Sunday greetings! It's nice to be home again in Virginia, although the Cape has an undeniable charm. I've settled in with my stitching and am busy working on Sarah Hatton McPhail again. Here's the section I've been concentrating on. Those little cross-stitched-then-four-sided-stitched letters are time-consuming; you can't get much speed going on them. Beneath the border is a row of pink saw-tooth stitching (satin stitches in graduated lengths). The top alphabet is royal blue thread cross stitch with pink four-sided stitch, then there's the line of long-arm cross with stem stitching outlining it in gold and diagonal stitches in the same royal blue, and then the next alphabet is royal blue with gold four-sided stitch. I'm wanting to finish to get it done this year anyway, but if I am going to enter it in Woodlawn (which is happening this year in May), it has to be complete by March 4 in order for it to be framed in time for submission, so I have just 5 weeks to finish it up. And of course, everything else I want to work on is whispering or howling, as the case may be, from their respective mesh project bags. And I have lots of WIPs left to show you, although today I'll show you a little palate-cleanser of a new start.
Here's my new start for Independence Day (I love Independence Day designs and try to stitch one each year): Little House Needleworks' "Brave Hearts" stitched on 40 count Lakeside (Examplar?) from my stash using the suggested Belle Soie fibers. Love those fibers--I take the time to make the full crosses, one at a time, because I love the variegation in it.
This chart came out in 2007; I saw it stitched by someone over one and decided I needed to stitch it also, although I'm doing it over two.
I picked the bunnies up on the way home on Friday, and they were having such a good time at the wonderful Bunny-Lu bunsitting service, that they could have cared less that I had arrived. Or so I thought. When I put them back in their customary room, Pink binkied with happiness to be home. Boing! Boing!
Pink: I disapprove of sleepaway camp, but the salads were good.
See you in a few days with another WIP.