Not a lot of stitching around here lately— I’ve played with a bunch of stuff but not a lot of progress:
- I picked up Laura J. Perin’s Miniature Bearclaw for two days. I could only do two days because who’d have thought that a size 22 needle + canvas would cause hand pain! I got this far:
- I started Pine Mountain Designs’ Feb 2014 Special Delivery… the piece of fabric is so small that I don’t have a hoop that fits it- I find working without one isn’t my thing!
- Seriously, that’s it! I have stashed a lot of projects- all the fabric, thread, beads for each project- but no plans to start on any of it yet. I’m just in a Stitching Funk.
But I have been knitting up a storm though!
- I’m almost done with my mom’s “Tamdou.” This was the first knitting class I ever took, and I’m so happy I did; I’ve learned so much just from this project. My goal was to complete it and block it this month- I didn’t get there, but I’m close (Blergh! So many ends to weave in soon!)
- I also started a shawl with colors my niece picked out: “Debut” by Katiuscia Bayslak (free on Raverly). AND I just received more yarn for another shawl for her: “Jack of Hearts” from Sarah Vance Designs (inspired by TV show When Calls the Heart—I’m obsessed with it right now).
- Last night I started a baby blanket for a family member for her first birthday- “Pine Forest Baby Blanket” by Ingrid Aartun (also free on Ravelry). I’m using Berroco Vintage in colorway Macaron! Isn’t that a yummy name?! This one also needs to be done in 18 days! I had to make my own notes for this pattern as it was kinda hard to understand it at first (for me); so as it’s a free pattern.
So that’s all that’s going on here. Bilbo and Belle are enjoying the crazy weather (70s in January?!)- a lot sun napping on those days. If it’s not going to snow, I’m ready for Spring!
Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Just waiting on more tacks- seemed to misplaced mine in the last move.
“Miniature Bear Claw,” by Laura J. Perin
I’m rushing to send at least one hat to The Pussyhat Project to represent my support during the Women’s March. A lovely coworker told me about this Friday, and I wish I knew sooner- I would have made more. I’m honestly worried— and this is a small but powerful way I can raise my voice. Visit the Pussyhat Project page for more info. Crafters unite!
A lot of stitching going on; so quick update!
- “All Creatures Great and Small” by Barbara Ana Designs
- “Elizabeth McGuire, 1763” (Dear Diary #3) by Little House Needleworks
- “Seven Swans a Swimming” by Nora Corbett
- “Trick or Treat (Halloween) Fairy” by Nora Corbett
So many threads everywhere! I hope everyone is finding time for themselves and stitching. Happy Stitching!
Nora Corbett’s Seven Swans a Swimming; 28 ct. Springfield Sage linen
Sophia, by Summer House Stitche Workes
32 ct. Crystal Doubloon (Picture This Plus); used the called for DMC
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 !