Well, I was able to get some stitching time in and it was so much fun working on the bird and flowers to the right of the big tree that I'm stuck on in the middle of. Here's another wrinkly picture of my progress. Next will be to finish that tree and then onto the middle of the sampler.
I'd love to predict when I will finish this sampler but with the Nashville Market coming and so many wonderful things to be released I have a feeling that I may set this aside for a bit to start on something new. I am especially excited to start stitching Mary Roe 1808 by The Scarlett House. A couple years ago I stitched Olga by Plum Street Samplers and have been trying to resist Boris and Sergi ever since. And now Paulette comes out with Maxim and Zoya so now I think I have at least three Plum Street Samplers charts to add to my stitching list! And of course, I'm curious to try stitching in wool to work on Jane Pattison by Shakespeare's Peddler. I'm sure that will be just the tip of the iceberg once the market reports start coming out. What's on your must stitch list from the market sneak peeks that we've seen so far??
Speaking of stitching lists... I may have mentioned that I was doing some organizing of my stash. I used to have an inventory of charts and fibers and what linens I had to stitch them on well when I moved 4 years ago but then things went into storage well my inventory got horribly out of date. So, I've spent some precious stitching time over the past few weeks organizing and cataloging my stuff so I have an updated list again and won't let that happen again!
Well, I went to IKEA and purchased some pink baskets to hold my newly organized stash and while I was sorting and updating my list, my cat decided that he wanted to help too. What I find especially humorous about this picture is that my Halloween kitty jumped into the wrong bin, he's sorted with the Christmas stash, not Halloween! I guess I needed to switch the labels! These baskets will eventually go into Expedit shelving which will go into a closet, I just need to go back and buy the shelves now that I'm ready to load it up!