I knew it couldn't last. Wishful thinking that the "warm" winter weather would stick around. Mother Nature had other plans.
This morning, the temperature was -4F. The winds have been brutal all weekend, making this morning feel like it was -22F.
Can you say BRRRRRR?!? Any amount of time outside results in brain freeze. Literally.
Colder weather, more stitching. Sounds good, right? Right. I've had a couple of finishes since the beginning of the year.
Life's A Stitch from the book, "A Woman's World in Cross Stitch" by Joan Elliott. I stitched it on 28ct Silkweaver pale yellow opalescent linen with DMC threads and changed the black backstitching to coordinating threads for each motif. I also changed the border color and bead color.
This is what the original design looks like:
My second finish was stitched on a leftover piece of Silkweaver 28ct opalescent linen called Shimmering Romance. I used DMC threads and added coordinating backstitch.
Design: Loved Snowman
Designer: Little Rabbit Miniatures
I added the arm on the left and closed up the bottom of the snowman. Also added the snowflake buttons. My plan is to use the background fabric and make it into a flatfold.
I've also been working on Japanese Garden. Can I get a big "Woo Hoo!"? I haven't worked on it since I attended the Hoosier Retreat last March.
::hangs head in shame::
Here's what it looked like the last time I worked on JG
Eight hours over the course of several days,
I would've worked on it more, but a slight
catastrophe issue arose. I went to move my daylight stitching lamp and the concrete bottom fell out.
After doing some research, I'm going to attempt to repair it. Stay tuned for the results.
Until next time...