Then, I was feeling the need for a 'new start' fix. So when I woke up one morning with this piece on my mind, I took it as a sign and started it!!
|AW 1662 by Scarlet Letter|
38 ct. Italian Linen w/ DMC
I have also worked on the pincushion challenge this past week and wrapped up the latest today. It is Stacy Nash's 'Summer Gathering Pinkeep Drum' and I think it us just the cutest thing ever!!! I admit to taking some liberties with the colors but what the heck, it is mine!
|36 ct. R&R Old Mill Java w/|
mostly listed threads
Also, while I was rummaging around looking for something else, I can across this.
It is a pincushion mattress that I am embarrassed to admit I stitched in 2009 and never finished, even after taking the finishing class from the lovely Holly not once but twice!! (You can see a picture of her finished piece in her blog header.) That makes 3 different styles of pincushion I have stitched for the President's Challenge and that should be plenty! I am going to try to get them all 'finished' soon, maybe even this weekend!
Last but not least, I have finally dragged '272 Words' back out and given it a good dusting. (Please disregard the fact that I have a needle minder weirdly at the bottom. I was trying to hold the linen up to take the picture.)
|272 Words by Primrose Needleworks|
45 ct. Italian Linen w/ GA threads
I started this some time ago, not sure exactly when, but really made good progress on it last summer during the Olympics. I made it to the half way point and it has languished, gathering dust, ever since. I took it out this afternoon for its photo op and it is now waiting patiently in the family room for me to show it some love.
The hubs hasn't said anything about it yet, don't know if he's even noticed it, but I bet he will be happy to see it. I don't think he believed me when I said I was bringing it back out the 1st of August. I admit to being a few days late but it is back in the rotation, or whatever you might call what I do, and I have every intention of having it finished and framed for Christmas!!! Let's just hope that old nugget about good intentions and the road to hell doesn't come back to haunt me!!!