations have been great.
Have you seen the new one by Shakespeare's Peddler??!!
Ordered it as soon as I saw it!! I will try to hold off but I don't know how long I can stand it!!!! Of course that would mean another BA UFO!!