With all the family home last weekend, a lot of stitching didn’t happen. In fact, I went three nights with no stitching at all. That is unheard of for me. One of those days I did stitch a little bit with my granddaughters Lilly and Lucy.
I worked on my Pet All the Dogs piece. Here is where I was last week.
I am stitching this on 40-count Boston linen from Serraphim with the called-for colors.
All of the stitching I did was fill-in stitching on the house. I was happy with how much I got done. I think I’m pretty close to having the house half finished!!
I’ve been committed to working on this a minimum of one night a week. I don’t want it to go back UFO status where I’m not even looking at it. Once a week isn’t a lot but it’s enough to keep me going.
I really love my job but it has really cut down on my stitching time.
Most of my time went into my piece Christmas Garden from Blackbird Designs. I am stitching this on Flannel Flower from Fox and Rabbit in 40 count. This is where I was last week.
Here is where I am this week. I know it doesn’t seem like a lot of progress but I stitched on it every night that I had a chance to stitch. That band across the bottom took a whole evening to stitch. Cross stitch is not a fast hobby.
Here is where I am now…
I stitched the rest of the right border one evening. I stitched much of the left border the next evening. The following night I stitched the rest of that border and moved down to start a couple of the motifs on the left. I just have them started so that the the next time I sit down to stitch I don’t have to count out and figure out the placement.
My plan is to stitch as much as I can on this all through December. I’ll see how far I am at that point. I might just finish it up in January or I might just work on it as my Christmas stitch on the 25th of each month until it’s finished.
Isn’t it a pretty piece?
OOPS. As I was writing this I noticed I forgot one of the red flowers on the left border. UGH. I’ll have to go back and fix that.
My Deck the Halls piece is stalled out. I didn’t touch it. UGH.
I am starting to kit some things up. I’m putting a thread order together for some new starts in the upcoming month or so. I have a birthday start…a Christmas start and a New Year start. WHEW…that’s going to add a lot of projects and all of them are bigger. I do plan to just start them and not initially putting a ton of time into them. I do want to get Christmas Garden as far along as I can.
I have family here again this weekend so I don’t know how much stitching or sewing I’ll get done. That’s okay. As always, family FIRST.