At 10:55pm on Saturday night, this happened…
Yep..I put my last stitch into my current cross stitch project, Seeking Refuge, by Scarlett House. I can’t begin to tell you how proud of myself that I am.
I never thought I could do this!! But here it’s done being stitched and time for this girl to find a new project.
I’ve been collecting new projects. Yes, cross stitch can be like quilting and one can acquire more projects than they could possibly stitch in a lifetime. I’m not quite there but I do have to work to keep myself in check.
Here are some of the projects I’m considering starting. I really think I want to do this….
I first saw this at a cross stitch shop. I was going to buy the pattern but they the shop was out of them. I blogged about it and a blog reader gifted me the pattern. It was so sweet of them. I’ve worked to collect the threads and fabric. I went to sit down to stitch and darn it. The fabric I have is the wrong count. I guess I accidently put the wrong fabric in the kit…but then looking a the pattern I realized I don’t have any fabric that will work…so back to the beginning on picking a project to start.
You might remember that I was going to start this and stitch it when I was going to may appointments. My plan was to outline areas and then when I was in the waiting room at doctor appointments, to pop it out and fill in the outline area with stitches. That way I wouldn’t have to count so much and could just stitch. Well, that was a good idea….but…
after all the stitching I’ve done on 40 count linen…I really just like 40 count linen. This is 28 count and it feels incredibly chunky and primitive. I don’t know if I like it.
I’m debating on stitching it on other fabric. We’ll see. For now, it’s in a bit of a time out.
I LOVE this one…I’d really love to stitch it. I have everything for it. Check out the intense border. This is a little bigger than what I just finished stitching. I’m a little intimidated about that border and making it all match up…I’m sure willing to try though.
I love this one…it is by Teresa Kogut too. This one is similar in size to what I just finished. I love that it says “Pet all the Dogs”. I’d really like to do this one. I have everything kitted to make it.
But then there’s this one. UGH. How do I choose?? I love them all. This one is the biggest…this one is technically Christmas but I think I’d leave it out all year long.
I’m a “Christmas should be celebrated every day kind of girl”. So it wouldn’t bother me to leave it out. Besides, it doesn’t scream Christmas.
So what would you stitch?
I think I am going to start New Castle Bouquet. That’s the one with the intense border….but I think I’m only going to stitch on it for the rest of June…then switch to Heaven and Nature on July 1st. So many people are stitching Christmas things for July. Then when August comes around, I’ll stitch whichever one is calling my name. How’s that for a plan?
I know I’ll only get but a few stitches in before I switch to the other project but just like quilting, cross stitchers have UFOs. Oh my. Do I really want to go there? Who knows, maybe I won’t. Maybe I’ll just keep stitching on Newcastle Bouquet.
One fun aside, I’ve been listening to the audiobook, The Secret Letter. The book takes place during WWII in Europe. The characters in the book keep going to or mentioning Newcastle. It’s a silly aside but just hearing the name as I’m listening has gotten me thinking about New Castle Bouquet more and more and I think that’s why I picked it.
I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have finished my other project. I’m not going to let it sit though. I’m getting two frames painted and will be auditioning them soon.