We made our fall beach trip the second week of October. The week before and the week after are always sheer craziness with prep and then clean-up but the week there is pure bliss. I sit in my stitching chair and stitch as much as I want to without any guilt. I leave all the cooking and shopping to my housemates and just enjoy the view of the sun, sand and surf. Really, pure bliss.
Within first day or two I finished Strawberry Fields. Amazing what a bit of dedicated stitching time will allow you to accomplish!
|40 ct Weeks Confederate grey|
w/ mostly listed threads
After that finish, I spent my time working on Merry One by Plum Street. It is a kit but I wasn't crazy about some of the colors so I changed a couple and moved a few others around to come up with this.
|Santa's coat in Weeks Baked Apple|
berries stitched in original coat color
This finish lead to a start on The Queen's Garden by Scarlett House. Love this one and although I didn't finish it at the beach, I did manage to wrap it up in that following week.
I changed out the darker gray in the fence and I also left off a few bees. They are done over one and I was having an issue with the tension in the frame I was using. And I thought it had enough bees already!!
Feeling the pressure of the need to complete the Christmas exchange gift, I put some work into it after I finished the Queen. I am closing in on a finish for this one and good thing too since our exchange date is the 14th of December! Trying to wrap this one up by the end of the month.
|Calico Alphabet by Summer House Stitchworkes|
I ordered this piece totally kitted up from Needlecraft Corner as soon as I saw it and even though I have a ton of things unfinished, I couldn't resist a start on this one. Love the big house!
One of the new ones by WTN&T, Grateful, Thankful & Blessed. Stitched with the called for materials but I did have an issue with the house color at one point and thought I would have to change it. I managed to find another dye lot that suited me better and away we ran!! I almost have the house done and after that, the rest should really fly.
I was also on the list to borrow one of the OOP Blackbird designs, Their Song. I started it this past weekend and am making good progress on it so far.
|36 ct Lakeside V. Buttercream|
w/ listed threads
So, that's about it for me. I have been sick since the beginning of the month with a cold my husband gave me and that he got over in about 3 days. I am still dealing with the lingering cough and wonder at this point if it will ever go away. I have been staying in as much as possible to try to avoid giving it to anyone else and although it makes me seem like a hermit, it has given me lots of time to stitch. Not condoning illness as a way to make more stitching time!! Just saying.
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving! Laura