Fear Not: New Adventures

A lot of “stuff” has been going on here at Chateau Dog Hair. A lot of stressing, but thankfully, a lot of stitching, too. I’m getting married this week. We are looking to move (hopefully not out-of-state…). BF is looking for new job. And not a whole lot has been anchoring me- which has never been good for me. So hopefully a whole lot of growing has been going on, too.

So anyway, here’s the fun stitchy stuff:

I started a new project: “Fear Not,” by Little House Needleworks.


How apropos, no?! I’ve changed the pink color scheme to purples- using Classic Colorworks’ Purple Aster for the dark, Crescent Colours’ Lavender Louise for the light, and I haven’t decided on the medium shade yet (probably Classic Colorworks’ Sugar Plum). But I’ll get there when I get there.

I haven’t really touched my needlepoint project. Stuck on the “Jessica” stitches.

I hope the last week of April brings a bunch of craftiness and stitchy bliss.

Happy stitching!

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Adventures in Needlepoint

 Well we all knew that it would come to this eventually; I’ve started needlepoint. I was browsing my mom’s local needlework store last weekend, and it just hit me: stop being so afraid and just start! I picked up the new Needlepoint Now magazine and found the perfect design! The ladies there were wonderful in helping me gather all of my materials and explaining how to use different types of thread. Anyway- I had a ball just getting everything ready. I’m having even more fun stitching. This is “Twilight,” by Stickideen von der Wiehenburg:
 We have been traveling so much with more trips to come that the dogs are exhausted.  Visited a lot of awesome places plus a handful of knitting (The Salty Sheep Yarn Shop), needlepoint (Stitch Point), and antique shops. I found four textile mill bobbins- aren’t they pretty? I may start collecting. I also bought some beautiful wool (Mechita 850- Archangel) to use for future needlepoint projects and a new owl needle-minder— because we all need more needle-minders.

Happy stitching!