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I am so happy with my stitching time this week. I didn’t get too much(as if there is such a thing) and I didn’t get too little. I had the PERFECT amount to get done what I hoped.
I worked on my Come to the Garden piece by Teresa Kogut. I am stitching this with the called-for colors on 40-count Vellum linen from Picture This Plus. Here is where I was last week.
I’m super excited to tell you I finished it!! YAHOO!!!
I really pushed this week to stitch all I could as I was hoping I might be able to finish it. First I stitched the butterfly. Then came over and finished stitching the strawberry basket. I had to make the birds one stitch shorter. I was off a stitch somewhere. No one would know unless I told them so I wasn’t too worried about it.
From there I had to figure out the personalization. I put my mom and dad’s initials in the middle. I had to leave off a bird in order to get them in place. I ended up putting my niece’s initials to the left.
It’s not perfect…there are a few errors but overall, I’m very happy with it.
For those of you who have been following along as I stitched this, you know I have been frustrated time and time again with the chart. Things that typically are symmetrical aren’t…the border especially. I’ve made my own errors many times. I’m glad I made a commitment back in November that I would put one thread minimum into it each week. One thread isn’t much and some weeks, that’s all I did…but it kept me moving and eventually, I got the itch to just finish it. I highly recommend that method to anyone who is “stuck” but still wants to finish the project.
I also stitched on Home Sweet Home by Little House Needleworks. It’s our stitch-along piece. Here is where I was last week.
I made good progress on this too. The leaves are all stitched. I did change the color to Moss. I am also planning to stitch the red of the flowers in Mannor Red. It’s the same dark red I was using on Come to the Garden.
The goal is to finish this over the next week. It shouldn’t be too hard to finish it.
I plan to pick up my Black Dog Sampler from The Scarlett House and put as much time as I can into it. I’m working really hard on finishing as many things as I can. I have a couple of things I want to stitch in the near future but I don’t want to start anything new until I finish a few more things.
I am stitching mine on a 40-count Dirty Tea Cup by Needle and Flax. With the called-for colors AND two extra yellows. I was able to get a little stitching on it. Here is where I was last week…and that’s where I stayed.
That’s my wrap-up for the week. What have you been stitching on?