Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New Season, New Starts

If you have followed my blog you may have noticed that I am not really a seasonal stitcher.  I am not fast enough to stitch and finish something to enjoy for a particular season so I work on whatever catches my eye for the moment.  I recently finished Block 10 of Shores of HRH so I rewarded myself with this little Just Nan Exclusive.  It is a Thread or Scissor Pocket and I am enjoying working on the opalescent fabric. 
Just Nan Thread Keeper

I also started Son #3 Bar Mitzvah sampler.  He has been asking when I was going to get to it and I figured I should get it done before Son #4 is called to the torah on 12/13/14.  Yes it has taken me 2 years.  What took so long you may ask. Well problem #1 is finding a bar mitzvah sampler when you have already stitched two of them and second I had to tweek the design I did find and that took some doing.  Then of course color choices and doubt about color choices.  Putting all of that aside I have started it and it is stitching up quickly. 
Bar Mitzvah Sampler

I am so busy with the start of school, finalizing plans for a bar mitzvah and working that I thoroughly enjoy putting needle to thread.  It doesn't happen often but when it does I don't want to move from my nest. I will leave you with a pic of the Danes who bring me joy, laughter and frustration on a daily basis. Have a great week and Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Have you joined any SALs?

Do you like SALs? Do they motivate you or stress you out?  My problem is that I am involved in too many.  It's somewhat of a challenge and I try my hardest to keep up but often get side tracked by something new.  Some may call this stitchers ADD. I call it enjoying my much loved, often addictive hobby.  Here is the Halloween Mystery SAL from The Primitive Hare.  I have manage to keep up with this one but this isn't to most up to date photo.  It is stitched on Old Salem linen with DMC threads.
I have many more new starts and a few updates and now that the boys are back in school I hope to be back with regular updates.  I would love to hear about any SALs you are working on just in case I missed any!   Happy Stitching!