Easter Blessings by Stitchers Anon
Started 3rd January 2015, finished 19th March 2015
Stitched on 16 count Zweigart Rustico aida
with recommended DMC threads
This was such a sweet stitch. The inner part stitched up pretty quickly but the border took a while! I stitched all the leaves and flowers first and then zoned out stitching in the pink behind it. Stitching borders can be a lot like meditation can't it?
I just looked back at my progress on last year's Crazy January Challenge and at this point in 2014 I also had four finishes and another two early into April! I ended the year with five unfinished pieces. Must try harder!
I have a little progress to show on March's Daffodils...
March's Daffodils by Cottage Garden Samplings
Started 8th January 2015
I will have to hope that the daffodils last until April as I don't think this is going to be finished any time soon! There are too many other pieces calling for my attention, and I'm trying to resist the lure of a new start.
Firstly there's this shouting to me...
Alice and the Dodo by GeckoRouge
and today a lovely fellow stitcher, from Pull the Other Thread blog, gifted me this beauty.
QS Alice in Clockwork by Heaven and Earth Designs
Thank you so much, it's absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to get going on it!
Can you tell I have a bit of a "thing" for Alice in Wonderland? It was my favourite book as a young girl and I still have the lovely leather-bound edition my mum bought me as a thank you for being good while she was in hospital for a few days. It's the 150th anniversary of its publication this year so it would seem fitting to start at least one of these charts, no?
I will have to see what comes out of the WIP pile tonight!
Until next time