I finished my Olympics Stitching piece last Thursday. I didn't get it done within the allotted time frame but almost! Here is the completed With Thy Needle and Thread's Needleworker's Sampler. Not pressed yet but I promise it will be by the time it is framed. I did leave the little one stitch berries off the vines without the flowers. I thought there were too many and found them distracting. When I tried to decrease the number, it just looked funny so I left them off entirely.
|40 ct. French Vanilla Swirl w/ mostly listed threads|
I really like the way the borders vary!
Then, since it wasn't the end of the month yet, I pulled out a long lost UFO to work on. This is Elizabeth Hancock by Little House. She had languished for way too long! I started her in a SAL that Vonna was hosting I think back in 2010 but only had the vine in the corner started when I put her away. This is where she is after a few days work.
|45 ct. Exemplar by Lakeside Linen|
w/ mostly listed threads
(None of the linen colors are showing up well on my photos today! Not sure why, it is an overcast day and I did take them in front of a window. You would think that would work well!!)
So, I am continuing to work on E. Hancock and the Snooty Parrots SAL. And I still need to work Dorothy Walpole and a Long Dog (both SALs) into my current rotation! I am pleased with how all of this rotating is working right now but I am concerned about how well the addition of more samplers into the mix is going to work. I may need to stitch something to completion before I become overwhelmed and lose my mind!! We shall see.