First is Alphabets:
32ct Cream Belfast
I've got 2 more birds and then the personalization. I hope that the personalization doesn't make me shove the sampler down into the depths of the WIP basket. I'll have to get out the graph paper and figure this out. And this sampler is not going to Michaels for framing. It deserves special handling. I'm going to take it to the the framer that my LNS recommends and I hope that when they stretch it, the wrinkles will get stretched out. I did iron this piece before I took it's picture but there's still a lot of wrinkles. Because it's stitched in red AVAS, it's certainly not colorfast so a warm bath is out of the question.
Next is a piece from With Thy Needle and Thread:
Needle and Pins Heart Pinkeep
With Thy Needle and Thread
35ct Flax linen
I bought an antique copper oil can to mount it on. I'm hoping it comes out nice.
And there's In the Bee Man's Garden and I Sigh Not For Beauty:
The Goode Huswife
In the Bee Man's Garden
32ct Vintage Country Mocha
I Sigh Not For Beauty
C Street Samplings
36ct Dirty Linen
I'm not really far along on either of these samplers but I thought I 'd post them just to document their progress. I'm enjoying I Sigh Not For Beauty. I thought I'd hate that arcaded border but it's moving very fast and isn't tedious. The Bee Man is a fun stitch. It's my "go to" piece for the times I want to stitch something that's not going to require a lot of mindful stitching.
And one other thing that I've noticed. I'm stitching a lot with DMC again. For the longest time, I'd stitch only with overdyes. And of course, I LOVE silk but I'm finding myself reaching for those little baggies of DMC more and more. I'm liking how conveniently accessible they are (a quick trip to Michaels, ACMoore or JoAnn Fabrics and I love the colorfastness cause I'm not exactly the cleanest stitcher with 3 cats and a dog to deal with. Things certainly go around full circle. What about you? What's your "go to" fiber?
So tomorrow starts another week. I always wonder what happened to the weekend. They just go by so fast. But the new week stretches out before us and I wish all of you a great one! Take care and thanks for coming by my little corner of the world. Have a great week, everyone!