First 2009 starts
Happy New Year. I hope everyone's year got off to a good start and that 2009 will bring many good things your way.
It is exciting to see what everyone 'started' on 01/01. Every time I see a new design I think of how much fun we are all going to have this stitching year.
Personally I decided to combine my 01/01 start with the Me, Myself & I Neighborhood Round Robin I had signed up for. I chose a pattern which I received from my friend Mary last year and which has been calling me ever since. Here is 'Hometown Holiday' by Stoney Creek which I am stitching 2/2 on 28 ct overdyed 'Bluebell' lugana with DMC floss.
Enthusiastically I started stitching on New Years Day and after about 15 stitches frogged and restarted (just as enthusiastically actually). However 1 1/2 hours and many starts later my good feelings started to wane a bit. With about 25 stitches in place (I think!!) I put it away for the day.
Since I am waiting for some of the floss to arrive I've decided to let it rest for the moment and am now concentrating mainly on 'Wicked Witch of the West'. Stay tuned - I'll post a progress picture of her shortly.
This morning I decided I really wanted to start the kit I received from Berta for Christmas. I love stitching mandelas and this one is so cute.
The fabric is 28 ct 'French Lace' linen and the floss is also linen. I thought stitching with linen would be very difficult but so far so good. There is also gold & copper braid to be stitched with and pretty beads & a charm to finish it off. Although I just wanted to keep on stitching I decided to put it away till next Sunday so I can prolong the fun of stitching this piece a bit.
The clock just struck 8:00 pm so I'm going to put the coffemaker on and pull out WWW.