Well, I had planned to post some progress pics over the last couple of weeks but just never got around to it. Part of that is that I've been busy, but then again I'm always busy. I think most of it is that I'd rather be stitching, playing with the dog, stamping, etc. than updating the blog. So, forgive me if my posts are a bit hit and miss. Since I haven't had an update in awhile I have two finishes for the month of January to show you. After the holidays were over I turned my attention back to Christmas Garden by Blackbird Designs for my first January finish.
Then, I picked up Frances Pool again by With Thy Needle and Thread. She was such a fun stitch and I just love those colors! She was my other January finish.
Having finished two samplers, it felt like time to go back to my Ruth Bacheler by the Scarlet Letter, a piece that I started stitching for Nicola's stitch along. I was able to finish the top row of irish stitch pennants and then got frustrated with her again so set her aside once again. Here's my progress to date.
When I set Ruth aside again I needed something else to stitch. I signed up for the Ann Bowers stitch along through the Attic but haven't finished playing with my thread colors for that yet. So, I started Elizabeth Milner by Shakespeare's Peddler. This was the piece that you could get in sections last year by ordering from SP. I ordered in each of the six months and have the completed chart (I hear that Theresa is going to release it this year so if you like it you can buy the chart soon). The silks I had ordered for this were pretty brown and I didn't want an all brown sampler so I've made some changes based on the photo on the SP site. Here's my start on Elizabeth, this is actually the first month's chart complete. Yay!
Thanks for dropping by! Happy stitching!