I love the pace of Fall. Gorgeous sunrises, shorter days, cozier nights. This cycle perfectly lends itself to handiwork. One of my goals is to slow down and enjoy the season. At least nowadays we don’t have to stitch by candlelight. 🙂
Other than a new start, my focus has been (and will be until I finally finish) Nora Corbett’s Halloween Fairy. This is a gift for my sister, and at this point, I am ready to be DONE with this one! *cough*So I can start on my own At the Met.*cough* I am at the homestretch – stitching the moon and the rest of the vines and beading – but am having a hard time staying motivated. It’s going to be my focus this weekend.
In “knitting news,” I almost have my second “for me” shawl. A “for me” is a finished object that I keep for myself. I have knitted several shawls but only have one “for me.” I have the last garter section to do for All About that Brioche shawl by Lisa Hannes. I will definitely have it done by Thanksgiving which makes me very happy.
This week I’m focusing on three projects I have going on:
1. My first punch needle! “Petite Prims Series: Flag,” by The Old Tattered Flag
It’s not perfect, but I’m proud of how it’s turning out. I’ve already “stashed” two more punch patterns, weavers cloth, and a couple of issues of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitch magazine. Man, are my shoulders tensing up from this though!
2. More progress on Nora Corbett’s “Halloween Fairy”! I’ve been working on this one for over a year on and off for my sister, and I’m just ready for it to be framed! I am beading and back-stitching as I go. Cross stitch-wise, I only have the pumpkins and the moon left, then the rest of the Kreinik and beading will follow! I can actually SEE the finish line!
3. Also close to the finish line: “Moon Sicke,” by The Primitive Needle. So far, I don’t regret omitting the alphabet sampler in the middle. There’s only SO MANY alphabets you can cross stitch in a certain time frame and not go crazy. 😛
I hope everyone’s week is going well and that you find some crafty time!
Nora Corbett’s Seven Swans a Swimming; 28 ct. Springfield Sage linen
I’m further along on this piece, but I love this photo, so I had to share!
I didn’t get a lot of stitching done this weekend like I wanted to. It’s ok! I’m sure I’ll catch up this Thanksgiving week.
I’ve also put off talking about this for a while- I’m stitching from stash (started a few weeks ago).
Here’s a snapshot of my plans in my stitching journal:
Caught Bilbo yawning- it’s way too early in the morning for all three of us!
I still have a few patterns that I’m trying to kit up like some Mirabilia’s: silk is so expensive but totally worth it. Even as an “adult” I still need to save up for them!
I have all of my kitted up projects littering the dinning room table and ready to go!
My kits (husband’s coloring in the background which he recently started- love crafting time with him!)
So as of now, my WIPs are “Sophia” (Summer House Stitche Workes), “Halloween (Trick or Treat) Fairy” (Nora Corbett), and “Grief and Sorrows” [My Big Toe Designs (don’t think I’ve shared this one on here yet)]. This week during the holiday, I want to start the third design of LHN’s Dear Diary series. I just don’t want too many current WIPs; that tends to stress me out.
Today we will find out if we’re moving again shortly. Not too happy about it, but hopefully it’s a change in the right direction.
I have a lot of exciting projects lined up, and that’s always something to look forward to.
If I don’t post again this week, happy Thanksgiving and happy stitching !
It’s cliche but oh-so-true: life is full of changes. But crafting is always an anchor! So, I’ve been stitching up a storm:
Almost done with Sophia; she’s taking forever, but I am enjoying it so much. Plus, sparkly fabric helps.
I brought out my sister’s Trick or Treat fairy. Decided to go ahead and start the beading. Very fun and worth it.
Also a small ornament finish! “Not a Creature in Sight,” by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery (JustCrossStitch mag, Christmas 2016). I’ll just finish it as a flat ornament. I also have my eye to start on LHN’s “Gingerbread Tree”.
This weekend, I’d like to finish Sophia or just work on Trick or Treat Fairy.
How funny- dictionary.com’s Word of the Day!