I have lots and lots of cross stitch projects that I need to complete. My blog will document the progress of these different projects and other aspects of my obsession.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
So, we are in the third week of February already! The days are flying by. February is a busy birthday month for our family. Two of my nephews (Tyler and Leif) turned 4 this month. My son, Patrick, turned 18 (I am not taking that very well, by the way), and I got a year older. So we have had birthday cake every weekend so far and will have another one this Sunday at our weekly family dinner on the farm.
I have also made some great progress in my stitching. This weekend, I completed two of the three projects in my rotation. First, I finished Plum Street Samplers Maxim and Zoya. I have developed a thing for peacocks these past few years, and this pair was just too cute. I will finish this as the top of a wooden box. I need to pick up just the right shade of peacock blue, but can't wait to work on that one. Yesterday, I finished Chessie & Me's Scarlet's Summer House Sampler. I absolutely loved stitching this one, even with the over-one alphabet. It is so cute. I think I will finish this on a wooden plaque, similar to the suggestion in the pattern.
My new rotation includes a Jeannette Douglas piece. I love her samplers and have completed two (Pomegranate and Pears and Pineapple). Over the past few years I have collected several more, including the thread packs. So today I will start the Vintage Stitches sampler. I am really excited about that one because of all the beautiful purples and greens. In addition, I am continuing to work on the Tournicoton piece, which is more time consuming than I had expected, and With Thy Needle and Threads' March Word Play.
My husband, Hobbie, and I have been married 23 yrs. We have two boys (19 and 15) and three cats. We both work fulltime, though my job is more flexible. I love to cross stitch! My other obsession is organization.